Federation CJA 360 - May 11, 2018
Israel: This week in 60 seconds.

Shabbat Shalom. In this week’s issue, we cover recent developments in the Middle East, a government apology for turning away Jewish refugees in 1939, the Catholic-themed Met Gala’s very Jewish look, details about this Sunday’s Yom Yerushalayim event, and more.

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May 11 | 7:56 PM

Israel: This week in 60 seconds
Watch this rundown on recent developments in the Middle East, where Israel and Iran exchanged missile fire and the US Embassy sign went up in Jerusalem.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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Thousands line streets to watch Giro D’Italia
Israel hosted the first three stages (a.k.a. the Big Start) – the first time the famed cycling race has ever been held outside of Europe.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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Join us in the West Island this Sunday, 2-5 pm, for Yom Yerushalayim – Mother’s Day Edition!
There will be fun for the whole family, and special pampering for moms and the important women in your life.

Source: Federation CJA

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Wonder Woman Lynda Carter’s very Jewish Met Gala look
The show-stopping outfit included a gold crown with Hebrew lettering that read: “Never Forget”.

Source: Kveller

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Canada's oldest Jewish congregation, a civil rights champion, marks 250 years
“Multiculturalism and religious pluralism started with us”, says Rabbi Avi Finegold of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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CIJA commends government for announcement on St. Louis apology
Prime Minister Trudeau will issue a formal apology in the House of Commons for Canada’s rejection of Jewish refugees in 1939.

Source: CIJA
Image source: CBC

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Hillel Neuer, Orna Berry to receive honorary degrees from McGill
The Executive Director of UN Watch and the first woman to serve as Israel’s Chief Scientist are among this year’s 14 honorees.

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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Source: Federation CJA

If you know a student in grade 10 or 11, they have until May 25 to apply for the Diller Teen Fellows Program, Cohort 11 (Sept. 2018 – Sept. 2019) – click here for the application! Each year, the Diller Teen Fellowship brings together a pluralistic, diverse group of 20 teens to explore their Jewish identity and develop leadership skills towards social action and community involvement. Over 8,500 young adults from Montreal have been enriched by an Israel Experience since 1999, thanks in part to the support of Federation CJA.

To learn more about your impact, click here.


Yom Yerushalayim: Mother’s Day Edition
GenMTL West Island
Time: Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Climbing the Property Ladder: Creating Wealth through Real Estate
Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Tuesday, May 15 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In Conversation with Israeli Chef Michael Solomonov and Breakfast Television’s Catherine Verdon Diamond
Combined Jewish Appeal
Time: Wednesday, May 16 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

“Grandparents & Me” Live Musical Adventure Show! Featuring Moana, Princess Elsa, Snow White & Captain America
Cummings Centre West Island, PJ Library and Beth Tikvah
Time: Sunday, May 27 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking Lunch with Eric Rapps
Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Tuesday, May 29 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA:

President and Chief Executive Officer

Federation CJA:

Community Engagement Associate (Young Families)

Community Planner

Federation CJA’s Summer Internships Are Back!

Senior Cook

Association of Jewish Day Schools (AJDS):

Assistant to the Director General (1 year contract)

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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