Federation CJA 360 - March 8, 2019

The Vatican announcing it will open secret archives on Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII and an Argentinian judge and spy chief being jailed for the cover-up of the deadly AMIA bombing are our top 360 stories. Plus our International Women’s Day video, details on nominations for Federation CJA’s Leadership Recognition Awards, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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March 8 | 5:33 PM

Vatican to open archives on controversial Holocaust-era pope
Secret documents on Pius XII, who served during WWII and its aftermath, could shed light on leader widely criticized by Jews for his silence on the Nazi genocide.

Source: Times of Israel

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Argentine judge and spy chief jailed in AMIA bombing cover-up, ex-president acquitted
No one has ever been convicted of the deadly 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, though Argentina – and Israel – have long pointed the finger at Tehran, implicating several former Iranian officials and Hezbollah.

Source: Haaretz

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Nominations for Federation CJA’s Jewish Leadership Recognition Awards due March 20
Click here to nominate outstanding individuals and innovative programs that contribute to the strength and vitality of our community.

Source: Federation CJA

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‘Canadian business is on fire’: 6% of households have a SodaStream
The Israel-based manufacturer of counter-top carbonators says that Canada has become its fourth-largest market globally; a new plant just opened in Mississauga as Canadian sales grew by nearly 50% last year.

Source: Financial Post


Subject of sexual assault is the backdrop for two Segal Centre productions (March 6-11)
Read The Suburban’s review of Sarah Segal-Lazar’s Don’t Read the Comments and Adina Katz’s show Be a Good Girl. Buy tickets to both and pay only $30 by calling the box office at 514.739.7944.

Source: The Suburban

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Israel's newest airport is a futuristic desert mirage
Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport, which will eventually handle 4.25 million annual passengers, is a strikingly modern edifice that stands in stark contrast to its vast desert surroundings.

Source: Architectural Digest

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The fight against genetic discrimination [article in French]
Learn how Federation CJA’s advocacy arm, CIJA, is working to advance legislative safeguards to prevent genetic discrimination; genetic markers indicating pre-disposition to certain illnesses are disproportionately prevalent among Jews.

Source: Radio Canada

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Selfie from 20,000 miles away: Israeli Beresheet snaps first shot in space
The spacecraft is slowly orbiting the Earth for the next month or so, and is scheduled to land on the Moon April 11.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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Montrealer wins Yiddish singing competition in Mexico City
Mazel Tov to Janie Respitz, who won this year's Der Idisher Idol competition; she is a longtime member of the KlezKanada faculty and a stalwart of Montreal's Yiddish culture scene. Click here to watch the winning performance.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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12 Israeli shows to binge watch now that you’re done with Shtisel
From Netflix to Amazon, it seems the world is finally onto the fact that Israel makes some truly incredible TV.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Source: Federation CJA

Watch this inspiring message from Federation CJA’s First Vice President, Gail Adelson-Marcovitz, in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8)! #BalanceforBetter


Networking Lunch with Richard Yanofsky
Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Monday, March 11 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Navigating Friendships with Miriam Kirmayer
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Time: Thursday, March 14 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

The Feels - HIIT, Yoga & Mindfulness Combo
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Time: Sunday, March 31 | 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Manager, TOV volunteers

Senior Prospect Researcher

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Director of Development – Program Services, Marketing and Membership

Director of Finance and Administration

Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA

Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Jewish Public Library

Director of Development

Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs:

Executive Director, Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs (KMRP)

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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