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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 Goldbloom, an unsung hero of Pier 21

The late Ruth Goldbloom helped found the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which has been a national historic site as the gateway to Canada for more than a million immigrants, including tens of thousands of Jews in the 20th century. When Goldbloom died in Halifax nine years ago, more than 1,500 people came…

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Strangers verbally attack Jewish Man in Moncton over Gaza Conflict

Members of a synagogue in Moncton are worried after a man in the congregation experienced verbal attacks at two separate stores.  Irwin Lampert, president of the Tiferes Israel Synagogue, believes the attacks could be related to the recent violence in Israel and Gaza. “The people who confronted someone like this are nothing but vile, hateful, antisemites and…

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In the summers without summer camps, staff get creative to stay afloat

As the COVID-19 pandemic began ramping up in the spring of 2020, summer camps were forced to call off weeks of programming, turn away children who had been coming for years and, in the worst cases, close their gates for good. It also meant that, for the first time in as long as anyone can remember,…

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Canadian Jewish Community Statement on antisemitism

Over the last few weeks, we have seen a disturbing rise in antisemitism in Canada. This cannot be ignored. The AJC, along with a number of other Atlantic Canadian Jewish organizations and more than 200 Jewish organizations across the country, has signed onto this this letter urging our fellow Canadians to stand with us against…

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Halifax MP Andy Fillmore Releases Video Marking May as Jewish Heritage Month

In May, Canada marked Jewish Heritage Month, an opportunity to celebrate the vast social, cultural, and economic contributions of Jewish communities across our country. Check out this video where Halifax MP Andy Fillmore acknowledges this important month for our community. Released on Friday May 28th, 2021.

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