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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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Reflections on the Once-Thriving Jewish Community of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Few Canadian Jewish communities have experienced such tumultuous changes as Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. In 1902, the coal mining town on the eastern edge of Cape Breton became the site of the first synagogue constructed in the Atlantic provinces. Over the years, Jewish workers shifted into retail and business, growing to several hundred families by…

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LIFE & LEGACY in Atlantic Canada

LIFE & LEGACY® in Atlantic Canada is a two-year partnership between the Atlantic Jewish Council, Camp Kadimah, the Beth Israel Synagogue, the Shaar Shalom Synagogue, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (of Agawam, MA) to promote and support legacy giving to benefit the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community. Participating organizations are receiving training and coaching along with…

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The AJC Expresses Condolences to the Atlantic Canadian Muslim Community

In the wake of the horrific hate crime in London, Ontario last weekend that led to the murder of 4 members of a single Muslim family and serious injuries to a 9-year-old boy, the AJC reached out to various Islamic organizations across Atlantic Canada to express condolences on behalf of the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community.

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The ‘Honouring Ruth’ Project is Making News!

Howard and Karen Conter, of Halifax, NS, spoke to both CTV Atlantic and the CJN about their “Honouring Ruth” project to honour the late Ruth Goldbloom, z”l with a monument in front of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax.  The AJC is proud to be partnering with the Conters on this…

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Anti-Semitism at its worst in Atlantic Canada since start of Israeli-Arab Conflict

We are the Atlantic Jewish Council and we represent the vast majority of Atlantic Canadian Jews. We are your fellow Atlantic Canadians, your friends, and your neighbours. We are a diverse community that comes in different shapes, sizes, professions, sexual orientations, and skin colours. We have a varied range of political views. Above all, we…

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