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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IJV Webinar: Palestinian Youth Voices from Gaza

IJV Webinar: Palestinian Youth Voices from Gaza

Click here to register! For more than a decade now, the Israeli blockade on Gaza has rendered life there intolerable. The “biggest prison on earth” is a humanitarian disaster. But despite this reality, Gazans press on, displaying exceptional fortitude (Sumoud), fighting off pangs of despair and pursuing freedom against great...
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Introducing Our New Communications & Media Lead, Aaron Lakoff

Introducing Our New Communications & Media Lead, Aaron Lakoff

It is my absolute pleasure and honour to be joining your ranks as the new Communications and Media lead! I had my first day on Monday, and I’m incredibly excited to get down to work. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, and please don’t be a stranger!...
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Tell Calgary Councilors #noIHRA!

Tell Calgary Councilors #noIHRA!

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) re-definition of antisemitism is up for a vote at another city council - this time in Calgary.  The IHRA definition conflates legitimate criticism of Israel with antisemitism, which is why it’s being weaponized by pro-Israel lobby groups like B’nai Brith Canada and the Centre...
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Defend Palestine Solidarity in Canada

Defend Palestine Solidarity in Canada

Our movement for peace and justice in Israel-Palestine is currently facing unprecedented attack by right-wing pro-Israel groups. No longer able to defend Israel’s record, these lobby groups have ramped up their efforts to silence defenders of Palestinian human rights.  Their weapon of choice is the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)...
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The Hardest Conversation

The Hardest Conversation

The Hardest Conversation seeks to offer a safe and anonymous space for Jews to have conversations about Israel that many of us work very hard to avoid. These conversations are difficult, but we believe that they are deeply important. Our volunteers are here to connect with anyone who doesn’t feel...
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#noIHRA Petition: Fighting antisemitism is a must. But the IHRA definition is the wrong approach.

#noIHRA Petition: Fighting antisemitism is a must. But the IHRA definition is the wrong approach.

Antisemitism is a real problem and must be fought in all its forms. Yet the primary goal of those promoting the IHRA definition of antisemitism is to ban or criminalize criticism of Israel and of Zionism, and silence support for Palestinian rights. The IHRA definition thus represents a threat to...
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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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​#StopJNFCanada is a campaign to revoke JNF Canada’s charitable status and expose, challenge and stop the JNF’s discriminatory and harmful activities.

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