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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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Features on our 17th Annual Holocaust Education Week on Global, CTV, and in the Chronicle Herald!

With our 17th Annual Holocaust Education week coming to a close, we wanted to thank the dozens of community members – and thousands of Nova Scotia High School students – for joining us virtually for these important programs once again this year. We also thank our amazing partner’s for Holocaust Education Week 2020: The Canadian…

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The Next Round of Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarship Applications are due November 30th!

The Atlantic Jewish Council invites applications from residents of Atlantic Canada for Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarships towards tuition fees for future post-secondary studies in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The award will normally be to a maximum of $5,000.00 for each application. The biannual application deadlines are May 31st (for studies beginning the following September, or later) and…

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Global Pledge to Keep the Lights on in Jewish Houses of Worship, institutions, and private homes on the night of November 9th in honour of the anniversary of Kristallnacht

On November 9, 1938 – Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass – the destruction of over 7000 synagogues and Jewish establishments began. This is a critical moment that led to the Holocaust. Today, Houses of Worship are still under attack around the world. The International March of the Living is proud to announce their 2020 Global…

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The 2021 ISGAP Research Fellowship Program 2021 is Now Accepting Applications

ISGAP, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for their Research Fellowship Program in critical contemporary antisemitism studies. Scholars, senior or junior, with a research interest in the interdisciplinary study of contemporary antisemitism, and related fields of racism, gender, nationalism, xenophobia, extremism, and…

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When Christian is Jewish: Living a Jewish Life with a Non-Jewish Name

JTA Article Featuring Newfoundland’s Justin Tobin: In Canada, Justin Christopher Tobin’s name has “certainly raised some eyebrows,” he said. Though he doesn’t usually introduce himself with his middle name, the 23-year-old student at the Memorial University of Newfoundland faced challenges when he tried entering Israel as a participant and later staffer on Birthright trips a…

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