This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy, April 10, 2022

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|April 10, 2022
This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy

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We were delighted to see several commitments to fight antisemitism and support Jewish life in Canada in this week's 2022 federal budget.

Funding has been allocated to support the redevelopment of Vancouver’s Jewish Community Centre, the relocation and expansion of the Montreal Holocaust Museum, and important initiatives to promote Holocaust remembrance and combat antisemitism – all issues for which CIJA has been advocating over several years.

Next week we will gather around the Seder table with family and friends to celebrate Passover. Some of us will see children – or grandchildren – newly arrived or grown significantly since our last Passover Seder together. Many will have questions – not only the traditional four we ask annually, harking back to our historic connections to Israel, but also questions about being Jewish today, in Canada.

We want to facilitate engaged, thoughtful discussions responding to four more questions we’ve proposed for this Passover.

We encourage you, this Passover Seder, to learn about the issues CIJA, as the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations across Canada, has been prioritizing.

Download Four More Questions

As the world witnesses the brutal and unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, a conflict reminiscent of the darkest days of 20th century Europe, the Middle East is moving in the other direction towards peace, resulting in geopolitical changes that are historic and encouraging.

An insightful analysis of the positive impact the Abraham Accords have had across the Middle East by Richard Marceau , CIJA's Vice-President, External Affairs.

Learn more

Canada’s 2022 federal budget includes funding for Holocaust centres and to combat antisemitism

Combating online antisemitism requires public oversight of social media companies: task force report (

MARCEAU: Embracing geopolitical change in the Middle East | Toronto Sun

Remembering is not enough, Canada needs more genocide education

Genocide Awareness, Prevention and Condemnation Month ( - 14:35)

Ontario Government Relations Professional

Associate Director, University Relations

April 10 An Evening with Terry Glavin
April 15-23 Passover
April 27-28 Yom HaShoah

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