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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

LCBO Responds Positively to B'nai Brith Advocacy

An image of an LCBO storefront (Yellow Pages) August 16, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B'nai Brith Canada is pleased to share that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has taken a strong stance against anti-Israel vandalism in its stores, after B'nai Brith reached out following an incident earlier this week. Continue reading

Winnipeg Commemorates the Horrific AMIA Bombing

B'nai Brith's Ran Ukashi speaks at Winnipeg's community memorial event.   July 22, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG - This past Thursday, July 18th, marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the horrific AMIA bombing, an antisemitic terrorist attack against a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that left eighty-five dead and hundreds injured. What followed was a whirlwind of presidential corruption, clandestine political dealings, assassinations, and inaction, specifically in relation to Hezbollah and the government of Iran, who are widely recognized as the masterminds of the attack. The bombing and the subsequent lack of justice for its victims have resulted in a permanent scar for the Jews of Argentina, many of whom left the country in the following years, no longer trusting those in charge to keep them safe. Continue reading

Time for IRGC to be Listed as Terrorist Group

In a file photo taken in Tehran on Sept. 22, 2018, members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) march during an annual military parade marking the anniversary of the 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. AFP/Getty Images June 28, 2019 By Jakob Glogauer and Marty YorkB'nai Brith Canada It has been a productive and rewarding week for B’nai Brith Canada and human rights in our country. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Writing Contest Inspires Young Human Rights Advocates

Pictured from left to right: Diverse Minds Sponsor Earl Barish, First Place Winner Varina Penner,Diverse Minds Sponsor Cheryl Barish, and B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn June 20, 2019 By Marty YorkChief Media Relations & Communications OfficerB'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG - B'nai Brith Canada held its first award ceremony honouring students for creative writing on Wednesday night - but it certainly won't be the last. Continue reading
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