Federation CJA 360 - September 25, 2020

This week's 360 includes a tribute to trailblazing Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the latest updates from the trial of the alleged perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket attacks, coverage of Federation CJA's Squeeze the Day Lemonade Stand Project and more. Please note that we will be taking a one-week break for Yom Kippur, which begins Sunday night. Shabbat Shalom and G'mar Chatima Tova.

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.


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 25 | 6:27 PM


Click here to read this week's parsha from Rabbi Sacks : "The Arc of the Moral Universe" (Ha'azinu 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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Hope for a brighter tomorrow
A High Holiday message from our President, Gail Adelson-Marcovitz.

Source: Federation CJA

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Normalization: A Product of Arab Discontent
"The future augurs well for regional peace and… more Arab states have signaled their willingness to sign their own diplomatic agreements with Israel", writes Peter Subisatti, Associate Director of Communications at the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Federation CJA's advocacy agent.

Source: Times of Israel

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Federation CJA's Squeeze the Day Lemonade Stand Project featured in the Suburban's SJN column
Kol Hakavod to the close to 300 kids who participated in this summer's fun-filled initiative from Federation CJA's young adult division, GenMTL, raising an astounding $5,000 for the Community Recovery and Resilience Campaign (COVID-19 relief).

Source: Federation CJA

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2015 Paris terror attacks trial recalls 'terror' and 'cruelty' of kosher store rampage
14 suspects – including three in absentia who may be dead – are on trial for allegedly assisting in the  three-day killing spree that shocked the world.

Source: France 24

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UAE's Chief Rabbi Yehuda Sarna: The pride of Montreal's Jewish Community
With the recent signing of the Abraham Accord, the Montreal native and executive director of New York University's Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life is increasingly making headlines due to his position as Chief Rabbi of the UAE, home to 1,000 Jews.

Source: The Suburban

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'Schitt's Creek' sweeps the 2020 Emmys and makes history
The beloved series – co-created by the father-and-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy –  won every comedy category for its sixth and final season.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Guy Niv becomes first Israeli to participate in and complete the Tour de France [article in French]
Israel Start-Up Nation, the first Israel-based and -owned team to race in the Tour de France, finished with seven top 10s in individual stages of the race.

Source: Times of Israel

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From camp 'rabbi' to pursuing justice: How Judaism animated Ruth Bader Ginsburg
In memoriam: The trailblazing US Supreme Court judge, who passed away last Friday evening at the age of 87, spoke frequently about how Jewish values inspired her, and was active in Jewish causes and organizations.

Source: Times of Israel

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DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for Federation CJA's virtual 2020 Annual General Meeting, honouring this year's deserving Samuel Bronfman Medal recipient, Harvey Levenson.

Click here to watch the AGM video.

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.

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

CAREERS

Agence Ometz

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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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