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Canadians should be concerned by the sharp rise in antisemitism reported across the country in connection with the conflict in Israel and Gaza. 

Jewish Canadians will not be intimidated or silenced.  Our community is resilient and has the power to act! 

What’s Happening?

A national briefing for the Canadian Jewish community with CIJA National Co-Chairs Joel Reitman and Jeff Rosenthal and CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel joining special guests Naomi Rosenfeld, Executive Director of the Atlantic Jewish Council and Gil Troy, Professor at McGill University. Learn valuable insights into the troubling situation facing Canadian Jews nationwide and what concrete actions we can take as individuals as we move forward together in the face of growing antisemitism.

Take Action!

The following resources will help all of us take a stand together against antisemitism.

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Helpful Material

Please consider the following points as you engage in this complex discussion. They can be used to inform social media posts, letters to your local newspaper, or conversations with elected representatives.  

Write Your Member of Parliament

Write to your local MP to register your concerns. They are there to represent you. Share your perspective with them by email and by phone. 

You can access their contact information here. 

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Stand Together.

Help advocate for Canada’s Jewish community and share your message with the world.

Download our video and post it to Instagram.

Remember to tag @cijainfo and anyone you think should see it and share it.

Resources

 

Have You Experienced Antisemitism? 

If you see something, say something. If you are harassed, or witness harassment, call the police immediately.

If it is safe to do so, photograph the incident or perpetrators and share those images with police.

Relay that information to CIJA at [email protected] and to your local Jewish Federation. 

Are You A Student?

Hillels across Canada are available to provide support to university students. Visit your local Hillel’s website. We have held — and will continue to host — sessions for high school and university students. If you are interested in this or additional resources, email us at [email protected].

Engage The Media

Add your voice to the conversation!

Download these letter templates a get in touch with your local media.

PARENTS

 If you’re interested in supporting your high school and university-aged children, please let us know by emailing [email protected] and we will share information and resources with you directly.

Write Your Member of Parliament

Write to your local MP to register your concerns. They are there to represent you. Add your voice by email and by phone. You can find their contact information here. 

BUYcott Israel

Shop with us! Are you appalled by antisemitism targeting Jewish businesses? Do you support Israel? Are you fed up with calls to boycott Israeli goods and services? Want to do something about it? Now you can! Join BUYCOTT ISRAEL on Facebook today!

Helpful Material

 

The following resources will help you to engage in today’s conversation about the hate Jews are facing in Canada. 

Equip yourself with an understanding of what Canada’s Jewish community has experienced and how you can show support.

Get Informed

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism? Someone Didn’t Get the Memo.

In recent years it has become an article of faith on the progressive left that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism and that it’s slander to assume that someone who hates Israel also hates Jews.

Not everyone got the memo.

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Eyeless in Gaza

Faced with the onslaught of rockets that Hamas has rained down on Israeli cities since May 10, it is impossible to avoid asking a few simple questions: What does Hamas hope to gain? What is it seeking? What is its war strategy?

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Trudeau expresses concern over anti-Semitic incidents in Montreal, elsewhere in Canada

The prime minister’s Tweet comes a day after Liberal MP Anthony Housefather described recent events in the city as “appalling.”

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De l’antisémitisme importé à Montréal

Les Palestiniens sont en droit d’avoir leur propre pays, et les Juifs aussi. Ces deux peuples vivront en paix s’ils parviennent à se séparer. L’État palestinien doit naître, Israël doit demeurer. C’est seulement à travers cette reconnaissance mutuelle que cette région du monde peut espérer s’apaiser. 

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Editorial: Political expression is OK, hate and threats are not

Some local incidents have left many in the Montreal Jewish community understandably rattled, even if risk of physical attacks is deemed low.

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Rex Murphy: Anti-Semitism's vile, unending hatred never ceases to smoulder

This past weekend was a weekend unlike any other as Jews across Canada experienced a deeply disturbing display of violence, antisemitism and hate. Such was the degree of hostility; it calls into question the safety of Canada’s Jewish community. Lamentably, one-sided, biased media coverage of events in the Middle East is helping fuel this toxic situation.

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John Robson: What part of 'Death to Jews' do Israel's critics not understand?

Here we go again, in that dreary cycle where a barrage of Hamas rockets at Israeli civilians causes a barrage of media rhetoric against Israel. What part of “Death to Jews” do they not understand?

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One-sided media coverage is helping fuel antisemitism in Canada

This past weekend was a weekend unlike any other as Jews across Canada experienced a deeply disturbing display of violence, antisemitism and hate. Such was the degree of hostility; it calls into question the safety of Canada’s Jewish community. Lamentably, one-sided, biased media coverage of events in the Middle East is helping fuel this toxic situation.

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