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B’nai Brith Canada Condemns Quebec City Mosque Shooting

In response to the deadly shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Sunday night, B’nai Brith Canada Chief Executive Officer Michael Mostyn has issued the following statement: Continue reading

Montreal Theatre Company Hopes to Contribute to Peace in Israel

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen MONTREAL – With a mission to develop, produce and broker new Quebec theatre to ever-widening audiences, the team at Infinithéâtre is committed to staging theatre that is as entertaining as it is relevant.  Continue reading

Rogers TV Drops Arabic-Language Show Following Complaint of Antisemitism

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB’nai Brith Canada Rogers TV, which runs community programming throughout Canada, has pulled the plug on an Arabic-language show called AskMirna after B’nai Brith Canada drew its attention to antisemitic messages promoted in the program. 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

Being a Victim of Antisemitism Has Actually Brought Me Hope

Sara McCleary In my time as a contributor for B’nai Brith Canada, I’ve written a lot about antisemitism and its implications. Last week, I penned a more personal story after finding a swastika drawn in the snow on my own front yard, discussing the myriad of emotions I felt that ranged from anger to sadness to anxiety. Continue reading

Young Israel of Chomedey Adjusts to Life in A New Home

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen As membership dwindled and the average age of congregants dropped to about 75, the writing was on the wall for the Orthodox Young Israel of Chomedey Congregation in Laval, Quebec’s second largest city just across the bridge from Montreal. Continue reading

David Matas: Kerry is Dead Wrong When it Comes to Settlements

David Matas In some 48 hours, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. His administration has already signalled a dramatic shift from policies introduced under soon-to-be former President Barack Obama, spanning issues such as healthcare, Iran, international trade, the United Nations, and perhaps most vocally, Israel. Continue reading

Police Investigating Swastika Incident in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

A swastika drawn in the snow on the front lawn of B'nai Brith Canada columnist Sara McCleary By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB'nai Brith Canada The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service has launched an investigation to determine who drew a swastika and sexist slur in the snow on the front lawn of B'nai Brith Canada columnist Sara McCleary. Continue reading

A Swastika in the Snow: What I Got for Defending the Jewish Community

Sara McCleary Though my ancestry makes me Jewish and I have family members who are observant, I myself have never been a practicing member of the Jewish community. I write for B’nai Brith Canada as it helps me learn about my family’s roots and because I’m fundamentally opposed to any kind of hatred, so I’m proud to have an outlet where I can call out those who are antisemitic or otherwise prejudiced. I personally have never felt at risk, or that there was even a chance I’d become a target of such intense hatred. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Teams Up with Main Street Project in Winnipeg

(L-R) Carla Chornoby, Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator for the Main Street Project, B'nai Brith Canada board member Jordan Farber and B'nai Brith Canada's Midwest Region Programming Coordinator Adriana Glikman pose with food donations.   By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada is proud to have partnered up with the Main Street Project organization to donate food to the needy in Winnipeg. Since 1972, the organization has served the city's most vulnerable by offering a safe place of respite, shelter and support, with dignity and without judgment, to individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction. Continue reading
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