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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.

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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 a hate crime

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

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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-based 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 Poland's border with Ukraine 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 in Montreal

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 who murdered Jews

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 school 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.

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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 house sale of Nazi items criticized by Jewish community

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

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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

Jewish groups applaud Montreal City Council condemnation of 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," says Montreal Board of Rabbis

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 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.

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

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.

Two men arrested for possible hate crime against Montreal Jews

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.

Montreal to name a park after Elie Wiesel

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.

Fight over Sephardi synagogue engulfs Montreal Jewish suburb

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.

Concordia student union apologizes to Montreal Jewish community

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."

Montreal mayor again fails Jewish community on anti-Semitism

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.

Arrest made in connection with Montreal synagogue vandalism

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 suspended over Nazi relics