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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

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

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

MP David Sweet Speaks about Jews From Arab Lands in House of Commons

On Nov. 30, 2016, Member of Parliament David Sweet spoke in the House of Commons about the exodus of Jewish refugees from Arab lands following Israel's independence day in 1948. Continue reading
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