The High Holidays are a fitting time to take stock of the past year and clarify what we hope to achieve in the coming months.
As the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA, much of our work at the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) focuses on promoting our community’s policy priorities. Whether in conversation with parliamentarians, journalists, or leaders of other faith and ethnic communities, we constantly focus on advancing the issues that matter to Jewish Canadians. A key part of this work is doing more than just identifying problems like anti-Semitic hate crimes. Rather, our goal is always to propose effective policy solutions, such as more resources and tougher laws to combat hate. [Read more…]