Federation CJA 360 - October 30, 2020

Our 360 includes GenMTL's The Brick Project feature in the Suburban Jewish News column, details about next week's Yitzhak Rabin virtual memorial, the two-year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue attack, 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
October 30 | 5:25 PM

Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "The Courage not to Conform" (Lech Lecha 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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Watch: Israel celebrates Aliyah Week
Israel's Minister of Aliyah and Integration, Pnina Tamano-Shata, shares a message celebrating immigration to Israel and the over 15,000 Olim who have made Aliyah to Israel this year.

Source: Ministry of Aliyah and Integration of the State of Israel

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The Brick Project featured in Suburban Jewish News column
Federation CJA's young adult division, GenMTL, has launched an exciting new initiative to support the Community Recovery & Resilience Campaign. Click here to give a gift to the Brick Project and to help lay the foundation of our community.

Article source: The Suburban
Image source: Federation CJA

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Yitzhak Rabin z"l virtual memorial
On November 4th at 2 p.m. join Federation CJA, in collaboration with the Israeli Consulate, for a moving tribute to Yitzhak Rabin on the 25th anniversary of the legendary peacemaker's assassination. Click here to register.

Source: Federation CJA

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Two years later, Tree of Life shooting survivors are making the victims' memories a blessing
"Some of us, as a collective, are still healing," said Ms. Glickman, a Tree of Life member and survivor of the attack at the Tree of Life-Or L'Simcha synagogue. 

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Jewish Community applauds Ontario's adoption of IHRA definition of antisemitism
On Tuesday, the Government of Ontario became the first province in Canada to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, as endorsed by consensus at the 2016 IHRA plenary.

Source: CIJA

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Canada's Lantic joins forces with Israel's DouxMatok to prepare for a world with less sugar [article in French]
The Canadian-based sugar manufacturer will collaborate with Israeli startup to create substitute natural sweeteners that are 30 to 50 percent lower in sugar for food manufacturers in North America.

Article source: La Presse
Image source: The Times of Israel

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Recipe: Pull-apart pumpkin challah rolls 
The perfect treat to enjoy all autumn long.

Source: The Nosher

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Article source: Eventbrite
Image source: DORÉ

Birthright Israel in conversation with world-renowned fashion designer Nili Lotan

Have you or your kids gone on Birthright, powered by GenMTL? It's more than just a trip! The Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada offers so many opportunities, and they are inviting you to an intimate Zoom chat with Israeli-born fashion designer, Nili Lotan. Click here to register.  


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

Laila Tov Storytime with Adi Varon: Winter Edition
PJ Library powered by GenMTL
Time: Wednesday, November 4,11,18,25 | 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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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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