Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 19:15
Antisemitism isn’t just a real and present threat today, it’s a problem growing at a frightening rate. Jews are just 1% of the Canadian population but the religious group most targeted by hate crimes. It’s time we unite our voices and empower ourselves to show up, speak up, and step up against Jew-hatred. Our keynote address will include video remarks from Robert Kraft, Founder, the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism, and a video greeting from World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder.
We will present the Honourable Irwin Cotler, one of the world’s foremost human rights advocates, a lifetime achievement award in recognition of his enduring commitment to the pursuit of justice for all people and the advancement of human rights for the world’s most vulnerable and oppressed.
We will conclude our two-day event with a with a call to action from CIJA's National Chair, Gail-Adelson Marcovitz, and CIJA's President and CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel, who will explain how we embark on a strategic and coordinated response to antisemitism.