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.

14 Highlights from 2014

The past year was a momentous one for Jewish Canadian advocates – take a look at 14 key developments that took place in 2014:   1. Prime Minister Harper makes [...]

December 29, 2014
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Justin Trudeau Joins CIJA Town Hall in Vancouver

Yesterday evening, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau spoke to an audience of 400 community members at Vancouver’s Temple Sholom, representing the first in a series of three town hall sessions co-hosted [...]

December 17, 2014
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CIJA Pacific Region VIP Hanukah Reception

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs | Pacific Region welcomed more than 150 political and ethno-cultural leaders as well as Jewish leadership from throughout Metro Vancouver to its 2014 [...]

December 16, 2014
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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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