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A Swastika in the Snow: What I Got for Defending the Jewish Community

Sara McCleary Though my ancestry makes me Jewish and I have family members who are observant, I myself have never been a practicing member of the Jewish community. I write for B’nai Brith Canada as it helps me learn about my family’s roots and because I’m fundamentally opposed to any kind of hatred, so I’m proud to have an outlet where I can call out those who are antisemitic or otherwise prejudiced. I personally have never felt at risk, or that there was even a chance I’d become a target of such intense hatred. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Teams Up with Main Street Project in Winnipeg

(L-R) Carla Chornoby, Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator for the Main Street Project, B'nai Brith Canada board member Jordan Farber and B'nai Brith Canada's Midwest Region Programming Coordinator Adriana Glikman pose with food donations.   By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada is proud to have partnered up with the Main Street Project organization to donate food to the needy in Winnipeg. Since 1972, the organization has served the city's most vulnerable by offering a safe place of respite, shelter and support, with dignity and without judgment, to individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction. Continue reading

Canada to Attend Upcoming 'Middle East Peace Conference' in Paris

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Canada will be sending a delegate to the Middle East peace conference in Paris, scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, B'nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

League for Human Rights to Host Award-Winning Holocaust Author

Dr. Steve (Gunnar S.) Paulsson is the author of the award-winning book "Secret City: The Hidden Jews of Warsaw" B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights is proud to host award-winning author Dr. Steve (Gunnar S.) Paulsson for a lecture at Beth Emeth Synagogue in Toronto on Thursday, Jan. 26. Continue reading

BDS Referendum Quashed at Western University Affiliate

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada A planned referendum on whether or not to endorse the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel at King’s University College, a Catholic affiliate of Western University, has been cancelled after Jewish students successfully argued that it violated the mandate of the college’s student council (KUCSC). Continue reading

Former Cantor Accused of Extortion by Montreal Synagogue

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen Congregation Adath Israel – based out of the Montreal island suburb of Hampstead – is standing by its spiritual leader, Rabbi Michael Whitman, after a barrage of social media attacks were directed against him by the synagogue’s former cantor, Shmuel Levin. Continue reading

Mayor Urges Winnipeg to 'Stand in Solidarity' With Jewish Community

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman  By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada  Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman issued a statement today (Friday, Jan. 6) denouncing an ugly act of antisemitism that has left the entire city pretty shaken up. Continue reading

In Defence of Jewish and Israeli Studies in Canada

Willem Hart Canadian Jews, as do all minority ethnic groups, possess the right to work together as an identifiable group to build and advance a community. Continue reading

Are Hate Crimes Up or Are People Just Finally Taking Notice?

Sara McCleary Full disclosure – I personally am not a supporter of U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump. But in recent weeks I’ve come to realize that, in one way at least, we owe him some gratitude. Continue reading

CTV Interviews B'nai Brith on Winnipeg Hate Crime

CTV News Winnipeg's Michelle Gerwing spoke to Amanda Hohmann, National Director of B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights, on Jan. 5, 2017, regarding an antisemitic incident involving rock containing a swastika and antisemitic messages that was left outside a Jewish family's home in Winnipeg. Continue reading
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