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March 2019

Public Health in Israel and Canada: A Comparative Case Study

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Room 108
Toronto, ON M5T 1P8 Canada

Co-sponsored by New Israel Fund of Canada and Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO) Canada and Israel both have healthcare systems that are amongst the highest ranking in the developed world. These are countries where socialized healthcare is well institutionalized. However, there is an ongoing struggle to ensuring that marginalized communities receive equal access to care. Canada and Israel are both tasked with understanding shifting needs and appropriately allocating healthcare resources to populations in need on a fair and equitable…

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April 2019

Toronto Jewish Film Society: Between Worlds

April 7 @ 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 NIFCAN, City Shul, UJA Emerging Communities, MNJCC Israeli Connection, Prosserman JCC, Schwartz/Reisman centre, and Consulate General of Israel in Toronto. Israel, 2016, Maya Hatav, director, 90 minutes Two women from different worlds meet in a hospital, moments after a terror attack in Jerusalem. While waiting for a miracle, they get to know each other. A quiet and understated drama that challenges our notions of faith, truth, understanding and, possibly, acceptance.…

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May 2019

Unpacking the Israeli Election NEW GEN Shabbat Dinner

May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Bloor and Ossington

international news is still buzzing from the outcome of the Israeli elections. We, as Jews in the Diaspora, feel the ripple effects of decision-making in Israel. And from such a distance, it can be hard to comprehend everything -- the growing divide between the political right and left in Israel, Trump's recent recognition of the Golan as Israeli land, and the pre-election bombing in Gaza and southern Israel. And now what looks like a 5th term for Netanyahu, amidst corruption…

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Toronto Jewish Film Festival: King Bibi

May 9 @ 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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Israel Story: The Wall

May 13 @ 7:30 pm
Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2 Canada
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The Wall: A Look At The Barriers That Separate Us, And Those That Bring Us Together Everywhere we turn these days it seems "the wall" is staring back at us. Its power is magical - it both protects and alienates; keeps people in and out; and can - we have all seen - even bring mighty governments to a standstill. Israel, too, has its share of walls. There's the West Bank Barrier, of course, the Wailing Wall, and basically everything…

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2019 Study Tour

May 20 - May 27

Our Study Tour Starts in 1 Week! May 20-27, 2019. Follow us on social media. We'll be updating our page daily. Interested in a future study tour? Traveling to Israel in July? We have a day-long summer tour on July 11th. Contact Leah Breslow at leah@nifcan.org or (416) 781-4322 to inquire. About our study tour Join other like-minded liberal Canadians on a unique trip to Israel. Witness the work of Israeli social change organizations firsthand. Meet with activists, attorneys, and…

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Spotlight on Israel: A Shabbat Speaker Series with NIFC’s New Gen

May 25 @ 4:30 pm

Join us for a new-ish shabbat afternoon speaker series in the St Clair/Bathurst area. While many of our speakers and attendees will be new gen, everyone is welcome! We’ll meet at 4:30 PM in the party room of a building, located on the ground floor. There are no stairs to access the room. Snacks provided. Contact Leah with any questions leah@nifcan.org. Exact location provided upon registration. May 25th talk with Dr. Rachel Shenhav-Goldberg -- Emotional Barriers for Reconciliation The ‘tribal…

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June 2019

(ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival) MUHI: Generally Temporary

June 1 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm - June 9 @ 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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