Community Partnership: “Objector” at HRFF+


Join JAYU for the opening night of the 9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival with the Canadian premiere of Molly Stuart's "Objector." Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is obligated to become a soldier. Unlike most, she questions the practices of her country’s military and becomes determined to challenge this rite of passage. Despite her family’s […]

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival: Kosher Beach


HaHof HaNifrad It’s only a half hour drive from Bnei-Brak, a closed Orthodox city, to Tel Aviv’s shore, yet for the women going there it’s light years away. The Kosher Beach is a gated and secluded 100 meter-long strip of beach with dedicated days for women and men to bathe separately, only a wooden fence […]

Virtual Vigil Against Violence Between Jews and Palestinians


As violence escalates, our community mourns the tragedy engulfing Jews and Palestinians in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank. Instead of despairing, we choose this moment to stand up as progressive Jewish Canadians and to stand in solidarity with those on the ground who are working to rebuild Jewish-Arab shared society and to end the […]

(Peace Now) Justice must be done: Stop the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan


On the eve of a critical hearing in the Sheikh Jarrah eviction cases, Peace Now will be bringing the issues home to publics, both at home and abroad, through a hybrid conference held at the heart of the struggle in Sheikh Jarrah. The event on Friday, July 30, 2021, is being funded by Canadian Friends […]

(Canadian Friends of Peace Now) ighting de facto annexation through Israel’s legal system: challenges and prospects


An online event with Israeli human rights lawyer Michael Sfard, organized by Canadian Friends of Peace Now. Register here. How is Israeli law applied to the occupied territories? What does international law say vis-à-vis the territories? What is the Supreme Court's approach to settlement expansion, human rights challenges and home evictions in East Jerusalem? Should […]

(Community Event) Wills in a Virtual World: Peace of Mind through Planning

Organized by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners: Greater Toronto Area Chapter. Over the past 18 months, people have taken pause to consider what matters most to them in life and legacy. You are not alone if you have thought about creating or updating your Will during the pandemic. Join our experts for a free […]

(Community Event) Sari Bashi’s Unique Lens on the Occupation with Sari Bashi

Sari Bashi's Unique Lens on the Occupation with Sari Bashi Human rights lawyer, activist, mother, Jewish-Israeli married to a Palestinian Event by Canadian Friends of Peace Now January 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm ET Register here What is it like to be a Jewish-Israeli advocate for justice while partnered to a Palestinian, raising a mixed Jewish-Palestinian family […]

(CFPN) The Alarming Rise in Settler Violence

Organized by Canadian Friends of Peace Now. Webinar with Avner Gvaryahu, Breaking the Silence, and Dana Mills, Peace Now. Register here Settlers have been attacking Palestinians on the West Bank for years. But something has changed since the time when “Price Tag” youths from illegal outposts committed rogue violence. The number of violent incidents by Jewish […]

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival: Advocate (BC only)

Film at the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the New Israel Fund of Canada. Watch online from March 3-March 13 *only available in British Columbia Click here for tickets Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel is a force of nature. Confident and resilient, she is a magnet for the toughest cases imaginable. Tsemel is […]

(NIF US) Ukraine Update: Meeting with Shomeret Jenya

Join Hashomer Hatzair and the New Israel Fund on Sunday, April 3rd, at 1 PM EST. to hear Hashomer Hatzair youth leader Jenya Brizkho speak about her experience fleeing Ukraine and update us on the current situation of her community. Jenya is the leader of the Hashomer Hatzair ken in Kharkiv, and she has been […]

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: Blue Box

NIFC is excited to co-present the Toronto Jewish Film Festival's virtual screening of Blue Box. The film is available online from June 16-June 26. *Ontario residents only This revelatory documentary by filmmaker Michal Weits explores the history of the Jewish National Fund Blue Boxes, which symbolized support of Israeli settlement and agricultural development. Through the […]

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: Tantura

NIFC is excited to co-present the Toronto Jewish Film Festival's virtual screening of Tantura. The film is available online from June 16-June 26. *Ontario residents only Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival. Director Alon Schwarz’s (Aida’s Secrets) provocative new documentary examines the established narrative that has shaped Israeli society since its inception. In 1998, graduate student […]