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B'nai Brith Updates

Time for Canada to Hold Iran to Account: B'nai Brith

The aftermath of January's PS752 tragedy (CTV) June 26, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA - Following a recent report about Iran seeking to reopen its ties with this country, B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the federal government to hold Iran to account. Continue reading

Petition to Bar Faisal Bhabha from Teaching “Human Rights” at Osgoode Hall Law School

Rhonda Lenton Office of the President 1050 Kaneff Tower 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3   Dear President and Vice-Chancellor Lenton,   We, the undersigned, demand that Associate Professor Faisal Bhabha no longer teach any “human rights” courses at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.   Continue reading

Jews Again Most Targeted Group in GTA Municipalities

A breakdown of hate-crime incidents in Toronto in 2019 (Toronto Police Service) June 17, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Newly revealed police data shows that Jews were once again the most targeted group for hate crimes in both Toronto and York Region in 2019. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Corrects Canada's UN Ambassador

An image of Ambassador Blanchard (Globe and Mail) June 15, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has written to Marc-André Blanchard, Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, to express concern over anti-Israel bias and misinformation at the UN. Continue reading

For Those in Need, This Crisis is Not Over

Our COVID-19 Emergency Food Drive is still in full force and delivering to a growing number of vulnerable community members. Every week, B'nai Brith Canada receives more calls for food assistance from seniors, people living under the poverty line, Holocaust survivors, veterans, shut-ins and folks with disabilities.  Our food drive is funded and operated entirely by caring community members and receives no financial support from any outside organization. We rely solely on your donations.  This program provides kosher food, free of charge, for at-risk people who need it and otherwise could not afford it or access it safely. We gear up with masks and gloves to deliver the boxes straight to the doors of the recipients. We also check on all recipients to ensure that they are okay – from a safe physical distance, of course – and our caring volunteers spend time with them in short social visits. This is especially important because most of the recipients have not left their homes during COVID-19, leaving them feeling depressed and isolated.   Our Emergency Food Drive began on March 23. We are now in our 13th week - and we are committed to keep on helping those at risk until this crisis is over. Continue reading

Canada Can Strengthen Its Bid for a UN Security Council Seat by Avoiding Funding Palestinian NGOs That Attack Jews and Israel

The chamber of the UN Security Council (National Post) June 5, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Canada is campaigning for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, a bid which could be strengthened if funding is withheld from Palestinian non-governmental organizations with links to terrorism or which inspire hatred against Israel. Continue reading

We Must All Condemn Anti-Black Racism

A boarded-up window on a Montreal store, following a looting this past weekend (Montreal Gazette) June 2, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – During this difficult time, B’nai Brith Canada’s Special Advisory Council to the League for Human Rights (SAC-LHR) wishes to express solidarity with those mourning the killing of George Floyd and anti-black racism in the United States, Canada and around the world. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Releases New Policy Paper on Confronting COVID-19-Inspired Antisemitism

Antisemitic graffiti in downtown Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic May 26, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Concerned over the rise in COVID-19-inspired antisemitism, B’nai Brith Canada is addressing disinformation and conspiracy theories directed at the Jewish community, and urging government leadership to take action against it. Continue reading

Looking for Something to do on a Rainy Quarantine Day? Join Our Closet Clean-Out Squad!

B’nai Brith Canada will be accepting drop-offs of household donations at strategic locations across the city in the very near future. By registering at www.bnaibrith.ca/pickup, we will notify you when and where to bring your donations once the veil of COVID-19 lifts. Continue reading

Emergency Response Food Drive – We're Here for the Long Run

As we all know, COVID-19 has been devastating to many. It has wreaked havoc upon vital services and institutions in the Toronto Jewish community and has dealt severe blows to far too many community members. Continue reading
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