Federation CJA 360 - November 8, 2019

This week's 360 covers a thwarted synagogue attack in Colorado and the opening of the long-awaited European Jewish Center in Paris. Plus a special video from The Shabbat Project founder inviting everyone to the 2019 MTL Challah Bake on November 14, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Candlelight
November 8 | 4:14 PM

White supremacist arrested in plot to blow up Colorado synagogue
Following the arrest, Holzer admitted that he had planned to blow up the synagogue, even if there were people inside.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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'Music lives on': Montreal concert features violins that survived the Holocaust
Last Saturday's Violins of Hope concert at the Maison Symphonique – which featured instruments belonging to Jewish musicians before and after WWII – was done in collaboration with the Montreal Holocaust Museum (an affiliated agency of Federation CJA).

Source: CTV News

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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.

Segal and Centaur win big at Montreal English Theatre Awards
Mazel Tov to the Segal Centre (an affiliated agency of Federation CJA), which won the actress and actor categories for outstanding lead performance on Sunday night.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Macron and French Jews open $17 million community center in Paris as 'resistance' to antisemitism
Opened on Tuesday in the 17th arrondissement, the European Center for Judaism features a synagogue, auditorium, gym, offices and a large terrace to accommodate a sukkah.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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See all the highlights from Federation CJA's Tikun Olam Mission to Cuba (Oct. 27-Nov. 1)
Last week, our volunteers delivered much-needed pharmaceuticals and school supplies to the local Jewish community, prepared and served lunch to seniors, helped restore the local Jewish cemetery, spent time with past Cuban Birthright and Camp B'nai Brith alumni, and much more.

Source: Federation CJA

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Major Jewish groups applaud Twitter for 'belated' shut down of Hamas, Hezbollah accounts
A Twitter spokesman explained the ban to AFP by saying, "There is no place on Twitter for illegal terrorist organizations and violent extremist groups."

Source: The Algemeiner

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Akiva School's new Language Lab [article in French]
The Jewish day school is bolstering its instruction in French with the introduction of a state-of-the-art language lab; Akiva says it is the first school in North America to adopt the technology.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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The new falafel emoji actually looks like falafel
Fans of the Israeli staple are celebrating the upgraded design.

Article Source: My Jewish Learning
Image Source: Eater

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

2019 MTL Challah Bake: Thursday, November 14

Challah-lujah, Federation CJA's MTL Challah Bake is almost here! Watch this special message from the founder of The Shabbat Project, inviting you to experience our magical night of unity and community with over 1,000 Jewish women. Click here to register now!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Night Rumble
GenMTL
Time: Wednesday, November 13 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

MTL Challah Bake
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Thursday, November 14 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Administrative Coordinator

Director, Finance

Director, Women's Philanthropy

Event Coordinator

Senior Prospect Researcher


Agence Ometz

Chief Executive Officer


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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