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  • Bathurst Street’s Jewish character is something Toronto city councillors are looking to protect
    by Lila Sarick on August 12, 2022 at 5:39 pm in Canada, News, Bathurst Street

    Bathurst Street, specifically the suburban stretch that runs through the heart of the Jewish community between Lawrence and Finch avenues, could become the next distinct cultural district in Toronto—much like Little Jamaica and Chinatown. A motion proposed by councillors Mike Colle and James Pasternak and approved by city council in July, asks staff in the The post Bathurst Street’s Jewish character is something Toronto city councillors are looking to protect appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

  • Eulogy: Clayton Ruby, 80, a lawyer who led a half-century battle for justice and equality
    by Lila Sarick on August 11, 2022 at 11:26 pm in Lives, Obituaries

    Clayton Ruby, who took on cases that changed the Canadian legal landscape, died Aug. 2 at the age of 80. Brian Shiller, his legal partner and long-time friend, delivered this eulogy at his funeral Aug. 9. In 1970, a 28-year-old, first-year lawyer named Clayton Charles Ruby was interviewed by Maclean’s magazine about his quickly developing The post Eulogy: Clayton Ruby, 80, a lawyer who led a half-century battle for justice and equality appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

  • Benjamin’s charitable foundation ordered to refund ‘administration fees’  to potentially hundreds of clients
    by Ellin Bessner on August 11, 2022 at 10:52 pm in Canada, News, Benjamin's; funeral homes

    Ontario’s funeral home watchdog released a ruling Wednesday ordering the Benjamin Foundation charity to refund more than six years worth of “administration fees” which it had quietly deducted from charitable donations made in memory of deceased clients. The post Benjamin’s charitable foundation ordered to refund ‘administration fees’  to potentially hundreds of clients appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

  • Montreal and New York bagels faced off in a friendly match at Canada’s newest Jewish museum
    by Janice Arnold on August 10, 2022 at 5:41 pm in Arts & Leisure, Food & Drink, Bagels, Montreal

    Right off the top, those crowded into the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s (MJM) funky new digs in Mile End were put on notice that they were there for “a celebration not a competition.” A Tale of Two Bagels: Tasting Montreal and New York’s Best was touted as a friendly consideration of the merits of each The post Montreal and New York bagels faced off in a friendly match at Canada’s newest Jewish museum appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

  • Treasure Trove: A weekly piece of our history from the collection of David Matlow
    by Ellin Bessner on August 10, 2022 at 3:01 pm in Arts & Leisure, Archives

    The latest items via @TheCJN on Instagram. The post Treasure Trove: A weekly piece of our history from the collection of David Matlow appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

  • The Jewish Nomad: Summer reflections after our podcast debate about interfaith marriage
    by Marc Weisblott on August 9, 2022 at 5:02 pm in First-person

    Discussing interfaith marriage on the latest episode of Bonjour Chai was something I could relate to—thanks to my personal journey of dating outside the shtetl. It wasn’t what I imagined for myself during high school, but my first serious relationship ended up being with someone who wasn’t Jewish. He was extremely supportive of me, too, The post The Jewish Nomad: Summer reflections after our podcast debate about interfaith marriage appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

  • Doorstep Postings: Sam Hersh’s quest to bring a progressive municipal government to Ottawa
    by Marc Weisblott on August 9, 2022 at 2:04 am in Opinions, Perspectives

    This is the second in a series of opinion columns on Ontario’s 2022 municipal elections, written by Josh Lieblein for The CJN. Sam Hersh was feeling under the weather on the day I got in touch with him for an interview. He wasn’t well enough to make his morning swim. But illness wasn’t enough to slow Sam’s The post Doorstep Postings: Sam Hersh’s quest to bring a progressive municipal government to Ottawa appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

  • Multiple attempted break-ins at a Toronto shul are low priority for police—as Rabbi Shmuel Neft recently found
    by Lila Sarick on August 4, 2022 at 1:29 am in Canada, News, Crime, Synagogue, Toronto

    UPDATE (8/9/22): Toronto city councillor James Pasternak confirmed a suspect has been arrested and charged—read the initial Aug. 3 story on the break-ins below. Rabbi Shmuel Neft thought the police would be more concerned by multiple attempted break-ins of a space that operates as both a shul and Jewish community centre. The director and spiritual The post Multiple attempted break-ins at a Toronto shul are low priority for police—as Rabbi Shmuel Neft recently found appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

  • Julius Grey, the lawyer challenging Quebec’s French-language law, deplores its ‘massive abuse of civil rights’
    by Janice Arnold on August 3, 2022 at 5:39 pm in Canada, News, Bill 96, Julius Grey, Quebec

    Quebec’s new French-language legislation is a “massive abuse of civil rights” that threatens to turn the province into an “inspector state,” says Julius Grey, who is heading a legal team that will challenge Bill 96. The veteran human rights lawyer denounced the legislation in an online forum organized by B’nai Brith Canada, with the participation The post Julius Grey, the lawyer challenging Quebec’s French-language law, deplores its ‘massive abuse of civil rights’ appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

  • Doorstep Postings: Ontario municipal election talk begins with the boring and bulletproof
    by Marc Weisblott on August 3, 2022 at 1:46 am in Opinions, Perspectives

    This is the first in a series of opinion columns on Ontario’s 2022 municipal elections, written by Josh Lieblein for The CJN. In the past 12 months, over the course of federal and provincial Seinfeld-ian elections about nothing, I, Josh Lieblein, have nonetheless persisted—and occasionally succeeded—in my mission to make political coverage relevant and interesting to readers The post Doorstep Postings: Ontario municipal election talk begins with the boring and bulletproof appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.