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This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy – October 24, 2021

Oct 24, 2021 | Publications, Week in Review

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This week, CIJA convened a discussion with 16 other organizations that comprise the Canadian Coalition to Combat Online Hate.  We coordinated a unified strategy on the online harms legislation the government has committed to introduce within its first 100 days. 

Member organizations will write op-eds for English and French national news platforms and CIJA will craft an open letter signed by coalition members to the Ministers of Justice and Members of Parliament.  

CIJA has been engaged in the fight against online hate. In April, we hosted the ActionSummit to Combat Online Hate that brought together academics, lay leaders, and industry experts for an in-depth two-day discussion exploring the online hate and potential remedies to this insidious and dangerous trend.  

As the only federation that deals with Jews who live in different cities – even across provincial borders, the Atlantic Jewish Council is unique in North America.. The organization represents approximately 4,000 Jews living in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. 

This month, AJC’s executive director, Naomi Rosenfeld, is leaving her post after five years in the job. She and her husband are expecting their first child, and the couple has decided to return to their native Toronto to be close to their extended families. 

Rosenfeld spoke with the Canadian Jewish News to explain her decision, how she feels about the move, her legacy, and the future of Atlantic Canada’s Jewish community. 

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