This week, CIJA and Jewish Federations across Canada hosted our sixth annual legal conference The Abraham Accords: A Turning Point in the Legal World, where expert panelists discussed the legal implications of the Abraham Accords for the Middle East and the diaspora.
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The CIJA Team
CIJA and Jewish Federations across Canada thank the hundreds of members of the legal community who attended The Abraham Accords: A Turning Point in the Legal World, our sixth annual legal conference. Among many expert panelists and guests were Dr. Tal Becker, Legal Adviser to Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and His Excellency Dr. Ronen Hoffman, Israel's Ambassador in Canada, who explored the legal implications of the Abraham Accords, how bilateral treaties are negotiated, and how lawyers in countries party to the accords view them. Learn more about CIJA’s work to promote Jewish Life in Canada here.
On March 9, CIJA will host its annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day, assembling policymakers, community members, and social service organizations to discuss issues and solutions geared toward making a more accessible Canada. We are encouraged that this year's Jewish Disability Advocacy Day comes in the wake of the Canada Disability Benefit (Bill C-22) being passed unanimously in the House of Commons. If you haven’t already done so, please consider sending a note to thank your MP for passing the benefit. Learn more about CIJA’s priorities here.
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March 5-6 | Purim
March 9 | Jewish Disability Advocacy Day
March 27 | Unlearn It Virtual Workshop for Ontario Middle School Educators (4:30-6 p.m.)
April 5-April 13 | Passover
April 17-18 | Yom HaShoah
April 24-25 | Yom HaZikaron
April 25-26 | Yom Ha’atzmaut
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