Montreal

Montreal Borough Adopts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

For English, see below. Un arrondissement de Montréal adopte la définition de l’antisémitisme de l’AIMH MONTRÉAL – Un arrondissement de la ville de Montréal s’est joint à la liste croissante de juridictions qui adoptent formellement la définition largement acceptée de l’antisémitisme par la communauté juive. L’arrondissement de Côte-des-Neiges — Notre-Dame-de-Grâce a approuvé mercredi une motion …

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B’nai Brith Deeply Disturbed by Swastika Vandalism at Montreal Synagogue

Jan. 13, 2021 MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is outraged and alarmed by a serious act of antisemitism targeting a synagogue in Montreal. A man was apprehended in the midst of spray painting swastikas on the prominent Shaar Hashomayim synagogue in Montreal’s Westmount neighbourhood. He was first spotted by the synagogue’s security guards, then arrested by Montreal Police. Particularly …

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B’nai Brith Canada lance, élargit son concours annuel d’écriture créative « La Diversité parmi nous »

B’nai Brith Canada est heureux d’annoncer le lancement de son concours annuel d’écriture créative « La Diversité parmi nous » pour les élèves du secondaire. Le concours invite les participants à soumettre leurs propres livres illustrés et originaux, contenant des messages sur les valeurs de diversité et d’inclusion, pour les enfants du primaire. Ce projet en est …

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B’nai Brith Canada Launches, Expands its Annual Diverse Minds Creative Writing Contest

B’nai Brith Canada is excited to announce the launch of its annual Diverse Minds creative writing contest for high school students The contest, which invites participants to submit their own illustrated, original children’s books containing messages on the values of diversity and inclusion, is in its third year in Manitoba and second in the Greater …

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B’nai Brith Horrified by Desecration of Montreal Synagogue

May 28, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is shocked and appalled by the violation of a local synagogue, one of the worst such incidents to take place in Canada in years. On Wednesday, a congregant visited the Sepharade Kol Yehouda synagogue in Côte St-Luc, Que. with his son to retrieve ritual items for …

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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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B’nai Brith Musical Brunches for Seniors Fill an Important Community Need

September 12, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada’s Quebec Region continues to hit the right note with its musical brunches for seniors at the Adath Israel Congregation in suburban Hampstead near Montreal. The debut program in this series took place on December 10, 2017 and was a resounding success. …

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Election Debate Details Announced

September 10, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – As previously announced, B’nai Brith Canada is teaming up with synagogues across the country to host local debates in the run-up to October’s federal election. B’nai Brith reminds members of the Jewish community that they have various options for making their voices heard through their votes, notwithstanding that Election …

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Montreal Cab Driver Charged in Violent-Assault Case

September 5, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – A former taxi driver has been charged after a violent assault of a Jewish man on July 28, 2019. As reported at the time by B’nai Brith Canada, a taxi driver in Montreal was caught on camera violently assaulting a visibly Jewish man in a parking garage. The perpetrator allegedly hurled …

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B’nai Brith Canada Goes One on One with Boss of Montreal Taxi Company

August 21, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL- George Boussios grew up in the Montreal borough of Outremont, known for its large Hasidic population. His father, John, drove a cab for many years and eventually rose to become president of Taxi Champlain. George followed in his dad’s footsteps, first as a driver and now at the helm …

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