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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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Honouring Ruth: An AJC Project to Build a Sculpture of Ruth Goldbloom, z”l in Front of Pier 21 spear-headed by Howard & Karen Conter

In August of 2012, our community lost a major figurehead. And though her height reached not much more than five feet, Ruth Goldbloom was the poster child for the belief that dynamite comes in small packages. Amongst her many years in philanthropy, her most notable contribution of time and energy led to what is now…

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The AJC is Hiring a Part-Time Social Worker!

Job Title: Director of Jewish Family Services Reports to: Executive Director, The Atlantic Jewish Council Located at: Halifax, NS Term: May 1st-Dec. 31st, 2021 Hours of work: 20 hours/week. Flexibility required. While standard business hours can be expected as the norm, some nights and weekends may be required. The Director of Jewish Family Services provides…

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Jewish Belonging in Prince Edward Island

An Article by Clarrie Feinstein Published March 14 2021 in Niv Magazine. The majority of the members of the Jewish community who are still on the island today arrived in the 1970s or later. Medjuck notes that a Torah scroll was borrowed in 1975 for the first known High Holy Day services—the first time a Torah had…

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Coalition of Canadian Jewish orgs send letter to NDP supporting the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

Published March 15th, 2021. At the upcoming Federal NDP Convention in April, there is a resolution on the agenda to overturn NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s support for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of Antisemitism. In response to the resolution, dozens of Jewish organizations across the country, including the Atlantic Jewish Council, have formed…

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PJ Library “Get Together” Grants are Back…VIRTUALLY!

The AJC and PJ Library want to help your family stay connected with friends during this difficult time; therefore, we’re encouraging (and reimbursing) you to host a virtual Together Experience! All families living in Atlantic Canada with children currently enrolled in PJ Library or PJ Our Way are eligible to apply. Live outside of Atlantic…

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