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Join Us for the 23rd Annual Interfaith Model Passover Seder

Want to give your friends the ultimate Jewish experience? Join us for a special evening celebrating community and tradition at the 23rd annual Interfaith Model Passover Seder, organized by B’nai Brith Canada and Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn Discusses Racism, Antisemitism on "FayteneTV"

Feb. 27, 2018 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B'nai Brith Canada, appeared as a special guest on the FayteneTV television program earlier this week to discuss racism, antisemitism, and anti-Muslim hatred in Canada. Continue reading

Jewish Institutions Hit by Hate Mail Calling for Expulsion from Canada

Antisemitic hate mail received by the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island on Feb. 16, 2018 Feb. 22, 2017 By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director, League for Human Rights B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – At least three Jewish institutions across Canada received antisemitic hate mail during the past week calling to “expel the Jews to the lake of fire,” B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Representatives Testify on Terrorism Overhaul

B'nai Brith Canada's Michael Mostyn and David Matas testifying at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Feb. 9, 2018. Feb. 8, 2018 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA– B’nai Brith Canada representatives Michael Mostyn (Chief Executive Officer) and David Matas (Senior Legal Counsel) testified before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Thursday regarding Bill C-59, an act that would alter Canada’s approach to combating terrorism. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Concerned by Aspects of M-103 Majority Report

Parliament Hill, Ottawa (Photo Credit: Wiki Commons) Feb. 1, 2018 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is concerned that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has advised the Government of Canada to “actively condemn” Islamophobia without defining what the controversial term actually means. Other aspects of the Committee’s report, however, should be commended. Continue reading

Holocaust Survivor Emphasizes Faith and Love at Toronto High School

Faigie Schmidt Libman speaks to students at Earl Haig Secondary School Jan. 15, 2018 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – It's a simple message: No matter how bleak or even inhumane your surroundings are, one must have faith in the existence and presence of good people and love will overcome. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Launches Free Holocaust Education Program for High Schools

Jan. 12, 2018 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Building on its history as a Holocaust education leader, B'nai Brith Canada has launched a free Holocaust education program, connecting survivors with high-school students across Canada.  Continue reading

B'nai Brith Volunteers Bring Chanukah Joy to Jewish General Hospital

Dec. 21, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – For 40 years, B'nai Brith Canada and volunteers from the Montreal community have come together to light Chanukah candles at the Jewish General Hospital. Continue reading

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
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