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COVID-19 Protocols

| ד׳ בתמוז ה׳תש״פ (26/06/2020) | 0 Comments
COVID-19 Protocols

After receiving direction from public health authorities and in accord with the Sephardic Kehilah Centre’s practice, we have restarted weekly Shabbat services.Efforts will be made to ensure we do not […]

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I Am an Iraqi Jew

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I Am an Iraqi Jew

Naim Dallal. Directed by Lindsay McLean (his grandaughter)

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Canada’s oldest Jewish congregation celebrates 250 years

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Canada’s oldest Jewish congregation celebrates 250 years

By Janice Arnold, Staff Reporter     From left, Rose Simon Schwartz, the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue’s co-ordinator of its 250th anniversary celebrations, shul president Edmond Elbaz and Rabbi Avi […]

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Canadian Jewry in the era of ‘none is too many’

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Canadian Jewry in the era of ‘none is too many’

By Irving Abella         [In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, The CJN presents essays on 10 significant moments in Canadian Jewish history.] On May 15, 1939, 907 […]

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The first Jews in Canada

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The first Jews in Canada

By Allan Leviner     When Canada first became a country, 150 years ago, there were slightly less than 1,200 Jews living here. But Jewish settlement in French, and then […]

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Arabic has a Jewish dialect, and these women speak it

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Arabic has a Jewish dialect, and these women speak it

Public Radio International tells us the unlikely story of the near-death and cultural revival of Judeo-Arabic.      Alina Simone tracked down three Judeo-Arabic speakers in Montreal. They arrived there decades […]

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Leaving Iraq

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Leaving Iraq

interview with Asad Muallim A plane filled with Iraqi Jews photographed on arrival at Lod Airport in early 1951 (Credit: Teddy Brauner/GPO) B’nai Brith Canada spoke with our member, Asad […]

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My Iraqi Jewish heritage: What’s left?

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My Iraqi Jewish heritage: What’s left?

By Robert Fattal It is a pity that many observant Middle Eastern Jews have adopted the symbols of a 200-year-old tradition over their own, much older ones. Last month the […]

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Iraqi Jews In Montreal

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Iraqi Jews In Montreal

How They Got Here and How They Have Flourished By Zachary Rath For many years, Canada has been a second home for immigrants looking to build better lives for themselves […]

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