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League for Human Rights Hosts Briefing on Campus Antisemitism

Aidan Fishman, B'nai Brith Canada's Campus Advocacy Coordinator By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights hosted a conference call on Tuesday, Dec. 20 featuring B'nai Birth Canada's Campus Advocacy Coordinator Aidan Fishman, who briefed League volunteers and members (including both students and professors) on the situation of antisemitism on Canadian campuses and B'nai Brith's role in fighting against it. Continue reading

Hanukkah Gift Bag Giveaway at the Bagel Club!

B'nai Brith COO Judy Foldes presents a Hanukkah gift bag to a member of the Bagel Club By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Even though several volunteers had spent many hours packaging and distributing gift bags to the less fortunate, there was still one more place to go to cap off our amazing annual Hanukkah food drive. Continue reading

2016: B'nai Brith Canada's Year in Review

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada The year 2016 was marked by social tension, international unrest and political uncertainty. In Canada, minorities were subjected to racism and xenophobia and in Toronto, for the 11th straight year, the annual Hate Crimes report from Toronto Police Services showed that the Jewish community is the city's single most-targeted victim of hate crimes. Continue reading

A Message from Our Chair of the Board for 2017

Dear friends,On behalf of B’nai Brith Canada, I would like to express our gratitude for your ongoing support of our organization. It is only through your generosity that we are able to help improve the quality of life for so many in our community. Continue reading

Finally Admitting the UN's Anti-Israel Bias

Sara McCleary Conventional wisdom holds that the first step to resolving a conflict is admitting that there is a problem. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Gives the Ladies of Chez Doris a Boost

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen  Founded in 1977, Chez Doris is a day shelter for vulnerable women living in Montreal, offering a safe environment for up to 100 women every day. The shelter is open seven days a week and provides women with various essentials such as breakfast and lunch, access to showers, hygienic products, emergency food bags, respite beds, custodial services, financial management programs, an Inuit assistance program, an aboriginal housing placement service, health and mental health services, legal services, and educational and socio-recreational programs. Continue reading

On Canada, Israel and Indigenous Peoples – An Open Letter to Dr. Yousef Jabareen

Ryan Bellerose Editor's Note: On Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, the Toronto Star published an editorial written by Dr. Yousef Jabareen, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, with the headline "What Israel Can Learn From Canada." The following is a response to Dr. Jabareen from Ryan Bellerose, B'nai Brith Canada's Advocacy Coordinator of Western Canada. Continue reading

A Success Story in the Making -- B’nai Brith Women’s Basketball League

Group shot of "The Basket Cases", one of the B'nai Brith Women's Basketball League team .Back row: (left to right) Mira Miller, Shawna Rubin, Andrea Berman. Front row: (left to right) Randi Goodman, Cindy Maker, Sue Wolff, Brigitte Levine (Credit: David Grossman) By David GrossmanSpecial to B'nai Brith It’s game day. Not your typical sports escapade when people flock to the television, while others grab the refreshments to check out scores, wins and what team grabs professional sports bragging rights. Continue reading

Germany's "Rent-A-Jew" Program: Wait Before You Judge

Sara McCleary While making the rounds on my usual websites this week, I stumbled upon a couple of articles about a controversial new program in Germany: “Rent-a-Jew.” Continue reading

Will Montreal’s First Jewish Mayor be Declared Innocent of Bribery Charges?

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen It was one of the most extraordinary falls from grace by a prominent figure in Montreal Jewish community history. Continue reading
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