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Jewish ‘Blood Libel’ Finds New Audience With SJP Ryerson

Willem Hart The old adage is true: history does tend to repeat itself. At Toronto’s Ryerson University, members of its resident anti-Israel club (Students for Justice in Palestine) have found themselves perpetuating Nazi-era propaganda, despite all claims to the contrary that the group is not antisemitic, but anti-Zionist. Continue reading

YouTube Star's 'Death to Jews' Video an Example of Unintentional Antisemitism

Sara McCleary There is, I think, a tendency to assume that antisemitism is always a conscious choice. Meaning, for a person to be antisemitic, he/she must be aware of it and intentionally show it in his/her actions and speech. But I’ve come to realize that anti-Jewish rhetoric often also comes in the form of unintentional antisemitism if you will, one that is deeply rooted in ignorance and possibly even more damaging than the calculated kind. Continue reading

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of Jewish Community Centre in London, Ont.

January 31, 2017 (London, Ont.) The London Jewish Community Centre in London, Ont. was evacuated Tuesday morning after an unidentified person called in a bomb threat. Continue reading

Canadian School Retracts Anti-Israel Policy Following B’nai Brith Intervention

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada A trade school on Gabriola Island, B.C. has rescinded a discriminatory policy rejecting Israeli applicants following an intervention by B’nai Brith Canada and members of the Canadian Jewish community. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Condemns Quebec City Mosque Shooting

In response to the deadly shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Sunday night, B’nai Brith Canada Chief Executive Officer Michael Mostyn has issued the following statement: Continue reading

Montreal Theatre Company Hopes to Contribute to Peace in Israel

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen MONTREAL – With a mission to develop, produce and broker new Quebec theatre to ever-widening audiences, the team at Infinithéâtre is committed to staging theatre that is as entertaining as it is relevant.  Continue reading

Rogers TV Drops Arabic-Language Show Following Complaint of Antisemitism

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB’nai Brith Canada Rogers TV, which runs community programming throughout Canada, has pulled the plug on an Arabic-language show called AskMirna after B’nai Brith Canada drew its attention to antisemitic messages promoted in the program. Continue reading

Hamilton Gets Ready for 66th Annual B’nai Brith Sports Celebrity Dinner

On Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, B’nai Brith Hamilton will host the 66th Annual B’nai Brith Hamilton Sports Celebrity Dinner, Hamilton’s most anticipated annual fundraising event, at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Continue reading

Being a Victim of Antisemitism Has Actually Brought Me Hope

Sara McCleary In my time as a contributor for B’nai Brith Canada, I’ve written a lot about antisemitism and its implications. Last week, I penned a more personal story after finding a swastika drawn in the snow on my own front yard, discussing the myriad of emotions I felt that ranged from anger to sadness to anxiety. Continue reading

Young Israel of Chomedey Adjusts to Life in A New Home

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen As membership dwindled and the average age of congregants dropped to about 75, the writing was on the wall for the Orthodox Young Israel of Chomedey Congregation in Laval, Quebec’s second largest city just across the bridge from Montreal. Continue reading
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