Federation CJA 360 - May 24, 2019

This week’s 360 includes a special message from the new President and CEO of Jewish Federations of North America, a look at Jewish Canadians’ contributions to sports, the incredible story of how Israeli scientists recently brewed beer from 5,000-year-old yeast and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
May 24 | 8:10 PM

Politics (mostly) kept off center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision mega-event
As expected, Netherlands wins contest and hometown crooner Kobi Marimi finishes close to last, but fears of protests taking over largely fail to materialize.

Source: Times of Israel

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Paris alleys dedicated in memory of 3 children killed in attack on Toulouse Jewish school
Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and two of his children, Arie and Gabriel (6 and 3), and Miriam Monsonego (8) were murdered by an Islamist gunman in 2012; the memorial was dedicated in the 17th arrondissement this past Sunday.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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City of Montreal honours businessman, philanthropist Charles Bronfman
With Mayor Valerie Plante by his side, Juifs d’ici Bronfman signed the city’s book of honour on Tuesday, making him an honorary citizen for his lifetime of contributions to Montreal.

Source: Global News

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Business booms for Sephardic food
Women are leading the way as small businesses bring traditional recipes to the commercial marketplace.

Source: Tablet

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Canadian Jewish Heritage Month: Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM) walking tours
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 find out more about exploring the diverse culture, food, and stories of Montreal’s Jewish community on the MJM’s acclaimed tours of our city’s historic Jewish neighbourhoods led by friendly museum researchers.

 

Source: Museum of Jewish Montreal

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More than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps posted online
“Soon there won’t be any survivors left to tell us about them. That is why it is so important that the original documents can speak to coming generations in their place”, said Floriane Azoulay, director of the Arolsen Archives.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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A special message from incoming JFNA President and CEO Eric D. Fingerhut
After six years as President and CEO of Hillel International, Fingerhut will begin his new position as head of the Jewish Federations of North America this fall, replacing Jerry Silverman.

Source: YouTube

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Canadian Jews are more accomplished at sport than you’d think
A celebration of the many achievements Jewish-Canadians have contributed to this country’s sporting history.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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L’Chaim! Israeli scientists brew beer from 5,000-year-old yeast
Hebrew University scientists sequenced the DNA of several yeast varieties from shards of beer or wine vessels excavated from sites once populated by ancient Philistines, Canaanites, Egyptians, or Judeans.

Article Source: Forward
Image Source: Times of Israel

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Remembering Jewish actress Peggy Lipton
Known for her iconic roles in Mod Squad and Twin Peaks – and for being the mother of fellow actress Rashida Jones – Lipton passed away from cancer this month at the age of 72.

Source: Kveller

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: CSUQ

CSUQ’s 2019 Israeli Film Festival

Click here to get your tickets to the Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec’s film festival, which starts this Sunday, May 26, and runs through Wednesday, June 5!

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

Fashion Forward: A Deep Dive into the Fashion Industry
GenMTL’s Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Thursday, June 13| 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Administrative Assistant

Cook

Director, Women’s Philanthropy

Engagement Associate, PJ Library & Community Collaborator

Senior Prospect Researcher


Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada

Major Gifts Officer, Greater Toronto Area and Ontario Region - Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada


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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