Federation CJA 360 - November 30, 2018

This week, CNN released a disturbing survey that reveals the depth of antisemitism in Europe today. Our 360 has this and other top news stories, as well as a special holiday message from our CEO, Yair Szlak, in the run-up to Chanukah, which starts this Sunday night. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Chanukah Sameach!

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Chag Chanukah Sameach from Yair Szlak
A special holiday message from Federation CJA’s CEO to our community.

Source: Federation CJA

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CNN poll reveals depth of antisemitism in Europe
Antisemitic stereotypes are alive and well in Europe, while the memory of the Holocaust is starting to fade, a sweeping new survey reveals.

Source: CNN

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Combating hate in Canada
In the wake of the Pittsburgh attack and a new government report on rising antisemitism here in Canada, Federation CJA’s advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), has reiterated its call on the Federal government to adopt its policy recommendations (read press release here), and taken the lead in a policy brief to launch a national strategy to combat online hate (read policy brief here).

 
 

Source: CIJA

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Combined Jewish Appeal 2018 campaign raises more than $45 million
Read The Suburban’s coverage of our Campaign Closing event, which celebrated the success of CJA18.

Source: The Suburban

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5 Jewish Ethiopian women you need to know
The impressive list includes the legendary Queen Yudit, Israeli Knesset member Pnina Tamano-Shataand, and 11-year-old March for Our Lives speaker, Naomi Walder.

Source: Hey Alma

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Hear about how Honeymoon Israel transformed one couple’s relationship to Israel and to each other
You can still make your gift to the 2018 Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign! Click here.

Source: Federation CJA

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Will anyone stand up to Airbnb’s antisemitic boycott?
Columnist Barbara Kay on the listing service’s controversial decision to remove some 200 Jewish homes in West Bank communities.

Source: National Post

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The secret Jewish history of SpongeBob Squarepants
In tribute to the fantastical underwater world created by Stephen Hillenburg – who passed away this week from complications of ALS – and his hit show’s eternally optimistic and absorbent star.

Source: Forward

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Watch the brilliant Queen parody, “Bohemian Chanukah”
The perfect song to have on repeat as you fry up your first batch of potato pancakes, spin the dreidel, and light the menorah this Sunday night.

Source: YouTube

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Kol Hakavod to all the families who participated in Mitzvah Day in the West Island in collaboration with PJ Library, where 702 gifts were packed for families in need, and newly arrived families; 60 cards were made wishing Israeli soldiers a Happy Chanukah; and 205 used PJ Library books were donated to be enjoyed by other children!

For more information about PJ Library, please contact Judy Kremer at (514) 345-6472.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PJ Chanukah Wonderland
Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA in collaboration with the Living Legacy, PJ Library (powered by GenMTL)
Time: Sunday, December 2 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PJ Chanukah on Ice
Hebrew Foundation School and PJ Library (powered by GenMTL)
Time: Tuesday, December 4 | 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Networking Afterhours
Powered by GenMTL
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

Manager, TOV volunteers

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
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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