The Atlantic Jewish Council

Posts by Naomi Rosenfeld

The AJC and PJ Library present Kids Shabbat Dinner on Friday Jan. 25th at 5:30

Join the AJC and PJ Library for a kids Shabbat dinner! We will celebrate Shabbat together and there will be a story and craft.When? Friday, January 25Time? 5:30 pm – 7:30 pmWhere? Captain William Spry Community Centre (16 Sussex dr, Halifax)Cost? FREE but please register here (https://bit.ly/2QWOGmY)*no previous experience with Shabbat or Jewish holidays necessary

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CIJA’s Atlantic Grassroots Consultation Webinar: Jan 31st, 8 pm

CIJA is excited to announce our 2019 Grassroots Consultation Webinar for Atlantic Canada is on January 31st at 8 pm.  This is a vital opportunity to ask us anything, tell us what’s on your mind, and help shape our advocacy priorities for the year ahead. In addition to a group discussion, this year’s Consultation will…

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AJC New president bold vision for the future

On November 18th 2018 at the AJC Annual general meeting, Marilyn Chippin Kaufman began her two year term as the president of the AJC. Kaufman hailing from Fredericton, is the first president from outside of Halifax since 1988. Two significant goals that she wishes to achieve during her mandate is to bring more programming to…

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Thank You Michael !

Following an extended tenure as AJC president Michael Argand is retiring after six years. The impact that Michael’s leadership had on the Atlantic Jewish communities was immeasurable, he was able to accomplish so much during his terms as president. He developed and increased youth and family programming, strengthened Holocaust education, expanded support for Israel among…

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Memories from St.John’s: Lewis Ferman and Co.

Lewis Ferman and his wife Grunia met in the Naliboki forest in current day Belarus, in an organized camp of Jewish resistance fighters led by Tuvia Bielski in WWII. The basis for the film, Defiance. The camp eventually became home to 1200 Jews during the war acting as a refuge from the Germans. Following the…

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PJ Library Expanding from ages 6 month old to 11 year old

The PJ LIBRARY program is a program that provides families raising Jewish children (ages six months to 8 years) in Atlantic Canada with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! Every month, families enrolled in PJ LIBRARY receive a high-quality, expert-curated and kid-tested (!) Jewish book or CD (one per family) as a gift from the community. PJ Library has…

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Birthright Israel Summer 2019 Pre-Registration is now open

Looking for something to do this summer? Why not go to Israel for free?! Summer trip options and dates can be found here. This summer season Canada Israel Experience is running a special trip that will be in Israel over Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day). This experience will enhance an already…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration in Halifax – Jan. 27th, 2pm, Pier 21

Date: Sunday, January 27 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Bronfman Theatre, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  Who Will Write Our History – Director: Roberta Grossman, 2018, 94 minutes, USA, English, Polish, Yiddish, with English subtitles.  Registration required, free.   In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, and the University…

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Shaar Shalom Upcoming Town Halls & Webinars

As many may already know, both Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Rank gave their notice this past October that they are resigning at the end of their contracts in June. They will be missed for their knowledge and passion by the entire community. But as the only conservative synagogue in Atlantic Canada, they must move forward…

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