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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 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition

We are just over a month away from our July 3, 2019 deadline for the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. The winning playwright will receive a $1,000 prize, an 8-hour workshop with an Equity director, and up to six Equity actors. This workshop concludes in a public staged play reading presentation.  For more information about the…

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Bar Mitzvah Cards – St. John’s, NL

As most of you around the St. John’s community know, there is a Bar Mitzvah coming up on Saturday, June 15th. Every one should have received an invitation, as well as an earlier notice about the availability of cards on sale at Carleton cards, Avalon Mall.  In addition, cards can also be found at Lawton’s…

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Volunteers needed for the AJC’s Jewish Archives Project

The Atlantic Jewish Council has a large collection of archives and memorabilia that needs to be sorted, organized categorized, scanned and preserved for our next generation. Interested in walking down memory lane or want to learn about Atlantic Canada’s rich past and have a couple of hours to spare? Willing to go through a box…

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Passover Items at Dominion — 260 Blackmarsh Road, St. John’s, NL

It has come to our attention that the Dominion at 260 Blackmarsh Road, St. John’s has a number of discounted Passover items! The leftover Passover foods are egg matzot, shmura matzo meal, regular matzo meal (Manischwitz), and matzo farfel. All are discounted to 50% off retail, and they are located on the discount shelves outside…

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Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarship Applications are due May 31st, 2019!

The Atlantic Jewish Council invites applications for Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarships. The award will normally be to a maximum of $5000.00 for each application. The biannual application deadlines are May 31st and November 30th. Applicants can apply once in any 12- month period. Criteria for Application: The applicant must be a resident of Atlantic Canada.…

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