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PRESS RELEASE: The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) and CIJA, our National Advocacy Agent, applaud the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 20, 2019Press Release: The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) and CIJA, our National Advocacy Agent, applaud the Nova Scotia Human Rights CommissionHalifax, NS — Today, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission formally rescinded the Human Rights Award presented to Rana Zaman of Halifax on Dec. 10.In response, the Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) and The Centre…

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CJN Article: New Doc Explores the History of Camp Kadimah

By: Joel Jacobson, Atlantic Correspondent It was more than two years in the making, but the overwhelmingly positive reaction to a new documentary about Camp Kadimah, a summer camp in Barss Corner, N.S., showed that the time, labour and financial investment was worth it. The premiere showing of Camp Kadimah: The Story of Our Lives, a…

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Chronicle Herald Article About Pinchas Gutter’s Holocaust Testimony

This year’s Holocaust Education Week was a wonderful success. We thank everyone who attended and helped to make the week as meaningful and educational as it was.  Nicole Munroe from the Chronicle Herald reflected on Pinchas Gutter’s moving testimony. For those who were unable to attend the event, Munroe’s article provides an eloquent and informative summary…

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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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