Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is a grassroots organization grounded in Jewish tradition that opposes all forms of racism and advocates for justice and peace for all in Israel-Palestine. Our strength comes from our members. IJV has active chapters in cities and on university campuses across the country.

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#FreeMahmoud: IJV Condemns the Arrest of BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa

Independent Jewish Voices Canada strongly condemns the arrest of Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), during a night raid carried out by Israeli soldiers at Nawajaa's home near Ramallah on July 30th. According to the BNC, and bystander video taken of the incident, tens of...
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IJV Online Chavurah: Tisha B’Av Session

Join us for the next session of IJV's online chavurah on Monday, July 27th from 6-7pm! To register, email pizarro.lucia [at] to register (with "Tisha B'Av Session" in the subject line).  **Participation is open to IJV members and non-members alike. If you aren’t yet a member, we highly encourage...
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Open Letter – IJV York Denounces Smear Campaign Against Faisal Bhabha

The following is an open letter sent to York University President Rhonda Lenton on June 25th, 2020, from IJV's York chapter. Dear Rhonda Lenton, It has come to our attention that Faisal Bhabha, full-time professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, is under attack by the right-wing Israel advocacy organization B'nai...
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As July 1st draws closer, the Canadian government has been mostly quiet about Israel’s potential annexation of large parts of the West Bank. This despite the fact that a recent EKOS poll co-sponsored by IJV found that 74% of Canadians oppose this horrible plan, and 42% support imposing sanctions if Israel goes...
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Anti-fascist Klezmer From the Shtetl to the Streets

Click here to register! Join us for an evening of online musical performances and discussion on Thursday, August 13 at 5pm PT // 8pm ET! In these times of growing white supremacy, police brutality, and neo-fascism, we need music that rises to the occasion. This summer in particular, we have...
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Open Letter to York University – Don’t Adopt the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism!

On November 20, 2019, Palestinian students and their allies at York University in Toronto held a rally to oppose the presence of Israeli soldiers at an event on campus. A tense situation ensued when members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), an FBI-labelled terrorist group, showed up to instigate fights...
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The IHRA definition of antisemitism is designed to silence criticism of Israel and of Zionism by equating this criticism with antisemitism.

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