The Atlantic Jewish Council

Welcome to the Atlantic Jewish Council

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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Passover Items at Dominion — 260 Blackmarsh Road, St. John’s, NL

It has come to our attention that the Dominion at 260 Blackmarsh Road, St. John’s has a number of discounted Passover items! The leftover Passover foods are egg matzot, shmura matzo meal, regular matzo meal (Manischwitz), and matzo farfel. All are discounted to 50% off retail, and they are located on the discount shelves outside…

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Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarship Applications are due May 31st, 2019!

The Atlantic Jewish Council invites applications for Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarships. The award will normally be to a maximum of $5000.00 for each application. The biannual application deadlines are May 31st and November 30th. Applicants can apply once in any 12- month period. Criteria for Application: The applicant must be a resident of Atlantic Canada.…

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Looking back at the Impact of the Jewish Community on Cape Breton

Miners became peddlers, peddlers became shop owners, and the retail business districts of the four communities eventually came to be dominated by Jewish merchants.

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Capital Community Church Yom HaShoah Memorial Service

Capital Community Church in Fredericton, NB held a Memorial Service on April 28th, 2019 in commemoration of the Holocaust with guest speaker Andy Réti. Courtesy of Eric Porter, a video of the service has been put together and uploaded to YouTube for anyone who wishes to see it, or who was in attendance and would like to see it again.  The video of…

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Yom HaShoah and Ellin Bessner: In The News

This past week, we recognized Yom HaShoah with programs across the Maritimes. We were fortunate to have author Ellin Bessner with us to read from and discuss her book Double Threat. CTV News published a video story about Ellin, Yom HaShoah, and the memorial program at the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21. The story…

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