Pacific Region

Relationships Matter. That is the motto of the Pacific Region of The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.  Professional staff and grassroots advocates from the Pacific Region are continuously developing relationships with the decision-makers and the decision-makers-to-be at the federal, provincial and local levels in order to strengthen British Columbia’s diverse Jewish community. More than 30,000 Jews reside in the province—the majority of which live in the Metro Vancouver area. Since the mid-19th century, B.C.’s Jewish community has played a significant role in the development and growth of Canada’s western-most province. Under the leadership of the Local Partnership Council and in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Jewish Federation, The Centre is the region’s preeminent voice on matters concerning Israel, antisemitism and domestic issues affecting the region’s Jewish community. The Pacific Region works with members of the federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as other community leaders in order to strengthen the Canada-Israel relationship, increase security for the Jewish community, ensure funding for local agencies and foster advocacy efforts on university campuses.

For more information on how to get involved in advocacy contact the Pacific Region directly.

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Shabbat Of Solidarity

See what you can do below. This week’s terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue struck at the core of Jewish community and identity. now is the time to reaffirm the [...]

November 20, 2014
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CIJA Condemns Terrorist Attack on Jerusalem Synagogue

In response to today’s deadly terrorist attack on worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued the following statement: “We [...]

November 18, 2014
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Letter to Swedish Ambassador from CIJA CEO Shimon Fogel

This week, the Government of Sweden decided to recognize a Palestinian state – even in the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. In response, CIJA CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel wrote [...]

October 31, 2014
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5 Points to Consider about Campus BDS

With approximately 25,000 young members of our community on campus in Ontario, much attention is placed on what life is like for Jewish students.  Along with our on-the-ground partners at [...]

October 31, 2014
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Victoria, BC stands with Israel

More than 240 people gathered in British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria on Tuesday evening to stand in solidarity with Israel. “Am Yisrael Chai:  A Jewish Community Gathering for Solidarity and [...]

September 11, 2014
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ACT NOW: Operation Protective Edge

After weeks of intense fighting, Israel completed the destruction of Hamas attack tunnels and has withdrawn ground forces from Gaza. The IDF’s goals in the operation were the cessation of [...]

August 7, 2014
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