Anti – Israel Boycott Draws Little Interest

An attempted boycott of a Halifax health food store that carries Israeli SodaStream products has mostly fizzled, according to Mark David, the Atlantic region consultant for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA). Only about a dozen middle-aged protesters appeared at Planet Organic April 7 to urge a boycott of SodaStream products. They were […]

Mark David

Mark David: Flipping A Switch

I have a distinct memory, as a young child, of eavesdropping on a discussion between my parents and their friends, and hearing a comment to the effect that “..had Israel existed during World War II, the Holocaust would never have happened…” While I was vaguely aware of Israel’s military prowess, and had already set off […]

The Knesset, watercolour on paper: 15" x 22"

Tom Forrestall: 35 Days in Israel, February 1st -28th, watercolour paintings on paper

Opening reception Wednesday, February 6th 7pm – 9pm. Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave. Halifax. See group program information below. Painted in Israel in the Fall of 2010, 35 Days in Israel is famed Canadian artist Tom Forrestall’s series of 24 watercolour paintings on paper. The exhibit will be on display for public viewing from […]


Visit to Religious Society of Friends – Halifax

On March 3, 2013, Mark David, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs’ Atlantic Representative, addressed the Israel/Palestinian conflict at a Halifax meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers). The Halifax Friends are studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Friend Maida Follini noted in her invitation that “…since our national organization of Friends helps support the Friends […]


International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program, Wednesday, January 23rd

The AJC, in partnership with the University of King’s College, will host the International Holocaust Remembrance Day program on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm with keynote speakers Holocaust survivor Philip Riteman and Dr. Dorota Glowacka, author of Disappearing Traces, Holocaust Testimonies, Ethics, and Aesthetics. This program will also include musical performances with a reception and book signing to […]


Advocacy in Atlantic Canada

Mark David CIJA, Atlantic Canada.  The Centre is truly a national Canadian organization, or, as is Canada’s motto, it exists “A Mari Usque Ad Mare” – “From Sea to Sea”. The domain of the Centre even stretches across the Mediterranean Sea all to way to Israel and the Centre staff in Israel. We all face the same […]

The Canadian Society for Yad Vashem invites you to:

Nominate a Holocaust Survivor to receive national recognition at the 2013 National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony Monday, April 8th, 2013 in Ottawa.  To nominate a Holocaust Survivor please send the Survivor’s name, photo, and story (500-750 words) to the The Canadian Society for Yad Vashem 265 Rimrock Road, Suite 218, Toronto, Ontario M3J 3C6. Nomination […]


Young Leadership Israel Advocacy Program

The Young Leadership Israel Advocacy program (YLIA) is an exciting program that guides a select group of young Jewish professionals from across Canada into the federal political process. The YLIA program provides participants with the knowledge, skills and political connections to make getting involved exciting and fun, while simultaneously making it possible for them to […]