Federation CJA 360 - June 1, 2018
Canada and Israel sign ‘modernized’ free trade agreement.

Here in Montreal, this week saw a historic trade agreement signed between Israel and Canada, while conflict continued along the border of Israel and Gaza. Read on for these current event stories as well as Jewish gems like the TV debut of the first Jewish-Chinese Food Network star. Shabbat Shalom.


Shabbat Candlelight
June 1 | 8:18 PM

Canada and Israel sign ‘modernized’ free trade agreement
The partnership facilitates better access to each country’s market, with provisions for gender equality and environmental protection.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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International sympathy rains down as Israeli diplomats go on offensive
US calls rocket and mortar fire 'reprehensible,' Italy tweets solidarity, and Ireland blames Hamas, in flurry of condemnation of attacks from Gaza.

Source: Times of Israel

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The Impossible Burger is now kosher
The revolutionary meatless patty tastes like real beef but is certified kosher and pareve.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Molly Yeh’s Food Network show premieres June 24
Girl Meets Farm will reflect her unlikely journey from Jewish-Chinese percussionist food blogger to Minnesota farm-dweller and kitchen powerhouse.

Source: Forward

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s letter defending Israel to be auctioned  
Written in 1957, the former first lady defends Israel’s actions during the Suez Crisis.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Watch trailer for Season 2 of Fauda
The wildly popular Israeli series returned May 24.

Source: YouTube

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Source: Federation CJA

On May 30, Eli Cohen (Minister of Economy and Industry) and Danny Danon (Israel’s Ambassador to the UN) opened an event celebrating seventy years of Israeli global impact through innovation at the United Nations in New York, joined by over 500 diplomats as well as leaders of the Jewish community of North America. The event highlighted Israeli inventions and innovations that have bettered the world. “Seventy years of Israeli technology have changed the face of societies around the world,” said Danon, “and this technology has become a bridge between Israel and other countries of the world.”


Event with Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch
Maimonides Society
Time: Thursday, June 7 | 8:00 PM

Shabbat in the Park West Island
Time: Friday, June 8 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

MTL Couples: Cooking Class with Kat Romanow
Time: Thursday, June 21 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


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