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When Jews Were Sent to Internment Camps in Canada

Holocaust survivor Edgar Lion recalls his experience in a Canadian internment camp (Photo: YouTube) July 24, 2018 By Sara GruszczynskiCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Earlier this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to issue a formal apology for Canada’s decision in 1939 to turn away the MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees. Continue reading

Winnipeg Remembers Argentinian Victims of Terror at AMIA Commemoration Event

Bill Weissmann blows the shofar at the AMIA commemoration event in Winnipeg July 20, 2018 By Hannah MarshallLeague for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG – On Wednesday, B’nai Brith Canada, along with the Argentinean Manitoban Association and Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, paid homage to the victims of the 1994 terrorist bombing of the AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) Jewish Community Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Questions Ontario Civil Rights Group's Support of Holocaust Denier

Monika Schaefer (Photo: YouTube) July 17, 2018 By Dana FieldsSenior Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is questioning the Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) after it publicly suggested the Canadian government step in to aid Holocaust denier Monika Schaefer. Continue reading

YidLife Crisis Spawns New Documentary About Jews in Poland

July 13, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – When YidLife Crisis made its debut as a web series just over three years ago, creators and stars Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion had no idea it would become the cultural phenomenon it is today. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Seniors Celebrate Canada Day with BBQ and Live Music

Seniors take part in B'nai Brith's Canada Day BBQ in Toronto July 6, 2018 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The B'nai Brith Canada Senior's Outreach Program celebrated 151 years of Canada with a fantastic summer barbecue at the organization's national headquarters in Toronto on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Applauds Strong Comments by Canada’s Ambassador to Israel

Canadian Ambassador to Israel Deborah Lyons (centre) with Israeli Knesset members Avraham Neguise (left) and Anat Berko (Photo Courtesy: Knesset) July 4, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications/League for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is commending Deborah Lyons, Canada’s Ambassador to Israel, for her strong remarks during a meeting of Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Committee on June 26, 2018, at the Knesset in Jerusalem. Continue reading

Perpetrator of Chabad Flamingo Attack Still Unidentified After Three Months

A vandal attacks the Chabad Flamingo synagogue on March 21, 2018 (Photo: Facebook) June 26, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications/League for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada THORNHILL, Ont. – The perpetrator behind an attack of antisemitic vandalism at the Chabad Flamingo synagogue in Thornhill, Ont., has still not been identified, three months after the incident occurred. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Leader Receives Posthumous Award for Community Service

Lynn Weinstein (centre) accepts the D'Arcy McGee citizenship medal on behalf of her husband June 20, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Representatives from B’nai Brith Canada, elected officials, and Montrealers of all stripes assembled for the 4th Annual D’Arcy McGee National Assembly Citizenship Medal ceremony Tuesday to posthumously honour former B’nai Brith Canada National President and community leader Gerry Weinstein z"l. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Addresses Toronto City Hall about al-Quds Day

Toronto Mayor John Tory (left) and B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn at Toronto City Hall  June 19, 2018 By Tevy PilcWriter/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B'nai Brith Canada, appeared at Toronto City Hall Tuesday to speak to the city's Executive Committee on matters concerning the annual al-Quds Day rally. Continue reading

Sandy Hawley, NHL Greats Entertain at 3rd Annual B’nai Brith Golf Classic

Former NHL star Gary Leeman at the 3rd Annual B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic June 18, 2018 By Benjamin PaulCommunications/Sports AssociateB'nai Brith Canada AURORA, Ont. – More than 100 golfers assembled at the Lebovic Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., last week for the 3rd Annual B’nai Brith Charity Golf Classic. Continue reading
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