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Alberta MLA Questions Government's Decision to Intervene on Anthony Hall

Alberta MLA Richard Gotfried (UCP-Calgary-Fish Creek) Dec. 14, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Alberta MLA Richard Gotfried (UCP-Calgary-Fish Creek) grilled the Alberta government in the Legislative Assembly Wednesday on its legal intervention into the investigation of disgraced University of Lethbridge professor Anthony Hall. Continue reading

Quebec Dignitaries Take Part in Festive Chanukah Seniors Program

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Dec. 14, 2017 MONTREAL – The mood was festive at the Adath Israel Congregation in Hampstead, Que. this weekend, where the synagogue, alongside B’nai Brith Canada, hosted the first of several planned musical brunches for seniors. Continue reading

Vancouver Mayor Responds to Flag-Burning at Anti-Israel Protest

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson Dec 12, 2017 By Tevy Pilc and Aidan FishmanB'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – In a statement provided to B’nai Brith Canada and its supporters on Monday, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson denounced the burning of an Israeli flag at a protest Saturday, along with a number of other recent incidents in the city. Continue reading

MPs Sweet and Housefather Give Statements on Jewish Refugee Day in House of Commons

Canadian MPs David Sweet (left) and Anthony Housefather (right) Dec. 1, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada In honour of Jewish Refugee Day, Canadian MPs David Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook, CPC) and Anthony Housefather (Mount Royal, Lib.) delivered statements yesterday in the House of Commons. Continue reading

Support B'nai Brith Canada on GIVING TUESDAY!

Dear Friends,Today is Giving Tuesday, the day we give back to our community by supporting the causes that truly matter. Continue reading

This Giving Tuesday, Help B’nai Brith Canada Fight Back

Dear Friends, A week from today – on Nov. 28, 2017 – the world will mark #GivingTuesday, an international movement that seeks to promote charitable giving, and where people from around the world donate to causes that are near and dear to their hearts. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Brings Holocaust Survivor to Speak to Ontario Students

Holocaust survivor Irene Kurtz speaks to students at Middlefield CI  Nov. 16, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada  Middlefield Collegiate Institute in Markham today is a long ways away from the Warsaw Ghetto and Madjanek concentration camp of World War II. Continue reading

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

 Make-up specialist Sharon Braunstein arrives at Chez Doris alongside B'nai Brith volunteers By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Nov. 16, 2017 For several years now, B’nai Brith Canada in Quebec has been providing clothing, toiletries, nonperishable food, and other items to Chez Doris, a charitable organization that offers daytime shelter and a safe environment to vulnerable and at-risk women across Montreal. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Honours Jewish War Veterans in Montreal

 Students arrive at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery’s Field of Honour for a Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 16, 2017 MONTREAL – Representatives from B’nai Brith Canada were honoured to take part in a very meaningful community-wide ceremony last Friday in memory of the Jewish war veterans who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Continue reading

From Darkness to Light: Poland's Chief Rabbi Speaks of Jewish Renewal and Renaissance

(L-R) Avi Posen, Ran Ukashi, Cary Rubenfeld, Rabbi Schudrich, Belle Jarniewski, and Ruth Ashrafi Nov. 8, 2017 By Ran UkashiManitoba Regional DirectorB’nai Brith Canada  WINNIPEG – In the minds of many, Poland is associated with one of the darkest chapters of Jewish history. It is a country that saw nearly a millenium of Jewish civilization and history wiped away in an instant during the Holocaust by the Nazis and their accomplices. Rabbi Michael Shudrich, Poland's Chief Rabbi, considers the magnitude of this loss to be so great that it often overshadows another important fact: ten per cent of the original 3.5 million pre-Holocaust Jewish population survived the war.  Continue reading
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