Calgary

B’nai Brith Congratulates Winners of Calgary and Edmonton Mayoral Elections

Oct. 19, 2021  RED DEER, Alta. — B’nai Brith Canada congratulates Amarjeet Sohi and Jyoti Gondek, who were elected mayors of Edmonton and Calgary, respectively, last night. “We wish the mayors-elect productive mandates,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “It is our intention to work closely with the mayors’ offices and …

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Calgary Protesters Threaten Violence against Jews

May 26, 2021 CALGARY – B’nai Brith Canada is calling for charges and a political response after protesters in Calgary called for violence against Jews during protests over the recent Israel-Hamas engagement. On May 16, thousands of people took part in an anti-Israel protest in Alberta’s largest city. The Calgary Police Service issued around 100 …

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B’nai Brith Condemns Abuse of Holocaust by COVID-19 Protestors

March 24, 2021 CALGARY – B’nai Brith Canada is disgusted and concerned by a number of recent incidents in which the memory of the Holocaust has been tarnished by COVID-19 protestors, particularly in Calgary. At a “Walk for Freedom” held in Calgary on Sunday, some attendees posed with a yellow Star of David that read: …

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B’nai Brith Canada Welcomes New Manager of Public Affairs in Alberta

Feb. 23, 2018 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada EDMONTON – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to announce that Abe Silverman has joined the organization as Manager of Public Affairs in Alberta. Silverman will be based in Edmonton, where he will be building relationships and effectively promoting B’nai Brith Canada’s mandate of combating antisemitism and …

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B’nai Brith Canada Appalled by Antisemitism on “Muslims in Calgary” Website

Jan. 31, 2018 By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada CALGARY – B’nai Brith Canada has filed a complaint with the Calgary Police Service over the virulently antisemitic content being promoted by a group, Muslims in Calgary, on its website and Facebook page. On Wednesday, a concerned community member …

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How to Combat Calgary’s Kosher Food Shortage

August 8, 2017 By Samantha Hamilton Indigenous Rights Researcher B’nai Brith Canada CALGARY – In cities such as Toronto and Montreal, home to the largest Jewish communities in Canada, locating kosher food is more or less a simple task. In Western Canadian cities such as Calgary, however, where Jews have also experienced a long and storied history, the …

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