SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Join us for three incredible events in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal this September

Join us for three incredible events in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal this September

TORONTO: The Future of Israel Starts Here

Sunday, September 14 2014, 1-5 PM
George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street

ARI SHAVIT, New York Times Best-selling Author, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. Via live-feed videoconference.

JJ GOLDBERG, Editor-at-Large, Jewish Daily Forward

AKIVA ELDAR. Chief Political Columnist, Al-Monitor

JOSEPH ROSEN, Author, “The Israel Taboo”

Merav Michaeli (one of our previously scheduled speakers) is a member of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, and is compelled to remain in Israel at this time. 

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OTTAWA:
More Than Meets the Eye- What we say (and don’t) when we cover Israel

Monday, September 15 2014, 7PM
Soloway Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private

 

JJ GOLDBERG, Editor-at-Large, Jewish Daily Forward

LISA GOLDMAN, contributing editor & co-founder, +972 Magazine, Director of the Israel-Palestine Initiative at New America

MICHAEL REGENSTREIF, Editor, Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

JOSEPH ROSEN, Professor and Writer, Montreal

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MONTREAL: 
More Than Meets the Eye- What we say (and don’t) when we cover Israel

Tuesday, September 16 2014, 7PM
La Sala Rossa, 4848 Boulevard St. Laurent

 

JJ GOLDBERG, Editor-at-Large, Jewish Daily Forward

LISA GOLDMAN, contributing editor & co-founder, +972 Magazine, Director of the Israel-Palestine Initiative at New America

YONI GOLDSTEIN, Editor, Canadian Jewish News

JOSEPH ROSEN, Professor and Writer, Montreal

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Event #1 Amal

 

 

 

 

 

Women as Agents of Change: Maintaining Tradition, Realizing Potential

Ottawa: Monday, November 10 2014 @7PM
Soloway Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private

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Toronto: Tuesday, November 11 2014 @7PM
Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Boulevard

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At the age of 17, Amal Elsana-Alhjooj established Israel’s first Bedouin women’s NGO, AJEEC (The Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation). AJEEC addresses every unmet need for these women and their communities. Promoting health, economic equality, shared society and education for Israel’s Bedouin community, AJEEC is at the forefront of change in the Negev.

NIFC is proud to feature Nobel Peace Prize laureate nominee Elsana-Alhjooj and the directors of AJEEC-NISPED.

 

 

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Gimme Shelter:
Closing the Middle Class Housing Gap in Israel and Canada

Vancouver: Thursday, November 20 2014 @7PM
Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak

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Co-sponsored with Temple Sholom and Canadian Friends of Hebrew University

Squeezed between lower incomes and higher costs for child care, tuition, and saving for retirement, Israel and Vancouver’s middle classes are facing bleak housing options, impacting every aspect of their lives. Join urban planning experts Emily Silverman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Penelope Gurstein of the University of British Columbia as they highlight the root causes of Israel and Canada’s difficulties in rethinking affordable housing.

 

 

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Ameer Got His Gun: Israeli Movie Night

Toronto: Sunday, December 7 2014 @7PM
Camera Bar, 1028 Queen St West

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Ameer Abu Ria is about to enlist in the IDF. Ameer is exempt from military service because his enlistment may ‘endanger Israel’s security’. That is because Ameer, an Israeli citizen, is a Muslim Arab. And yet, Ameer has decided to volunteer. An eternal optimist, he wishes to be both a proud Arab and an enthusiastic Israeli, while his only enemy is reality. Join us for the Toronto premiere of this insightful documentary.

 

Event #4 Hannah Kehat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Against the Grain: Orthodox Feminism in Israel

Toronto: Sunday, February 22 2015 @7PM
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave

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Vancouver: Monday, February 23 2015 @7PM
Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak

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Co-sponsored with Temple Sholom

From pressure to sit at the back of public buses to attacks on schoolgirls for dressing “immodestly”, an Orthodox woman requires tremendous strength and commitment to push back against efforts to marginalize women in Israel.

Join NIFC and feminist pioneer Hannah Kehat, founder of Israel’s first Orthodox feminist organization, Kolech (‘her voice’). Kehat is a dynamic leader of the discourse in Israel around feminism and religious pressure on women.

 

 Event #5 Shabbat Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

Food for Thought: A New Generations Shabbat Dinner Series

Various locations across Canada: Friday, April 24 2015 @7PM
For participants under 40

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Come together for an evening of community-hosted Shabbat dinners across the country. Whether you’ve spent time in Israel or are just looking for a place to think, learn and talk, we hope you will join us. Discuss, plug in and get involved in making positive change.

 

Event #6 Sayed Kashua

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Conversation with Author Sayed Kashua

Toronto: Sunday, June 14 2015 @7PM
Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave

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Montreal: Monday, June 15 2015 @7PM
Moyse Hall Theatre, 853 Sherbrooke St. West, Arts Building, McGill University

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Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear from award-winning author and screenwriter Sayed Kashua in Canada. Considered the “Israeli Seinfeld”, Kashua addresses the problems faced by Arabs and Jews in Israel, caught between two worlds with a humorous, tongue-in-cheek style. Join us for a conversation and screening of the hit Israeli TV show “Arab Labor” (Avoda Aravit), created and written by Sayed Kashua.

 

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