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Jewish Cookbook Legend Norene Gilletz Is Mourned

Norene Gilletz February 24, 2020 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL - When my late grandmother passed away almost 30 years ago, I assumed the lease of her apartment. I had been on my own for a while already and knew how to make some simple dishes. As I went through her kitchen, I came across a book called Second Helpings, Please! It immediately became my cooking bible and continued to be so as I got married and became a parent. Today, it always remains a “go to” publication for meal preparation. Continue reading

BINGO: Fun-Loving Volunteers Needed

January 28, 2020 Dear Friends, B’nai Brith Canada is looking for fun-loving bingo volunteers in the Greater Toronto Area.   Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Honours the Stockholm Declaration Principles

A poster by Derek Michael Wasylyshen ( January 19, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Today, B’nai Brith Canada honours the principles enshrined in the 2000 Stockholm Declaration on the Holocaust - the foundational document of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Continue reading

B'nai Brith Student Initiative Wins Recognition in Manitoba

December 20, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG – The organizers and winners of a B'nai Brith Canada initiative have been named to 2019's "Fascinating Manitobans" list. Continue reading

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
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