Federation CJA 360 - March 6, 2020

Our 360 includes the results of Monday's election in Israel, the secret Jewish history of Leap Year (and Leap Shabbat), the most outrageous hamantaschen on Instagram (just in time for Purim, which begins Monday night) and more. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!

In preparation for celebrating Purim this month and several Jewish holidays in April, please read this message from the SPVM about increased security measures and safety tips.


Shabbat Candlelight
March 06 | 5:31 PM


Click here to read this week’s parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "Dressing to Impress" (Tetzaveh 5780).

Important message about COVID-19
Help us keep our community healthy by following these guidelines.

Source: Federation CJA

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Final results show Likud with 36 seats, Netanyahu bloc short of majority with 58
Likud gains 235,554 more votes than in last election, confirmed as largest party ahead of Blue and White with 33 seats.

Source: The Times of Israel

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CAPS closes in 4 weeks: Apply today for tuition assistance
Click here to submit your application for Federation CJA's Generations Fund CAPS Program for the 2020-2021 school year.

Source: Generations Fund

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Jews still most targeted group for hate-motivated crimes
Though leading in the dubious distinction of being the No. 1 victims when it comes to hate-motivated crimes, Jews account for only about one per cent of the population of Canada, a fact noted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Federation CJA's advocacy agent.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Student Impact Awards (SIA): Nominations due March 16
Hillel Montreal, powered by GenMTL, is now accepting nominations for deserving young leaders (ages 17-24), who will be honoured for their impact at a ceremony on April 1, 2020. Click here to nominate yourself or someone else.

Source: Federation CJA

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Monsey attack victim opens eyes after 59 days in coma [article in French]
Josef Neumann, 72, was one of five people injured during an antisemitic attack on a rabbi's house during Chanukah last year.

Source: The Times of Israel

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"Feker Libi", a song in four languages, to represent Israel at Eurovision
Watch contestant Eden Alene sing in Amharic, Arabic, English and Hebrew; voters picked the Doron Medalie and Idan Raichel song out of four choices on Tuesday night.

Image Source: Mako
Article Source: The Jerusalem Post

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The secret Jewish history of Leap Year (and Leap Shabbat too)
While Leap Shabbat has little Jewish ritual significance, there is something particularly fitting about reading the portion Terumah on Leap Day.

Image Source: Express UK
Article Source: The Forward

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The 7 most outrageous hamantaschen on Instagram
From reworked classics to modern flavour combinations, there's no limit to hamantachens' potential.

Source: The Nosher

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

On Wednesday, Women's Philanthropy Tikun Olam Volunteers (TOV) rolled up their sleeves and rolled out 800 hamantashen at Cooking for a Cause! The group celebrated Purim with mitzvot by packing mishloach manot and fulfilling matanot la'evyonim for those in need. Thank you to everyone who participated, and to Rebbetzin Rifki Freundlich for joining us and presenting Purim and the Power of Women, in celebration of International Women's Day.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Roll it Out: A Pasta Making Workshop
GenMTL
Time: Tuesday, March 10 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Finding Meaningful Self-Care in a Time of Consumerism with Miriam Kirmayer
GenMTL
Time: Thursday, March 19 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Modern Art and Martinis: A Painting Workshop with Erin Rothstein
GenMTL & Women's Philanthropy
Time: Tuesday, March 24 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Power Talks: Navigating Friendships with Dr. Miriam Kirmayer
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Wednesday, March 25 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Women in Business: A Panel on Work-Life Balance
GenMTL's Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Tuesday, March 31 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Rolling through the Decades
GenMTL
Time: Saturday, March 28 | 8:30 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Administrative Assistant

Events Coordinator

JLIFE Customer Success Agent

Senior Development Officer


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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.

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