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May 2019

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: King Bibi

May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Empress Walk, 5095 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6Z4 Canada
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King Bibi: The Life and Performances of Benjamin Netanyahu. Listed by The Washington Post as one of six great international films to anticipate. Using footage from countless TV appearances, Dan Shadur (Before the Revolution) meticulously charts Benjamin Netanyahu’s evolution from an awkward Israeli spokesperson in Washington to a polished, media-savvy individual with a politician’s instinct for garnering public support. A student of American public speaking guru Lilyan Wilder, Bibi’s public appearances reflect her teaching and shed light on his ascent to becoming Israel’s second-longest-serving…

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June 2019

(ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival) MUHI: Generally Temporary

June 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2 Canada
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ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival (RAFFTO is excited to show the film MUHI: Generally Temporary on June 1st. Muhi, a boy from Gaza, has been living in an Israeli hospital for the past seven years, unable to return home. Muhi is saved and raised in paradoxical circumstances that transcend identity, religion and the conflict that divides his world. Panel discussion with Dr. Asaph Rolnitsky following the film. Get 50% off using NIFCAN’s promo code: RAFF2019NIFCAN Check out the trailer here Tickets…

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Toronto Jewish Film Society: Yossi and Jaggar

June 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2 Canada
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Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society A Co-Presentation with New Israel Fund of Canada, Congregation Shir Libeynu, UJA Emerging Communities, Consulate General of Israel in Toronto, MNJCC Israeli Connection & LGBTQ+ Initiative Yossi & Jaggar (Yossi ve Jager) Israel, 2002, Eytan Fox, director, 87 minutes In Yossi & Jagger, two IDF soldiers struggle to conceal their romance from their unit. Presented with Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol) Israel, 2012, Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon, directors In Summer Vacation, the tranquility of…

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(Miles Nadal JCC) Tikkun Leil Shavuot

June 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - June 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2 Canada
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Join us and our downtown partners at Tikkun Leil Shavuot: All-Night Learning Festival hosted by the MNjcc. Start the night with our Naomi Chazan Fellow, Sterling Stutz’s presentation, followed by much more. Check out Sterling's photos from her NIFC study tour with the Naomi Chazan Fellowship and hear her talk, "What is the Cost of a Holy Place?" Sterling presents at 8:30 PM. If you're still going strong in the early morning hours you can enjoy one of these talks…

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(Stratford Festival) Jewish Perspectives on Peace

June 26, 2019 @ 10:45 am
Chalmers Lounge, Avon Theatre, 99 Downie Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1X2 Canada
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Human rights consultant Len Rudner moderates a conversation among advocates in the Jewish community about the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and potential approaches to peacemaking. Panellists: Paul Michaels, Research Consultant at the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Dr. Karen Mock, President of JSpaceCanada and former Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and of the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada Ben Murane, Executive Director of New Israel Fund of Canada Tickets available here!

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July 2019

Heart to Heart Community Reception

July 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1N1 Canada
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Finding Common Ground is an opportunity to join an intercultural audience uniting to learn from the youth of Heart to Heart about their mission to build shared society between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel. Heart to Heart supports a new generation of young Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel to become leaders who recognize the importance of building a shared society and possess the relationships and skills to make it a reality.  Hear firsthand from the participants about their past…

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November 2019

JSpace Canada Conference: From Indifference to Making a Difference

November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Save the date for Canada's premier gathering of pro-peace, pro-Israel changemakers!

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(Community Event) Limmud Toronto

November 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
78 Queens Park Circle Toronto, ON Canada + Google Map

Two NIFC leaders will be speaking at Limmud Toronto: Naama Baumgarten-Sharon - Almost Within Reach: An Israeli Experience of Gaza 9:30 - 10:15 am Ya'ara Saks - Navigating Israel through Memory, Modernity and Moral Compass 2:30 - 3:15 pm Limmud Toronto is a festival of Jewish learning, culture and the arts brings people of all backgrounds together to experience the rich diversity of Jewish heritage and contemporary thinking. Reflecting the diversity, talent and energy of Canada’s biggest city, and biggest…

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March 2020

(Vancouver Jewish Film Festival) Comrade Dov

March 3 @ 6:45 pm
Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 2110 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J3H6 Canada
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Communist. Internal enemy. Privileged Tel Aviv Ashkenazi. It seems Dov Khenin has been called almost everything during his 13-year tenure as Member of Knesset for the Jewish-Arab party ‘Hadash’. For years, director Barak Heymann has been following this leading legislator, creating a film that examines the open wounds of contemporary Israeli society: from the forced removal of the residents of Givat Amal to turbulent meetings of the Knesset’s Finance Committee, and down to the violent events at Umm al-Hiran. Comrade…

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April 2020

Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hosted by the New Israel Fund, American Friends of the Parents Circle - Families Forum, and Americans Friends of Combatants for Peace For the past fifteen years, thousands of Israelis and Palestinians have spent an evening together each year to acknowledge the pain of those living on the "other side" and to envision a better future together. This year, we have the opportunity to join them, as the annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony is held online. This special event is…

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