Mark David

mark david
Born, raised and educated in Halifax, Mark graduated from Dalhousie University and is a management and business consultant. He has been an active pro-Israel advocate for many years. He has had numerous letters to the editor and opinion pieces published in various local and national newspapers as well as posts published on the PJ Media website. Mark is also involved in the UJA campaign in Atlantic Canada and is a long-time member of the Chevra Kaddisha of Shaar Shalom Congregation in Halifax.

As CIJA’s advocacy representative in Atlantic Canada from 2011 to 2016, Mark worked closely with the Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC), CIJA’s Local Partner Council and the Hillel representative for Atlantic Canada.

Mark David's Posts

Golda Lioness

One of my favorite movies is Field of Dreams, a fantasy/dramatic adaptation of Shoeless Joe, a novel by Canadian author W. P. Kinsella. Despite...

Mark David

Since junior high school I have had an insatiable appetite for reading military history. My initial area of interest was World War II. I...

Mark David

One of Bob Dylan’s most famous songs (and albums) is The Times they Are a-Changin’. The title applies as much to the Jewish community...

Mark David
Ziv Nevo Kulman, centre, with fellow marchers at the Halifax Pride Parade

Ziv Nevo Kulman, centre, with fellow marchers at the Halifax Pride Parade Size Doesn’t Matter made its annual appearance at the Halifax Pride Community...

Mark David

On Sunday, May 15, I joined about 125 people at “A Night to Honour Israel,” sponsored by Bridges For Peace and hosted by the...

Mark David

The famous American humorist Mark Twain is reputed to have said that “[d]enial ain’t just a river in Egypt.” It doesn’t really matter whether...

Mark David

Last evening, I was probably one of the few Canadians not tuned in to the election results, the baseball game or even Monday Night...

Mark David
Entrance to Temple Mount

In 2009, after the organized portion of my trip to Israel concluded, I remained in Israel for a number of days to visit family...

Mark David

In a Tel Aviv museum on May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion (soon to be Israel’s first Prime Minister) read aloud the Declaration of Independence...

Mark David

Organized and hosted by Eric Malloy, the National Director for Bridges for Peace Canada, a wonderful night to honour Israel was held on January...

Mark David

In Atlantic Canada, there is an old joke that if Quebec were ever to separate from Canada, the drive to Toronto would be considerably...

Mark David

I think that if Parsha Bereshit was written today, it would allow for HaShem having to create at least an 8th day of the...

Mark David

The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) and CIJA were sponsors of a rally in downtown Halifax on Wednesday evening, October 1, to raise awareness of...

Mark David

The evening of July 23, Shaar Shalom Synagogue in Halifax was the scene of a community gathering, Singing, Solidarity and Hope for Israel, organized...

Mark David

Last year, there were weekly pickets held in downtown Halifax on Friday afternoons to “…oppose imperialist intervention and Syria and Iran.” Personally, given the...

Mark David

The Talmud says that “when Adar arrives, we increase our joy.” I am certainly not a Talmudic scholar but, while my research suggest that...

Mark David

I remember exactly where I was Rabin was assassinated. After completing an intense business project that had spanned almost a year, I flew with...

Mark David

For many years, it has been a sad sign of the times that many countries and their leaders use the backdrop of the United...

Mark David
© Copyright 2015 CIJA. All rights reserved.
Legal and Privacy Information