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Please note that, as a Jewish organization, CIJA observes Shabbat and High Holidays. This means that CIJA staff are not permitted to work on either Shabbat (the team is usually ‘pens down’ by 2:30 p.m. local time on Fridays) or the High Holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, the first two and last two days of Sukkot, first two and last two days of Passover, and Shavuot (offices close at 1 p.m. local time on the Erev / first night of the holiday). Our staff therefore do not answer emails or phone calls and, as an organization, we do not participate in interviews or provide comment on those days. However, in the case of an active threat or other extreme circumstance, one of our non-Jewish team members will be available.

2022-2025 Jewish Holiday Calendar

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    Cory Hann
    Vice President, Marketing and Communications
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    Shimon Koffler Fogel
    Chief Executive Officer
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    Richard Marceau
    Vice President, External Affairs and General Counsel
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    Nico Slobinsky
    Vice President, Pacific Region
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    David Weinberg
    Director, Israel Office
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    Eta Yudin
    Vice President, Quebec
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    Gustavo Zentner
    Vice President, Manitoba & Saskatchewan

About CIJA

CIJA is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada by advancing the public policy interests of Canada’s organized Jewish community.

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About Canada's Jewish Community

There are approximately 392,000 Jews in Canada.

Source:, 2018

Canada has the fourth largest Jewish community in the world.

Source:, 2011

Jewish Canadians are the most targeted religious group for hate crimes in the country

Source:, 2021