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Mourning the Legendary Rabbi of Montreal’s Shaar Hashomayim

Rabbi Shuchat (left) with friend and congregant Raphael Fleming Jan. 2, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – One of Canada’s legendary religious leaders passed away last week. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Urges Action Plan to Fight Antisemitism, Anti-Hate Strategy to Ministerial Forum on Anti-Racism

Spray-painted swastikas on the doors of the Machzikei Hadas synagogue in Ottawa Dec. 13, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is continuing its push for municipal, provincial and federal governments to adopt the measures listed in its Eight-Point Plan to Tackle Antisemitism, including that Canada adopt a national action plan to combat antisemitism, that dedicated hate crimes units are instituted in every major Canadian city, and developing an action plan to counter online hate. Continue reading

‘We Will See Changes at the UN,’ Says Israeli Ambassador Danon

Danny Danon Dec. 10, 2018 By Jackson Richman JERUSALEM – It is no secret that the United Nations has long been viewed as a hotbed of anti-Israel sentiment. However, there has been a remarkable shift in recent years as a result of efforts by the United States under outgoing U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon to build new partnerships while singling bias, as well as antisemitism, towards the Jewish State. Continue reading

Chair of European Jewish Group Welcomes EU Fight Against Antisemitism, Urges Combating Anti-Zionism

In a statement, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Chairman of the European Jewish Association (EJA), welcomed the Council declaration as ”a significant step forward” but said that ”two vital pieces are missing.” Dec. 6, 2018 By Yossi Lempkowicz This article was originally published on JNS.org BRUSSELS – The Council of the European Union has unanimously approved a declaration of the 28 EU member states on the fight against antisemitism, which calls for the development of a common security approach to better protect Jewish communities and Jewish institutions in Europe following a resurgence of antisemitism on the continent. Continue reading

Jewish Candidate Rachel Bendayan Favoured to Win Outremont Liberal Nomination

Rachel Bendayan and her baby girl on the campaign trail Dec. 4, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. MONTREAL – Quebec may be one step closer to getting another Jewish Member of Parliament. Continue reading

Hungary to Invest Millions to Combat Antisemitism

Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest (Photo Credit: Wiki Commons) Nov. 29, 2018 By Dan Lavie This article was originally published on JNS.org. BUDAPEST – Hungary plans to invest €1.5 million ($2.27 million CAD) annually to fight antisemitism across Europe starting in 2019. Continue reading

Yiddish Theatre Production Brings Tears, Laughter and Music to Montreal

B'nai Brith staff and volunteers pose for a photo during the recent production of "A Bintel Brief" Nov. 28, 2018 MONTREAL – The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT) players recently put on a riveting production of A Bintel Brief, which was hosted by B’nai Brith Canada – Quebec Region at Montreal’s Segal Centre for Performing Arts. Continue reading

Jews Expelled from Arab Countries Call on UN to Recognize their Plight

A monument in Ramat Gan, Israel, serves as a memorial for the Iraqi Jews who were killed during the Farhud (“violent dispossession”) of 1941 (Photo Credit: PikiWiki Israel) Nov. 28, 2018 By Ariel Kahana This article was originally published on JNS.org. Some 70 years after the exodus and expulsion of as many as 850,000 Jews from Arab states and Iran, the heads of communities of Jews from Arab countries are demanding that the United Nations officially recognize the suffering they were forced to endure. Continue reading

Join us for "Out of Darkness Comes Light: A Chanukah Evening of Solidarity and Unity"

Nov. 26, 2018 B’nai Brith Canada and Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto are proud to invite you to Out of Darkness Comes Light: A Chanukah Evening of Solidarity and Unity. Continue reading

Help B'nai Brith Canada Feed the Needy this Chanukah

Nov. 14, 2018 Dear Friends, Each year before Chanukah, B’nai Brith Canada volunteers help us package and deliver holiday-themed food bags to the most vulnerable members of our community, including seniors, Holocaust survivors, widows and widowers, and individuals with disabilities. Continue reading
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