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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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Past Events

AJC Community Calendar 2023-2024:

The 2023-2024 AJC Community Calendar is now available! If we have your up-to-date address, you will receive a calendar just in time for Rosh Hashanah. The calendar includes: ·      Sept. 2023- Sept. 2024 calendar pages, which include English and Hebrew dates ·      All Major Jewish and Secular holidays ·      Shabbat Candle Lighting Times ·      Yizkors…

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Shavuot Community Potluck

Shavuot, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah to the Israelites of Mount Sinai. In ancient times, it was a harvest festival that marked the end of the barley harvest and the beginning of the wheat harvest in Israel. A tradition associated with Shavuot is the popularity for dairy foods, one of…

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Israel’s 75th Independence Day

This year, shortly after Passover, Jews worldwide celebrated the 75th anniversary of the State of Israel. Yom Ha’atzmaut was celebrated with dance performers, speeches, and a kosher dinner curated by Michal Balas, featuring chef Yosi Levi. Jewish members of the community attended, ending the night with a celebratory dance party!  

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Provincial Government to Adopt Anti-Semitism Definition

On may 9th, 2023 the Honorable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills, signed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism. Minster Byrne was joined by representatives of the Jewish community. With the adoption of this definition of anti-Semitism comes a promise to keep up the conversation about the issue…

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Holocaust Memorial

The Atlantic Jewish Council participated in the B’nai B’rith International memorial project, “Unto Every Person There is a Name”. This reading aloud of the names of Jewish victims who were murdered by the Nazi regime has become cherished ritual in our community. We in Halifax join the Jewish communities throughout the world in the public…

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Ongoing Community Programs

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