The Atlantic Jewish Council

Israel

Hasbara Fellowship Discussion March 7, 2019

Lauren Isaacs of the the Hasbara Fellowship is hosting a discussion on Antisemitism & Answering the toughest Questions about Israel. When: Thursday March 7th, 2019 Where: 1171 Waterloo Street (Chabad) Time: 8pm Snacks will be provided

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Our Shaliach Program

We are thrilled to be running our Shaliach program (Israeli Emissary) again in the Atlantic provinces. Our schlich or schlicha spends time in the community. Topics that the schlich or schlicha can speak about/plan an activity around include: Israel Judaism Passover Yom HaShoah Yom Hazikaron Yom Ha’atzmaut Lag Ba’omer Shavout Any combination of the above!…

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A Canada wide trip to Israel to celebrate it’s anniversay

ISRAEL @70, October 17-24, 2018 Save the date!  More information coming soon. Calgary, Atlantic Canada, Hamilton and Ottawa are going to Israel together! This fall, celebrate Israel’s anniversary with a mission culminating at the General Assembly in Tel Aviv. Witness first hand the impact our work has on the country we helped establish. Join GA…

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You’re invited to the UJA 2014 Campaign Kick Off!

We are honored to have His Excellency, the Israeli Ambassador to Canada, Rafael Barak on his first official visit to the Atlantic Region as our Keynote speaker. Event Details Place: Shaar Shalom Synagogue — 1981 Oxford St Halifax, NS B3H 4A4 Date: Tuesday, August 19th Time: 8 pm About Rafael Barak Ambassador Rafael “Rafi” Barak is an…

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Tom Forrestall “35 Days in Israel” Gallery

These beautiful, original Tom Forrestall watercolours are all available for purchase at the Atlantic Jewish Council office, selling for $4100 each. Please contact Jon Goldberg, AJC executive director, for more information: jgoldberg@theajc.ns.ca  

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A Change Up

The current news cycle has been utterly brutal. The unspeakable tragedy at Lac Mégantic, the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco, the deaths of the Arizona firefighters, new violence and unrest in Egypt, and the continuing tragedy in Syria, to name just a few recent events, all make us want to disconnect from our computers,…

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Reflections on the Sacrifices of Others

Mark David’s article from CIJA’s Website: There is no Jewish funeral home in Atlantic Canada. In each community, dedicated volunteers serve on a Chevra Kaddisha to ensure that fellow Jews are buried in accordance with our law and tradition. The task is never easy. It is made more difficult because so many of the people…

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Nova Scotia Missions Reunion

In Halifax on Saturday evening, June 8th, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs hosted an informal get-together of Nova Scotia-based alumni from past political, student leader, journalist and business leader missions to Israel. Particularly noteworthy was the attendance of Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter and Peter Stoffer, MP for Sackville-Eastern Shore. Matthew Godwin and…

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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…

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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…

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