This Week In Canadian Jewish Advocacy, January 23, 2022

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|January 23, 2022
This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy

To honour the memory of the six million Jewish children, women, and men murdered by the Nazis, the United Nations designated January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day. So we can collectively mark this important occasion, the World Jewish Congress launched the We Remember campaign.

Join millions around the world and photograph yourself holding a sign that says #WeRemember and post it to social media. Many of the images will be projected on a screen at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

In Canada, as part of the #WeRemember campaign, monuments and public buildings, such as the National Holocaust Monument, BC Place, the CN Tower, and Niagara Falls, will be bathed in yellow light to remember the six million Jewish souls lost during the Shoah. Together, let us pause and renew our collective vow: Never Again.

Read this insightful piece on the need for the criminalization of Holocaust denial by Sheba Birhanu, Associate Director of Partnerships at CIJA, on the 80th anniversary of the meeting of top Nazi officials at Wannsee that ultimately resulted in the murder of six million Jewish women, children and men.

As a follow-up to the National Summit on Antisemitism that took place in July last year, CIJA organized the Ontario Municipal Leaders’ Summit that brought together Mayors, City Councilors, and Police from across Ontario for a half-day virtual summit. Chaired by Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, panel discussions focused on what municipal leaders are doing to combat antisemitism and spur to local action to fight Jew-hatred.

Community Security Trust (CST) | Antisemitism is a growing problem around the world. CIJA has been actively calling for increased investment by the government of Canada in the security of the Jewish community in Canada, including the establishment of a Community Security Trust (CST) modeled after the CST in the U.K. and enhancement of the Security Infrastructure Program, which would benefit all at-risk minorities in this country.

80 Years Since the Final Solution | Sheba Birhanu | The Blogs (timesofisrael.com)

Public safety minister Marco Mendicino says Ottawa is considering expanded security measures for Jewish buildings (thecjn.ca)

Synagogues told 'be vigilant' after Texas hostage siege; Toronto police boost patrols | CP24.com

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