This week, we participated in a lively exchange about current developments in Israel, delved behind the headlines of Israeli newspapers, addressed a dangerous factual error, and invited teachers to learn how to unlearn antisemitism.
Read on to learn more.
The CIJA Team
More than 1000 people tuned in midday Thursday to our townhall Unity Not Uniformity: Unpacking the Controversy where expert panelists Professor Adam Dodek, Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, and journalist Haviv Rettig Gur, alongside moderator Ellin Bessner from The Canadian Jewish News, explored the major topics on everyone's minds from the controversial judicial reform proposal, counter-terror raids, to the new Iran-Saudi Arabia deal, and the debates they've generated inside and outside Israel.
In a letter to the editor, Becca Wertman-Traub, CIJA’s Director of Research, addressed factual errors in a recent opinion piece in The Hill Times that left a false impression that only Israel is to blame for the situation in the West Bank.
CIJA is teaming up with UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and Facing History and Ourselves Canada to host Unlearn It, an interactive virtual workshop for Ontario teachers to help them educate their students about antisemitism and its impacts.
Middle-school educators are invited to participate in this free workshop to learn how to use Unlearn It to create safe spaces to initiate productive, courageous discussions about antisemitism among their students. These resources can be used proactively as part of anti-racism programming or in response to an incident that has already occurred at school or in the community. The workshop will be held Monday, March 27, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. and is targeted at educators of grades 5-8.
CIJA in the News
March 27 | Unlearn It Virtual Workshop
April 5-April 13 | Passover
April 17-18 | Yom HaShoah
April 24-25 | Yom HaZikaron
April 25-26 | Yom Ha’atzmaut
May 25-27 | Shavuot
- Associate Director, Policy and Communications (Pacific Region)
- Program Coordinator, CIJA/Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
- Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations (Quebec)
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