Federation CJA 360 - September 28, 2018

With Sukkot this week and Simchat Torah coming up next week, we’re on the tail-end of the holiday season. In this week’s 360, readabout J.K. Rowling’s strong response to anti-Semitism, Israel launching its high-speed rail service, ‘fire-balloon’ attacks on Israeli communities, and more! Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!

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September 28 | 6:22 PM

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Source: Federation CJA

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CIJA and Holocaust Survivors Applaud Court Decision Upholding Revocation of Oberlander's Citizenship
The Canadian Government determines 94-year-old former SS interpreter falsely represented himself on his application, and revokes citizenship

Article Source: CIJA

Image Source: CBC

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Argentine leader asks UN to remember attacks on Jewish sites
Argentine President presses the UN for help in bringing terrorists to justice for deadly attacks on Jewish sites.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Ben Gurion Airport-Jerusalem fast rail begins operations
After years of red-tape and a 2-billion-dollar price tag, Israel’s high-speed rail begins a new era providing faster commutes between cities and the airport.

Source: Ynet News

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Montreal’s Bialik High School launches innovative course on Israel
Bialik High School students are studying Israel from a different angle, with an innovative new course that examines the culture and the historical context that created the country.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Gaza arson balloons spark 7 fires in southern Israel
Incendiary balloon attacks were the cause of multiple fires over the weekend, bringing together firefighters, the JNF, and Parks and Nature Authority to get them under control.

Source: Times of Israel

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J.K. Rowling’s new novel has a villain who is an Israel-hating anti-Semite
The Harry Potter author uses her latest novel in her ongoing battle against England’s growing anti-Semitism

Source: Times of Israel

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Absolute Citron
A look at the etrog, the lemony fruit that helps define Sukkot.

Source: Tablet

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

This past Sunday, Federation CJA’s TOV hosted a fun-filled day of Sukkot-themed activities for the Donald Berman Chai Lifeline with volunteers from GenMTL and our shinshinim from Federation CJA Israel Engagement Initiative! Children aged 13 and under created sukkah decorations, made their own take-home puzzles, built edible candy sukkahs, and more. Learn how you can take part in TOV programming by contacting Lindsay Rothenberg at 514.345.2645 ext. 3202.

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)

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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