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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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Spencer House Christmas Celebration happening differently this year due to COVID-19

For the last 7 years, the AJC has proudly organized a team of volunteers from the Jewish community in Halifax to prepare and serve Christmas lunch for more than 2 dozen patrons of Spencer House Seniors’ Center in Halifax. The festivities, which have grown to include entertainment and individualized gift-giving for the seniors, have become…

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‘A message of hope’: Maritime Jewish community celebrates first night of Hanukkah – A CTV Atlantic news segment and article published on Dec. 11th, 2020

Halifax resident Joanna Mirsky Wexler says the first night of Hanukkah would be quiet, but poignant for her and her family of four. “Usually over five of the eight nights, there would be big celebrations,” says Mirsky Wexler. “We would have different friends over, combinations of going to people’s houses, and this isn’t a year…

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Hanukkah being celebrate differently on P.E.I. due to COVID-19: CBC News Article originally published on Dec. 11th, 2020

“It was just me and my wife and we lit the first candles, so it was a little bit quiet,” Leo Mednick, president of the P.E.I. Jewish Community, said of the first night of Hanukkah. “Everybody celebrated with their families alone,” Mednick said, adding that typically about 25 people get together that night on P.E.I.…

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First Ever Hanukkiah Lighting Ceremony at Shearwater Base in Nova Scotia

On December 10th, members of 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, took part in the lighting of a Menorah to welcome the beginning of Hanukkah.Photo: 12 Wing Shearwater Wing Commander Colonel James Hawthorne and padre Captain Arnold Noteh Glogauer light the menorah outside of the 12 Wing Shearwater Headquarters, Nova Scotia, on December 10, 2020.Photo Credit: Aviator…

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PEI’s Martin Rutte Interviewed on CBC’s Mainstreet PEI with Matt Rainnie

Speaker and writer Martin Rutte is a member of the PEI Jewish community and shared the history and traditions around Hanukkah with Mainstreet PEI. This Segment Originally Aired on Dec. 10th, 2020

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