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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

APPLY NOW for B’nai Brith Canada’s Paid Summer Internship Program

B’nai Brith Canada is proud to offer a multitude of paid summer internship opportunities at our offices across Canada, in the cities of Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg. Continue reading

Join Us for the 23rd Annual Interfaith Model Passover Seder

Want to give your friends the ultimate Jewish experience? Join us for a special evening celebrating community and tradition at the 23rd annual Interfaith Model Passover Seder, organized by B’nai Brith Canada and Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn Discusses Racism, Antisemitism on "FayteneTV"

Feb. 27, 2018 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B'nai Brith Canada, appeared as a special guest on the FayteneTV television program earlier this week to discuss racism, antisemitism, and anti-Muslim hatred in Canada. Continue reading

Jewish Institutions Hit by Hate Mail Calling for Expulsion from Canada

Antisemitic hate mail received by the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island on Feb. 16, 2018 Feb. 22, 2017 By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director, League for Human Rights B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – At least three Jewish institutions across Canada received antisemitic hate mail during the past week calling to “expel the Jews to the lake of fire,” B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Representatives Testify on Terrorism Overhaul

B'nai Brith Canada's Michael Mostyn and David Matas testifying at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Feb. 9, 2018. Feb. 8, 2018 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA– B’nai Brith Canada representatives Michael Mostyn (Chief Executive Officer) and David Matas (Senior Legal Counsel) testified before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Thursday regarding Bill C-59, an act that would alter Canada’s approach to combating terrorism. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Concerned by Aspects of M-103 Majority Report

Parliament Hill, Ottawa (Photo Credit: Wiki Commons) Feb. 1, 2018 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is concerned that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has advised the Government of Canada to “actively condemn” Islamophobia without defining what the controversial term actually means. Other aspects of the Committee’s report, however, should be commended. Continue reading
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