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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 […]


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, […]

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 […]

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

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 […]