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Following bomb threats, BC government announces funding for Jewish community’s security

On March 13, 2017, the BC government announced a contribution of $100,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, to be used for additional security for British Columbia’s 26,000 Jews following two bomb threats last week which targeted the Jewish community centre.

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Vancouver Jewish centre receives bomb threats for the second time in one week

For the second time this week, the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (JCC) had to evacuate after receiving an email bomb threat on Sunday morning. The centre reopened after the building was cleared by the Vancouver Police who are investigating both threats. Eldad Goldfarb Michelle Pollock, Executive Director and President of Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, posted on ...

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Town Hall meeting to discuss decision to close TanenbaumCHAT’s Kimel campus

Rabbi Lee Buckman, Head of School at TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Family Education Centre (known as TCK) in Vaughan, Ontario sent out an invitation to the TCK student community to partake in a town hall meeting to discuss the decision to merge the Kimel campus into a single campus in the Wilmington location effective September, 2017.

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New Israel Fund of Canada: Trump is a “source of danger to Israel”

Joan Garson, the Chair of New Israel Fund of Canada (NIFC) and former past chair of ARZENU, the international organization of Reform and Progressive Zionists, believes that “fear” in the Jewish community pushes people to the right side of the political map and emboldens Israeli nationalism.

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Ethical Wills of the Patriarchs

March 14 – Writing an Ethical Will. Near death, few of us say that we wish we had spent more time at work. What is an ethical will, why and how can you write one, and how far back in history do they go? March 21 – The Three Wills of Abraham. Abraham faced many challenges which resonate with serious ...

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Trudeau on Purim: We reaffirm “our responsibility to stand against anti-Semitism”

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on Purim (March 10, 2017): Tomorrow at sunset, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will join together to celebrate Purim. Purim is a joyous holiday where loved ones wear costumes, exchange gifts, give to charity, and partake in traditional feasts. During this time, friends and family will come together ...

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