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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

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
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