Federation CJA 360 - November 6, 2020

In this week's 360, we cover how the recent terrorist attack in Vienna has left the local Jewish community on edge. Plus learn more about Federation CJA's new strategic plan, get your tickets to this year's virtual Festival Sefarad, register for Hillel's virtual college fair and more. Shabbat Shalom.

GESHER – THE BRIDGE: Have you been impacted by COVID-19? The goal of Gesher is to help families and individuals withstand this financial crisis, ensuring that the impact is temporary and that community members do not withdraw from participating in Jewish life. To initiate Gesher assistance, please click here to fill out a short online form.


HELPLINE: If you, or anyone you know is struggling at this critical time, please call 514-734-1411 or email [email protected].


Shabbat Candlelight
November 6 | 4:16 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "Answering the Call" (Vayera 5781).

Donate now to Federation CJA's Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign
Our community is in crisis and the stakes could not be higher. To make your gift, click here – we need you!

Source: Federation CJA

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Read Federation CJA's new strategic plan
An important message about our community's future from President Gail Adelson-Marcovitz.

Source: Federation CJA

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Targeted or not, Vienna's Jewish community on high alert [article in French]
Four people were killed in the most recent terror attack; 550 antisemitic incidents were reported in 2019 in Austria, a figure that doubled in five years.

Source: Times of Israel

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Festival Sefarad de Montréal: November 14-30 [website in French]
Check out the impressive lineup for this year's virtual edition of the annual festival, run by the Communauté sépharade unifiée du Québec (CSUQ), one of Federation CJA's affiliated agencies.

Source: Federation CJA

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Watch CIJA's six-part web series on Theodore Herzl
Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), produced this compelling series about the founder of Zionism in partnership with David Matlow, owner of the world's largest private collection of Herzl memorabilia.

Source: CIJA

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Hillel Virtual College Fair: November 22-24
Meet with current students and Hillel staff from schools that you're considering, and ask the questions that matter most to you, at the first-ever virtual college fair run by Hillel (powered locally by GenMTL). Click here to sign up now for this free, online event.

Source: Hillel

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Meet Borat 2's inspiring Holocaust survivor, Judith Dim Evans
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the unexpected sequel to the shocking and wildly successful 2006 Borat movie, is making headlines for its outrageous scenes, but there are also some genuinely touching moments.

Source: Kveller

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Yiddisher Black cantors from 100 years ago rediscovered thanks to rare recording
Discographer Henry Sapoznik tracks down record by international Yiddish-language performer Thomas LaRue, and slips into a rabbit hole of Black Jewish history.

Source: Times of Israel

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Posthumous honour for cooking maven Norene Gilletz
Canada's "Queen of Kosher Cuisine" has just been inducted into the Taste Canada Hall Of Fame.

Source: Canadian Jewish Record

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DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Federation CJA recognized for Outstanding Service Award 2020

On Wednesday evening, October 28, Federation CJA was honoured for their service to Donald Berman Maimonides and Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare. From March through the end of July, Federation CJA helped mobilize incredible volunteers and professionals for the Donald Berman Maimonides and Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare Feel the Love Campaign. Kol Hakavod to everyone involved!

UPCOMING EVENTS

To see not only all Federation CJA events, but virtual events being run by our agencies and community partners, please visit our Community Calendar.

Virtual Remembrance Day Service
Federation CJA
Time: Wednesday, November 11 | 10:30 AM

Laila Tov Storytime with Adi Varon: Winter Edition
PJ Library powered by GenMTL
Time: Wednesday, November 11,18,25 | 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM

JIY Jew It Yourself: Shabbat, Time to unwind
PJ Library powered by GenMTL
Time: Tuesday, November 17 | 8:00 PM

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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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