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B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Hanukkah Food Drive A Lifeline for Our Community

Volunteers help package Hanukkah food bags in Toronto Dear Friends, As you all know, each year before Hanukkah B’nai Brith Canada distributes food packages to the needy. It’s certainly a fulfilling experience, not just for the recipients of these packages but for the staff members and countless volunteers who come out to support the cause. Continue reading

2016: B'nai Brith Canada's Year in Review

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada The year 2016 was marked by social tension, international unrest and political uncertainty. In Canada, minorities were subjected to racism and xenophobia and in Toronto, for the 11th straight year, the annual Hate Crimes report from Toronto Police Services showed that the Jewish community is the city's single most-targeted victim of hate crimes. Continue reading

Green Party Rejects BDS, Calls for Boycott of ‘Illegal Israel’

Green Party of Canada screenshot On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Green Party of Canada amended its previous resolution which was in favour of adopting the antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in Canada. Continue reading

Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 5, Syria

Esses Family photo in Syria (Photo provided by Michelle Kahn) As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Joseph Esses and his wife Olga Abadi Esses from Syria. Continue reading

Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 4, Iraq

A plane filled with Iraqi Jews photographed on arrival at Lod Airport in early 1951 (Credit: Teddy Brauner/GPO) As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Asad Muallim from Iraq. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Commends Ontario Legislature for Rejecting BDS Movement

B’nai Brith Canada is commending the Ontario Legislature for officially joining the chorus of voices that staunchly reject the antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel. Continue reading

Ryerson Students Walk Out on Holocaust Education Motion

  By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada A motion to commemorate Holocaust Education Week failed at the semi-annual General Meeting of the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) on Tuesday night, after students opposed to the motion staged a walk-out that caused the meeting to lose quorum. Continue reading

Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 3, Lebanon

Lebanese Jewish family at the Maghen Abraham Synagogue in Beirut As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Ronit Eskenasi, who's family came from Lebanon. Continue reading

B’nai B’rith Denounces UN General Assembly For Anti-Israel Resolutions

B’nai B’rith Canada condemns the United Nations General Assembly for a series of annual resolutions singling out Israel for condemnation and utterly disregarding Arabs’ fuelling of a continued conflict in the Middle East. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada's Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 2, Libya

Libyan Jews arriving in Haifa (Credit: Arnold Behr/Jerusalem Post Archives) As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Noemi Lieberman, originally from Tripoli, Libya. Continue reading
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