The Atlantic Jewish Council

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The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) has been the cornerstone of Jewish life in the Atlantic Canadian provinces since 1975, acting as the organized Jewish community’s representative and program/service provider for non-religious matters.

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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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