Federation CJA 360 - May 17, 2019

This week, the Eurovision song contest kicked off in Tel Aviv. Our 360 covers this story as well as the latest lunar news concerning Beresheet 2.0, a friendly soccer match to fight antisemitism in Europe, and the top 28 characters that changed the game for Jewish women on-screen. Shabbat Shalom!

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May 17 | 8:02 PM

Israel at Eurovision: Not to be “Toyed” with  
A very selective guide to Israel’s Eurovision wins, its enduring hits – and the story behind one famous flameout – in celebration of the European song contest kicking off this week in Tel Aviv.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosts World Jewish Congress (WJC) delegation
Tuesday’s warm meeting about the challenges facing world Jewry was co-hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the Canadian affiliates of WJC; WJC President Ronald S. Lauder led the delegation and Chella Safra attended as the WJC representative.

Source: World Jewish Congress

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Genesis Prize Foundation grants $1 Million toward another Israeli moonshot
Although Beresheet 2 grant is unusual for the philanthropic organization, its chairman says the lunar project and Genesis prize share same goal of inspiring the Jewish people and instilling pride in Israel's achievements.

Source: Haaretz

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Documentary unravels history — and digital future — of mysterious Cairo Geniza
From Cairo to the Cloud traces the amazing story of the Cairo Geniza (a treasure trove of rare random documents from Jewish medieval society under Islamic rule), from its 1896 discovery by Solomon Schechter through to its digitization more than 100 years later.

Source: Times of Israel

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Fogel: Countering the rise of antisemitism
Shimon Koffler Fogel – CEO of CIJA, Federation CJA’s advocacy arm – looks at what makes Jew hatred in 2019 different than in the past, and what can be done to fight it.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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28 Characters that changed the game for Jewish women on-screen
From The Nanny’s Fran Fine to Glee’s Rachel Berry to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rebecca Bunch, a roundup of the most influential and memorable Jewish women in pop culture.

Source: Refinery29

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Chelsea and New England Revolution team up to blow 'final whistle on hate'
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich flew into Boston Wednesday to watch his team defeat the New England Revolution in a soccer match that raised an estimated $4 million for organizations fighting antisemitism and discrimination across the world.

Source: CNN

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Sylvan Adams – The entrepreneur who’s bringing Madonna to Eurovision
The Canadian-Israeli businessman is working to put Israel on the map, investing in Eurovision, last year’s Giro d’Italia, and the Beresheet project.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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Canadian Jewish Heritage Month: Why Canada’s Jews are better
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 see the findings of the recently-released landmark survey of Jews in Canada by the Environics Institute for Survey Research, and click here to read about why the study has one American writer looking north for lessons on how to nurture a vibrant and cohesive Jewish community.

Source: Tablet

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18 amazing and little-known facts about Israel as it turns 71 [article in French]
Enjoy these unusual tidbits about the first sport designed for mothers, a therapeutic clown school, tattooing in Jerusalem’s Old City and more.

Source: Alliance

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

On Tuesday, May 28, Federation CJA and Concordia University’s Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies present an evening with award-winning Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi. Halevi will discuss “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor” – a profound and provocative book about the conflict through Israeli eyes. Click here to get your tickets 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

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Director, Women’s Philanthropy

Engagement Associate, PJ Library & Community Collaborator

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Program Manager – Case Management


Montreal Holocaust Museum

Finance and Accounting Manager

Disclaimer
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