Federation CJA 360 - May 10, 2019

This week’s 360 includes a firsthand account of the deadly rocket attacks in southern Israel – which fell on the weekend between Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron. We also have footage from yesterday’s Israel Day Rally, the winners of Federation CJA’s 2019 Leadership Recognition Awards and more. Shabbat Shalom.

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May 10 | 7:54 PM

Life under fire: A firsthand account of last weekend’s violence
Anyone south of Tel Aviv spent the weekend in bomb shelters as intense rocket barrages from Gaza killed four Israelis in the deadliest day for Israel since 2014.

Source: Tablet Magazine

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Watch FB Live from our Israel Day Rally
Thank you to the thousands of you who came out to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) at yesterday’s rally in downtown Montreal.

Source: Federation CJA

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Congrats to all our Jewish Leadership Recognition Awards winners
Click here to find out more about this year’s incredible winners and to RSVP for the June 17 award ceremony.

Source: Federation CJA

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CIJA voices opposition to Quebec’s Bill 21 at public hearings
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) — Federation CJA’s advocacy arm – reiterated its opposition to Quebec’s proposed state neutrality law at public hearings held at the national assembly in Quebec City on May 7.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Rise Together Project promotes community self-reflection
Inspired by the worldwide Shabbat Project, Rabbi Anthony Knopf is organizing a week of “self-reflection and self-improvement” for Montreal’s Jewish community from May 20-26.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Indecent celebrates forbidden love, dangerous theatre at the Segal Centre
The Montreal Gazette reviews Paula Vogel’s klezmer musical, which charts the journey of a controversial play, from its Polish roots to Broadway, and on to the Holocaust. Click here to buy tickets (show runs until May 19).

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Zahav named best in the US by James Beard Awards
Mazel Tov to Jewish chefs Michael Solomonov, a native of Israel, and Steve Cook, who won the prestigious honour for their “modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel’s cultural heritage to Philadelphia”.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Twitter has a lot to say about the Jewish stars at the Met Gala
All the Jewish highlights from Monday night’s Camp-themed soiree, which was inspired by Jewish intellectual Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Camp: Notes on Fashion”.

Article Source: Forward
Image Source: New York Times

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9 great versions of “My Yiddishe Mame”
In honour of Mother’s Day, which is this Sunday, enjoy clips of the classic Yiddish song performed by Billie Holiday, the Barry Sisters, Tom Jones and others.

Source: Forward

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Canadian Jewish Heritage Month: Visit the Montreal Holocaust Museum
May is Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, which recognizes the contributions of Jewish Canadians to the social, economic, political and cultural fabric of this country. Click here to learn more about the MHM’s powerful role in keeping the memory of the Shoah alive and educating the next generation about how to combat intolerance and hate.

Source: Montreal Holocaust Museum

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

This Way to Community
A summer of fun, games and friendships is just a click away – along with $1,000 grants! Spaces are filling up fast, so visit the Generations Fund website to register for Jewish overnight camp today.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CSUQ’s 2019 Israeli Film Festival
Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec
Time: May 26-June 5 | Times vary

Yossi Klein Halevi Event
Federation CJA
Time: Tuesday, May 28 | 7:00 PM -

RSVP to GenMTL-Israel Fest
GenMTL
Time: Sunday, June 2 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Federation CJA’s Summer Internships are back!

Administrative Assistant

Cook

Director, Women’s Philanthropy

Engagement Associate, PJ Library & Community Collaborator

Senior Prospect Researcher


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Program Manager – Case Management


Montreal Holocaust Museum

Finance and Accounting Manager

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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