Federation CJA 360 - February 23, 2018
Heartbroken town feels like ‘one big Shiva house’ on Shabbat after shootings.

Shabbat Shalom and welcome to the second issue of Federation CJA 360 – your weekly roundup of Jewish news from around the world. The response from the community on our inaugural issue was very positive – thank you! Each week, you’ll find articles of interest, as well as upcoming Federation CJA events, job postings at Federation CJA and its affiliated agencies, and more.

Heartbroken town feels like ‘one big Shiva house’ on Shabbat after shootings
The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school last Wednesday was a national tragedy – and, it could be said, a Jewish one as well.

Source: Forward

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Montreal's Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue fêtes 250 years of culture
Next month, the synagogue's 250th anniversary will be marked with an exhibit at City Hall, with more celebrations to come in May.

Source: CTV News

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In the Negev, Israeli scientists prepare for a mission to Mars [article in French]
Deep in the wilderness, surrounded by craters and rocks, six Israeli researchers spent a month trying to simulate life on Mars.

Source: Times of Israel

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Jewish women of color highlighted in new campaign
A new online campaign highlights the stories of Jewish women who identify as Sephardi, Mizrahi and women of color.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Smoke meat, a Jewish Montreal culinary icon, lands in Berkeley
With the opening of Augie’s Montréal Deli this week, the Bay Area gets a taste of a Montreal delicacy.

Source: The Jewish News of Northern California

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The 100 Best Hamantaschen
From Pizza-tashen to Halvatashen to BabkaTaschen, spice up this year’s Purim festivities by baking these unique Hamantaschen recipes!

Source: Kosher

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Nominate an exceptional Jewish leader today!
Submit your nominations for exceptional individuals of all ages, as well as organizations with innovative programming, by Thursday, March 1!

Source: Federation CJA

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Grade 9 students from across Montreal are in Beer Sheva this week as part of the TOV Teen Israel Mission – a 10-day trip that includes a tour of the country as well as educational and volunteering experiences in our partnership city. Since 1999, with the support of Federation CJA, over 8,500 young adults have been enriched by an Israel experience.

To know more about your impact, click here.

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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