Federation CJA And CIJA React to Latest Shooting Targeting Montreal Jewish School

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CIJA
|May 30, 2024

Montreal, QC – May 29, 2024 – News broke today that overnight May 27/28 another Jewish school in Montreal was targeted by a shooting. In response, Yair Szlak, President and CEO, Federation CJA, and Eta Yudin, Vice President - Quebec, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued the following joint statement:

"We have had enough. Yet another Jewish school was shot at in the middle of the night – in Canada.

"Thankfully no one was inside the building, but this violent hatred must no longer be tolerated. Decisive action must be taken by Mayor Plante and leadership at the municipal level to finally put an end to the atmosphere of permissiveness towards antisemitism that is now rampant in our city.

"Mayor Plante referred to Montreal as this “peaceful town”, but this is not the Montreal anyone wants to live in. We call on all citizens of good faith to raise their voices against the relentless hatred, intimidation, and fear-mongering on our streets and campuses over a conflict that is taking place thousands of miles away; it must be stopped. Order must be returned to the streets of Montreal.

"We are in contact with and supporting the school in the wake of the incident. The SPVM is investigating and has assured us that, as a precaution, there will be an increased police presence at all Montreal Jewish schools.

"While we do not have any knowledge of a specific threat against the Jewish community, we remind everyone to maintain vigilance. If you see something, say something by calling the police and reporting it to Federation CJA’s Community Security Network hotline at 514-343-4343 as well."

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The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is the advocacy agent of Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, representing Jewish Federations across Canada.