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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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A Search for Jewish-Designed Homes from the 1950s and 1960s

Dr. Gerald L. Pocius, Senior Research Fellow at Cape Breton University, is researching mid-century modern homes in the Sydney-Cape Breton area, built in the 1950s and 60s by Jewish professionals.  These were often architect-designed homes, following the latest ranch house fashions of their day. Pocius’ work has focused so far on four houses on Howe Street (built by…

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Holiday-friendly Voting Options for the 2019 Federal Election

This year’s poll dates are not calendar-friendly for our people: they conflict with Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, two of the four Advance Poll days coincide with Shabbat (October 11 and 12) and that the two others coincide with Sukkot, October 13 and 14, 2019. However, Elections Canada is aware of the conflict and has…

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Holocaust Education Week

The brochure for the 2019 Holocaust Education Week can be found here. Information for each individual event can also be found in the Upcoming Events section of the website. For information on The Day I Met Hitler, click here. For information about Pinchas Gutter’s talk on November 3, click here. For information about Sol Nayman’s…

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Joel Pink Recognized for Prestigious Career

Last month, community member Joel Pink was recognized in an article in Halifax Magazine for his 50-year career as a criminal defense attorney. We send our congratulations to Joel, and invite the community to read Avery Mullen’s article by clicking here.

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Community member Shimon Walt featured on Dalhousie University’s “We Are Dal”

Shimon Walt, an accomplished musician and a professor in Dalhousie University’s Fountain School of Performing Arts, has been featured in Dalhousie University’s “We Are Dal” profiles. We are so pleased for Shimon, and invite you to read his reflections on his life and career by clicking here.

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