Federation CJA 360 - November 27, 2020

Our 360 includes the announcement of former justice minister Irwin Cotler's appointment as Canada's first special envoy for Holocaust remembrance and combating antisemitism. Plus, how an Israeli folk dance song became a hit in Japan, a look at delicious handmade Sufganyeta – an Israeli food innovator's popsicle version of the fried Chanukah pastry, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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Former justice minister Irwin Cotler named Canada's envoy for Holocaust remembrance, fight against antisemitism
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment Wednesday, saying in a statement that the Holocaust was one of the darkest chapters in history and seventy-five years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, Jewish communities in Canada and abroad face rising antisemitism.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has planned groundbreaking trip to Bahrain next month
As a sign of his deepening relationship with regional Arab leaders, Israel's Prime Minister on Tuesday announced plans for his first such trip in the coming weeks. Israel this month approved its normalization deal with Bahrain, which followed a similar deal with the United Arab Emirates.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Mental Health and Isolation Reduction Grant
Federation CJA, in partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal, is inviting applications for grant funding for Mental Health and Isolation Reduction programs due to COVID-19.  These grants will be for innovative programs and projects related to relieving mental health challenges and social isolation due to COVID-19.

Source: Federation CJA

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18 things to know about the Jewish kids who call the next Vice President "Momala"
When Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff got married, Harris gained two children: Cole and Ella Emhoff. Now that Kamala will be the next Vice President of the United States, it's time we got to know them a little better.

Source: Hey Alma

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Oral insulin, by Israeli mom-son team, starts final trials to become world's 1st [article in French]
An Israeli pharmaceutical company in the final stage of tests on its oral insulin says pills, which can replace many injections, will help 'hundreds of millions of diabetics worldwide,' sending insulin directly to the liver and reducing weight gain.

Source: The Times of Israel

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Introducing the Sufganyeta, the jelly doughnut popsicle
Just in time for Chanukah, Israeli artisan popsicle maker Nomi Zysblat recently rolled out the Sufganyeta, a popsicle made from milk with the flavor of a jelly doughnut, and filled with homemade strawberry jam.

Source: The Times of Israel

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How an Israeli folk dance song became a hit in Japan
The story of how a Jewish summer camp favourite made its way into Japanese pop culture.

Source: Hey Alma

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'Mensch' Father John Walsh Mourned by Montrealers
In an outpouring of gratitude and grief, Jewish Montrealers mourn a dear friend of the community.

Source: Canadian Jewish Record

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DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Federation CJA is committed to ensuring that no child will need to leave the Jewish day school system because of temporary loss of family income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All 5,451 students enrolled in our 13 Jewish day school systems benefitted from $2,400,000, allocated on a per capita basis, to help offset additional expenses the schools incurred this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including additional emergency tuition relief, increased costs of PPE and online learning as well as the loss of fundraising revenue.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Engineer a Dreidel with PJ Our Way and the MIT Museum
PJ Our Way Powered by GenMTL
Time: Sunday, December 6 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ages 9-12

JIY Jew It Yourself: Chanukah: Deep Fried in Tradition
GenMTL & the Jewish Learning Lab
Time: Tuesday, December 8 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Time to Make the Doughnuts
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Wednesday, December 9 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Communications Generalist

Educational Consultant (BJEC)

Projects Coordinator, Jewish Identity Montreal (JIM)

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.

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