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Finally Admitting the UN's Anti-Israel Bias

Sara McCleary Conventional wisdom holds that the first step to resolving a conflict is admitting that there is a problem. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Gives the Ladies of Chez Doris a Boost

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen  Founded in 1977, Chez Doris is a day shelter for vulnerable women living in Montreal, offering a safe environment for up to 100 women every day. The shelter is open seven days a week and provides women with various essentials such as breakfast and lunch, access to showers, hygienic products, emergency food bags, respite beds, custodial services, financial management programs, an Inuit assistance program, an aboriginal housing placement service, health and mental health services, legal services, and educational and socio-recreational programs. Continue reading

On Canada, Israel and Indigenous Peoples – An Open Letter to Dr. Yousef Jabareen

Ryan Bellerose Editor's Note: On Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, the Toronto Star published an editorial written by Dr. Yousef Jabareen, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, with the headline "What Israel Can Learn From Canada." The following is a response to Dr. Jabareen from Ryan Bellerose, B'nai Brith Canada's Advocacy Coordinator of Western Canada. Continue reading

A Success Story in the Making -- B’nai Brith Women’s Basketball League

Group shot of "The Basket Cases", one of the B'nai Brith Women's Basketball League team .Back row: (left to right) Mira Miller, Shawna Rubin, Andrea Berman. Front row: (left to right) Randi Goodman, Cindy Maker, Sue Wolff, Brigitte Levine (Credit: David Grossman) By David GrossmanSpecial to B'nai Brith It’s game day. Not your typical sports escapade when people flock to the television, while others grab the refreshments to check out scores, wins and what team grabs professional sports bragging rights. Continue reading

Germany's "Rent-A-Jew" Program: Wait Before You Judge

Sara McCleary While making the rounds on my usual websites this week, I stumbled upon a couple of articles about a controversial new program in Germany: “Rent-a-Jew.” Continue reading

Will Montreal’s First Jewish Mayor be Declared Innocent of Bribery Charges?

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen It was one of the most extraordinary falls from grace by a prominent figure in Montreal Jewish community history. Continue reading

MP David Sweet Speaks about Jews From Arab Lands in House of Commons

On Nov. 30, 2016, Member of Parliament David Sweet spoke in the House of Commons about the exodus of Jewish refugees from Arab lands following Israel's independence day in 1948. Continue reading

Share Your Favourite Hanukkah Story to Win a Free Ask Bubbe Doll!!

Dear Friends, It is our sincere pleasure to wish you a very warm and sweet Hanukkah, and a happy holiday season!!! We hope you are spending it making wonderful memories, surrounded with loved ones, friends, and family. Continue reading

Legislation Introduced in Senate to Establish Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Legislation to designate the month of May as Canadian Jewish Heritage Month was announced today in the Senate. Continue reading

Green Party Rejects BDS, Calls for Boycott of ‘Illegal Israel’

Green Party of Canada screenshot On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Green Party of Canada amended its previous resolution which was in favour of adopting the antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in Canada. Continue reading
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