Federation CJA 360 - November 29, 2019

Our 360 covers the continuing fallout from Ottawa's approval of a controversial UN resolution on Palestinian statehood. Plus the first Gail's View from Federation CJA's President, Gail Adelson-Marcovitz, tips for how to host a sustainable Shabbat dinner, and more. The 2019 Combined Jewish Appeal officially closes on November 30 – if you haven't done so already, click here to donate now. Shabbat Shalom!

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November 29 | 3:55 PM

Gail's View: Vision for our Future
A message from Federation CJA's President, Gail Adelson-Marcovitz, about her goals for the next two years and the importance of working to secure a bright future for the next generation.

Source: Federation CJA

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2019 CJA final tally expected to reach $44.7 million  
The 102nd annual campaign stressed the Jewish community's security; the projected total includes over $5 million raised specifically for enhancing the protection of synagogues, schools and other institutions.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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How Trudeau changed course on the Jewish state
Jewish advocacy agencies expressed alarm over the sudden change of position, with Joel Reitman, national co-chair of CIJA (Federation CJA's advocacy agent), observing that neither this nor any of the other resolutions acknowledged "the obscene barrage of Palestinian-launched rockets and missiles raining down on Israel's civilian population, (which) reflects just how distorted and one-sided these resolutions are."

Image Source: United Nations Peacekeeping
Article Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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The Chief Rabbi of Great Britain denounces Labour party [article in French]
In a rare turn of events, rav Ephraim Mirvis entered the political arena by publishing a front-page article in The Times newspaper, criticizing Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and declaring that "Labour has let poison of antisemitism take root".

Image Source: ITV
Article Source: LPH Info

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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.

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen's viral ADL International Leadership Award speech
The actor and comedian used his keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League's 2019 Never Is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate last week to call out social media's role in spreading hatred and violence worldwide.

Image Source: ADL
Article Source: YouTube

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Bringing Madonna and Messi to Israel, billionaire says he's just getting started
Sylvan Adams reveals he'll sponsor Israeli team in Tour de France, admits Madonna delivered 'bad performance' in Tel Aviv, describes being 'very frustrated' with Israeli red tape.

Source: The Times of Israel

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How to host a sustainable Shabbat dinner
From the foods prepared to the cutlery used to the conversations being had, Jewish college students share their best tips for making Friday night dinner environmentally friendly.

Source: Hey Alma

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13 Jewish facts about Frozen, just in time for the sequel
With Frozen 2 now out in theaters, it's time to find out everything Jewish about the hit movie, its cast, and songs.

Source: Kveller

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

On Sunday, November 24, over 400 families in need enjoyed a free, unlimited shopping spree at the 14th annual Yom Yocheved Clothing Giveaway! 600+ snowsuits and boots were distributed to children at the event, which is spearheaded by Federation CJA, in partnership with Ometz. Kol Hakavod to the generous apparel companies and community members who donated the brand new clothing, and to our 120+ volunteers who made this day such a success!

UPCOMING EVENTS

PJ Library Havdallah Pyjama Party
PJ Library, powered by GenMTL
Time: Saturday, December 7 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Yolka & Chanukah Celebration
RSJ Philanthropy
Time: Sunday, December 22 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Director, Women's Philanthropy

Event Coordinator

Senior Prospect Researcher


Agence Ometz

Chief Executive Officer


Caldwell Residences

Intake/Case Manager


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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