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SIGN OUR PETITION: Urge Government to Immediately Deport Nazi Helmut Oberlander

Helmut Oberlander Nov. 8, 2018 By Daniel Koren & Marty YorkB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in the House of Commons for Canada’s failures toward Jewish refugees during the Holocaust, the federal government is now in position to deport Nazi Helmut Oberlander. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Welcomes PM Trudeau Apology, Urges Government Plan to Combat Antisemitism

The MS St. Louis Nov. 7, 2018 By Marty York & Daniel KorenB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is welcoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology to the Jewish community. Still, the organization is again urging the federal government to adopt a concrete, national action plan to fight antisemitism. Continue reading

Israel’s Most Popular Social-Sport for Women Targets Montreal, Toronto

Ofra Abramovich met some of the Montreal Mamanet players when she visited last spring Nov. 2, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL –  Can the sport of Mamanet, more commonly known as cachibol or Newcomb, become a sensation in Quebec and Ontario as it is in Israel?  Continue reading

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
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