Upcoming Events

Due to circumstances beyond our control, programs may be subject to substitution or rescheduling

Anat Hoffman: From the Back of the Bus to the Top of the Agenda

Anat Hoffman (Event #1)

Monday, November 16 & Tuesday, November 17 2016 @ 7PM, 
Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak, Vancouver

Co-Sponsored with 

Temple Sholom




Anat Hoffman is the Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), the legal and advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel. Previously, Hoffman held a seat on the Jerusalem City Council, where she stood in opposition to the policies of the city’s right-wing and ultra-Orthodox administration for fourteen years. She has dedicated her adult life to the Jewish principle of tikkun olam (“repairing the world”).

For more information about this event, contact Temple Sholom: (604) 266-7190


Food for Thought: A New Generations Shabbat Dinner Series

Shabbat Dinner (Event #2)








Various locations across Canada

Friday, November 13 2015 @ 7PM: Immigration, refuge and seeking asylum in Israel




Friday, May 13 2016 @ 7PM: Jewish values and sovereignty




For participants under 40

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, you’re welcome to join up. Back by popular demand, these dinners will combine facilitated discussions with food, friendship and fun.


Israeli Film Night: Mussa

Mussa (Event #3)










Ottawa: Monday, November 30 2015 @ 7PM, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive

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Montreal: Tuesday, December 1 2015 @ 7PM
The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts CinemaSpace, 5170 Chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine

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Toronto: Thursday, December 3 2015 @ 7PM,
Innis Town Hall Screening Room, 2 Sussex Avenue

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Refugees from Darfur, Mussa and his parents have been living in Tel Aviv’s worst neighborhood for six years. At twelve years old, Mussa doesn’t speak. In a strange stroke of policy, he is bussed to an elite private school every day. Leaving behind addicts and prostitutes each morning, he silently navigates an upscale world, and forges a bond with a teacher who is also a refugee. When a series of unexpected crises hit, Mussa’s precarious place between two disparate worlds is heartbreakingly revealed.


Call it Democracy: An Evening with Sharon Abraham-Weiss of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)

Sharon A-W (Event #4)Toronto: Sunday, March 13 2016 @ 7PM, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave.

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Vancouver: Monday, March 14 2016 @ 7PM, Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak

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Co-sponsored by
Temple Sholom




How do Israel and Canada compare when it comes to women’s rights, cyber protection and freedom of speech? Join NIFC and Sharon Abraham-Weiss, the Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Israel’s oldest and largest human rights organization. Abraham-Weiss, a leading Israeli attorney and expert of Israeli human rights, has represented ACRI in landmark cases that have changed the fabric of Israeli society.


In Conversation with Writer Assaf Gavron

Assaf Gavron (Event #5)Toronto: Sunday, June 5 2016 @ 7PM, 
Venue TBA

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Ottawa: Monday, June 6 2016 @ 7PM, 
Carleton University Art Gallery, 1125 Colonel By Drive

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Montreal: Tuesday, June 7 2016 @ 7PM, 
The Rialto Hall, 5723 Avenue du Parc

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With a string of international literary awards and bestselling novels to his credit, Assaf Gavron has earned his place as a foremost Israeli author under 50. In his most recent successes The Hilltop and Tel Aviv Noir, Gavron portrays an unvarnished, authentic Israeli society.  “His clear and honest writing blasts right through the clichés and the politically correct surface to touch the chaotic, ambiguous core of the Israeli identity.” (Etgar Keret). Gavron will join us for three exclusive Canadian appearances.




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