Federation CJA 360 - November 1, 2019

This week's 360 covers Belgium's first Jewish female prime minister, the steps being taken by the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem to combat rising antisemitism around the world, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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November 1 | 5:24 PM

Belgium's first female prime minister is Jewish
Sophie Wilmes, a centrist politician whose mother is Ashkenazi Jewish, will head a caretaker government during negotiations on the formation of a coalition.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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CJA19: Secure our future.
This year, we are not only asking you to continue your steadfast support for Combined Jewish Appeal to help our community's most vulnerable, we are also asking that you make a gift to our Community Security Network, which will allow us to establish consistent security protocols for our local Jewish institutions and provide ongoing training and upgrades. Click here to donate now.

The Jewish Agency's secret operations and its new program [article in French]
Last Sunday, Jewish Agency officials gathered in Jerusalem to approve a strategic plan that combats antisemitism and anti-Zionism, protecting Jewish communities around the world.

Article Source: Alliance
Image Source: The Jewish Agency for Israel

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Microgrants for creative or cultural explorers: Apply by November 18
The Museum of Jewish Montreal and Moishe House Montreal (both grantees of Federation CJA) are offering seed funding of $500-$1,500 to young adults, 18-35, to bring their innovative project ideas to life – click here for full details.

Source: Museum of Jewish Montreal

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Jewish man, 70, beaten by antisemitic assailant on the streets of Berlin
After spate of attacks on Jews, including Tuesday's violent attack, Berlin Mayor Michael Muller says such incidents must "never become normal".

Source: The Times of Israel

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Kurdish kids get urgent medical treatment in Israel
In 2019 alone, almost 50 Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish children have had emergency medical treatment at Israel's Sheba Medical Center.

Source: Israel 21c

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The last Jews in Afghanistan argued so much the Taliban kicked them out of prison and stole their Torah
Jews have more than a thousand-year history in Afghanistan, and only slowly began emigrating after World War II; meet Zabulon Simentov, 66, who is believed to be the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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5 Female Jewish superheroes everyone should know
Get the full story on Batwoman (Kate Kane), Masada (Deborah Konigsberg), Sabra (Ruth Bat-Seraph) and more unforgettable comic book characters.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Register now for GenMTL's Date Night Rumble on November 13 and find out who will win the ultimate title of "Boss of the House"!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Foodies in the Kitchen
GenMTL
Time: Tuesday, November 5 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Pedal for a Purpose
GenMTL | NXT
Time: Thursday, November 7 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Date Night Rumble
GenMTL
Time: Wednesday, November 13 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

MTL Challah Bake
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Thursday, November 14 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Administrative Coordinator

Chief, Jewish Identity and Engagement Officer

Director, Finance

Director, Women's Philanthropy

Event Coordinator

Senior Prospect Researcher


Agence Ometz

Chief Executive Officer


Auberge Shalom pour femmes

Director of Development


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Case Manager, Social Services

Full Stack Developer

Registration Associate

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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