Each year we look for volunteers to help us for our annual United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Fundraising Campaign of Atlantic Canada! The UJA campaign is the primary source of funding for all of the AJC’s community work both in Israel and on the ground in Atlantic Canada. Please contact Naomi (nrosenfeld@theajc.ca or 902-422-7493) for more…

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Due to the ongoing situation in the world, the following events have been postponed or cancelled: PJ Library Get Together Grants (however, PJ Library will still process reports/reimbursements for any events that took place before March 17th, 2020). All May AND June 2020 Birthright Israel Trips The 2020 International March of the Living All events planned at the Saint…

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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. Links to attend online programs coming soon. Schedule: Sunday, November 1, 2PM: Bogdan’s Journey film presentation with…

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Date: Sunday, January 27 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Bronfman Theatre, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  Who Will Write Our History – Director: Roberta Grossman, 2018, 94 minutes, USA, English, Polish, Yiddish, with English subtitles.  Registration required, free.   In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, and the University…

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2019 Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program We are presently making plans for the 2019 Asper Foundation Holocaust and Human Rights Studies Program. This program is for students in grades 8 and 9. All students are required to participate in 9 educational sessions (2 hours each, usually taught on Sunday mornings) and complete 10 hours of…

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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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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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Bill Chernin is a native Nova Scotian. He attended Camp Kadimah for a record-setting 21 summers. Bill was a Hillel Director for ten years, working in Atlantic Canada and Western Ontario at Guelph, Waterloo, Laurier, and Brock universities. He was the Associate Director of Volunteerism at Dalhousie University, working with alumni to organize alumni chapters…

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For the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Making Things Right), many families normally go to synagogue. This year, to stay safe, many are staying home. For this unusual new year, PJ Library is offering you and your family an opportunity to explore ways to connect with the…

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Two locally popular Holiday Kosher wines are the Hermon Red and Hermon White, made by Yarden at Golan Heights Winery in Israel. These quality Israeli wines are available in HRM at the following 8 NSLC outlets: The Port, Bayers Lake, Joseph Howe Drive, Larry Uteck,  Mill Cove, Portland St, Tantallon and Fall River.  They are also available at…

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Dear Friends, Please find below a link to our Fall 2020 edition of Shalom Magazine. As a reminder, in our new electronic version of Shalom, simply click on a title in the table of contents to go to a specific article or click on an advertisement to learn more about the company behind it. If you…

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