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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

B’nai Brith Welcomes Canada’s New Ambassador to IHRA

Ambassador Matthew Levin May 22, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is welcoming the appointment of a new Canadian Ambassador to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Continue reading

New Exhibit Explores the History of Montreal's Jewish Community

This photo at the Shalom Montreal exhibit was taken in the Laurentians in 1939 May 10, 2018 By Sara GruszczynskiCommunications AssociateB’nai Brith Canada After more than two years of planning, the McCord Museum in Montreal launched its Shalom Montreal exhibit last week, an effort to explore centuries of Jewish history in Canada and just in time to mark the start of the country’s inaugural Jewish Heritage Month. Continue reading

Canada to Apologize for the MS St. Louis

Refugees aboard the St. Louis as they arrive in Belgium, 1939 (Photo: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) May 9, 2018 By Noa LevinCommunications and Social Media AssociateB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that he will make a formal apology for Canada’s 1939 decision to turn away the MS St. Louis, an ocean liner carrying over 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. Continue reading

Hundreds Attend Protest Against neo-Nazism in Montreal

A nazi flag waves from the roof of a Montreal condo building (Photo: Facebook) May 8, 2018 By Sara GruszczynskiCommunications AssociateB’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Around 200 people marched through the Montreal neighbourhood of Parc-Extension Saturday to demonstrate against neo-Nazism in the city, chanting slogans such as “make racists afraid again” and “no fascists in our neighbourhood!” Continue reading

An Invitation to B'nai Brith's Inaugural Montreal Basketball Tournament

April 10, 2018 Dear Friends, B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to invite you to our inaugural four-on-four basketball tournament in Montreal on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium. Continue reading

AEPi Laurier Runs the ‘Naked Mile’ in Support of B’nai Brith Canada

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn (left) poses for a photo with AEPi Brothers Chad Kless, Mike Cooper, Ethan Sheffer and Corey Novack during the "Naked Mile" event on March 23, 2018 March 27, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada WATERLOO, Ont. – It was a sunny yet cold afternoon last Friday, March 23 at Wilfrid Laurier University, but that didn’t stop members of the Laurier chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) from participating in a “Naked Mile” run in support of the country's oldest independent and self-funded Jewish organization: B’nai Brith Canada. Continue reading
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