Federation CJA 360 - October 9, 2020

Our 360 includes coverage of Federation CJA's virtual 2020 Annual General Meeting, the election of Canada's first Black and Jewish party leader, an Emirati and Israeli musical collaboration for peace 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.


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 9 | 6:01 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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Pandemic has Federation pivoting on priorities, AGM hears
The Canadian Jewish Record covers the highlights from our first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting.

Source: Canadian Jewish Record

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Israel and Jordan sign historic airspace agreement
The deal allows flights crossing over one country to also fly over the other.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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Jewish student seriously injured in attack outside synagogue in Hamburg, Germany
According to a police report, a 29-year-old man dressed in military garb hit the Jewish student, who was wearing a kippah, over the head with a folding spade shovel as he was on his way to celebrate Sukkot.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Annamie Paul becomes first Black and Jewish Canadian party leader
The Toronto attorney made history when she was elected head of Canada's federal Green Party on Saturday.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Jewish scientist shares Nobel for finding hepatitis C, helping to save millions
Harvey J. Alter, with Charles M. Rice and Michael Houghton, jointly won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease worldwide.

Source: Times of Israel

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Two MPs tackle online antisemitism [article in French]
The new international task force includes legislators from Australia, Israel, the United Kingdom, the US and Canada, including Montreal's Liberal Anthony Housefather and Winnipeg's Conservative Marty Morantz.

Source: La Presse

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Louise Glück, Jewish poet of classical themes, wins the Nobel Prize
The Swedish Academy praised the 77-year-old poet (whose collections include The Wild Iris, Meadowlands, and October), citing "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."

Source: Forward

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9 Frugal Jewish dishes from around the world  
Try these delicious recipes – like kashkarikas, knishes and albondigas – that showcase Jewish frugal inventiveness from communities around the world.

Source: The Nosher

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DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW?

Source: i24 News

Duet for peace: A musical collaboration [video in French]

Enjoy this upbeat song featuring an Emirati and Israeli singer!

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

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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