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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

My First Brush with Antisemitism

Amanda Attar  My first encounter with antisemitism took place before I could even pronounce the word. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Presents Certificate of Recognition to City of Côte Saint-Luc

(L-R) Eric Bissell, Ted Greenfield, Harvey Levine, Councillor Sam Goldbloom, Councillor Glenn Nashen, Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, Police Commander Jean O'Malley, Public Security Jordy Reichson and V-COPS. June 14, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada was proud to present a Certificate of Recognition to the City of Côte Saint-Luc for its dedication to fighting against racism, antisemitism and discrimination on June 12, 2017. Continue reading

Stats Canada: Hate Crimes Up 5% in 2015, Jews Remain Most Targeted Group

A mailbox is vandalized with antisemitic slurs in Ontario  June 13, 2017  By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada With figures consistent with B'nai Brith Canada's 2015 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, Statistics Canada revealed this week that police-reported hate crimes rose by five per cent that year, with Jews remaining the most-targeted identifiable group. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Charity Golf Classic A Huge Success

June 13, 2017 By Matt SilverCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada AURORA, Ont. – More than 100 golfers attended the 2nd annual B’nai Brith Charity Golf Classic Monday at the Lebovic Golf Club  in Aurora, Ont. The tournament featured 18 holes of golf, thousands of dollars worth of donated giveaways, the chance to mingle with celebrity guests such as Toronto Maple Leafs star Zach Hyman and NHL greats Rick Vaive, Gary Leeman and Marcel Dionne, scotch and beer samplings, and a smorgasbord of kosher food, including a post-tournament dinner emceed by NHL great and renowned comedian Dennis Hull. Continue reading
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