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NOTE: All events are listed at the request of the organizer. Events are listed as an advertising service only with the understanding that, unless otherwise stated in the listing below, no endorsement by Israel Truth Week is implied towards the listed organization or their event; and no endorsement by the organizer is implied towards Israel Truth Week and its activities. 

*** 2015 Israel Truth Week Events ***

CANADA: Ontario – TORONTO

Sunday, February 22/15, 7:30 p.m.150222 Palestine-Jewish_Homeland
EVENT:
 Palestine: The Jewish Homeland 

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the re-birth of Jewish Settlement in Judea and Samaria. Witness the rise of Jewish Culture on the Land at the cradle of Jewish civilization.

FEATURING:

1. Screening of NEW, 60 minute, groundbreaking documentary The Awakening of Judea and Samaria

2. Speakers:

– Salomon Benzimra, Co-founder, Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR.org); Author of The Jewish People’s Rights To The Land Of Israel.

– Renanah Goldhar-Gemeiner, Canadian Jewish rights activist; co-author of Petition to House of Commons of Canada for the Reaffirmation of Jewish Legal Rights to the Land of Israel.

– Raphaella Segal, “pioneer” founding member of Kedumim village in Samaria, Israel. Brings a video message from the community.

VENUE: Toronto Zionist Centre, 788 Marlee Ave., Toronto. [MAP]

ADMISSION: A $3 donation is welcome at the door. Coffee, refreshments & snacks served.

ORGANIZER(S): Ezra Ridgely, jewishheritageproject@gmail.com

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CANADA: Ontario – TORONTO

CCANI rally posterTuesday, March 03/15, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
EVENT:
 Rally at US Consulate to protest a nuclear Iran

Join CONCERNED CANADIANS AGAINST NUCLEAR IRAN in a rally to support US Speaker Boehner and Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu, who was invited by Boehner to give a speech to Congress tomorrow about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. 

VENUE: U.S. Consulate, 360 University Ave., Toronto [MAP]

ADMISSION: Just your time! If you can, please bring a sign, i.e. ‘NO TO NUCLEAR IRAN’; ‘OUR FAITH IS IN SANCTIONS, NOT IN OBAMA!’.

MORE INFO: Facebook event page

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CANADA: Ontario – TORONTO

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Monday, March 9/15, 7:15 p.m.
EVENT:
 Crypto Jewish History and the Current Story: Reconnecting with World Jewry 

With Guest Speaker:

Rabbi Stephen Leon
Spiritual Leader of Congregation B’nai Zion, El Paso Texas, and Rabbi to the Crypto Jews of the SouthWest United States

Rabbi Leon, a Conservative rabbi, has for over 20 years assisted people seeking to
connect with their historical/familial Jewish roots, harking back to the expulsion of Jews from Spain (later Portugal and Italy) during the Inquisition that began in Spain in 1492. He has many tender and heart-warming stories of the “returning” Jews or Anousim, many of whom he has converted.

Rabbi Leon will share his vision that includes creating a Sephardic-
Hispanic Anousim Learning Center in El Paso, and continuing to bring
back many who want to claim their Jewish heritage and faith.

VENUE: Social Hall, Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Ave. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [MAP]

ADMISSION: $5.00 for Members; $10.00 for Non-Members. Register here.

ORGANIZER: Jewish Diversity Committee, Congregation Darchei Noam

PARTNER(S): Canadian Friends of Kulanu

CONTACT ORGANIZER: Jennifer Badani, PR/Jewish Diversity Committee, Congregation Darchei Noam, peggysue45ca@yahoo.ca.

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CANADA: Ontario – TORONTO

2015 Israel Advocacy Training Workshop

2015 Israel Advocacy Training Workshop

Sunday, March 15/15, 2:00-9:00p.m.
EVENT:
 Israel Advocacy Training Workshop – 2015 Edition

Join some of Canada’s top thinkers, trainers and decision-makers for a high-intensity afternoon where you will learn how to defend Israel in the workplace, in public, on campus, in government, in the media, and among peers.

If you want to defend Israel in a savvy, articulate and informed manner this is the event you MUST attend! Last year, 200 attended this event. Don’t miss out this year.

FEATURING:

– Ezra Levant (Media) (KEYNOTE)
– Georgeanne Burke (Why Diversity Is Important in Lobbying & Political Outreach)
– Mark Vandermaas (Grassroots Activism)
– Steve McDonald (Willing Talking Points)
– Frank Dimant (Being a Credible Advocate)
– Sarah Zeldman (Social Media Activism)
– Rimma Teper (Psychology of Persuasion)
– Donna Holbrook (Reaching Out to Christian Zionists)
– Vera Held (Campus Activism)
– Vivienne Ziner (Civic Engagement)

VENUE: The Village Shul, 1072 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ADMISSION: $20 (includes light dinner & dessert reception). Register here.

ORGANIZER(S): Robert Walker, robertsamuelwalker@gmail.com

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CANADA: Ontario – TORONTO (North York)

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Sunday, April 26/15, 1:00p.m. (Registration begins 11:30am)
EVENT:
 Is There a Future For The Jews of Europe? 

As Jews leave Europe in droves due to rising anti-Semitic violence and intimidation, one must ask the question as to whether or not Jews have a future there. Join a very special group of speakers–in person at this event and live via Skype from Europe–who will explore this very important question with Rabbi Grover as moderator:

HONOURED ON-SITE PANELISTS:

1. Consul General of France in Toronto: MR. JEAN-FRANCOIS CASABONNE MASONNAVE
2. TV host, radio personality, syndicated columnist and author, MICHAEL COREN
3. Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, York University: ROBERT A. KENEDY, Ph.D.

HONOURED PRESENTERS FROM EUROPE (via Skype)

1. Spokesperson for Natan Sharansky, AVI MAYER, The Jewish Agency
2. Chief Rabbi of Denmark, RABBI JAIR MELCHOIR
3. Chief Rabbi of Paris’ Office, RABBI MICHAEL JOURNO
4. Vice President, CRIF (Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions), JONATHAN ARFI

VENUE: Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 3080 Bayview Avenue, North York, Ontario, Canada, M2N 5L3 [MAP]

ADMISSION: $10 (online), $15 (at door). Purchase tickets at www.bethtikvahtoronto.org.

ORGANIZER(S): Sherri Mizrachi, 416.505.3814 or 416.221.3433