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February 2020

(Webinar) Shtisel Uncovered

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a webinar with Shtisel creator Yehonatan Indursky and pathbreaking haredi social activist Pnina Pfeuffer to bring you Shtisel Uncovered: The New Haredim. Moderated by Libby Lenkinski, VP for Public Engagement, NIF. You must register to join. Please register here: https://nif.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L-KFL8WCS06dL0KzCDTiBg To join from a computer: https://nif.zoom.us/s/441941929 To join from a phone from Canada: 647-558-0588 Webinar ID: 441 941 929

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One-Day Study Tour

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kibbutz Youth Center, Tel Aviv, 13 Leonardo De Vinci St
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Join us in Israel for a one-day event with the leaders of NIFC-funded projects, open to supporters and leaders. Held in Tel Aviv, this opportunity is a unique chance to join our leadership and meet some of the Israelis leading our 2020 projects.

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March 2020

New Gen Community Town Hall

March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CSI Annex – Garage, 720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R4 Canada
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As the situation in Israel continues to escalate, our work here in Canada grows in importance. We are interested in your input on Israel engagement here in Canada. NIFC is currently reimagining our approach to organizing and outreach in the Canadian 20s and 30s community. Our goals for the town hall are to: • Hear about your interests regarding progressive change and civil society in Israel • Build ideas for how NIFC can have a relevant role for you •…

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(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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Defending Liberal Democracy in an Illiberal Israel Webinar

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As Israel and many other countries announce tighter travel restrictions this week -- and gatherings including ours are cancelled -- we're going digital.  A “peace” plan that advocates annexation. A sitting Prime Minister indicted. Three deadlocked elections in one year. A “court override” proposal and the Nation-State Law. The worrying trends in Israeli democracy continues to accelerate. At this pivotal moment, the head of Israel’s oldest and largest civil liberties agency will share her analysis and work from the front…

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CANCELLED: Defending Liberal Democracy in an Illiberal Israel (Ottawa)

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C1N2 Canada
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This event is now taking place online on Monday, May 23rd at 12 PM Eastern Time. For more information and registration, click here. A “peace” plan that advocates annexation. A sitting Prime Minister indicted. Three deadlocked elections in one year. A “court override” proposal and the Nation-State Law. The worrying trends in Israeli democracy continues to accelerate. At this pivotal moment, the head of Israel’s oldest and largest civil liberties agency comes to Toronto to share her analysis and work…

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POSTPONED TIL JUNE: 20s/30s Social Justice Shabbat Dinner

March 20 @ 6:30 pm
Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1700 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5P 3K3 Canada
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Due to COVID-19 precautions, this event has been postponed until June. Join us at the 20s/30s Social Justice Shabbat Dinner featuring activist and refugee, Dawit Demoz. Hear about Dawit’s journey from Eritrea to asylum seeker in Israel to his current life here in Canada after being sponsored by a group of young Canadian Jews. Friday, March 20 at Beth Tzedec. Services start @ 6:30 PM, followed by dinner. To register, email Leah Breslow at leah@nifcan.org

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CANCELLED: Defending Liberal Democracy in an Illiberal Israel (Toronto)

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E1 Canada
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This event is now taking place online on Monday, May 23rd at 12 PM Eastern Time. For more information and registration, click here. A “peace” plan that advocates annexation. A sitting Prime Minister indicted. Three deadlocked elections in one year. A “court override” proposal and the Nation-State Law. The worrying trends in Israeli democracy continues to accelerate. At this pivotal moment, the head of Israel’s oldest and largest civil liberties agency comes to Toronto to share her analysis and work…

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CANCELLED See You in Court: Defending Civil Liberties in an Uncivil Era

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Gowling WLG, 100 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5X1A9 Canada
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See You in Court: Defending Civil Liberties in an Uncivil Era Indictment, Court Override Bills, and Issues Behind the Headlines Sharon Abraham-Weiss, Executive Director of ACRI In conversation with Nathalie Des Rosiers This event is now taking place online on Monday, May 23rd at 12 PM Eastern Time. For more information and registration, click here. Gowling WLG, First Canadian Place, 100 King St West #1600, Anishinaabe Boardroom Breakfast: 8:00 AM Program: 8:30-9:30 AM Eligible for CPD credits A “peace” plan…

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CANCELLED מגינים על הדמוקרטיה הליברלית בישראל בלתי ליברלית

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Schwartz/Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst Street
Maple, Ontario L6A 3Z8 Canada
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הקרן החדשה לישראל בקנדה מציגה מגינים על הדמוקרטיה הליברלית בישראל בלתי ליברלית שרון אברהם-וויס, מנכ"לית האגודה לזכויות האזרח יום שני, 23 במרץ בשעות 7:00 עד 8:30 בערב מרכז שוורץ-רייזמן - Schwartz/Reisman Centre 9600 Bathurst Street תכנית ״שלום״ שקוראת לסיפוח. ראש ממשלה מכהן תחת כתב אישום. שלש מערכות בחירות ללא הכרעה תוך שנה בודדת. הצעת חוק ״פסקת ההתגברות״ וחוק הלאום. המגמות המדאיגות בדמוקרטיה הישראלית ממשיכות ואף מסלימות. ברגע מכונן זה, העומדת בראש הארגון הישראלי הגדול והוותיק לזכויות אדם מגיעה לטורונטו לחלוק…

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