Shabbat Shalom! From the chart-topping Israeli Eurovision song “Toy” to the Outremont bus debate to the full list of Federation CJA’s Israel at 70 celebrations – we hope you enjoy this week’s roundup of Jewish news from around the world!
March 23 | 6:53PM
This empowering Israeli song will have your whole family dancing Listen to the catchy Israeli Eurovision entry considered a favourite to win!
Children speak out in debate over Jewish school buses JPPS Elementary school students speak out in the wake of a heated debate over traffic in Outremont.
Source: Montreal Gazette
Israel at 70 Join us for a myriad of commemorative activities in the run up to Israel’s 70th – and throughout the extraordinary milestone year ahead!
Source: Federation CJA
Take action: Get Hamas off Twitter Help us cut off Hamas’ link to nearly half-a-million online follower by signing CIJA’s petition to shut down the terrorist group’s Twitter accounts.
Israel admits bombing Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, warns Iran
Israel said the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
Source: Reuters and Algemeiner Staff
Stuntman Stu meets bone marrow donor who saved his life The Majic 100 morning radio host and Ottawa Senators home game announcer is in remission thanks to an Israeli donor from a Jewish bone marrow registry.
Source: Ottawa Citizen
Source: Generations Fund
The deadline to apply for Federation CJA’s Generations Fund CAPS program for the 2018-2019 school year is April 9, 2018 at noon! Click here to try our anonymous calculator and get instant preliminary results about your eligibility for a tuition freeze, as well as an additional $1,800 subsidy for Kindergarten and Secondary 1 students. Last year, $3 million in tuition-assistance was allocated to 53% of students enrolled in Jewish Day School, making formal Jewish education more affordable for a considerable number of lower income families.
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