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Following Antisemitic Incident, Winnipeggers Show Solidarity with Jewish Neighbours

Poster in solidarity with Winnipeg Jewish community (Photo Credit: Winnipeg Jewish Review) By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada First it was Mayor Brian Bowman. Disturbed by the antisemitic incident that took place last month in the Wolseley neighbourhood of Winnipeg – when a couple arrived at their home to find a rock painted with the words, “Die Jew Bitch. EinsatzGruppen” and other antisemitic slurs – the Mayor denounced the ugly act of hatred and declared his solidarity with Winnipeg’s Jewish community. Continue reading

Montreal, Winnipeg Hit with Snow Swastikas

A swastika drawn on a car in Montreal (Photo Credit: Facebook/Mayer Feig) By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB’nai Brith Canada The ugly reality of antisemitism in Canada was evident in the suburbs of two major Canadian cities in recent days, B'nai Brith has learned. Continue reading

Community Consultation on Holocaust Education - February 16

Dear Friends, B'nai Brith Canada is pleased to offer our supporters an opportunity to help us set our agenda on Holocaust education in Canada. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Mourns Former President of Calgary Lodge

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada is mourning the passing of Frank Kettner, who served as Calgary Lodge president from 1957 through 1958. Continue reading

Boycott Hummus!!!!

Sara McCleary Last week, the University of California, Riverside’s student government voted in favour of removing Sabra-brand hummus from the school’s food services. The resolution had support from the campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Continue reading

Kids with Disabilities Form Valuable Friendships at B'nai Brith Bowling Event

  By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Bowling has long been one of the signature pastimes of B'nai Brith Canada members and volunteers. Over the past few weekends, this trend was on full display in the cities of Montreal and Winnipeg. Continue reading

'An Attack on One Faith Group is an Attack on All of Us'

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen The day after the deadly shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, I was at the B’nai Brith Canada Quebec Region office with senior leaders Eric Bissell and Ted Greenfield, executive director Harvey Levine, and B’nai Brith House director Eileen Katz. We were waiting to meet with D’Arcy McGee Liberal MNA David Birnbaum to receive the original copy of a declaration he made lauding B’nai Brith for moving forward with its newest affordable housing development.  Continue reading

Jewish ‘Blood Libel’ Finds New Audience With SJP Ryerson

Willem Hart The old adage is true: history does tend to repeat itself. At Toronto’s Ryerson University, members of its resident anti-Israel club (Students for Justice in Palestine) have found themselves perpetuating Nazi-era propaganda, despite all claims to the contrary that the group is not antisemitic, but anti-Zionist. Continue reading

YouTube Star's 'Death to Jews' Video an Example of Unintentional Antisemitism

Sara McCleary There is, I think, a tendency to assume that antisemitism is always a conscious choice. Meaning, for a person to be antisemitic, he/she must be aware of it and intentionally show it in his/her actions and speech. But I’ve come to realize that anti-Jewish rhetoric often also comes in the form of unintentional antisemitism if you will, one that is deeply rooted in ignorance and possibly even more damaging than the calculated kind. Continue reading

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of Jewish Community Centre in London, Ont.

January 31, 2017 (London, Ont.) The London Jewish Community Centre in London, Ont. was evacuated Tuesday morning after an unidentified person called in a bomb threat. Continue reading
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