Join us for a myriad of commemorative activities in the run up to Israel’s 70th – and throughout the extraordinary milestone year ahead!

Israel Day Rally in Montreal #IRDM70

The annual Israel Day Rally in Montreal attracts over 10,000 people to celebrate Israel’s birthday. This multi-cultural event is the largest Yom Ha'atzmaut event in Canada, with people from all walks of life coming together to stand with Israel. Federation CJA is proud to support this important initiative and we invite you to join our whole community in this exciting celebration of Israel’s 70th through song, dance and special guests. Transportation is available from various locations across the city.

Date: April 19, 2018, beginning at 11 AM
Location: Phillips Square
Open to all

Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Remember the six million victims of the Shoah, honour the survivors and consider how we can learn from the Holocaust as we look to the future.

Date: Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 PM
Location: Congregation Tifereth Beth David
Open to all

Yom Hazikaron Ceremony and Nashir ve Nizkor with Yonina

Federation CJA, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel in Montreal, invites you to join us for the 70th anniversary ceremony of Yom Hazikaron, the annual event commemorating Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror, featuring Israeli musical duo Yonina.

Date: Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 PM – please arrive earlier to allow for security screening
Location: Federation CJA
Open to all

Yom Yerushalayim: Mother’s Day Edition

Federation CJA’s GenMTL is hosting a Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebration for the whole community – with a special focus on moms. Join over 2,000 people, including young families, and people of all ages, for an afternoon of fun and festivity.

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Location: Federation CJA West Island
Open to all, with an emphasis on young families

Israel at 70 Celebration Event with Chef Michael Solomonov: Save the date

Michael Solomonov, the award-winning Israeli-born executive chef and co-owner of renowned restaurant Zahav in Philadelphia and host of the Netflix documentary In Search of Israeli Cuisine, will share his experiences in the world of food, and the diverse cultures of Israel through food, in this not-to-be-missed event.

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Location: Gelber Conference Centre, 1 Cummings Square
Open to all
Info: Further details to follow – save the date

Federation CJA’s West Island Women’s Philanthropy Presents: The Evolution of Israeli Wines

A casual, intimate evening of wine tasting and learning about the evolution of Israeli wines – all timed to coincide with Israel’s 70th birthday! There will be lite bites and Israeli desserts served with the various wines from different areas of the country. This invitation-only event will be held in a private residence in the West Island. Women of all ages welcome.

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Location: Private residence
Open to all women

GenMTL Lunch & Learn Series, with Israel Fellow Raz Tidhar

Drop in for lunch (provided) and Israeli-themed topics led by Israeli fellow Raz Tidhar.

Date: April 11 & 18
Location: Jack Reitman Hillel House, 3460 Stanley Street
Open to Students
Info: Raz Tidhar

Young Adult Networking Lunch with Nir Caspi

The Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of Israel in Montreal are hosting this young professionals lunch with Nir Caspi, co-founder of the Israeli chain Café Landwer (now with a location in Canada), who will share his business secrets as well as discuss his experience serving in Israel’s military.

Date: April 17, 12:00 PM
Location: Dentons, 1 Place Ville Marie
Open to young professionals aged 25-40

Yonina at Shaare Zion

Join us as we transition from remembering Israel’s fallen heroes to celebrating Israel’s independence, with Israeli music duo Yonina, and Cantor Adam Stotland.

Date: April 18 at 7:30 PM
Location: Shaare Zion, 5575 Cote St Luc Road
Open to all


Post-Yom Ha’atzmaut Party

Following the Israel Day Rally, students and friends are invited back to the Jack Reitman Hillel House for a Yom Ha’atzmaut bash to continue the 70th birthday celebrations!

Date: April 19 at 1:30 PM
Location: Jack Reitman Hillel House, 3460 Stanley Street
Open to all, especially students

An Intimate Women’s Evening with Yonina

Enjoy music and conversation with Nina Tokayer (of the musical duo Yonina), to learn about her life, music, family and spirituality! This event is presented by ADATH with Federation CJA’s Israel Engagement Initiative, and partners TEAM Sisterhood, JEMS, Ometz and WIMA Music Academy.

Date: April 19 at 7:00 pm
Location: ADATH
Open to all women

As per the recommendation of Canadian health experts, Federation CJA is advocating and practicing social distancing. Emerging research shows people can be contagious without showing symptoms, making it difficult to know who is spreading the disease. In order to \"flatten the curve\" on the pandemic and keep our community safe, we are postponing or cancelling all upcoming events until further notice. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
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