Speaking at World Jewish Congress’ Plenary Assembly in New York on Monday, April 24, 2017, Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Affairs Minister, reiterated Canada’s commitment to fight antisemitism and to support Israel as a valuable ally in the war on terror. The following the highlights of Freeland’s speech (click HERE):
The Canadian Jewish Experience: A Tribute to Canada 150 (CJE), is a new exhibit that marks the contribution of the Jewish people to Canada and celebrates the country’s 150 anniversary of Confederation. It will open in Ottawa on Sunday, April second at 1 pm in the lobby of 30 Metcalfe Street just two blocks from Parliament Hill.
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.
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 ...
“Our collective communal voice is strong and effective”. For the first time ever, Tuesday, February 1st, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) held its inaugural Lobby Day at Queens Park. Participating were more than one hundred volunteers from Ontario’s Jewish community plus CIJA staff.
One day after the Jewish Community Centres in Toronto, Vancouver and London, Ontario had to be evacuated after receiving bomb threats, Prime Minister Trudeau posted the following statement on his Facebook page (March 8, 2017):