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Council meeting disrupted by antisemitic protesters

B’nai Brith Canada files complaint with local government body which failed to reign in protesters who disrupted official business and targeted Jewish officials.

Council meeting disrupted by antisemitic protesters

Protesters blocked Zim's offices in Toronto and Montreal

Group representing protesters stated Zim is main transporter of weapons to Israel, which is committing "genocide" on the residents of Gaza.

Protesters blocked Zim's offices in Toronto and Montreal

Jewish community center hit with firebomb

The incident is the latest in a string of antisemitic incidents in the city in recent weeks.

Jewish community center hit with firebomb

Jewish school in Montreal riddled with bullets

Officers say they found bullet holes in the Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal building and shell casings on the ground nearby.

Jewish school in Montreal riddled with bullets

Shots fired at two Jewish schools

Canadian Prime Minister condemned the attacks, calling them 'horrifying.'

Shots fired at two Jewish schools

Altercation at university over Israel-Hamas war turns violent

One person arrested and at least three injured at Concordia University after altercation related to the Israel-Hamas war.

Altercation at university over Israel-Hamas war turns violent

Montreal synagogue firebombed

B’nai Brith Canada 'outraged and concerned' after Molotov Cocktail thrown at synagogue's front door in the early morning.

Montreal synagogue firebombed

Montreal suburb to fine those who take down posters of hostages

Jeremy Levi, mayor of Montreal suburb of Hampstead, announces $1,000 fines on anyone who removes posters of hostages held by Hamas.

Montreal suburb to fine those who take down posters of hostages

Israeli singer Omer Adam hears the shofar

Rabbi Getzy Markowitz, a Chabad emissary in Montreal, blows shofar for Israeli singer just before his show in the city.

Israeli singer Omer Adam hears the shofar

School blasted for not acting while students giving Nazi salutes

Video posted to social media shows students making Nazi salutes, playing Third Reich marching song, while teacher does not react.

School blasted for not acting while students giving Nazi salutes

Light sentence given to Montreal teen who burned Israeli flags

Plea deal criticized for not addressing hateful motives behind attack on flags in front of Jewish school.

Light sentence given to Montreal teen who burned Israeli flags

Montreal teen featured in video burning Israeli flags arrested

16-year-old suspect who tore down Israeli flags outside school and set them on fire facing multiple charges.

Montreal teen featured in video burning Israeli flags arrested

Man burns Israeli flags outside Jewish day school in Montreal

Vandals film themselves ripping out Israeli flags and burning them on Israel's 75th birthday.

Man burns Israeli flags outside Jewish day school in Montreal

Montreal police arrest teen suspect in attacks on Hasidic Jews

18-year-old accused of viciously assaulting two Jews in the span of an hour being investigated by hate crimes unit.

Montreal police arrest teen suspect in attacks on Hasidic Jews

Nearly 200 families receive urgent relief after ice storms

Latest from Montreal: 200 families replenished with goods supplied by the Vaad, more awaiting assistance.

Nearly 200 families receive urgent relief after ice storms

Montreal police probing violent assaults against Hasidic Jews

Hate crimes unit asking for help identifying teen who attacked two Jews on the same night, throwing them to the ground.

Montreal police probing violent assaults against Hasidic Jews

Montrealers struggle to celebrate Passover without power

Severe ice storm leaves Jews with no electricity leaving community to find creative solutions to observe the holiday.

Montrealers struggle to celebrate Passover without power

Thousands left without power or light during 3-day Yom Tov

R' Saul Emanuel, Executive Director of Jewish Community Council, Vaad Ha'ir D'Montreal makes an urgent public appeal >>>>

Thousands left without power or light during 3-day Yom Tov

Historic Montreal synagogue targeted with swastika graffiti

Antisemitic vandalism of century-old synagogue shocks community, with Jewish leaders calling for city to take action.

Historic Montreal synagogue targeted with swastika graffiti

Montreal neo-Nazi guilty of hatred toward Jews seeks appeal

Man who wrote 1,000 antisemitic articles on neo-Nazi website accuses judge of creating impartial atmosphere during trial.

Montreal neo-Nazi guilty of hatred toward Jews seeks appeal

Campus newspaper slammed for biased coverage of Israel trip

Concordia University student paper prints front page story quoting anti-Israel activists on president's deal with Bar-Ilan University.

Campus newspaper slammed for biased coverage of Israel trip

Man found guilty of promoting hatred toward Jews

Gabriel Sohier-Chaput found guilty of promoting hatred toward Jews in articles he wrote for the Daily Stormer.

Man found guilty of promoting hatred toward Jews

B’nai Brith urges ouster of Iranian representative in Montreal

Advocacy org calls for investigation into alleged terror ties of ex-Iran Air CEO representing Islamic Republic at UN agency in Montreal.

B’nai Brith urges ouster of Iranian representative in Montreal

Montreal Jewish community hosting 125 Ukrainian female students

Operation Miriam to bring young women from Ukraine to Montreal to study at Chabad seminary.

Montreal Jewish community hosting 125 Ukrainian female students

Holocaust survivor Max Polak who became Quebec judge dies at 92

Former longtime Quebec judge and politician, well known in the Jewish community, passes away.

Holocaust survivor Max Polak who became Quebec judge dies at 92

Man accused of yelling antisemitic slurs charged

21-year-old Jawad Jawad charged with willfully inciting hatred against an identifiable group.

Man accused of yelling antisemitic slurs charged

Theater cancels concert by rapper who compared himself to Hitler

Venue cancels concert by notorious rapper with history of antisemitic remarks.

Theater cancels concert by rapper who compared himself to Hitler

Orthodox Jew stabbed outside Kosher meat plant in Montreal

Footage of the incident published on Twitter shows victim casually leaning on a scooter before attacker shows up and stabs him.

Orthodox Jew stabbed outside Kosher meat plant in Montreal

Roger Waters blasted for speaking at Montreal event tied to PFLP

Waters denounced for speaking at event endorsed by Samidoun, which has longstanding links to designated terrorist organization PFLP.

Roger Waters blasted for speaking at Montreal event tied to PFLP

Suspect arrested in antisemitic assault in Montreal

B'nai Brith Canada says Montreal police have made an arrest relating to assault in which 51-year-old man was attacked by two young males.

Suspect arrested in antisemitic assault in Montreal

B’nai Brith calls for Canadian judges to have Holocaust training

After judge questions prosecutor's link between murder of Jews and Nazi ideology, B'nai Brith calls for Holocaust training.

B’nai Brith calls for Canadian judges to have Holocaust training

Trial of 'influential' Daily Stormer writer wraps up in Montreal

Trial of Montrealer who wrote 1,000 articles on the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website comes to a close in Montreal.

Trial of 'influential' Daily Stormer writer wraps up in Montreal

B’nai Brith slams Quebec’s new French language law

Quebec Jewish leaders worried that law mandating use of French in official situations will lead to exodus of community to other provinces.

B’nai Brith slams Quebec’s new French language law

Assault on Jewish Montreal man being investigated as hate crime

Police in Montreal are investigating a brazen midday assault against a Jewish man caught on video as a hate crime.

Assault on Jewish Montreal man being investigated as hate crime

McGill president to act over anti-Israel referendum

Following outreach by B'nai Brith Canada, president of McGill University in Montreal speaks out against anti-Israel student referendum.

McGill president to act over anti-Israel referendum

B’nai Brith condemns anti-Israel referendum at McGill University

B’nai Brith Canada urges McGill University in Montreal to withdraw funding from Students’ Society over anti-Israel policy.

B’nai Brith condemns anti-Israel referendum at McGill University

Montreal suburb bylaw would move home shuls to commercial areas

Côte Saint-Luc in process of passing bylaw change that would encourage residential synagogues to move to several rezoned commercial areas.

Montreal suburb bylaw would move home shuls to commercial areas

Montreal rabbis travel to Ukrainian border to help refugees

Three Montreal rabbis travelled to Ukraine’s border with Poland to deliver supplies and to see firsthand the situation on the ground.

Montreal rabbis travel to Ukrainian border to help refugees

One of North American’s ‘most influential neo-Nazis’ on trial

Trial for man who wrote extreme content for neo-Nazi website under alias "Zeiger" begins in Montreal.

One of North American’s ‘most influential neo-Nazis’ on trial

Montreal City Councillor likes post by pro-BDS group

B'nai Brith seeks clarification from Montreal Mayor after Councillor likes post by Independent Jewish Voices.

Montreal City Councillor likes post by pro-BDS group

Holocaust museum to relocate to new, larger site within 3 years

Montreal’s Holocaust Museum relocating to new $80 million site in historic Jewish quarter by 2025.

Holocaust museum to relocate to new, larger site within 3 years

Montreal Holocaust Museum announces $80 million project

Museum will relocate to new $80 million facility in 2025 that will feature modern, cutting edge museum innovation and technology.

Montreal Holocaust Museum announces $80 million project

B’nai Brith slams Canadian protests for release of terrorists

Rallies planned for Sunday in Vancouver and Montreal will call for release of PFLP general secretary and terrorist who murdered 16 Israelis.

B’nai Brith slams Canadian protests for release of terrorists

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.

Three Montreal Jewish schools shut down by Quebec government

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.

Swastikas carved into ice at Montreal skating rink

Suburban Montreal Jewish community disbands

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

Suburban Montreal Jewish community disbands

Montreal board recognizes Jewish Heritage Month

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

Montreal board recognizes Jewish Heritage Month

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Toronto synagogue vandalized with swastika and other graffiti

Jewish candidates' campaign signs defaced in Montreal

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

Jewish candidates' campaign signs defaced in Montreal

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.

Longtime Montreal Rabbi Howard Joseph passes away

Montreal auction of Nazi items criticized by Jewish community

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

Montreal auction of Nazi items criticized by Jewish community

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.

Second Montreal kosher eatery target of arson attack

Montreal City Council condemns anti-Semitism

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

Montreal City Council condemns anti-Semitism

Vandals try to torch Montreal kosher restaurant

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

Vandals try to torch Montreal kosher restaurant

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.

Montreal borough condemns acts of hate and violence against Jews

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

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

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

Canada hit with wave of anti-Semitic attacks

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

Canada hit with wave of anti-Semitic attacks

Montreal police "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.

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