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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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Looking back at the Impact of the Jewish Community on Cape Breton

Miners became peddlers, peddlers became shop owners, and the retail business districts of the four communities eventually came to be dominated by Jewish merchants. https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/looking-back-on-jewish-communitys-impact-on-life-in-cape-breton-291378/

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Capital Community Church Yom HaShoah Memorial Service

Capital Community Church in Fredericton, NB held a Memorial Service on April 28th, 2019 in commemoration of the Holocaust with guest speaker Andy Réti. Courtesy of Eric Porter, a video of the service has been put together and uploaded to YouTube for anyone who wishes to see it, or who was in attendance and would like to see it again.  The video of…

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Yom HaShoah and Ellin Bessner: In The News

This past week, we recognized Yom HaShoah with programs across the Maritimes. We were fortunate to have author Ellin Bessner with us to read from and discuss her book Double Threat. CTV News published a video story about Ellin, Yom HaShoah, and the memorial program at the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21. The story…

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Canadian Fund for the Victims of Poway

In the wake of Saturday’s tragic shooting in Poway, California, Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA – our parent organization – has set up a fund for Canadians who wish to donate in support of the victims and their families. Funds raised will be distributed through the Jewish Federation of San Diego County to support…

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Israeli Wine Available in the HRM For Passover

WINES FROM ISRAEL FOR PASSOVER Yarden brand Israeli Kosher for Passover wines are definitely available in Metro Halifax for the Holidays.  Both the Yarden Hermon Red and the Yarden Hermon White are available at seven NSLC outlets in Metro:  The Port, Bayers Lake, Portland Street, Mill Cove, Larry Uteck, Fall River, and Tantallon. Also in…

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