Federation CJA 360 - March 22, 2019

In this week’s 360, we have the story of Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue raising money for victims of last week’s New Zealand mosque attacks, a beginner’s guide to the upcoming Israeli elections, why Purim is the ultimate feminist holiday and more. Shabbat Shalom and hope you had a joyous holiday yesterday!

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March 22 | 6:51 PM

Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue has raised $45,000 for victims of New Zealand mosque attacks
Click here to read an open letter from Federation CJA’s advocacy arm, CIJA, to Canadian Muslims voicing the community’s solidarity with Muslims in their time grief.

Article Source: CNN
Image Source: Haaretz

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A beginner’s guide to the 2019 Israeli elections
A helpful breakdown of how Israel’s government is constructed, why Israelis are going to the polls on April 9 and who the major players are in the campaign to govern the Jewish state.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Good vibes radiate at Glee Club JDAIM concert
Read Inspirations’ coverage of the moving musical event, which was organized by Federation CJA, Shaare Zedek Congregation, and Federation CJA’s affiliated agencies Agence Ometz and the Cummings Centre, as part of February’s Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM).

Source: Inspirations


The musician soldier: Be'er Sheva Conservatory remembers a talented, determined student
Teachers at music institute attended by 19-year-old soldier killed in Sunday's terror attack praise him as an inspiration to others, who never turned down a challenge but carried himself with modesty.

Source: Ynet

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US envoy to Germany leads pro-Israel protest at UN Human Rights Council
“This is not just a form of bigotry. It is a sign of intellectual and moral decay”, Richard Grenell told the crowd of several hundred in Geneva.

Source: Times of Israel

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89% of French Jewish students report suffering campus antisemitism, poll finds [article in French]
Nearly 20 percent of the 405 respondents in the Ifop survey said they have suffered an antisemitic physical assault at least once on campus; of those, more than half reported suffering violence more than once.

Source: L’express

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Israeli spacecraft Beresheet conducts final major maneuver on way to moon
The lunar landing is scheduled for April 11 on the northeastern part of Mare Serenitatis (the Sea of Serenity).

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Meet Hester Sunshine, the queer Jewish contestant on this season’s Project Runway
The rising star of the fashion world designs fun, bold accessories featuring everything from bunny ears to berets with sassy sayings.

Source: Hey Alma

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New graphic novel draws on Canada’s nearly forgotten 1933 antisemitic riot
The authors hope to capture audiences unaware of Toronto’s Christie Pits riot, in which swastika-brandishing Anglo Protestants fought Jews and other immigrants.

Source: Times of Israel

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5 Reasons Purim is the ultimate feminist holiday
Here’s why Purim is not just a time to dress up, but to celebrate the feminist heroes who paved the way.

Source: Hey Alma

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Source: Federation CJA

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Mind and Movement Morning
Akiva School and PJ Library powered by GenMTL
Time: Sunday, March 24 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WP Spring Event: Changes
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Tuesday, March 26 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Women in Business | Caroline Losson: Marketing Maven
Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce powered by GenMTL
Time: Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Feels - HIIT, Yoga & Mindfulness Combo *SOLD OUT*
Powered by GenMTL
Time: Sunday, March 31 | 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Student Impact Awards
Hillel Montreal powered by GenMTL
Time: Monday, April 1 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

One Day: A historic evening of solidarity and song in Toronto directed by Israeli musical sensation Koolulam, with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
UJA Toronto (open to our community in Montreal)
Time: Tuesday, April 2

Community event honoring Nikki Haley
The Jewish Community Council of Montreal and Federation CJA
Time: Wednesday, April 10 | 7:30 PM

Politics 101 program
Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce powered by GenMTL, in collaboration with CIJA
Time: April 16, April 29, May 15, June 3 | 6:00-8:30 PM

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


Federation CJA


Community Engagement Associate, Young Families and PJ Library

Director, Women’s Philanthropy

Event Coordinator

Senior Prospect Researcher

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Director of Development – Program Services, Marketing and Membership

Director of Social Services

Jewish Public Library

Director of Development

Montreal Holocaust Museum

Finance and Accounting Manager

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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