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Noted Jewish Community Members Recognized with D’Arcy-McGee Citizenship Medals

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen June 23, 2017 When David Birnbaum became the Quebec Member of the National Assembly for the riding of D’Arcy-McGee, he was excited to learn that he had the privilege to bestow medals to other members of the community. Continue reading

He’s a two-time Olympian and a Doctor. And Yes, He’s Also Jewish.

Josh Binstock (Photo Credit: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press) June 23, 2017 Matthew SilverSpecial to B'nai Brith Canada It’s rare enough to find a Jewish beach volleyball player, let alone one that has two Olympic appearances and a Doctor of Chiropractic to his name. But that’s just reality for Dr. Josh Binstock, who retired from the professional tour last year to start his full-time career as a chiropractor.  Continue reading

A Lesson for Jewish Students at York University

  Robin Grossman  June 23, 2017 During my first year of post-secondary education at York University, I enrolled in courses that discussed colonialism and racism, where most of my peers were visible minorities and victims of racism. Yet, even though I’m part of a minority group myself, I always felt like the odd one out. What was my place in those courses? Why was I always the only Jew in class, and what would happen if I started sharing my experiences as a Jew? Continue reading

U.S. Holocaust Denier to Speak at Toronto al-Quds Day Rally

June 20, 2017 By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Kevin Barrett, a notorious Holocaust denier from the United States, has accepted an invitation to address the Toronto al-Quds Day rally on June 24 at Queen’s Park, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

Marc Chagall Receives Warm Reception by Quebec Community

Marc Chagall’s The Rabbi of Vitebsk (The Praying Jew) (1923) June 19, 2017 By Gabrielle SamraCultural Development ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada In January of 2017, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) announced the opening of the largest Canadian exhibition devoted to celebrated Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), famous for his vibrant use of colour and elaborate implementation of religious symbols. Continue reading

Why Doesn't Canadian Media Mention that Jews Are Most-Targeted Group for Hate Crimes?

Sara McCleary June 19, 2017 Last week, Stats Canada released its hate crime statistics for the year 2015, finding that hate crimes reported to police rose by five per cent over the year 2014, with 1,362 hate-motivated incidents. Continue reading

The Globe and Mail Must Also Apologize for Misleading Headline on Palestinian Terrorism

  Daniel Koren June 18, 2017 After severe public backlash from officials across the political spectrum – both in Israel and abroad – the BBC apologized Sunday for running a headline that grossly misinformed its readers about Friday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem.  Continue reading

Antisemitic Incidents on the Rise in Toronto in Recent Months

A swastika found scratched into the surface in the play are at the Eitz Chaim school (Credit: Eitz Chaim) June 16, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada  TORONTO - May and June of 2017 have yielded an uptick in antisemitic incidents in the Greater Toronto Area, including three separate incidents near a Jewish elementary school. Continue reading

A Tale of Two Cities for B’nai Brith Quebec: Côte Saint-Luc and Lachute

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen For officials from B’nai Brith Canada’s Quebec office, this past week truly represented a tale of two cities: Côte Saint-Luc and Lachute. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Recognizes Lachute, Que. for Preventing Event Honouring Nazi Pilot

B'nai Brith Canada's Quebec Region Director Harvey Levine (left) with Lachute Mayor Carl Peloquin. Le directeur regional de B’nai Brith Canada au Québec, Harvey Levine (left) avec le maire de la ville de Lachute Carl Peloquin June 15, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada recognized the city of Lachute, Que. on Thursday with a certificate for preventing the celebration of a Nazi pilot at a ceremony in March. Continue reading
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