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B’nai Brith Canada Proud to Sponsor Major International Conference on Antisemitism

Sept. 13, 2018

TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada, in conjunction with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, is proud to be the exclusive Jewish-community sponsor of a major international symposium on antisemitism and Israel.

Israel @ 70: Critical Perspectives on Diaspora Relations, Identity and Antisemitism will take place from Sunday, Oct. 7 to Wednesday, Oct. 10, and feature renowned speakers, both locally and internationally in stature, on the subject of global antisemitism.

The symposium will include:

From Old and New Strands: Antisemitism in Italy
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. | 140 McLaughlin College, York University

Considered the world’s most prominent researcher in the field of Jewish demography, Italian-Israeli Professor Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University will deliver a compelling presentation on antisemitism in Italy.

Admission is free. Registration is mandatory. Please RSVP by email to

Antisemitism, Jurisprudence and the Law
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. | Beth Torah Congregation

Join us for a panel discussion on antisemitism and the legal system with B’nai Brith Senior Legal Counsel David Matas, Professor Lorraine Weinrib of the University of Toronto and Justice Ed Morgan of the Ontario Supreme Court. Moderated by Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Lorne Sossin.

Admission is free. Registration is mandatory. Please RSVP by email to

Israel @ 70 and World Jewry: One People or Two?
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. | 519 Kaneff Tower, York University

Professor DellaPergola will offer a fascinating talk on the state of World Jewry and Diaspora affairs. 

Admission is free. Registration is mandatory. Please RSVP by email to

A distinguished cadre of academics will also participate in various seminars on antisemitism, including “Antisemitism and Racism,” “Is Anti-Israelism Antisemitism?”, “Canadian Jewish Perspectives on Israel,” “Antisemitism from the Left and the Right,” “The Rise of White Nationalism in Canada,” “The Israeli Diaspora,” and others.

Published : Sep 13, 2018
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