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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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You can take the Cohen out of Cape Breton, but not the Cape Breton out of this B.C. Crown prosecutor

An Article Published in the Cape Breton Post about Sanford Cohen SYDNEY — When you talk to Sanford Cohen on the phone, you pick up on his warmth and kindness immediately.He greets me with enthusiasm, despite the fact that I’m a stranger he’s neither met nor spoken to before. I expected this, though, because everyone…

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The AJC Expresses our Condolences on the passing of Theodore Fontaine

Theodore Fontaine, former chief of the Sagkeeng Ojibway First Nation and survivor of the Fort Alexander and Assiniboia Indian Residential School, passed away on May 10th. In 2017 Theodore Fontaine shared with us his story of trauma and his journey toward healing, in a memorable program as part of Holocaust Education Week in Halifax. Ted’s…

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Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarship Applications for Studies Beginning Sept. 2021 or Later are Due May 31st

The Atlantic Jewish Council invites applications from residents of Atlantic Canada for Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarships towards tuition fees for future post-secondary studies in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Applicants can apply once in any 12-month period. Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarships may be used towards either part-time or full-time studies. In order to receive this scholarship, all successful applicants…

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An Invitation to Join the CJHSD (Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants)

There is NO membership fee and, together, we are stronger The CJHSD is actively engaging the Survivor community to expand their network so they can share important information related to Survivors and their families.As the Canadian representative to both the Jewish Material Claims Conference and the Holocaust Restitution Committee, CIJA and the CJHSD regularly have…

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The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) Releases Its 7th Annual Jewish World Dialogue Report: “Antisemitism and Its Impact on Jewish Identity”

Members of the Atlantic Canadian Jewish Community Participated in this Important Dialogue In the summer of 2020, the AJC was invited to participate in the JPPI’s 7th Global Dialogue on the subject of “Anti-Semitism and its impact on Jewish Identity.” Created in 2001 by the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI, our main partner organization on the…

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