Mike Cohen

Diverse Minds Creative Writing Competition Launched in Montreal

February 3, 2020 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – Amid great enthusiasm, the Montreal edition of B’nai Brith Canada’s Diverse Minds creative writing competition has been formally launched. Harvey Levine and Janna Minikovich, B’nai Brith’s Quebec Regional Director and Research Coordinator for B’nai Brith’s League for Human Rights, respectively, attended an English Montreal School Board …

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Community Volunteers Throw a Strike for Special Needs Community

December 2, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – The overarching goal of Miriam Home is to treat and support children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders – and to help them reach their full potential as individuals. Miriam Home is the host site for both the McGill University and Dawson College chapters …

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BDS “Campaign Posters” Enrage Montreal Resident

November 8, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – The trendy Montreal district of Griffintown, just blocks away from downtown, has become a popular destination in recent years for members of the Jewish community to reside. One such individual is Steve Frischman, the son of Holocaust survivors and a gentleman with no tolerance for acts …

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Alarming Audit Results Concern Quebec Jewish Community Leaders

May 3, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada released its 2018 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents  this week. Representatives Harvey Levine (Director, Quebec Region), Ted Greenfield (Past President), Alan Adel (Co-Chair, Advocacy and Policy Committee) and Jerry Tarasofsky (Board Member) have all been asked to comment on previous Audits over the last few …

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The Search for Jesse Galganov Continues While His Mom Finds a Way to Create His Legacy

March 7, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – What happened to Jesse Galganov? The 22-year-old Jewish Montrealer mysteriously disappeared 16 months ago in Peru. Alisa Clamen, his mom, is a remarkable woman. I knew that when I met her decades ago and that feeling was only intensified after we sat down recently …

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CAQ Religious Symbols Ban An ‘Assault on Fundamental Freedoms’

Feb. 14, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. MONTREAL – With the Quebec National Assembly officially in session, members of the province’s multicultural communities are feeling uneasy as the newly elected Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) looks …

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