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What’s ‘Racist’ About Marrying Jewish?

Rafael Moiseev I recently attended a youth Shabbaton where Rabbi Michael Skobac, the Director of Education and Counselling of Jews for Judaism, was a guest speaker. For about an hour, Rabbi Skobac compellingly discussed his personal evolution from that of a “free-loving secular hippie” to the highly-respected expert on Jewish unity and continuity that we see today. A man who has devoted his life’s work to strengthening and preserving Jewish identity. Continue reading

It's Time to Hit the Reset Button at York University

Aidan Fishman & Willem Hart This week, our community was exposed to yet another act of antisemitism at York University. According to reports, high school students who had journeyed to campus for an anti-racism workshop, including many from the heavily-Jewish Westmount Collegiate Institute in Thornhill, Ont. were told that discrimination against Jews is not a topic worthy of conversation, while being cursed at by York professors and students on account of their supposed “white privilege.”  Continue reading

WATCH: Canadians Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut Across the Country!

May 2, 2017 TORONTO – B'nai Brith Canada is proud to have taken part in flag-raising ceremonies and similar events in Canada today in honour of Yom Ha'atzmaut, celebrating 69 years of Israeli independence, and thousands of years of Jewish history. Continue reading

Are Member States Finally Waking Up to UNESCO's Anti-Israel Bias?

Sara McCleary In a move that at this point should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted yet again in favour of a resolution that is overwhelmingly biased against Israel. Continue reading

Montrealers Rise to the Occasion Once Again to Celebrate Israel

Quebec Confidential   Mike Cohen MONTREAL - Fourteen years ago Montreal businessman, philanthropist and B’nai Brith Canada supporter Amos Sochaczevski felt that the city’s annual Israel rally needed an adrenaline shot. Federation CJA had moved the event from downtown to the suburbs and, as such, it lacked the kind of appeal he felt it deserved. Continue reading

On Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Let’s Show Our Support for the State of Israel!

TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada will proudly take part in community-wide events across the country next week celebrating Israel’s 69th birthday on Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), and we urge you to join us, wherever you are! Continue reading

Yom HaShoah Takes On New Prominence in Montreal; B’nai Brith Gets a Big Assist

Quebec Confidential   Mike Cohen MONTREAL - I think it is safe to say that, 72 years after the Allies defeated Nazi Germany and the Axis powers, Holocaust Remembrance Day has never been more visible in Montreal. Continue reading

NHL Luminary Dennis Hull to Emcee 2nd Annual B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic

Dear Friends, It is our pleasure to announce that former National Hockey League All-Star Dennis Hull will be our emcee at the 2nd Annual B’nai Brith Charity Golf Classic, which will be held at the picturesque Lebovic Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Continue reading

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
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