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B’nai Brith Canada Welcomes New IHRA Education Materials

Our Senior Counsel, David Matas, with the Canadian delegation at the Luxembourg IHRA meeting December 5, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA - B’nai Brith Canada welcomes publication of new education materials by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).  Continue reading

Our Letter to the Prime Minister

                                                                                                            15 Hove Street                                                                                                             Toronto, Ontario                                                                                                             M3H 4Y8 November 20, 2019   The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario    K1A 0A6   Dear Prime Minister,             On behalf of B’nai Brith Canada, I congratulate you on your recent election victory and your returning to office as Prime Minister.  Please be assured of B’nai Brith’s firm support in continuing efforts by the Government to combat antisemitism, hate crimes and hate speech and further address the challenges facing Canada’s Jewish community. Continue reading

Community Volunteers Throw a Strike for Special Needs Community

Client Guy Parsons with Best Buddies volunteers Josh Schiff and Chris Hamilton December 2, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL - The overarching goal of Miriam Home is to treat and support children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders - and to help them reach their full potential as individuals. Continue reading

BDS “Campaign Posters” Enrage Montreal Resident

Griffintown resident Steve Frischman November 8, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL - The trendy Montreal district of Griffintown, just blocks away from downtown, has become a popular destination in recent years for members of the Jewish community to reside. One such individual is Steve Frischman, the son of Holocaust survivors and a gentleman with no tolerance for acts of antisemitism.  Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Community Volunteer Services Presents 2019 Rosh Hashanah Cards

Make Rosh Hashanah extra sweet this year by celebrating your loved ones and helping the B’nai Brith Montreal Community Volunteer Services at the same time! Honour your family and friends with a donation supporting the work we do in your community. They will receive a beautiful Rosh Hashanah card with your own personalized message. Our efforts have successfully bettered the lives of many people, including those on the autism spectrum, by donating art supplies and tickets to sporting events and movies. We support a shelter that cares for homeless and disadvantaged women who have fallen on very hard times. Our CVS volunteer committee organizes donated clothing, food and basic everyday personal hygiene products to this shelter. Most recently we initiated a Music Brunch Program geared especially for seniors citizens who live alone or in residences throughout our city. It has become a successful and fulfilling project! Please help us keep these programs going! $18.00 per card, $50.00 for 3 cards Continue reading

B’nai Brith Musical Brunches for Seniors Fill an Important Community Need

Participants enjoying a recent B'nai Brith musical brunch in Montreal September 12, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL - B’nai Brith Canada’s Quebec Region continues to hit the right note with its musical brunches for seniors at the Adath Israel Congregation in suburban Hampstead near Montreal. Continue reading

Election Debate Details Announced

September 10, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – As previously announced, B’nai Brith Canada is teaming up with synagogues across the country to host local debates in the run-up to October’s federal election. Continue reading

A huge week: Exposure. Action. Results.

It’s been a busy and high-impact week for B’nai Brith Canada and human rights in our country.  We have received overwhelming positive feedback about our success in exposing intolerance, hate and antisemitism and ensuring concrete action. Consider these eyebrow-raising national headlines, resulting from the tireless work of B’nai Brith Canada, this week alone:   Continue reading

B’nai Brith Renews Call for G7 to Act on Antisemitism

A photo of the G7 leaders from a previous Summit (Business Insider) August 23, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the Canadian government, along with G7 Summit host France, to issue a clarion call for action in combating the growth of global antisemitism. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Goes One on One with Boss of Montreal Taxi Company

Champlain Taxi President George Boussios August 21, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen  MONTREAL- George Boussios grew up in the Montreal borough of Outremont, known for its large Hasidic population. His father, John, drove a cab for many years and eventually rose to become president of Taxi Champlain. George followed in his dad’s footsteps, first as a driver and now at the helm of this well-known company with 350 permit holders behind the wheel.  Continue reading
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