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Can the Law Combat Antisemitism?

Nov. 2, 2018 OPINION | By Prof. Lorne Sossin The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. This article originally appeared on Prof. Sossin's Law Blog. TORONTO – With the tragic attack on the Jewish community in Pittsburgh still reverberating around the world, I’ve been reflecting on two panels I had the privilege to moderate exploring the relationship between law and combating antisemitism, which took place earlier in October, sponsored by York University’s Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, Osgoode Hall Law School and B’nai Brith Canada.  Continue reading

B’nai Brith Lauds Montreal Hate Crimes Unit for Charging Man with Incitement to Hatred

Screenshot of Robert Gosselin's antisemitic Facebook posts Oct. 31, 2018 By Ran UkashiNational Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is commending the Montreal Hate Crimes Unit after it swiftly charged a purveyor of antisemitic content online with voluntarily inciting hatred towards an identifiable group. Continue reading

Join Us for a Community Vigil in Honour of the Pittsburgh Shooting Victims

Dear Friends, Please join B’nai Brith Canada, alongside UJA Federation, its advocacy agent CIJA, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and the Toronto Board of Rabbis, for a community-wide vigil in Toronto to honour the victims of the horrendous Pittsburgh shooting tragedy. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Advocacy Leads to Criminal Convictions for Holocaust Deniers

Alfred and Monika Schaefer Oct. 26, 2018 Alfred and Monika Schaefer, the German-Canadian siblings behind a series of Holocaust-denial videos, have received prison sentences in Germany. Continue reading

Government Committee to Adopt B’nai Brith Anti-Terror Proposals on Justice Bill

Oct. 26, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – After hearing testimony from B’nai Brith Canada, the House of Commons Justice Committee has voted to strengthen clauses in a justice bill that otherwise could have allowed judges to give more lenient sentences for terrorism-related offences. Continue reading

University of Winnipeg Apologizes for Antisemitism at Anti-Israel Event

Oct. 24, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG – A University of Winnipeg investigation has concluded that antisemitism was expressed at a faculty-sponsored event earlier this year, which was first denounced by B’nai Brith Canada as “anti-Israel propaganda.” Continue reading

Celebrity Chefs to Star in B’nai Brith Canada ‘Second Helpings’ Event

Oct. 22, 2018 VAUGHAN, Ont. – A distinguished cadre of celebrity chefs have confirmed their participation in B’nai Brith Canada’s kosher epicurean celebration, Second Helpings… Encore! Continue reading

WIN Free Tickets to See ‘Restoring Tomorrow’ in Toronto

Oct. 19, 2018 By Noa LevinSpecial to B'nai Brith Canada CONTEST: WIN FREE TICKETS to see "Restoring Tomorrow" at any participating Cineplex theatre in Toronto! All you have to do is follow B’nai Brith Canada on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram , and send us an email (communications@bnaibrith.ca) with the subject line, “Restoring Tomorrow.” Good luck! Continue reading

ATTENTION Students! 🔈 WIN $3,000 with B'nai Brith's Diverse Minds Creative Writing Competition

Oct. 18, 2018 WINNIPEG – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to launch an exciting educational initiative that promotes diversity and teaches the valuable lessons of inclusion and tolerance to both elementary and high school students. Continue reading

B’nai Brith’s ‘Music Brunch for Seniors’ Sets Record Attendance Numbers

Montrealers take part on B'nai Brith's Music Brunch for Seniors (Photo Credit: Ya'acov Bauer) Oct. 16, 2018 MONTREAL – Over 140 senior citizens, as well as caregivers, spouses and other family members, gathered for B’nai Brith Canada’s fifth Music Brunch for Seniors event in Montreal on Sunday. Continue reading
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