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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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Irwin Simon – From Humble Beginnings in Cape Breton to Visionary Entrepreneur

Recording of the Program that took Place on Sunday, Jan. 31st, 2021 In this engaging hour-long presentation, Irwin Simon speaks openly and honestly about his family, growing up in the Jewish community in Glace Bay, attending Camp Kadimah, going to Saint Mary’s University, and how these experiences impacted his life as a serial entrepreneur. Moderated…

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COMMENTARY: Remembering the Holocaust in Newfoundland and Labrador

An article by Gerhard P. Bassler published in St. John’s Telegram newspaper on Wed. January. 27th, 2021 in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Holocaust Survivors Betty and Andreas Barban met Dunfield at a party in 1952. Betty asked why her naturalization certificate had not arrived while Andreas had his. He answered with a stern…

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Applications are Now Open to Become a “Moishe House Without Walls” (MHWOW) Host – Available for Jewish Young Adults ages 22-32!

Join a global network of creators, lifelong learners, explorers, and leaders who plan and create intentional Jewish experiences for their friends and peers. Moishe House Without Walls (MHWOW – pronounced letter “M”, letter “H”, and “WOW”) provides you with the support, educational, and financial resources to bring your vision to life and to cultivate a Jewish…

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Apply for an Atlantic Jewish Foundation Scholarship Today – Applications due March 31st, 2021

Click Here to Access the Application The Noa & Sarah Heinish Scholarship: The Noa and Sarah Heinish Foundation has endowments supporting Jewish educational and health care institutions in Canada and Israel. A portion of the funds has been allocated to the Atlantic Jewish Foundation to provide an annual merit scholarship for a student to study…

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“New Beginnings” Historical Research Project: A look into the Jewish Families Who Lived Along the Saint John River

Norman Rose, formerly of Woodstock, NB, is undertaking a research project entitled New Beginnings about Jewish families who lived along the Saint John River in Carleton, Victoria and Madawaska Counties of New Brunswick from 1900 onward. Towns in these areas include Woodstock, Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Grand Falls, Edmunston, and Bath. Norman is looking both for volunteers to help…

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