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Tickets Still Available for Yiddish Theatre Production of 'A Bintel Brief'

Hello theatre lovers! We are pleased to inform you that there are still a few tickets available to see A Bintel Brief, the latest offering from the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT) players. Continue reading

Liberal MNA David Birnbaum Pledges to Keep Representing Jewish Community

David Birnbaum Sept. 28, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada The following is the last of four profiles on Jewish candidates running in the Quebec provincial election. We've also run profiles on Laura Azéroual, Yaniv Loran and Mélodie Cohn. MONTREAL – In the days leading up to the Oct. 1 Quebec election, incumbent D’Arcy McGee Liberal MNA David Birnbaum is hopeful and optimistic that his party will obtain another mandate. When the campaign began, the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) was ahead in the polls. But following three debates, Premier Philippe Couillard has put his troops back in the running. Continue reading

Former Nazi Helmut Oberlander Finally Loses Appeal

Screenshot of Thursday's Federal Court decision of Oberlander v. Canada Sept. 27, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A former Nazi who illegally gained entry into Canada by lying about his past has lost his appeal to retain his Canadian citizenship. Continue reading

PETITION: ICNA Must Remove Hateful Speakers from its Toronto Conference

***TO SIGN THIS PETITION, CLICK HERE*** Sept. 26, 2018 Tahir Alvi, PresidentIslamic Circle of North America – Canada391 Burnhamthorpe Road EastOakville, ONL6H 7B4 Dear President Alvi, Continue reading

SIGN OUR PETITION: Demand Islamic Group Remove Hateful Speakers from Toronto Conference

From left to right: Boonaa Mohammed, Nazir Ahmed, Ustadh Abdelrahman Murphy, Linda Sarsour and Imam Siraj Wahhaj Sept. 26, 2018 By Daniel Koren & Ran UkashiB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A bevy of figures who have engaged in homophobic, misogynistic or antisemitic rhetoric are scheduled to speak next week in Mississauga, Ont., at a convention run by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. Continue reading

Spots Still Available for Major Antisemitism Conference at York University

Sept. 21, 2018 TORONTO – There are still spots available for a forthcoming symposium on antisemitism sponsored by B’nai Brith Canada and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University. Continue reading

Join us for Second Helpings...Encore! A B'nai Brith Canada Signature Event

Sept. 20, 2018 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is excited to celebrate the notable 50th anniversary of the Jewish cooking bible, Second Helpings, Please! And we’ll celebrate it with a kosher epicurean event like no other.  Continue reading

Jewish Candidate Mélodie Cohn Espouses the CAQ’s Values

Bernard Praw, a Jewish commissioner from the English Montreal School Board, meets with CAQ candidates Nathalie Dansereau, Mélodie Cohn and Laura Azéroual Sept. 18, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada The following is the third of four profiles on Jewish candidates running in the Quebec provincial election. For our profile on Laura Azéroual, click here. For our profile on Yaniv Loran, click here. With the Oct. 1 Quebec elections only a few weeks away, polls still predict a tight race between the governing Liberal Party and the opposition Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ). Continue reading

Join B’nai Brith Canada For A 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. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Deeply Disturbed by Antisemitic Attack on Canadian-Jewish MPs

Dimitri Lascaris (left) levelled an antisemitic slur against Canadian Jewish MPS Michael Levitt (centre) and Anthony Housefather (right) Sept. 9, 2018 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is denouncing an antisemitic slur levelled against Canadian Jewish elected officials by the chair of one of Canada’s largest anti-Israel groups. Continue reading
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