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Act Establishing Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Passes Through Senate

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn testifies at the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights in Ottawa May 17, 2017 By Melissa AflaloB'nai Brith Canada On Tuesday, Ontario Senator Linda Frum welcomed the unanimous passage of Bill S-232, an act that would recognize the month of May as Canadian Jewish Heritage Month in Canada, a motion that was encouraged and supported by B’nai Brith Canada.   Continue reading

CONTEST: Celebrate Jerusalem Day with Your Favourite Zionist Heroes!

  May 17, 2017Fifty years ago, facing Arab armies mobilizing against it, the Israel Defence Forces staged a preemptive strike leading to the 1967 Six-Day War, which resulted in the reunification of Jerusalem and instituting the freedom of religion for all faiths to gain access to the Kotel (Western Wall). Continue reading

WIN Two Free Tickets to See ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ in Canada!

April 25, 2017 By Jaimie GoldsteinB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is excited to offer you the chance to win a package featuring two tickets to see The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on Diane Ackerman’s nonfiction book by the same name, at any Cineplex Theatre in Canada. The package also includes a copy of Ackerman’s novel signed by Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, who stars in the film adaptation. 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

Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Schedule Playoffs During Jewish Holidays – Again

  March 29, 2017 By David GrossmanSpecial to B'nai Brith Canada Sometimes things change for the better – but, then again, sometimes things never change. Continue reading

John Tory, Marcel Dionne to Attend 2nd Annual B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic

B'nai Brith Canada is delighted to announce that NHL Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne and Toronto Mayor John Tory will participate in the 2nd Annual B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic, which will take place at the breathtaking new Lebovic Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Gives Press Conference on Antisemitism With Toronto Mayor John Tory

John Tory, John Filion, Rabbi Moshe Steiner, Michael Mostyn and James Pasternak at a press conference in Toronto on Feb. 22, 2017. By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Feb. 22, 2017 B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn spoke at a news conference on Wednesday, Feb, 22, 2017, alongside Toronto police and Mayor John Tory at the Toronto Police Service Division 32 headquarters following incidents of antisemitic vandalism in Toronto, most notably, when post-it notes with antisemitic slurs were discovered on doors at a Toronto condo a few days earlier. Continue reading

McGill Student Union Rejects Motion Calling for ‘Punch A Zionist’ Student to Resign

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada On Monday, Feb. 13, the board of directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) rejected a motion by a vote of 5-4 calling for the removal of Igor Sadikov from the board. Continue reading

Following Antisemitic Incident, Winnipeggers Show Solidarity with Jewish Neighbours

Poster in solidarity with Winnipeg Jewish community (Photo Credit: Winnipeg Jewish Review) By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada First it was Mayor Brian Bowman. Disturbed by the antisemitic incident that took place last month in the Wolseley neighbourhood of Winnipeg – when a couple arrived at their home to find a rock painted with the words, “Die Jew Bitch. EinsatzGruppen” and other antisemitic slurs – the Mayor denounced the ugly act of hatred and declared his solidarity with Winnipeg’s Jewish community. Continue reading

Hamilton Gets Ready for 66th Annual B’nai Brith Sports Celebrity Dinner

On Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, B’nai Brith Hamilton will host the 66th Annual B’nai Brith Hamilton Sports Celebrity Dinner, Hamilton’s most anticipated annual fundraising event, at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Continue reading
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