Federation CJA 360 - September 6, 2019

This week's 360 covers a just-announced $100,000 federal grant to help with the Montreal Holocaust Museum's expansion. Plus the trailer for a new Netflix series about Mossad legend Eli Cohen (starring Sacha Baron Cohen), 18 fun Jewish facts about Argentinian tennis star Diego Schwartzman and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
September 6 | 7:05 PM

The unequal cost of Jewish education in Canada
Since launching the Generations Fund Creating Access Promoting Success (CAPS) program in 2012, Federation CJA has seen a marked increase in the number of students in the Jewish day school system, which can be prohibitively expensive in some cities.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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Modernized Israel-Canada free trade agreement enters into force
An updated and expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) entered into force on Sunday following ratification by both governments, widening the sectors of trade cooperation between the countries.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Montreal Holocaust Museum gets $100,000 from Ottawa for expansion
The federal grant will help with the fundraising for, and marketing of, a planned new location in downtown Montreal for the MHM (one of Federation CJA's affiliated agencies).

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

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In Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn, a spate of assaults feels all too familiar
According to New York Police Department statistics from early June, there have been 110 hate crimes against Jews in 2019, ranging from assaults to antisemitic graffiti.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Hassan Guillet feels "betrayed" by the Liberal Party [article in French]
"We continue to believe that he has conveyed messages of an antisemitic nature", says spokesperson David Ouellette of CIJA (the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Federation CJA's advocacy arm) in response to Imam Guillet's explanations for the social media posts that led to his party recently revoking his candidacy.

Source: Le Devoir

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A special message from Nikki Holland
The President & CEO of Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA reflects on her one-year anniversary.

Source: Jewish Federations of Canada

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18 things to know about Jewish tennis player Diego Schwartzman  
The Buenos Aires native is currently the highest-ranked Jewish tennis player in the world.

Article Source: Hey Alma
Image Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Here's the first look at Sacha Baron Cohen as Israeli spy Eli Cohen  
Watch the trailer for "The Spy", a six-episode series about the Mossad legend that will stream on Netflix on September 6.

Source: The Forward

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Valerie Harper, who played lovable, sassy 'Jewish' sitcom star Rhoda, dies at 80
She was Catholic, but with Rhoda Morgenstern, she put a Jewish character front and centre on a major network.

Article Source: The Times of Israel
Image Source: Los Angeles Times

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Source: Federation CJA

TOV Teen Israel Mission: One week left to apply!

This February, a cohort of 24 grade 9 students are being offered a meaningful, impactful Spring Break opportunity – don't let your teen miss out on this hands-on volunteer experience in beautiful Beer Sheva. Click here to apply by September 13!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Memorial Service in Honor of CAF Jewish Servicemen
Federation CJA
Time: Sunday, September 8 | 10:30 AM

GenMTL Fiesta
GenMTL
Time: Monday, September 9 | 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Honeymoon Israel Info Session
GenMTL
Time: Tuesday, September 10 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shabbat in the Park: Westmount Park
GenMTL's PJ Library, in collaboration with Congregation Shaar Hashomayim
Time: Friday, September 13 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Last Call Before Fall Summer Darty
GenMTL NXT
Time: Sunday, September 15 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Choices
Women's Philanthropy
Time: Sunday, September 15 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

March of the Living Info Session
GenMTL
Time: Tuesday, September 17 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Annual General Meeting
Federation CJA
Time: Thursday, September 26 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

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Community Engagement and Advocacy Associate

Manager, Evaluation and Capacity Building

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Chief Executive Officer


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Full Stack Developer

Registration Associate

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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