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Welcoming Marvin Rotrand – New National Director of the League of Human Rights

For the first time in 40 years, Marvin Rotrand’s name was not on the ballot paper for Montreal’s municipal elections. The longest-serving councillor, who represented the Snowdon district for 39 years under eight different mayors, has left city politics for a new position. As National Director of B’nai Brith’s League of Human Rights, he is …

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Emergency Afghan Refugee Relief Campaign Continues

TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) are partnering with the Afghan Women’s Organization Refugee & Immigrant Service and The Neighbourhood Organization to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghan refugees. Thousands of Afghan refugees are being resettled in Canada because of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Many are facing difficulties, from …

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People Helping People

Diandra and Jordana Etkin, two sisters from Winnipeg, Manitoba, have been volunteering for B’nai Brith in Winnipeg for over a decade. Giving their time as volunteers was a lesson that Diandra and Jordana learned early on from their family. In Jordana’s words: “volunteering is part of my identity.” The Etkin sisters’ first program as volunteers …

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Diverse Minds Manitoba Winners 2021

Anna Botkin and Bria MacBeath win the contest with their book, More than Me and You. This year’s Diverse Minds writing contest received many excellent children’s books on diversity and inclusion. The judges faced the difficult task of choosing 10 finalists from the many original, attractive, and educational submissions. On Sept. 14, the finalists were …

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Protesting the CPSM Proposal

In a strongly worded letter, B’nai Brith demanded that the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) drop its proposal that would ban CPSM members from performing circumcisions outside of a medical clinic or hospital. If enacted, this would constitute a significant infringement on the important Jewish lifecycle event of Brit Milah. Jewish circumcisions …

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