Federation CJA 360 - June 7, 2019

This week’s 360 covers how the iGeneration/Gen Z is poised to upend the Jewish community in unexpected ways. Plus stories about Jewish soldiers who fought in D-Day, Jewish words that stumped contestants at the Scripps Spelling Bee, delicious recipes for Shavuot (which starts Saturday night) and more. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!

Shabbat Candlelight
June 7 | 8:22 PM

Jewish teens: “We don’t want our parents’ Judaism”
Whether you call them the iGeneration or Gen Z, today’s teens and young adults — feeling at once vulnerable and empowered — are entering adulthood poised to upend the Jewish community in unexpected ways, according to new survey.

Source: Times of Israel

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Nechama Rivlin, scientist, art lover, wife of President, passes away
She had been hospitalized for almost four months after waiting for a suitable lung donor, before passing away on Tuesday at the age of 73.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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Argentina’s embassies in 20 cities to mark 25 years since AMIA Jewish center bombing
The July 18, 1994 blast in Buenos Aires killed 85 people and injured more than 300; the international commemorations began on Monday in Santiago, Chile.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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“A Century Songbook” is coming back to the Segal Centre from June 16-30
Originally developed to honour Federation CJA’s Centennial anniversary, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre musical retrospective concert celebrates the past hundred years of the Montreal Jewish community's achievements and challenges through song, dance and personal stories. Click here to buy tickets (the theatre’s first-ever Relaxed Performance will be held on June 27).

Source: Broadway World

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75 years later: How many Jews fought in D-Day?
Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy; Operation Overlord, which began the liberation of Nazi-occupied France, eventually led to the liberation of Nazi concentration camps across the Western Front.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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The Scripps Spelling Bee just loves Jewish words
Several of the high caliber words posed to contestants during this year’s spelling contest were either Yiddish or Hebrew, like yiddishkeit, keriah and holishkes.

Source: Forward

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No easy fixes to rise in antisemitism
On Monday evening at the Montreal Holocaust Museum, an agency of Federation CJA, acclaimed scholar Deborah Lipstadt spoke about the latest resurgence of antisemitism.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Get ready for Season 3 of “Fauda” [article in French]
The highly-anticipated next season of the international hit will be set in Gaza.

Source: Alliance

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A Shavuot recipe that spans 3,000 miles and hundreds of years
Read the fascinating history of calsones (or calzones) and try the recipe for the ravioli-like pockets, stuffed with locally made sheep’s milk cheese, that have become a staple during the dairy-heavy holiday.

Source: Jewish Food Society

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Thank you to the over 750 of you who braved the rain and came out to the Federation CJA West Island to show your Jewish pride and community spirit at GenMTL Israel Fest – we hope you enjoyed the Israeli music, dancing, food and games for the whole family!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fashion Forward: A Deep Dive into the Fashion Industry
GenMTL’s Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Thursday, June 13| 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shabbat under the Stars
Chevra synagogue and the town of Hampstead, in collaboration with Federation CJA
Time: Friday, June 14 | 6:00 PM –10:30 PM

Jewish Leadership Recognition Awards
Federation CJA
Time: Monday, June 17 | 5:30 PM - 10 PM

Shabbat in the Park: Rembrandt Park, Cote Saint Luc
GenMTL, in collaboration with Congregation TBDJ
Time: Friday, June 21 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Shabbat in the Park: Applewood Park, Hampstead
GenMTL, in collaboration with the ADATH
Time: Friday, June 28 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Administrative Assistant

Community Engagement and Advocacy Associate

Community Engagement Associate

Cook

Director, Women’s Philanthropy

English Copywriter

Program Manager

Senior Development Officer

Senior Prospect Researcher


Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada

Major Gifts Officer, Greater Toronto Area and Ontario Region - Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Foundation Administrative Associate

Offsite Program Associate

Disclaimer
Federation CJA 360 is a news aggregate, offering readers a variety of articles and opinion pieces on topics of concern to the Jewish community and presented in a concise, convenient platform. The opinions expressed by contributors shared in Federation CJA 360 do not necessarily reflect the policies or the positions of Federation CJA, its staff or its Board of Directors.

About Federation CJA
For over one hundred years, Federation CJA has been at the heart of the organized Jewish community in Montreal. In partnership with a vast network of agencies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally, Federation CJA builds and sustains this community by providing leadership and by supporting the delivery of services and programs to care for the vulnerable and those in need, to ensure a bright Jewish future, to represent communal interests and to positively affect issues in the wider society.

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