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B’nai Brith Canada Proud to Co-Sponsor Event with Professor Gerald Steinberg

June 14, 2018 By Violet LevinGovernment Relations AssociateB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to co-sponsor an event alongside the Jewish National Fund (JNF) featuring Bar Ilan University Professor Gerald Steinberg, head of the Jerusalem-based institute NGO Monitor. Continue reading

Montreal Holocaust Survivor Launches “Yiddish Ghetto Songs” Album

Album cover of "Remember! Gedenk! Yiddish Ghetto Songs" compiled by Sidney Zoltak June 13, 2018 By Mike CohenSpecial to B'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Born in Poland, Sidney Zoltak was eight years old at the outbreak of World War II. Thanks to the bravery and kindness of a family of strangers who hid them in their barn, his family survived to the end of the war. Today, he is one of Montreal's foremost spokespersons about the Holocaust while also working towards the preservation of the Yiddish language. Continue reading

Consul General David Levy Delivers Riveting Address in Montreal

David Levy (centre-left) poses for a photo with members of the B'nai Brith Quebec Council June 7, 2018 By Sara GruszczynskiCommunications AssociateB’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – The new Israeli Consul General, David Levy, delivered a riveting and informative address to the B’nai Brith Quebec Council in Montreal last week. Continue reading

A Lecture on Using the Law to Combat Antisemitism – with Gideon Falter

June 6, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications/League for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to partner with Canadians for the Rule of Law (CFTRL) to present the first event in its Lawfare Education Series, “Using the Courts Against Antisemitism in the UK: Lessons for Canada,” featuring UK lawyer/businessman Gideon Falter. Continue reading

To Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month, Here Are Five Iconic Canadian Jewish Women

(L-R) Rosalie Silberman Abella, Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld, Dorothy Dworkin, Myra Ava Freeman and Norma Baumel Joseph May 31, 2018 By Noa LevinCommunications AssociateB’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – This May marked the first official Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, which celebrates the Jewish community’s many and ongoing achievements in Canada. In a bid to highlight just a few of these feats, B’nai Brith Canada has compiled the stories of five of the most remarkable, influential and inspirational Canadian Jewish women. Continue reading

Five Free Events to Check Out at Toronto's Jewish Music Week

May 30, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications AssociateB’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – This year marks the eighth edition of Toronto’s Jewish Music Week, a festival that features a diverse range of concerts and recitals of all genres of Jewish music, from klezmer to Israeli pop. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Condemns Antisemitic Posters in Midtown Toronto

One of many neo-Nazi stickers left at Wells Hill Park in Toronto May 28, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is deeply concerned by the spread of neo-Nazi and antisemitic posters in midtown Toronto over the past week. Continue reading

Willowdale Candidates Discuss Affordable Housing, Accessibility and Antisemitism at B’nai Brith Debate

(L-R) B'nai Brith Canada's Daniel Koren and Eddy Rice, MPP David Zimmer, PC Candidate Stan Cho and Moderator Noah Schachter pose for a photo at the B'nai Brith Willowdale debate on May 24, 2018 May 28, 2018 By Benjamin PaulCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Liberal, Progressive Conservative and Independent candidates squared off in the riding of Willowdale Thursday in a debate hosted by B’nai Brith Canada that focused on issues pertinent to Ontario’s Jewish community. Continue reading

Martow and Tanen Spar at Thornhill Candidates Debate

Gila Martow, Ezra Tanen and Sabi Ahsan square off at the Thornhill Candidates Debate on May 23, 2018 May 25, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications/League for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada THORNHILL, Ont. – Candidates from the Progressive Conservatives, Liberals, and the New Democratic Party (NDP) squared off in a debate hosted by B’nai Brith Canada Wednesday at the Chabad Flamingo synagogue in Thornhill. The debate was moderated by David Elmaleh, a partner at McCague Borlack LLP. Continue reading

Candidates in Riding of Lawrence-Eglinton Debate Jewish Issues

(L-R) Candidates Mike Colle, Reuven De Boer, Robin Martin, Robyn Vilde, moderator Aaron Rosenberg and Aidan Fishman, Director of B'nai Brith's League for Human Rights, at Shaarei Shomayim synagogue on May 22, 2018 May 24, 2018 By Violet LevinGovernment Relations AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Political candidates from all four leading parties arrived at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue in Toronto Tuesday for an Ontario election debate organized by B’nai Brith Canada. Continue reading
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