Federation CJA 360 - September 11, 2020

Our 360 includes the story of how the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks are being memorialized differently during COVID-19; an interview with Mitch Garber, Co-Chair of Federation CJA's Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign; and a special High Holiday message from our CEO, Yair Szlak. Shabbat Shalom!

COMMUNITY CRISIS RESPONSE FUND: As part of our continuing response to the COVID-19 crisis, Federation CJA and the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) are relaunching our emergency fund to help the most at-risk community members during the High Holiday season. Are you a Montreal Jewish organization helping combat food insecurity caused by the pandemic? Click here to apply to the Community Crisis Response Fund – deadline is September 13!

SCHOOL SAFETY PROTOCOLS FROM THE SPVM: As children in our community head back to school, please read these important tips from the SPVM on safety protocols.

COMMUNITY-WIDE SURVEY: This brief, anonymous survey is part of a community planning process being undertaken by Federation CJA to understand the strengths and challenges of Montreal's Jewish community in order to inform a strategic plan that meets the community's needs and enriches Jewish life. Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor in our community, each complete survey will generate a $25 donation to the Federation CJA COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. Click here to take the survey now and help shape our future!

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

Shabbat Candlelight
September 11 | 6:54 PM

Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks: "How to Renew a Nation" (Nitzavim – Vayelech 5780).

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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In a year of restrictions, virus changes 9/11 memorial ceremonies
On the 19th anniversary, dueling events will be held for 2001 terror attack in New York, after officials spark outcry by deciding to cancel traditional reading of victims' names due to COVID-19.

Source: Times of Israel

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Cohen in the City Episode 21: Businessman and philanthropist Mitch Garber
A fascinating interview with the Co-Chair of Federation CJA's Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign about his life, his work and his philanthropy.

Source: The Suburban

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Emirates/Israel: Agreement to be signed at the White House [article in French]
A ceremony marking the normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates will take place this coming Tuesday.

Source: RTBF

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Watch the premiere of Season 2 of Canadian Jewish Views (CJV)
The new installment of the popular web series produced by Federation CJA's advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), addresses back to school concerns in the age of COVID-19.

Source: CIJA

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SJN: Jewish Public Library's (JPL) curbside pickup helps overcome isolation
The Suburban spotlights how the JPL, an affiliated agency of Federation CJA, is pivoting during the pandemic.

Source: The Suburban

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Register now for GenMTL Drive-In for Community: Wednesday, September 16
Soak up the last few weeks of summer with a classic drive-in movie night, hosted by Federation CJA's young adult division; click here to get your tickets for either Smallfoot or The Hangover.

Source: Federation CJA

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Segal Centre to resume live performances after 'intermission'
After being on pause since March, the theatre (an affiliated agency of Federation CJA) will present American playwright Glen Berger's one-man drama Underneath the Lintel in December, marking the opening of a season that is expected to be a mix of live and online programming.

Source: Canadian Jewish Record

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More than just brisket: Change up your menu with these 9 delicious Rosh Hashanah recipes
From Syrian-Jewish meatballs with sour cherries to whole roasted cauliflower to roast lamb for one, try these delicious ideas for smaller gatherings.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Source: Federation CJA

Watch a special Rosh Hashanah message from Federation CJA's CEO, Yair Szlak
With the upcoming High Holidays, we welcome the Jewish New Year and the much-needed sense of renewal and hope it brings during these unprecedented times.


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

PJ Library Presents - Laila Tov Story Time with Adi Varon
PJ Library (powered by GenMTL)
Time: September 15, 23, 30 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

UIA Rosh Hashanah Celebration
Federation CJA
Time: Sunday, September 13 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

PJ Library Presents - Parent's Night In: Back to School Edition
PJ Library (powered by GenMTL)
Time: Monday, September 14 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

GenMTL Drive-In for Community
Time: Wednesday, September 16 | 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM

The Communal Kvell
Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Time: Wednesday, September 16 | 1:30 PM - 2:15 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.

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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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