Newsletter April 20, 2016
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Happy Passover from JSpaceCanada
Dear Members of the JSpaceCanada Community,
On behalf of JSpaceCanada we wish you a Happy Passover. There are many lessons that we can take from the story of the Exodus that have resonance today.
Passover shows that persistence can pay off and that risks need to be taken to achieve progress.
Moses did not give up each time Pharaoh said "no".  For those who are of the view that the conflict is interminable, that no solutions are possible, that there is either no desire on the part of the current Israeli government to genuinely engage in negotiations or no interest by the Palestinian Authority to be a partner for peace, our ancient past provides important guidance.
JSpaceCanada will continue to present educational programs, promote events from sister organizations, and develop material that reflects the values of Passover. Through awareness, discussion, dialogue and debate, JSpaceCanada provides exposure to viewpoints that are often overlooked and perspectives that might otherwise be unheard.  We look forward to seeing you at our events in the year ahead.


May 5

Yossi Alpher

Rethinking Israel and Palestine


Yossi Alpher is a commentator who has written widely on Israel's relations with its neighbours and with the Palestinians. In his latest book No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel and Palestine, he discusses why peacemaking efforts have failed up to now and what options remain for preventing a very bad situation from getting worse.

864 Sheppard Ave W
North York, ON


Please RSVP
Seating is limited

Canadian Friends of Peace Now
The Darchei Noam Israel Education Committee

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Co-presented by JSpaceCanada


Sunday, May 8, 3:30pm
Alliance Francaise
24 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON

Tuesday, May 10, 3:00pm
Cineplex Empress Walk
5095 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

Anat and Rola, a Jewish Israeli kibbutznik and a Palestinian Muslim from Ramallah, are a force to be reckoned with when they form Unlimited Logistics, a business specializing in releasing and transporting Palestinian cargo shipped to Israeli ports. While they help their clients overcome the obstacles of Israeli occupation, the divisions in their society threaten to tear their partnership apart. Can the bond between them overcome the impossible?

Official Trailer

as funny as it is suspenseful and moving, telling a complex story suffused with vibrant color and strong characters
Midnight East

2 - 4 pm

Good for the Jews?

Introduced by David Koffman
Assistant Professor, Department of History, York University
Moderated by Yoni Goldstein
Editor, The Canadian Jewish News

Jonathan Kay
Journalist, author, and editor-in-chief of The Walrus. Editorial assistant on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 's 2015 memoir.
Karen Mock
Community activist, former National Director of the League of Human Rights of B’nai Brith, and Liberal candidate for Thornhill in the 2011 federal election.
Michael Taube
Troy Media syndicated columnist, Washington Times, contributor and speechwriter for former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Tribute Communities Recital Hall
Accolade East Building
York University
Keele Campus