Food for Thought: A New Generations Shabbat dinner series
Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver
November 11, 2016 at 7 PM
Topic: The Social Safety Net
We return with another evening of community-hosted Shabbat dinners across the country.
These dinners provide a relaxed, social setting for facilitated discussions combined with food, friendship and fun.
In this session, participants will explore the concept of a social safety net in Israel. Government-funded social programs exist to help Israel’s weakest and most vulnerable. What are our obligations to care for these people? What are our obligations to one another and those around us? This interactive session will look at these and other questions.
For participants under 40.
Love, Hate, and the Jewish State
Ottawa: Sunday, November 20, 2016
Workshop time TBD
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Workshop at Limmud Ottawa
How do our expectations of Israel and Israelis relate to the expectations we have of Canada and of ourselves? On what values are these expectations based? And can these values change? Designed to facilitate dialogue, this fully interactive session presented by NIFC at Limmud Ottawa will help us explore our Jewish values and how they apply to Canada and Israel in similar or different ways.
Event schedule and registration are available on Limmud Ottawa’s website.
Israeli film night: The Wanted 18
Toronto: December 4, 2016 at 7 PM
Innis Town Hall Screening Room, 2 Sussex Avenue
This feature film incorporates live action footage with animation to tell the curious story of 18 cows. Acquired by a Palestinian community in the late 1980s, the cows were a symbol of freedom and resistance, providing milk for the Palestinian residents of Beit Sahour so that they would not rely on Israeli producers. Soon the illegal cows, cherished by the Palestinians, were being sought by the Israeli army as a threat to security. With humour and passion, this film captures the spirit of the 1987 uprising through the personal experiences of those who lived it.
This film is generously provided by the National Film Board. Find out more about the film here.