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Sunday, March 6

1:00pm EST

A Minority Within A Minority: Jews of Colour
How are you jewish? I am fine thanks. How are you, Jewish? - Manishtana

Jews of Colour encompasses Jews who do not fit the definition or stereotype of what a Jew looks like.  We are from Jamaica, Africa, China, India, Yemen, Israel and many other non European countries. Some of us have a long Jewish history or are new members of the family.
The presentation will explore what it is like to be a "minority within a minority" while navigating within the larger Jewish community and the challenges and misconceptions we often face.
Our goal is for the community to recognize, learn about and celebrate the diversity of our Jewish community. And above all, to remember that we are family.

avatar for Rivka Campbell

Rivka Campbell

Rivka, a Jew of Jamaican descent born and raised in Toronto, seeks to build community among Jews of Colour in Canada while opening dialogue among the mainstream Jewish community about the experience of Jews of Colour. She is the co-founder of the group Jews of Colour – Canada and... Read More →
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Joel Niederhoffer

Joel Niederhoffer (34) is a Jew with roots in Jamaica and Canada. He grew up in the close knitted Jewish community of Victoria, British Columbia. He was active in Jewish community being involved in the Congregation Emmanuel and local U.S.Y. chapter. He attended Public school as well... Read More →
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Tyler Samuels

I am a fourth-year (senior) university student at the University of Toronto concluding a double-major degree in political science and history. Concurrently, I work with Hillel of Ontario as an Israel engagement intern operating around UofT campus Scarborough. I mostly peform independent... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST

3:00pm EST

Israeli Chutzpah in Toronto
A panel discussion (in ENGLISH) addressing the unique experience of growing up Israeli in Toronto and how it affected the panelist's connections to the Jewish community here. As well, the panelists explain how the Israeli chutzpah got them to where they are today, and how it has helped them advance their careers and lives!

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Ronen Geisler

Ronen Geisler is a Jewish stand-up comedian based in Toronto, Ontario. He has appeared at a variety of comedy clubs in Toronto, Beijing, Montreal, Ottawa, and New York City. He also hosts the popular Learn English Funcast Podcast. Where he teaches English learners around the world... Read More →
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Gonen Hollander

Senior Associate, Amplify Capital
Gonen is an MBA candidate at Rotman School of Management and founder and director of Bar Lectures. Born and raised in Israel, Gonen, the oldest of four brothers, grew up in the coastal area of Israel. In 2006, after the second Lebanon War, Gonen joined the Navy, as his father and... Read More →
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Rafi Yablonsky

Born in Israel, raised in Thornhill, living in Toronto. I grew up in the Jewish day school system attending Associated and CHAR. While attending York University I encountered my first experience of an anti-Israel demonstration. I then founded Hasbara at York, which still exists today... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST