This week, we celebrated the government's investment in the Vancouver Jewish Community Centre, partied on the Hill, and clarified why the IHRA definition of antisemitism is so important when it comes to fighting antisemitism.
Read on to learn more.
The CIJA Team
CIJA is delighted that the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver has received $25 million from the Government of Canada in support of its redevelopment!
The preservation of distinct cultural communities is an essential thread in the fabric of Canada. As one of the most attended cultural, community, and recreational centres in Vancouver, the Vancouver JCC welcomes one of the most diverse demographics anywhere, a place where so many families and individuals find activities, resources, and – most importantly – a sense of belonging.
We join the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver in thanking the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this vision.
We were proud to celebrate Chanukah in Ottawa on Tuesday at “Hanukkah on the Hill” — hosted by MPs Anthony Housefather and Ya'ara Saks — with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Official Opposition of Canada Pierre Poilievre, Members of Parliament from all parties, and Jewish community leaders.
"Jews defining hate against Jews isn’t controversial. Ignoring our lived experience should be."
CIJA CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel explores the critical role played by the IHRA definition of antisemitism — the consensus definition that best reflects lived experiences of Jews today that is used by 37 countries across the world — in the ongoing fight against Jew-hatred and the importance of Jewish voices being heard where antisemitism and other hatred are addressed.
December 18 | 8 Gays of Channukah
December 18-26 | Chanukah
*CIJA offices closed December 26,27 & 30
- Associate Director Communications and Media Relations (Quebec)
Associate Director, Partnerships and Community Engagement (Quebec)
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