Federation CJA 360 - March 13, 2020

Federation CJA, as the heart of our community, is spearheading efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus at our local Jewish agencies, organizations and institutions. This week's 360 includes a range of articles and resources to help everyone stay safe and healthy. Please be advised that, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, we have postponed or cancelled all events until further notice. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time, and wish you and your loved ones good health and Shabbat Shalom.

Shabbat Candlelight
March 13 | 6:40 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "Moses Annuls a Vow" (Ki Tissa 5780).

Keeping our community connected during trying times
A message from Federation CJA's leadership about the measures being taken to deal with the coronavirus.

Source: Federation CJA

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Montreal Federation takes precautions against the Coronavirus
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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An open message to grantees from the funder community
As COVID-19 drastically affects the world, our country and our community, we know that many of our grantee partners and other organizations face unprecedented challenges and concerns. We want you to know that we, your philanthropic partners, are in this together with you.

Source: eJewish Philanthropy

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17-year-old whiz kid's coronavirus site used by millions [article in French]
A self-taught computer maven from Seattle, Avi Schiffmann uses web scraping technology to accurately report on developing pandemic, while fighting misinformation and panic.

Image Source: Seattle Times
Article Source: The Times of Israel

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Quebec town of Hampstead adopts International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) antisemitism definition
Rabbi Reuben Poupko, Co-Chair of CIJA-Quebec (Federation CJA's advocacy agent), commended the town "for joining a growing number of other municipalities and jurisdictions throughout the country in adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism".

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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G2: Find out how to join this Global Intergenerational Initiative
G2 (a program run locally by the Shaar, with support from Federation CJA) is designed for grandparents and their pre-teen grandchildren to connect, explore and strengthen their relationship with each other, their family, their local Jewish community and Israel. For more information, and to attend the first session on May 24, contact Rabba Rachel at 514.937.9474 ext. 174 or [email protected].

Source: G2

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The 8 Jewish Persian dishes you need to try
Purim may be over, but there's still time to try Persian Jewish specialties like herbaceous kuku sabzi and comforting gondi.

Source: The Nosher

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Do a mitzvah and help children in need: Passover tribute cards

Click here to make a gift in the name of a loved one for Passover to the Yom Yocheved Clothing Giveaway program. A beautiful, personalized tribute card will be sent to them in acknowledgment of your donation.
UPCOMING EVENTS

As per the recommendation of Canadian health experts, Federation CJA is advocating and practicing social distancing. Emerging research shows people can be contagious without showing symptoms, making it difficult to know who is spreading the disease.In order to "flatten the curve" on the pandemic and keep our community safe, we are postponing or cancelling all upcoming events until further notice. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

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Administrative Assistant

Events Coordinator

JLIFE Customer Success Agent

Senior Development Officer


Agence Ometz

Chief Finance & Administration Officer (CFAO)


Caldwell Residences

Intake/Case Manager


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Case Manager, Social Services


Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (JCF)

Program Evaluation Officer


Jewish Public Library

Director, Norman Berman Children's Library

Director of Archives

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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