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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

Winnipeg Homeowners Rocked by Antisemitic Messages

By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB'nai Brith Canada The Winnipeg Police Department and its Hate Crimes Coordinator are investigating an ugly antisemitic incident that occurred in a residential neighbourhood near downtown Winnipeg on New Year's Eve after the victims, who have asked to remain anonymous, called B’nai Brith Canada’s 24-7 Anti-Hate Hotline. Continue reading

2017 Softball Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2017 B'nai Brith Softball league is NOW OPEN! Continue reading

Here’s Hoping the New UN Secretary-General is More Diplomatic

Sara McCleary Two weeks ago, I wrote about now former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s 11th-hour admission that the UN has spent a decade passing “a disproportionate number of resolutions, reports, and committees against Israel.” Mere days later, the UN Security Council approved what has been described as the most severe resolution it has yet to pass against Israel. Continue reading

A B'nai Brith Hanukkah Mitzvah

Volunteers with BBYO and Diller Teen Fellows pose with Harvey Levine By Harvey LevineRegional Director, QuebecB'nai Brith Canada As we have every year for the past four decades, on each night of Hanukkah volunteers and staff members with B'nai Brith Canada arrived at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal to light the menorah alongside bed-ridden patients. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Continues a Hanukkah Candle Lighting Tradition

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen For the past 40 years and counting, B'nai Brith Canada has organized Hanukkah Candle Lighting ceremonies at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) in Montreal. This began with – and still remains – a proud community volunteer service project of B’nai Brith’s Maple Leaf Lodge. Continue reading

"Settlements" Are Not The Problem

Willem Hart It is truly astounding that the issue of "settlements" – a politically loaded term used for Israeli residential planning and development in ancestral Judea and Samaria – has dominated the discussion on Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Hanukkah Food Drive A Lifeline for Our Community

Volunteers help package Hanukkah food bags in Toronto Dear Friends, As you all know, each year before Hanukkah B’nai Brith Canada distributes food packages to the needy. It’s certainly a fulfilling experience, not just for the recipients of these packages but for the staff members and countless volunteers who come out to support the cause. Continue reading
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