Covering the Front Lines of Defending Israeli Democracy: A Discussion with Haaretz’s Allison Kaplan Sommer & Toronto Star’s Martin Regg Cohn

Holy Blossom Temple 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario

Many of us in Canada have watched with horror as the Israeli government has advanced anti-democratic and extremist policies –- and have watched with pride as hundreds of thousands of Israelis have spoken out. With the news from Israel changing each day, we are excited to invite you to an in-person conversation with Allison Kaplan […]

(New Generations) Giving Circle

The NIFC New Generations Leadership Council is excited to invite all New Gen (20s and 30s) supporters to our annual Giving Circle. What is a Giving Circle? In a Giving Circle, the group pools its charitable donations and decides as a group where to allocate the funds out of NIFC's 2023 projects. Together, we'll go […]

Eight-Day Study Tour to Israel

Experience Israel through a Social Justice Lens REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THE MAY 2023 STUDY TOUR Join other like-minded liberal Canadians on a unique, eight-day exploration of social change in Israel. Witness the work of Israeli social change organizations firsthand. Meet with activists working on Israel’s most pressing social issues. Space is limited. Registration is now […]

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: H2: The Occupation Lab

Co-presenting at the 2023 Toronto Jewish Film Festival In-person screening on June 4th at 3:00 PM (Innis Town Hall, Toronto) featuring Q&A with Co-Director Noam Sheizaf Available from June 6-7 for virtual viewing (Ontario only) About the film: “The film that predicted Israel’s far-right takeover.” (Nirit Anderman, Ha’aretz)  H2 refers to the name given to a […]

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: The Narrow Bridge


Co-presenting at the 2023 Toronto Jewish Film Festival Available from June 6-7 for virtual viewing (Ontario only) About the film: Winner of the Audience Award, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Four individuals, Palestinian and Israeli, channel their grief over losing their loved ones to violence into a grassroots movement: Their aim is to transform their […]

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: The Soldier’s Opinion


Co-presenting at the 2023 Toronto Jewish Film Festival Available from June 7-8 for virtual viewing (Ontario only) About the film: "The Soldier's Opinion should become the talk of the day in the country. The result is fascinating." (Avner Shavit, Walla) Official Selection, Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel 2022 For over fifty years, the Israeli military censorship secretly copied […]

We Want To Live – Building Safe Communities in Arab Towns


Since the beginning of 2023, members of criminal organizations have shot and killed 103 Palestinian citizens of Israel. Our partners on the ground in Israel are campaigning to end the bloodshed, demanding a holistic approach from the government, and finding audiences in Hebrew, English and Arabic – because, as their campaign slogan reads, “We want […]

Briefing on Recent West Bank Violence


Between the recent Israeli military incursion into Jenin, violent reprisals by Palestinians, ongoing settler attacks in Palestinian villages, the recent acquittal of the police officer who killed autistic Palestinian Eyad al-Hallaq, and skirmishes during Israel's weekly pro-democracy protests, it's hard to know which way to look — or what to do. There is no single […]

Emergency Briefing: What just happened in Israel and what is next

The first piece of the judicial coup just passed in the Knesset: 64-0 (the entire opposition boycotted the vote). Despite twenty-nine weeks of mass protest, strikes, marches, and acts of civil disobedience by hundreds of thousands of Israelis—and despite the warnings of Israel's best friends in the world including the United States—Netanyahu's settler-led government passed […]

(New Gen) Tisha B’Av and the Hope for a Better Future

Christie Pits Park 750 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Tisha B'Av is the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar — one of intentional mourning and reflection. It marks the destruction of the First and Second Temple, then also the expulsion of Jews from England in 1290 and from Spain in 1492. It marks the end of a centralized Judaism and the beginning of […]

20 Years of Israeli Society Through the Camera Lens

Small World Centre 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, Ontario

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. ONLY REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ADMITTED* At this moment of political turmoil and crisis on-the-ground, we are pleased to invite you to a special evening with NIF International Council Member Barak Heymann here in Toronto. Barak is one of the most prolific documentary filmmakers in Israel today and is the […]

What Happens Next: Emergency Briefing Follow Up


Two weeks ago, Netanyahu's settler-led government passed the first piece of their judicial coup. It passed in a 64-0 vote despite weeks of protests, strikes, and civil disobedience by Israelis from all walks of life. But the crisis is far from over. In the final days of its session, the Knesset continued to pass dangerous […]