Federation CJA 360 - September 21, 2018

In this week’s 360, read about slain Israeli-American activist Ari Fuld, as well as the opening of the first Moishe House in Montreal, and coverage of Sunday night’s Choices event and Monday night’s AGM. Shabbat Shalom, and we hope that you had an easy and meaningful fast.

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September 21 | 6:36 PM

Hear one young Jewish woman’s amazing story
See how by transforming a life, you have the power to transform a whole community. Click here to make your gift to the 2018 Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign.

Source: Federation CJA

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How Ari Fuld gave new life to Israel advocacy
The Israeli-American, who was killed in a terror attack earlier this week, was the assistant director of Standing Together, an organization that supports IDF soldiers.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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First Moishe House opens in Montreal
Developed in partnership with Federation CJA’s GenMTL, and located in the trendy Griffintown neighbourhood, this is our local version of the international network that aims to engage young Jews in unconventional ways.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Four inspirational women at Federation CJA’s Women’s Philanthropy’s Choices
Read about last Sunday’s event, which debuted a new format with multiple speakers, including a spy who rescued thousands of Syrian Jews, a NYT-bestselling author, a gun control activist, and the daughter of a Polish rescuer who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

Article Source: The Suburban

Image Source: Federation CJA

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Uproar follows Prix Renaudot win for Franco-Israeli author [Article in French]
Marco Koskas self-published Bande de Francais – a novel about the recent wave of Aliyah from France – with Amazon after being rejected by traditional publishing houses.

Source: Times of Israel

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25 years after Oslo, lessons for achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace
Reflections on the importance of progress vs. process on the ground, from CIJA’s CEO, Shimon Koffler Fogel.

Article Source: Globe and Mail

Image Source: NYT

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Oslo’s betrayal: 25 years later, a Montreal translator looks back at what went wrong
Jennifer Roskies, who translated Itzak Rabin’s speech at the 1993 GA while working for Federation CJA, recalls her role in selling the message of Oslo and laments the damage done by the historic accord.

Article Source: Tablet

Image Source: Jerusalem Post

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An Israeli singer in Amsterdam creates the world’s first Ladino pop album
Get a taste of Noam Vazana’s (stage name Nani) forthcoming album, which features Judeo-Spanish – the near-extinct language of Sephardic Jewry now undergoing a revival.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Everything Jewish that happened at this year’s Emmy Awards
Highlights included wins for Jewish-themed shows (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and appearances by leading Jewish performers and writers like Larry David, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Tiffany Haddish, and more.

Source: Forward

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Pictured from L to R: Yair Szlak, David Amiel, Brenda Urman Gewurz, Charles Bronfman, Stephen Bronfman.

Congratulations to Brenda Urman Gewurz, the deserving recipient of this year’s prestigious Samuel Bronfman Medal! Gewurz, and philanthropist Charles Bronfman, were honoured for their longstanding commitment and dedication to the Montreal Jewish community this past Monday at Federation CJA’s 101st Annual General Meeting. To learn more about your impact, please see the year-in-review in our 2018 Annual Report. And click here to read the CJN’s coverage of the event.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pizza in the Hut
Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA, Ometz and PJ Library in collaboration with Israel Engagement Initiative
Time: Sunday, September 30 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Déjà Vu: Vegas Nights
West Island Division
Time: Saturday, October 13 | 7:30 PM

MTL Challah Bake
Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, October 25 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA:

Senior Development Officer

Operations Officer (Contract position)

Senior Cook


Agence Ometz:

Program Coordinator

Digital Communications Associate

Marketing and Social Media Associate


Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA

Chief Financial and Operations Officer


Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs:

Executive Director, Kehilla Montreal Residential Programs (KMRP)


The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA):

Manager, Communications and Marketing (Quebec Office)

Manager – Quebec Campus

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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