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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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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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Urge the Canadian Government to Take Concrete Action Against Antisemitism

In recent weeks, Canada has witnessed a shockingly sharp spike in antisemitism. Jewish Canadians have been subjected to verbal harassment, vicious threats, and even physical violence. This must stop. We cannot allow antisemitism to deepen its roots in Canada! Our Jewish community is resilient. We will not be intimidated. We will not remain silent in…

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Shalom Magazine Spring 2021 is Now Out!

Please CLICK HERE to access our electronic Winter 2021 edition of Shalom Magazine. In this mobile-friendly version of Shalom, simply swipe the pages on your phone/tablet as you would a regular e-book, and click on the title of an article to enlarge it.  If you prefer to read Shalom Magazine in the traditional PDF electronic version, you can…

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Virtual Classroom Lessons Now Available

Over the last few weeks, we at the AJC have received many calls regarding unbalanced discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Junior High and High School classes across the region. Maya Lotan, our Director of Youth and Young Family Engagement, has a teaching certificate, a master’s degree in Israel studies specializing in modern history, and a…

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Keeping in the Saint John Jewish Tradition

An Article Published this Week in Niv Magazine Norman Hamburg lives his life in the Saint John, New Brunswick Jewish tradition. “My family story mirrors many other Jewish families in the city,” he explained with a clear, methodical voice during our phone interview. At 77 years old, Hamburg has lived in Saint John since he was five…

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