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Around the city: 5 July, 2015

Here’s a list of activities for Jewish families to do in and around Montreal, courtesy of bill613.com. Feel free to add to the list by commenting below. Please note that the 17th of Tammuz is a fast day that ends at 9:23 PM. Laval Nature Centre activities: A large park with lots of open space, several playgrounds, a lake, a Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: Money Does Not Grow on Trees. Bananas Do. Really???

So who believes that Arthur Porter is dead? Is this not the most bizarre business you have seen in a long time? His ‘friend’ the doctor said he died. His other friend the ‘biographer’ also said he died. Alas,  no one has seen a  death certificate. Seems we’re not the only ones with suspicions. Quebec’s anti-corruption squad is sending two investigators Continue Reading...
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Hundreds of children register their bikes at free Chaverim Shomrim safety course

Hundreds of children received free safety courses from Chaverim, Police and Fire officials at a massive event organized by Chaverim Shomrim. For the past 15 years, Chaverim / Shomrim has been working together with the police, fire department and Sun Youth to teach Jewish youth bike safety and to register their bicycles and scooters at the beginning of the summer. This Continue Reading...
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New Kosher steakhouse with an Italian twist opens in Montreal

A refreshing new Kosher steakhouse with an Italian twist recently opened in Montreal and patrons are singing its praises. Mediterraneo, located at the corner of St Louis and Marcel Laurin in Ville St Laurent, provides a wonderful casual dining atmosphere where you can enjoy the comfort and privacy of the patio with trellis-wrapped outdoor patio seats – an immeasurably prettier and more Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 28 June, 2015

Here’s a list of activities for Jewish families to do in and around Montreal, courtesy of bill613.com. Feel free to add to the list by commenting below. Laval Nature Centre activities: A large park with lots of open space, several playgrounds, a lake, a very popular farm with many animals inside (horses, cows, ducks, chickens, sheep etc), walking trails and Continue Reading...
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Reward offered for finding lost cat

It’s been a week since Zoya the cat has gone missing from a Cote St Luc home, and its family is reaching out to the community asking if anyone has spotted it. Zoya has been with the family, who live on Randall Street, for 13 years. She’s a thirteen year old female tabby, mostly brown with some orange. Her name Continue Reading...
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Mayor Coderre meets with Jewish community to set up anti-Semitism and hate crimes police department

If Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has his way, Montreal may soon have a special police department to combat anti-Semitism and other hate crimes. At 10:00 on Thursday morning, the Mayor met with representatives from the Jewish communities of Paris and Montreal for a round table discussion on the troubling rise of anti-Semitic incidents and how the city can help prevent them in the Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 21 June, 2015

Here’s a list of activities for Jewish families to do in and around Montreal, courtesy of bill613.com. Feel free to add to the list by commenting below. Laval Nature Centre activities: A large park with lots of open space, several playgrounds, a lake, a very popular farm with many animals inside (horses, cows, ducks, chickens, sheep etc), walking trails and Continue Reading...
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Town of Hampstead and The Chevra Synagogue host Shabbos under the stars

The Town of Hampstead and the Chevra Synagogue, will be hosting over 1100 guests for a unique Shabbat celebration and dinner, this coming Friday, June 19 at 6:00 PM. This historic event will take place for the first time ever “under the stars” in Hampstead Park. The response has been overwhelming from members across all communities, in a campaign to Continue Reading...
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Five Medals Awarded to Beth Rivkah Montreal Students At International Sefer HaMitzvos Chidon

After months of intensive learning and completing two challenging tests in school, 13 participants were selected from Beth Rivkah Montreal to represent their school at the “International Sefer HaMitzvos Chidon” in New York City. They joined another 103 girls from around the world who competed in an international tournament and quiz show, designed to challenge and reward girls who have thoroughly Continue Reading...
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The Howie Silbiger Show aims to expand with gofundme campaign

After 14 years of airing on the radio, The Howie Silbiger Show is looking to expand with a new GoFundMe campaign aimed at raising $50,000 to cover part-time salaries and to negotiate a deal with Radio Shalom and perhaps other radio stations in other cities to air the show daily. Howie Silbiger is Radio Shalom’s most popular and controversial radio host, and after more Continue Reading...
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World War One Propaganda Posters from Montreal called for Jews to enlist in the infantry

Recently, 29 photos of World One Propaganda posters from Montreal were uploaded on imgur and the images included two posters that targeted Montreal’s Jewish community, urging them in both Yiddish and English to enlist with the infantry reinforcements. The posters presumably were hung in Synagogues, Jewish social halls, Kosher stores and in Montreal’s Jewish area. One was written in English, Continue Reading...
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Sefer Torah written in memory of Reb Shimen Iczkovits Z”l

Manchester’s Jewish community recently celebrated the completion of a Sefer Torah dedicated in memory of Reb Shimen Iczkovits Z”l. The Torah was written in Montreal and will be returning to Montreal in the near future. Reb Shimen Iczkovits was known around the world for his good nature and involvement in many causes and he was a pillar of Manchester’s Jewish Continue Reading...
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Montreal Yeshiva studies the most lines of Mishnayos in the world

Chayolei Tzivos Hashem is a program designed to make Lubavitch children proud of who they are, appreciate what they do, and inspire them to do more. It is in place in many Lubavitch schools throughout the world, including the online school where hundreds of children in remote locations around the globe study Torah over the internet. The Lubavitcher Rebbe Zt”l Continue Reading...
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Elderly woman critically injured in Cote St Luc attack

A 74-year-old woman is in the hospital with severe injuries following an armed assault in a Cote St Luc parking lot. Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said that the woman was discovered around midday beaten and unconscious in the parking lot of 6000-6010 Cavendish Blvd near Louis-Pasteur. The woman, Faigie Adelman, lives on the first floor of the building and Continue Reading...
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Chaverim Shomrim sets up bike registration and safety course together with SVPM, Sun Youth and Fire Department

This coming Friday between 1:00 and 4:00 PM, a special bike safety course and registration will take place in the empty lot at Van Horne corner Hutchison, organized by Chaverim. Children will learn about the importance of wearing helmets, where and when it’s safe to ride, special bike signals and what to do in case of emergencies. In addition, children Continue Reading...
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