Denis Coderre

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

he 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, …

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New Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is an Unknown to the Jewish Community

Quebec Confidential The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. Nov. 17, 2017 MONTREAL – On Thursday, Montreal’s first female mayor, Valerie Plante, was sworn into office. For the local Jewish community, it will be a case of getting to know someone new to the job. Plante …

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Several Jewish Candidates Vying for Leadership in Montreal Elections

The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. Oct. 27, 2017 MONTREAL – It’s municipal election time here in Montreal and all across Quebec as voters prepare to head to the polls on Sunday, Nov. 5. Full disclosure: I am seeking my fourth mandate as a city …

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In Honour of the Jewish Founder of the Montreal Memories Facebook Page

Quebec Confidential The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. August 14, 2017 TORONTO – On Friday, July 28, a graveside service was held at the Congregation Darchei Noam section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery in Maple, Ont. for Barry Zbar, a Montreal native who, despite moving …

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Montreal’s Senior Jewish Politician Marvin Rotrand Ponders What’s Next

Quebec Confidential July 9, 2017 MONTREAL – Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has done a lot of things Montreal’s Jewish community is grateful for, including a moving mission to Israel and helping launch B’nai Brith’s annual Yom HaShoah ceremony at City Hall. However, his dismissal of a high-ranking and long-serving Jewish city councillor from a prestigious post is not …

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Montrealers Rise to the Occasion Once Again to Celebrate Israel

MONTREAL – Fourteen years ago Montreal businessman, philanthropist and B’nai Brith Canada supporter Amos Sochaczevski felt that the city’s annual Israel rally needed an adrenaline shot. Federation CJA had moved the event from downtown to the suburbs and, as such, it lacked the kind of appeal he felt it deserved. Sochacevski proceeded to establish the Jewish …

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Yom HaShoah Takes On New Prominence in Montreal; B’nai Brith Gets a Big Assist

Quebec Confidential   MONTREAL – I think it is safe to say that, 72 years after the Allies defeated Nazi Germany and the Axis powers, Holocaust Remembrance Day has never been more visible in Montreal. Last week, there were two high-profile Yom HaShoah ceremonies: the community-wide commemoration at Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Congregation in Cote Saint-Luc …

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B’nai Brith Yom HaShoah Ceremony in Montreal Honours Victims of the Holocaust

In honour of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada Quebec will be commemorating those who perished during the Holocaust on Monday, April 24, 2017. Since 2002, B’nai Brith has held this significant event in Montreal, which was officially adopted by Montreal City Hall – and thanks to Mayor Denis Coderre – last year. The …

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Montreal City Hall Continues B’nai Brith Yom HaShoah Tradition

MONTREAL – As Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre prepares for the 2017 elections in November, there is no question that he has the support of the Jewish community behind him. Last fall, Mayor Coderre led a much publicized mission to Israel with his Toronto counterpart John Tory. Two of his senior councillors, Lionel Perez and Russell Copeman, are Jewish, …

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