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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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The AJC’s 17th Annual Holocaust Education Week: November 1-8, 2020

Given the COVID-19 situation we have made the leap online and this year our FREE Holocaust Education Week programs will be presented online with one self-directed exhibit at the Halifax Central Library that can also be viewed virtually. Please use the link for each program to register. We look forward to “seeing” you. Virtual “Bogdan’s…

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POST-WORLD WAR II DEVELOPMENT OF JEWISH EDUCATION IN HALIFAX: An Essay by Abby Cohen

Abby Cohen, granddaughter of Annalee Cohen and daughter of Jamie Cohen, both of Halifax, NS is a 2nd year student at Cornell University.For her class “ENGL 2630: Brazil to Brooklyn, Jewish Cultures of the Americas”, Abby recently completed a research essay about Jewish Education post WWII in Halifax, specifically at the Beth Israel Synagogue. Abby…

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Did you get your AJC 5781 Jewish Calendar in the Mail?

The AJC published our first ever Jewish Calendar for 5781! Hopefully most of you reading this email have already received it in the mail. However, if you did not, or if you want an extra one, please email Naomi at executivedirector@theajc.ca with your name/address.

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Antisemitic Stickers Being Reported Around Halifax

The AJC is aware of stickers posted around the Halifax Regional Municipality implying that Jews are to blame for the spread of COVID-19. Guided by CIJA, we have alerted the Halifax Regional Police to the spread of this malicious blood libel. The HRP are taking the issue very seriously, removing the stickers and attempting to…

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Bone Scalpel Surgery System Donated to Ziv Hospital in Tzfat in Memory of David Rubin, z”l of Moncton, NB

The family of the late David Rubin, z”l, have generously funded the purchase of a Bone Scalpel Surgery System at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat (Israel) in David’s memory through the Atlantic Jewish Council and our national partner, Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA. Ziv Medical Center is a general hospital located in Tzfat (Safed), a city in…

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