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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

B’nai Brith Honours Jewish Man Who Saved Hundreds from Nazi Persecution

VANCOUVER – Last week, B’nai Brith World Centre – Jerusalem and B’nai Brith Canada bestowed the Jewish Rescuers Citation to Dora Aftergood, 94, in honour of her father Dr. Assaf Atchildi, who put his own life at risk to ensure the survival of over 300 Jews in Nazi-occupied France.  The Citation is a project initiated in 2011 by the B’nai B’rith World Centre – Jerusalem and the Committee to Recognize the Heroism of Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust to recognize those Jews who endangered themselves to rescue and protect others in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

On Yom HaShoah, Join B’nai Brith Canada in Honouring and Remembering Our Fallen

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada April 23, 2017 TORONTO – Today, on the eve of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada pays tribute to the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the Romani, disabled, members of the LGBTQ + community, and countless others who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazi regime. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Lauds UBC Students For Rejecting BDS

The University of British Columbia (Photo Credit: UBC) April 9, 2017  By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – After a week-long referendum, students at the University of British Columbia voted against endorsing the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, with 48 per cent for and 52 per cent against. Turnout in the referendum also fell well short of the eight per cent quorum required in order for it to be binding.  Continue reading

Antisemitic Graffiti Strikes Four Canadian Campuses

Swastikas discovered at the University of Toronto (Photo Credit: Facebook) April 7, 2017 By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Over the past week, Jewish students have discovered either disturbing antisemitic graffiti or vandalism at four separate university campuses across the country. Continue reading

This Passover, Join B’nai Brith Canada in Our Fight for Freedom

Dear Friends, Jewish people worldwide will gather to celebrate Passover this Monday, April 10. Passover, of course, teaches us many virtues but, most importantly, it represents the liberation of the Jewish people and our freedom from slavery after centuries of oppression. Continue reading

Hamas-Linked Slogans Promoted at UBC Anti-Israel Event

Top: Hamas-affiliated scarves worn at the University of British Columbia (Credit: Facebook). Bottom: Malik Obama (second from right) wearing the same scarf in 2014 with Hamas officials (Credit: Daily Mail) April 2, 2017 By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy Coordinator B'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – An anti-Israel student group at the University of British Columbia facilitated the sale of scarves with Hamas-affiliated slogans at a campus event, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

Ryerson Students Adopt Canadian Definition of Antisemitism

March 30, 2017 On Wednesday, the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voted to adopt a definition of antisemitism in line with what is used by the governments of Canada and Ontario.  Continue reading

Antisemitic Bomb Threats Strike York’s Glendon Campus

March 22, 2017 By Aidan Fishman and Marty YorkCampus Advocacy Coordinator | Chief Media OfficerB'nai Brith Canada Buildings at York University’s Glendon College Campus were evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat targeted the Jewish community. This followed a similar incident that took place Tuesday. Continue reading

Another Montreal Imam Incites Violence Against Jewish Community

Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa al Nasr delivers sermon at the al-Arkam mosque in Montreal (Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot) By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada March 21, 2017 MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada has reported an incident involving yet another Montreal imam to the Hate Crimes Unit of the Montreal Police Service. As CIJNews reports, the imam was recorded delivering an antisemitic sermon and inciting violence against Jewish people. Continue reading
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