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Independent Jewish Voices defends Toronto teacher who called for “liberation of all Palestine”

Tyler Levitan, campaign coordinator of an anti-Israel group Independent Jewish Voices-Canada (IJV), came to the defence of a Toronto teacher that is being investigated by the Toronto police and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board for comments made at a Iran-backed Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto on July 2, 2016.

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Canadian Jewish Community raised $500k for Fort McMurray

Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA (JFC-UIA), representing ten Canadian Jewish federations and four regional councils, announced on Thursday, July 14, 2016, that $500,000 was contributed by the Canadian Jewish community through the organized Federation system for victims of the recent Fort McMurray wildfires.

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By caring for the dead they comfort the living; ZAKA

On a Saturday afternoon in mid March, suicide bombers attacked on a main street in Turkey, killing three Israelis and injuring many. When Shabbat ended, ZAKA sent five volunteers from Israel, headed by commander Mati Goldstein. After clearing the area of human remains of the attack, they completed the long and difficult task of identifying the victims. The remains were ...

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Relationship “mentor” helps new Israeli immigrants to Canada

The pressures, problems and adaptations to a new country can have devastating effects on a couple’s relationship, says Tal Shaish, a personal coach and mentor of relationships. She should know. Tal, a native of Israel, her husband Joseph Fackenheim and their now seven year old twins, arrived in Toronto barely two years ago. He is the artistic director of Aspaklaria, ...

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Fraud, scams, theft; it could happen to you

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in North America, amounting to over 12 billion dollars in 2012. The amount rises each year said police officers Howard Clements and Shari Spivak, largely due to criminal involvement in computer hacking. They recently spoke at Beth Emeth Synagogue at a seminar on personal safety.

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