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Canada Needs More Preventative Measures to Fight Antisemitism

Sara McCleary TORONTO – Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke to the World Jewish Congress in New York this week where she stressed Canada’s commitment to fighting radicalization and terrorism – particularly as part of the battle against Islamic State militants. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Partners with Law Society of Upper Canada for First-Rate Holocaust Remembrance Event

B'nai Brith Canada's Amanda Hohmann (middle) moderates discussion about when Holocaust denial becomes hate speech between Mark Freiman (left) and Sam Goldstein (right). April 26, 2017 By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - B’nai Brith Canada joined the Law Society of Upper Canada in presenting its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Program Tuesday night at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Hosts YomHaShoah Ceremonies Across Canada

April 25, 2017  By Jaimie GoldsteinB’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Yesterday, on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada paid tribute to the six million Jews, as well as countless others, who were robbed of their lives by the Nazi regime. Continue reading

WIN Two Free Tickets to See ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ in Canada!

April 25, 2017 By Jaimie GoldsteinB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is excited to offer you the chance to win a package featuring two tickets to see The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on Diane Ackerman’s nonfiction book by the same name, at any Cineplex Theatre in Canada. The package also includes a copy of Ackerman’s novel signed by Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, who stars in the film adaptation. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Honours Jewish Man Who Saved Hundreds from Nazi Persecution

VANCOUVER – Last week, B’nai Brith World Centre – Jerusalem and B’nai Brith Canada bestowed the Jewish Rescuers Citation to Dora Aftergood, 94, in honour of her father Dr. Assaf Atchildi, who put his own life at risk to ensure the survival of over 300 Jews in Nazi-occupied France.  The Citation is a project initiated in 2011 by the B’nai B’rith World Centre – Jerusalem and the Committee to Recognize the Heroism of Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust to recognize those Jews who endangered themselves to rescue and protect others in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

On Yom HaShoah, Join B’nai Brith Canada in Honouring and Remembering Our Fallen

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada April 23, 2017 TORONTO – Today, on the eve of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada pays tribute to the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the Romani, disabled, members of the LGBTQ + community, and countless others who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazi regime. Continue reading

B'nai Brith and LSUC Present: Panel Discussion on Holocaust Denial and Hate Speech

In honour of Yom HaShoah, join the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada and The Law Society of Upper Canada for a panel discussion addressing the question of when Holocaust denial becomes hate speech. Continue reading

Concordia Student Union Should Apologize for Supporting ‘Passover Against Apartheid’ Event

Sara McCleary MONTREAL – Last week, I wrote about the controversial “Passover Against Apartheid” event held at Concordia University. To recap, the Concordia Student Union (CSU) partnered with the Fine Arts Student Alliance and campus group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (note the absence of any Jewish groups) to host an art exhibit and discussion session on why Passover should be a time to support Palestinians “in the face of Israel’s apartheid state,” and to think about, “What blessings can we use to replace ‘Next year in Jerusalem?’” Continue reading

B'nai Brith Launches Yom HaShoah Ceremony in Ontario

In honour of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada and Shaarei-Beth El Congregation of Halton will be commemorating those who perished during the Holocaust on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Oakville, Ont.  Continue reading

B'nai Brith Yom HaShoah Ceremony in Montreal Honours Victims of the Holocaust

In honour of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada Quebec will be commemorating those who perished during the Holocaust on Monday, April 24, 2017. Continue reading
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