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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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Global Pledge to Keep the Lights on in Jewish Houses of Worship, institutions, and private homes on the night of November 9th in honour of the anniversary of Kristallnacht

On November 9, 1938 – Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass – the destruction of over 7000 synagogues and Jewish establishments began. This is a critical moment that led to the Holocaust. Today, Houses of Worship are still under attack around the world. The International March of the Living is proud to announce their 2020 Global…

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The 2021 ISGAP Research Fellowship Program 2021 is Now Accepting Applications

ISGAP, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for their Research Fellowship Program in critical contemporary antisemitism studies. Scholars, senior or junior, with a research interest in the interdisciplinary study of contemporary antisemitism, and related fields of racism, gender, nationalism, xenophobia, extremism, and…

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When Christian is Jewish: Living a Jewish Life with a Non-Jewish Name

JTA Article Featuring Newfoundland’s Justin Tobin: In Canada, Justin Christopher Tobin’s name has “certainly raised some eyebrows,” he said. Though he doesn’t usually introduce himself with his middle name, the 23-year-old student at the Memorial University of Newfoundland faced challenges when he tried entering Israel as a participant and later staffer on Birthright trips a…

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The AJC’s 17th Annual Holocaust Education Week: November 1-8, 2020

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. Please use the link for each program to register. We look forward to “seeing” you. Virtual “Bogdan’s…

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POST-WORLD WAR II DEVELOPMENT OF JEWISH EDUCATION IN HALIFAX: An Essay by Abby Cohen

Abby Cohen, granddaughter of Annalee Cohen and daughter of Jamie Cohen, both of Halifax, NS is a 2nd year student at Cornell University.For her class “ENGL 2630: Brazil to Brooklyn, Jewish Cultures of the Americas”, Abby recently completed a research essay about Jewish Education post WWII in Halifax, specifically at the Beth Israel Synagogue. Abby…

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