Federation CJA 360 - October 16, 2020

This week's 360 covers Facebook's new ban on Holocaust denial posts. Plus the story of Lenny Kravitz's love of his Jewish grandparents, some delicious autumnal Jewish recipes, details about a new Canadian Teen Israel Leadership Institute and more. Shabbat Shalom!

AJDS VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE DATES: The Association of Jewish Day Schools (AJDS) will be holding virtual open houses from October 1-December 3. Click here to see the full schedule and find out how to make an appointment for a virtual tour.


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Shabbat Candlelight
October 16 | 5:48 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "Taking Responsibility" (Bereishit 5781).

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Source: Federation CJA

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Facebook bans Holocaust denial posts [article in French]
The platform will now remove all content "denying or distorting" the Holocaust, a further tightening of its content moderation rules that US associations have long called for. Click here to read a press release from Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

Source: La Presse and CIJA

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Video shows prof alerting fellow Nobel winner with 2 a.m. door rap
Doorbell cam shows Jewish American Stanford economist Paul Milgrom being informed of his win by colleague and neighbor Robert Wilson, who shared the 2020 prize with him.

Source: Times of Israel

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Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) concert to be live streamed for free
The biennial AMP concert – the world premiere of the most recent winning compositions of orchestral Jewish music and Canadian art music – will be held virtually on October 22 this year due to the pandemic.

Source: Canadian Jewish Record

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New program for Jews of color aims to diversify Jewish organizations
The Jews of Color Initiative, a San Francisco-based organization, and UpStart, an Oakland-based group that works with Jewish entrepreneurs and leaders, announced the launch of the program on Monday with an inaugural class of eight young Jews of color.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Germany agrees to pay $662 million in coronavirus aid to Holocaust survivors
Payments will go to some 240,000 survivors around the world, including in Israel and North America, over the next two years.

Source: Times of Israel

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Lenny Kravitz pays loving tribute to his Jewish grandparents — and their kasha varnishkes
The multiple Grammy Award-winning rock artist and producer shares lots of heymish family memories in his new memoir, Let Love Rule.

Source: Forward

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Apple cake and pumpkin challah are festive fall holiday dishes
In honour of our recent Sukkot, Simchat Torah and Thanksgiving celebrations, try these delicious autumnal recipes.

Source: Canadian Jewish Record

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DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Canadian Teen Israel Leadership Institute: Opportunity for Grades 10-11 & CEGEP Students

Enhance your Israel IQ and become an advocate with GenMTL and the Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education's Teen Israel Leadership Institute 2020 through this 5-part online workshop. Participants who complete all 5 sessions will receive a $125 stipend towards any Israel experience of their choice. Click here to apply now – deadline is October 21.

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.

JIY Jewish Yourself: So, You're Having a Jewish Baby
PJ Library, powered by GenMTL
Time: Tuesday, October 20 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

YidLife Crisis: A Call to Montréal
Time: Thursday, October 22, 7:30 PM

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
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