For Immediate Release
March 29, 2018
Press Release: CIJA Applauds Passage of Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Act
OTTAWA, ON – Yesterday, the House of Commons passed Bill S-232 (An Act Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month). Throughout Canada, the month of May will be marked as “Canadian Jewish Heritage Month”, celebrating the inspirational role that Jewish Canadians have played and continue to play in communities across the country.
In response, David J. Cape, Chair of CIJA, issued the following:
“We applaud all parliamentarians who supported this important legislation. Jewish Heritage Month will celebrate the contributions Jewish Canadians have been making to this country for 250 years. We particularly commend and thank Senator Linda Frum and MP Michael Levitt for their leadership in bringing this bill forward and in so doing recognizing that the Jewish community contributes to every sphere of Canadian life.”
Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO of CIJA, said:
“This type of initiative helps Canadians understand one another by allowing different communities and cultures to be showcased and celebrated. Understanding and appreciating the contribution different communities make to Canada brings us close together as Canadians.”
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA.
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