The Atlantic Jewish Council

Welcome to the Atlantic Jewish Council

The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) has been the cornerstone of Jewish life in the Atlantic Canadian provinces since 1975, acting as the organized Jewish community’s representative and program/service provider for non-religious matters.

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Latest News

The AJC’s Hiring a PJ Library Russian-Speaking Program Coordinator!

PJ Library® Russian-Speaking Program Coordinator The Atlantic Jewish Council is hiring a part-time Russian-speaking Jewish program coordinator to plan and implement 10 PJ Library® programs for the Russian-speaking Jewish community in Atlantic Canada as part of our ABVGDeika Programming Initiative* from October 1st, 2019 until June 30th, 2020.  What You’ll Do: Plan and implement 10…

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PJ Get Together Grants

PJ Get Together Grants are now available in our community! These grants are available for families* (raising Jewish children) to host two or more other families (raising Jewish children) doing what they’d like to do  whether it’s Jewish holidays, Shabbat, volunteering, or something else** you think of. Check out for more information. *Host families…

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Shaar Shalom High Holiday Choir Looking for Singers

Dear Singers, Whistlers, and Harmonizers, The Shaar Shalom Choir is getting back into gear! We will begin preparing for the Kol Nidre service soon, and we would love to have you join us. We need more singers in all vocal sections and would be happy to teach you the music. No choral experience is required…

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PJ Library Helps the Atlantic Jewish Council Build a Russian-Speaking Jewish Community in Atlantic Canada

Grants will strengthen social connections and engage Russian-speaking Jewish (RSJ) families in Jewish experiences and learning across the United States and Canada Halifax, NS – Russian-speaking Atlantic Canadian families raising Jewish children will now have more opportunities to participate in Jewish life, thanks to the RSJ Engagement Grant recently awarded by PJ Library®, the flagship…

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A Search for Information: Joseph Levison (1929-1951)

My name is Dan Rubins and I am a composer and writer based in New York City. I was recently commissioned to write an opera about my great-uncle Joseph (Joe) Levison, who grew up in Halifax and died in 1951 in the Korean War at age 22. Joe attended Queen Elizabeth High School, St. Mary’s…

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