Federation CJA 360 - November 16, 2018

Over 400 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel during a 25-hour period this week, before a cease-fire was reached on Wednesday. Read our top 360 story as well as coverage of the MTL Challah Bake, a tribute to Stan Lee, and more. Shabbat Shalom.

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Hear about Federation CJA’s transformative impact on Ethiopian Jewish refugees.
Click here to make your gift to the 2018 Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign.

Source: Federation CJA

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Israel reaches cease-fire with Palestinian terror groups after 2 days of rocket violence
The bombardment of over 400 rockets from Gaza left 1 killed, more than 100 injured, and several homes and buildings damaged.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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FBI finds spike in reports of antisemitic acts
According to the 2017 Hate Crimes Statistics report released on Wednesday, antisemitic hate crimes increased by 37% last year.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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Los Angeles fire races through the heart of a Jewish community
Since the Woolsey Fire began last week, it has killed at least 2 people, burned nearly 100,000 acres and ravaged hundreds of structures — including several touchstones of Jewish life in southern Caifornia.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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1 arrested, 9 other teens sought in attack on Jewish teens in Toronto
Police say the victims were attacked and robbed on Sunday night; the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

Source: CBC

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Bernard Landry: a great friend to the Jewish community and to Israel [article in French]
The former Quebec premier passed away last Tuesday at the age of 81.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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1,000 Jewish women participate in mega challah bake
Read the CJN’s coverage of our fourth annual MTL Challah Bake, hosted by Federation CJA’s Women’s Philanthropy.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Farewell to Stan Lee (1922-2018)
A tribute to the godfather of comics, who created icons like Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, and Black Panther.

Source: Tablet

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

L to R: Mark Brender, The Network Campaign Chair; Orly Fayer, GenMTL Campaign Chair; Jonathan Ross Goodman, Campaign Chair; Galit Suissa Antebi, Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair; Patrick Essiminy, Sepharade Philanthropy Campaign Chair; Sandy Jesion, West Island Campaign Chair.

On Wednesday night, hundreds of supporters came out to the Imperial Theater for a red carpet worthy campaign closing, celebrating the success of Federation CJA’s 101st Combined Jewish Appeal, which raised over $45 million, including one-time free and designated gifts, to transform lives in Montreal, Israel and 70 countries around the world. Thank you to everyone who already contributed to our “Chai” Campaign, and if you haven’t done so yet, you can still make your donation here. To read the CJN’s write-up of the blockbuster event, click here.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Bagels & Books with Andrew Larsen
GenMTL's PJ Library in collaboration with the Jewish Public Library
Time: Sunday, November 18 | 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Mitzvah Day in the West Island
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Time: Sunday, November 18 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Blunt Conversation on the Business of Cannabis
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Time: Tuesday, November 20 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking Afterhours
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Time: Thursday, December 6 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA:

Business Intelligence and Reporting Analyst

Chief Development Officer, Financial Resource Development

Community Engagement Associate, Young Families and PJ Library

Community Planner – Grants Officer

Community Relations Officer- West Island

Senior Cook

Senior Development Officer


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS):

Case Manager


Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA

Chief Financial and Operations Officer


Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs:

Executive Director, Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs (KMRP)


Montreal Holocaust Museum:

Human Rights Coordinator


The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA):

Manager, Communications and Marketing (Quebec Office)

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
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