Leading by Example: From Father to Daughter

Susan Laxer + Father at AGM

By Susan Laxer, President, Federation CJA

As the recently-appointed president of Federation CJA, I look ahead at the next two years of my term with optimism—that we will strengthen the core of our community, with determination to confront the challenges we face, and with resolve to build the partnerships that will move us forward as a community.

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The Survival of Tolerance

The Montreal Holocaust Museum, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their permanent exhibit at the Cummings House, continues to play an important role in Holocaust education. Tikun Olam recently caught up with Leslie Vertes, a warm and engaging 90-year old Holocaust survivor, who, through the MHMC, regularly shares his harrowing story with students from all around Quebec.

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Taking the Lead: Embracing Difference in Israel

One of the clear challenges facing modern day Israeli society is the fixed separation between “religious” and “secular” ideologies within educational institutions, youth movements, places of entertainment, and most other spheres of public life.

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