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B’nai Brith Sunday Brunch Series Growing in Popularity in Montreal

Jennifer Gasoi (with guitar) with some of the organizers and participants of B'nai Brith's "Music Brunches for Seniors" May 24, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL — There are no shortage of events and activities organized by the Jewish community in Montreal. However, the B’nai Brith Community Volunteer Services (CVS) Committee has clearly come up with a winning formula with its Music Brunches for Seniors. Continue reading

NDP Should Think Twice Before Rushing to Condemn Israel

Statements from the NDP and its leader Jagmeet Singh (Photo: Screenshots) May 17, 2018 OPINION | By Benjamin PaulB'nai Brith Canada The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. On Tuesday, as Israelis rejoiced at the unveiling of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, less than a hundred kilometres away, Palestinian rioters faced off against Israeli troops in what was the most violent confrontation since the 2014 Gaza War. Continue reading

Hamas Proves Mainstream Media Wrong

A protestor at the Gaza riots on Monday, April 14, 2018 (Photo: Associated Press) May 16, 2018 OPINION | By Daniel Koren & Sara GruszczynskiB'nai Brith Canada The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Media outlets from all over the world were quick to judge and condemn Israel Tuesday after a deadly riot at the Gaza border left 62 Palestinians dead. Continue reading

Audit of Antisemitic Incidents Still A Valuable Tool for B’nai Brith in Quebec

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. April 25, 2018 MONTREAL – It was more than two years ago that then Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre was participating in a focus group on antisemitism, with the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada’s 2016 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents in his hands. Continue reading

Quebec’s Lone Jewish MNA David Birnbaum Nominated to Seek Another Mandate

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. April 18, 2018 MONTREAL – David Birnbaum was 58 years old in the Spring of 2014 when Philippe Couillard asked him to be the Liberal candidate for the National Assembly in the riding of D’Arcy McGee, which includes the predominantly Jewish municipalities of Côte Saint-Luc and Hampstead. Continue reading

Montreal Continues Powerful Yom HaShoah Ceremony Inspired by B’nai Brith

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. April 13, 2018 MONTREAL – It was at least two decades ago that the B’nai Brith office in Quebec initiated an annual event on the steps of Montreal City Hall to commemorate Yom HaShoah. It was well-organized and appreciated, but targeted to a small audience and usually held in cold temperatures. Continue reading

Israel’s “Sports Rabbi” Returns to Montreal After Winning Habs’ Biggest Fan Contest

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. March 26, 2018 MONTREAL – A Montreal-born rabbi and life-long hockey fan of the Montreal Canadiens had the thrill of a lifetime last week as the winner of the Bring Home the Biggest Fan Contest. Continue reading

Canada’s Oldest Synagogue Kicks Off 250th Anniversary Celebrations

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. March 16, 2018 MONTREAL – The very first and oldest Jewish congregation in Canada, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, is about to kick off celebrations to mark its 250th anniversary. Continue reading

Jewish Candidate Rachel Bendayan Seeking Federal Liberal Nomination in Outremont

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. March 7, 2018 MONTREAL – With former federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair planning to vacate his seat in the riding of Outremont after the spring session of Parliament, the logical favourite to carry the Liberal banner in a by-election already has a huge head start over any potential competitors. Continue reading

New Israel Consul General for Quebec and Maritimes Excited to Begin

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Feb. 23, 2018 MONTREAL – Israel’s new Consul General for Quebec and the Maritimes is settling into his new surroundings. Continue reading
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