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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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LIFE & LEGACY in Atlantic Canada

LIFE & LEGACY® in Atlantic Canada is a two-year partnership between the Atlantic Jewish Council, Camp Kadimah, the Beth Israel Synagogue, the Shaar Shalom Synagogue, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (of Agawam, MA) to promote and support legacy giving to benefit the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community. Participating organizations are receiving training and coaching along with…

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A BIG Thank You to Richard Goldhar! AJC Staff Member from 2006-2008

A huge Kol HaKavod to Richard Goldhar! Richard worked for the AJC for several years under our fearless past Executive Director Jon Goldberg. Richard brought vision, skills, energy, and great passion to his work at the AJC, resulting in many life-long friendships within, and a long-lasting impact on, our Atlantic Canadian Jewish Community. As a testament…

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A 60-Second TOV (Text on Video) about the AJC’s First Online Shabbat Program

Created by Shir Toren of Halifax, NS Shir Toren, a Journalism student at NSCC, received an assignment to create a TOV (text on Video) and decided to create a video about the AJC’s first online Shabbat dinner. Thank you Shir!

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“Greetings from Yehupetzville with Ralph Benmergui”: A New CJN Podcast about Small-Town Canadian Jewish Life – 1st Episode is about Moncton, NB

About the Podcast: If you’re a Jew in Canada, odds are good you live in a big city. But Jews have built communities all across our home and native land, and in this podcast, veteran broadcaster Ralph Benmergui journeys across Canada in search of proud Jews from small places. From Moncton to Moose Jaw, Glace…

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The New Brunswick Legislative Assembly Adopted the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism (Thursday, March 25th, 2021)

On Thursday, March 25th, the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. In response, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued the following statement: “At a time of rising Jew-hatred, we thank and congratulate the New Brunswick legislature for adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance…

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