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Special Announcement Regarding This Year’s Election

As you may know, the day of this years election, October 21, conflicts with our observance of Shemini Atzeret, the final days of the Sukkot festival. Elections Canada is aware of this, and has laboured diligently to ensure that all can freely exercise their civic right and responsibility. Election 2019 This year’s poll dates are…

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Mazel tov to Joel Pink

who was featured in an article, “For the Defence”, in the September edition of Halifax Magazine. The article reflects on his long career as Nova Scotia’s best known criminal-defense attorney. See http://halifaxmag.com/cover/for-the-defence/

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Toda to the Strug Family

A generous donation from the Strug family made it possible to construct a permanent, covered, and landscaped seating area (with ritual wash station) in the Shaar Shalom Cemetery. The “Esther and Morris Strug Memorial Garden” remembers forever – זכור לעולם – two founding members of the Shaar Shalom. The beautiful seating area is nestled under…

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Jews in Cape Breton

Whitney Pier Synagogue 1960

The impact of the Cape Breton Jewish community is chronicled in an article in the Nova Scotian insert to The Chronicle Herald on April 1, 2019. Read the article online by clicking here!

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Michael Falk tells his story…

Michael Falk

about the kindness and bravery of those who hid Michael and his mother during the Holocaust. This “must read” story was published in the September 15th edition of The Chronicle Herald: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/series-the-holocaust-mother-son-saved-by-friends-and-fighters-241320/  

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Dalhousie University Released a Video on Constance Glube: Canada’s First Jewish Female Provincial Chief Justice

“Constance Glube’s (1931-2016) legacy includes a long list of firsts within the Canadian judicial system, but to her many friends and colleagues, “Connie’s” passion for helping others, her modesty and her decisiveness shape the stories told about her. These traits all came together to make Glube a diligent trailblazer for women and minorities throughout her…

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