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Montreal City Hall Continues B'nai Brith Yom HaShoah Tradition

Quebec Confidential   Mike Cohen MONTREAL - As Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre prepares for the 2017 elections in November, there is no question that he has the support of the Jewish community behind him. Continue reading

Passover BDS Event a Disgusting Display of Religious Appropriation at Concordia

Sara McCleary MONTREAL – Posters marked with the words "Passover Against Apartheid" were plastered around the Concordia University campus on Monday, shortly before the start of Passover, promoting an event being held Thursday, April 13 called – you guessed it – “Passover Against Apartheid.” It is being hosted by the groups Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights,  the Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA), and the Concordia Student Union.  Continue reading

The First Jewish Head of Mission for a Canadian Sports Contingent

Ari Grossman (centre) leads Canada at the Opening Ceremonies of the World University Games in Kazakhstan April 13, 2017 By B'nai Brith Canada Staff Not often do people get chosen for a position to lead an entire country.  Continue reading

Jewish Chronicle Op-Ed Blasting Antisemitism Stats is Way Off Base

Sara McCleary TORONTO – Last month, the Toronto Police Service released its hate crimes report for 2016, and as has been the case for over a decade, Jews remained the single most-targeted group. In fact, almost 30 per cent of all reported incidents were aimed towards members of the Jewish community. Continue reading

Winnipeg Interfaith Passover Seder Brings People Together

April 10, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada There's a passage in the Haggadah that we read at the Passover seder called "Ha lachma anya," which begins the telling of the Passover story with a proclamation that everyone is invited to join and participate in the festivities. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Lauds UBC Students For Rejecting BDS

The University of British Columbia (Photo Credit: UBC) April 9, 2017  By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – After a week-long referendum, students at the University of British Columbia voted against endorsing the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, with 48 per cent for and 52 per cent against. Turnout in the referendum also fell well short of the eight per cent quorum required in order for it to be binding.  Continue reading

Antisemitic Graffiti Strikes Four Canadian Campuses

Swastikas discovered at the University of Toronto (Photo Credit: Facebook) April 7, 2017 By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Over the past week, Jewish students have discovered either disturbing antisemitic graffiti or vandalism at four separate university campuses across the country. Continue reading

Feeding the Needy in Montreal: B'nai Brith and MADA Unite for Passover Food Drive

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen MONTREAL – Last week, a dozen B'nai Brith Canada volunteers enthusiastically headed to the MADA Community Centre warehouse to pick and pack more than 2,000 food baskets. Continue reading

This Passover, Join B’nai Brith Canada in Our Fight for Freedom

Dear Friends, Jewish people worldwide will gather to celebrate Passover this Monday, April 10. Passover, of course, teaches us many virtues but, most importantly, it represents the liberation of the Jewish people and our freedom from slavery after centuries of oppression. Continue reading

The Jewish Community Will Not Be Intimidated By Hatred

  Sara McCleary Not too long ago, a Jewish centre in Umea, Sweden made the decision to close its doors indefinitely, putting a halt to any activities and use of its building. Continue reading
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