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Statement on the passing of Nechama Rivlin

Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) mourn the passing of Nechama Rivlin, Israel’s First Lady.

June 4, 2019

Toronto, ON—Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, died Tuesday morning at the age of 73. Upon learnin…

Message from the CEO: From Grief to Joy: My March of the Living Experience

On May 2nd, I traveled to Poland to meet the Canadian March of the Living delegation in Warsaw. It was my first trip to Poland and my first March of the Living experience.
Over the course of 10 days, I experienced every emotion possible.
At the start, I was nervous. Nervous to arrive i…

Statement by the Prime Minister on Israel Independence Day 2019

PM of Canada Justin Trudeau in front of israeli flag

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day:

“Tonight at sundown, we join Israelis, Jewish communities, and others in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 71…

Remembering Israel’s Fallen & Celebrating Accomplishments

As quiet returns to the south of Israel, citizens are beginning to look ahead to Yom HaZikaron and Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s national Memorial Day and Independence, days of deep meaning and celebration that begin on Tuesday evening.

Over the next few days, the people of Israel will transiti…