Happy Birthday Israel!

Federation CJA’s annual celebration of Israel’s Independence Day held in the West Island.

Israel celebrates its 66th anniversary in 2014

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The Jewish Public Library (Yidishe-folks-Bibliotek) officially opened its doors on May 1, 1914 in a small flat at 669 St-Urbain Street. Today, the JPL continues to play its critical role as cultural bridge, between the Montreal Jewish community’s past, present, and future.

A Century of Literature and Learning at the Jewish Public Library

The first clause of the founding principles of the JPL 100 years ago stated that “The People’s Library is a People’s Institution, founded by the People for the People.” From beginning, JPL didn’t want to be just shelves of books, but became a centre of culture, particularly Yiddish culture, with world renowned authors’ visits, courses, lectures, and social activity.

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Planting the Seeds of a Bright Future: Celebrating Jewish Summer Camp

Summer overnight camp is about so much more than campfires and colour war. At Jewish camp, kids get the chance to explore who they are—and who they want to become—in an active, inspiring, and fun-filled environment. (Marshmallows included.)

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