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A Year in Conversations
A Year in Conversations

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is proud to share with you A Year in Conversations, an innovative initiative designed to help families explore, address and engage in discussions around topical, contemporary issues facing Israel and the Jewish world. This interactive and comprehensive user guide outlines eight themes, each sub-divided into three sections […]

September 19, 2014
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Press Release: Statement on the Opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Toronto, ON – Today, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights held its official opening. “We offer our warm congratulations to the staff, volunteers, and philanthropists – particularly the Asper Family – who have made this historic occasion possible,” said David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA). “Your vision and dedication, […]

September 19, 2014
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Pictured, from left, are Hank Rosenbaum co-president of the Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants, along with Cheryl Rosenbaum Shapiro and organizers Cindy Osheroff and Dori Ekstein. [SUSAN MINUK PHOTO]
Volunteers assemble holiday gift bags for Shoah survivors

Susan Minuk ::Canadian Jewish News The apples and honey on our tables at Rosh Hashanah are symbols of a sweet new year, but for elderly Holocaust survivors who may be alone in our community, they’re a bittersweet reminder of times past and often tough times in the present. Some 25 community members gathered Sept. 11 […]

September 18, 2014
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Ukraine rally
Shimon Fogel Addresses Solidarity Rally for Ukraine

Ottawa September 17, 2014 – CIJA CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel addressed a rally of hundreds of Ukrainian-Canadians who joined others to welcome President Petro Poroshenko to Parliament Hill.  Shimon commended the Canadian government’s support of Poroshenko and expressed solidarity with Ukrainian Canadians in their search for a return to peace and democracy for all in Ukraine. […]

September 18, 2014
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Israeli Wine Meets Canadian Cheese

Last night, CJPAC and CIJA, along with the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group, hosted more than 300 parliamentarians and parliamentary staff at their annual wine and cheese. The event, Israeli Wine Meets Canadian Cheese, was held in Ottawa in the East Block Courtyard on Parliament Hill. 1234►  

September 17, 2014
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