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Three Montreal Jewish schools shut down by Quebec government

Three Montreal Jewish schools shut down by Quebec government

The government of Quebec has ordered three Orthodox schools in Montreal, Canada to close for not following COVID measures.

Swastikas carved into ice at Montreal skating rink

Swastikas carved into ice at Montreal skating rink

B’nai Brith Canada condemns incident in which massive swastikas carved into ice at community skating rink on the Island of Montreal.

Suburban Montreal Jewish community disbands

Suburban Montreal Jewish community disbands

South Shore Jewish community, facing aging and dwindling membership, announces it's closing its doors.

Montreal board recognizes Jewish Heritage Month

Montreal school board recognizes Jewish Heritage Month

Following efforts by B'nai Brith, largest English school board in Quebec recognizes May as Jewish Heritage Month.

New 45,000 square foot Holocaust museum to open in Montreal

New 45,000 square foot Holocaust museum to open in Montreal

Museum aims to become the main center in Canada for Holocaust study, commemoration and education.

Montreal anti-vaxxer won't wear yellow star anymore. Here's why.

Montreal anti-vaxxer won't wear yellow star anymore. Here's why.

An anti-vaxxer in Montreal said he would stop wearing a yellow star. He still thinks vaccine mandates are like the Holocaust.

Toronto synagogue vandalized with swastika and other graffiti player

Toronto synagogue vandalized with swastika and other graffiti

Beth Sholom Synagogue defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti several days after Jewish campaign signs were vandalized in Montreal.

Jewish candidates' campaign signs defaced in Montreal

Jewish candidates' campaign signs defaced in Montreal

Election campaign signs of two Jewish Canadian politicians in Montreal defaced with swastikas.

Longtime Montreal Rabbi Howard Joseph passes away

Longtime Montreal Rabbi Howard Joseph passes away

Rabbi Joseph led the city's Spanish and Portuguese Congregation for four decades before retiring in 2009 and becoming its rabbi emeritus.

Montreal auction of Nazi items criticized by Jewish communityplayer

Montreal auction house sale of Nazi items criticized by Jewish community

Community not satisfied by company's explanation that buyers are "military collections" buying "historical pieces."

Second Montreal kosher eatery target of arson attack

Second Montreal kosher eatery target of arson attack

Following an arson attack on kosher Chez Benny Express on June 13, the nearby Montreal Kosher Bakery was targeted on Monday.

Montreal City Council condemns anti-Semitism

Jewish groups applaud Montreal City Council condemnation of anti-Semitism

Montreal City Council resolution also commits to fighting Jew-hatred.

Vandals try to torch Montreal kosher restaurant

Vandals try to torch Montreal kosher restaurant

Glass door smashed at kosher restaurant in Montreal. Vandals attempted to set fire to the restaurant.

Montreal borough condemns acts of hate and violence against Jews

Montreal borough condemns acts of hate and violence against Jews

Councillors' motion condemns Jew hatred and commits to ensuring the safety of the Jewish community in the borough.

Canadian gov needs to "tackle anti-Semitism head on"

Canadian gov needs to "tackle anti-Semitism head on," says Montreal Board of Rabbis

Board calls for governments, civil society leaders and people of good conscience to denounce anti-Semitism.

Canada hit with wave of anti-Semitic attacks

Canada hit with wave of anti-Semitic attacks

Anti-Semitism in Canada includes rock throwing, physical attacks, aimed at Jews and pro-Israel activists.

Montreal police "response plan" to protect Jewish areas of city

Montreal police put in place "response plan" to protect Jewish areas of city

After "alarming number of provocative incidents" and new online threats, police will increase presence in Jewish areas.

Two men arrested for possible hate crime against Montreal Jews

Two men arrested for possible hate crime against Montreal Jews

Police make arrests after men observed driving around threatening Jewish residents, hate crime unit investigating.

Montreal to name a park after Elie Wiesel

Montreal to name a park after Elie Wiesel

A Montreal park will be named after the Nobel Peace Prize winning author in honor of the fifth anniversary of his death.

Fight over Sephardi synagogue engulfs Montreal Jewish suburb

Fight over proposed Sephardi synagogue engulfs Montreal Jewish suburb

In heavily Jewish Côte Saint-Luc, proposal to build synagogue sees Ashkenazi and Sephardi city councillors in political battle over zoning.

Concordia student union apologizes to Montreal Jewish community

Concordia student union apologizes to Montreal Jewish community

Student union does mea culpa for long history of anti-Jewish behaviour, including hosting Jew hating Nation of Islam speaker.

Montreal mayor again fails Jewish community on anti-Semitism

One year later: Montreal mayor again breaks promise to adopt IHRA anti-Semitism definition

The mayor of Montreal failed to live up to her promise to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. Jewish community "outraged."

Arrest made in connection with Montreal synagogue vandalism

Arrest made in connection with Montreal synagogue vandalism

B'nai Brith Canada says Montreal man has been arrested in connection with the desecration of a synagogue in May 2020.

Montreal auction house suspended over Nazi relics

Montreal auction house suspended over Nazi relics

Online auction platform suspends Montreal auction house, removes Holocaust and Nazi relics that were being sold in an auction.

Montreal auction house urged to remove Holocaust and Nazi relics

Montreal auction house urged to remove Holocaust and Nazi relics

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on Montreal-based auction house to immediately remove Holocaust relics from its online auction.

Montreal borough adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Montreal borough adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce makes IHRA definition the official guideline for determining what constitutes anti-Semitism.

Montreal police close down synagogues

Montreal police close down synagogues

Police claim too many worshippers were present in the building; the community says they complied with guidelines.

Montreal synagogue defaced with swastikas

Montreal synagogue defaced with swastikas

Swastikas painted onto doors of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal. Suspect also reportedly had a gasoline canister.

Montreal Jewish nursing home hit hard by 2nd COVID wave

Montreal Jewish nursing home hit hard by COVID infections in 2nd wave

Over 60 residents and staff at Montreal nursing home infected with COVID-19.

Montreal Jewish school shut down for 2 weeks over COVID outbreak

Montreal Jewish school is shut down for 2 weeks over coronavirus outbreak

Jewish high school in Montreal ordered to close for two weeks after 15 students diagnosed with the coronavirus

Montreal-area home has clause preventing sale to Jews

Montreal-area home has clause preventing sale to Jews

Home near Quebec's largest city contains a clause in its deed preventing sale to a Jewish person.

Montreal suburb adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Montreal suburb adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

City council of Westmount adopts working definition of anti-Semitism based on that of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

Motion against Jewish student in Montreal rejected

Motion against Jewish student in Montreal rejected

Student’s Society of McGill University’s Board of Directors rejects motion calling for Jewish student to resign over trip to Israel.

Montreal university sides with Jewish student

Montreal university sides with Jewish student

McGill University sides with Jewish student who was threatened with removal from student union board of directors over a trip to Israel.

Montreal Jewish student harassed over Israel trip

Montreal Jewish student harassed over Israel trip

Canadian Jewish advocacy group criticizes McGill University student council for calling on student to resign over planned Israel trip.

Montreal taxi driver charged following assault of Jewish man

Montreal taxi driver charged following assault of Jewish man

Former taxi driver charged after assault of a Jewish man on July 28.

Hasidic children in Montreal vaccinated after measles outbreak

Hasidic children in Montreal vaccinated after measles outbreak

Hundreds of Hasidic children in Montreal vaccinated over past few days after five cases of the disease confirmed.

$10 million campaign launched to protect Montreal Jews

$10 million campaign launched to protect Montreal Jews

Canadian Jews are looking to raise $10 million to provide security to communal institutions in Montreal.

Report: Montreal home to 'prolific' neo-Nazi writer

Report: Montreal home to 'prolific' neo-Nazi writer

Montreal paper outs 32-year-old IT consultant as online recruiter for white supremacist movement.

Montreal residents wear yellow badges to protest Hasidic buses

Montreal residents wear yellow badges to protest Hasidic buses

Montreal residents wear badges reminiscent of yellow stars Nazis forced Jews to wear in protest against school buses for Hasidic children.