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This Giving Tuesday, Help B’nai Brith Canada Fight Back

Dear Friends, A week from today – on Nov. 28, 2017 – the world will mark #GivingTuesday, an international movement that seeks to promote charitable giving, and where people from around the world donate to causes that are near and dear to their hearts. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Brings Holocaust Survivor to Speak to Ontario Students

Holocaust survivor Irene Kurtz speaks to students at Middlefield CI  Nov. 16, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada  Middlefield Collegiate Institute in Markham today is a long ways away from the Warsaw Ghetto and Madjanek concentration camp of World War II. Continue reading

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

 Make-up specialist Sharon Braunstein arrives at Chez Doris alongside B'nai Brith volunteers By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Nov. 16, 2017 For several years now, B’nai Brith Canada in Quebec has been providing clothing, toiletries, nonperishable food, and other items to Chez Doris, a charitable organization that offers daytime shelter and a safe environment to vulnerable and at-risk women across Montreal. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Honours Jewish War Veterans in Montreal

 Students arrive at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery’s Field of Honour for a Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 16, 2017 MONTREAL – Representatives from B’nai Brith Canada were honoured to take part in a very meaningful community-wide ceremony last Friday in memory of the Jewish war veterans who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Continue reading

From Darkness to Light: Poland's Chief Rabbi Speaks of Jewish Renewal and Renaissance

(L-R) Avi Posen, Ran Ukashi, Cary Rubenfeld, Rabbi Schudrich, Belle Jarniewski, and Ruth Ashrafi Nov. 8, 2017 By Ran UkashiManitoba Regional DirectorB’nai Brith Canada  WINNIPEG – In the minds of many, Poland is associated with one of the darkest chapters of Jewish history. It is a country that saw nearly a millenium of Jewish civilization and history wiped away in an instant during the Holocaust by the Nazis and their accomplices. Rabbi Michael Shudrich, Poland's Chief Rabbi, considers the magnitude of this loss to be so great that it often overshadows another important fact: ten per cent of the original 3.5 million pre-Holocaust Jewish population survived the war.  Continue reading

Murray Koffler Personified the Meaning of the Word ‘Tzedekah’

  Marvelle and Murray Koffler Nov. 7, 2017 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – On Sunday, Nov. 5, Murray Koffler, perhaps one of the most revered and respected Jewish Canadians in history, passed away at the age of 93. Continue reading

Fierce Competition at 4th Annual B’nai Brith Invitational Chess Tournament

Jonathan Zaczek and Jojo Nones By Irwin Lipnowski Chair of B'nai Brith Chess Tournament Nov. 3, 2017 WINNIPEG – The 4th Annual B’nai Brith Invitational Chess Tournament took place Sunday at the Asper Jewish Community Campus, with 20 of the strongest players in Manitoba participating in a very competitive five-round event. Continue reading

Meet the Former B'nai Brith Intern Who Helped Launch Canada's New Holocaust Monument

Laura Grosman (left) and an artist's design of the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa (right) Sept. 27, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – I first met Laura Grosman at B'nai Brith Canada national headquarters in Toronto. Continue reading

Invictus Games, WLU Apologize for Scheduling Events on Yom Kippur

September 20, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Following letters of concern from B’nai Brith Canada, apologies have been issued by both the Invictus Games and Wilfrid Laurier University for scheduling major events on Yom Kippur. Continue reading

B'nai Brith and MADA Team Up Again for Rosh Hashanah Food Drive

(L-R): Rabbi Shmuel Pinson, Jack Ornstein, Harvey Levine, Ted Greenfield, Pesach Nussbaum, Marty Caplan, Joanne Cutler, Terry Roth, Ronnie Roter, Richard Adler , Sharon Braunstein, Minnie Cusmariu, Marla Weinstein, Marilyn Malkin, Carol Saltzman & Joe Sasson. September 15, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Fifteen dedicated B'nai Brith Canada volunteers made their way to the MADA Community Centre warehouse in Montreal last week to participate in the B’nai Brith/MADA Holiday Basket Program. Continue reading
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