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B'nai Brith Mourns Passing of Past National President

  It is with immense sadness that B'nai Brith Canada mourns the passing of Gerry Weinstein, who served as National President of B'nai Brith Canada from 2005-2008. Weinstein was 80 and died peacefully Monday, May 23, 2016 in Montreal. Continue reading

CIJA and B’nai Brith Commend Ontario's Leaders for Speaking out Against BDS

Jerusalem—In response to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s denunciation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel, and the “Standing Up Against Anti-Semitism in Ontario Act” introduced by Ontario MPPs Tim Hudak and Mike Colle, B'nai Brith Canada and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued the following statements:  Continue reading

B'nai Brith's New Winnipeg Co-ordinator!

B'nai Brith is delighted to announce the appointment of Adriana Glikman as our program co-ordinator in Winnipeg. Adriana brings with her years of experience in working with the community and in leading outreach initiatives to the diverse multicultural community in Winnipeg.  Continue reading

Family Day, 2016: Food, Fun, Family and B’nai Brith Hockey

By Jack BorensteinSpecial Correspondent, B’nai Brith Canada Family Day this past Monday turned out to be a wonderful occasion for those who played in, and watched, the First Annual B’nai Brith Canada ice hockey tournament at the Canlan Ice Sport facility in North York, Ont. The tourney was well organized and served as a template to relaunch the B’nai Brith Ice Hockey League, as soon as next season. Nine under-age-35 (composed of two divisions) and four over-age-35 teams competed in a series of three round-robin games, with the best-record teams advancing to the title games. ‘Wise Guys’ and ‘Adam’ emerged as respective U-35 and 35-O champions and each team received a $300 gift card for use at WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan. Ont. Raffle prizes consisted of Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys, toques, fleeced jackets, gloves and a toaster oven.     Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn Attends Gala Dinner in Ottawa in Honour of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn spent Thursday night with dignitaries in the nation's capital. Mr. Mostyn was pleased to accept his invitation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Madame Grégoire Trudeau to attend a gala dinner in honour of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Both Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Ban Ki-moon addressed those in attendance. "B'nai Brith is an important voice in the Canadian Jewish community," Mr. Mostyn said. "I was pleased to represent B'nai Brith and the human rights community at this event." Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada names Marty York Senior Coordinator of Media and Sports

January 20, 2016, TORONTO — B'nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning sports journalist Marty York as its Senior Coordinator of Media and Sports. Continue reading

Sheila Mostyn of Toronto Elected B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President

(Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2015)—Sheila Mostyn of Toronto was elected senior vice president of B’nai B’rith International, the world’s oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization, by the Board of Governors at its annual meeting.  Continue reading

B’nai Brith congratulates Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on winning a majority government

October 20th, 2015, TORONTO — B’nai Brith congratulates Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on winning a majority government. As the country’s most senior Jewish human rights and social service organization, B’nai Brith hosted a national debate series as part of its IMPACT 2015 initiative as part of B’nai Brith’s contribution to the democratic process. Continue reading
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