Federation CJA 360 - April 20, 2018
What does it mean to be Israeli?

During this important week, we honoured and mourned Israel’s fallen on Yom Hazikaron, and then celebrated Israel’s milestone 70th birthday on Yom Haatzmaut. We hope you enjoy our roundup of Jewish news from around the world, which includes stories on JK Rowling battling anti-Semitic trolls, a Golan Heights whisky distillery, a thank you to Federation CJA’s amazing volunteers, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

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What does it mean to be Israeli?
In honour of Israel’s 70th birthday, watch this fun video celebrating Yom Haatzmaut and the diversity of the Israeli people!

Source: Israel YouTube Channel

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Watch highlights from Israel Day Rally in downtown Montreal
Thousands came together yesterday to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut through song, dance and exciting guests.

Source: Federation CJA

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First national conference on disability and Jewish community in Canada
Over 200 participants came together in Toronto to create more inclusive Jewish communities.

Source: Times of Israel

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Watch our National Volunteer Week video!
In honour of National Volunteer Week, Federation CJA wants to say thank you, merci, toda to all of our amazing volunteers!

Source: Federation CJA

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A land flowing with whisky: the French-Canadian leading the Middle East boom
David Zibell, born in Paris and raised in Montreal, now produces six different whiskies from the Golan Heights.

Source: The JC

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J.K. Rowling is giving a master class in identifying anti-Semitism and it’s magical
The Harry Potter author defended Jews and attempted to define anti-Semitism in a series of tweets.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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His father brought hundreds of Jewish tailors to Canada — now he's stitching together their stories
Larry Enkin hopes their stories will remind Canadians of the benefits of immigration at a time when it's become controversial.

Source: CBC

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Host a Shinshin for five months during the 2018-2019 school year!
To learn more about becoming a host family, contact Israel Engagement Director Shanie Dotan: [email protected].

Source: Federation CJA

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Source: Federation CJA

Montreal’s March of the Living participants arrived in Israel in time to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut in the Holy Land – marching from the Knesset to the Kotel to celebrate Israel’s milestone 70th birthday! Over 8,500 young adults from Montreal have been enriched by an Israel Experience such as March of the Living or Birthright since 1999, thanks in part to the support of Federation CJA.

To learn more about your impact, click here.


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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.

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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.

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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