Stronger Together: IJV’s 2022 Fundraising Campaign

Click here to donate to IJV's fundraising campaign today Do you ever dream about a post-apartheid Israel-Palestine? An end to laws that discriminate against Palestinians? Equal rights for all between the river and the sea? Thriving communities of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Druze; Arabic speakers and Hebrew speakers?  This is a vision that Independent Jewish Voices Canada fights for every day. We're proud to be an organization that is working to help bring about a better...
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URGENT ACTION: Tell Minister Hussen you can’t fight racism with racism

Canadian Minister of Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussen, recently implied that the government may soon be requiring grant recipients to support the dangerous and divisive International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.  As detailed in recently released reports–Unveiling the Chilly Climate: The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada and Anti-Palestinian Racism: Naming Framing and Manifestations–the IHRA definition has a terrible track record of reinforcing, rather than fighting, racism.  Take action now! Both a shield...
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Report: Unveiling the Chilly Climate – The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada

IJV has spent the last year gathering research about the repression faced by academics, students and Palestine solidarity activists, collecting approximately 80 testimonies describing the resulting “chilling effect” in Canada. This report is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, utilizing ethnographic methodology and qualitative analysis to describe both the overarching effects of this repression as well as the deeply personal impact it has on activists, artists, students and professors. While focused on...
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Report Launch Event: Unveiling the Chilly Climate

IJV Presents: Unveiling the Chilly Climate - The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada Report launch event Wednesday, October 12th, 12pm ET Join us for an online panel and report launch examining the weaponization of antisemitism and the suppression of speech on Palestine in Canada and around the world. Click here to register! Speakers: Prof. Saree Makdisi, Chair, Dept of English at UCLA, author of Tolerance is a Wasteland:  Palestine and the Culture of...
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IJV’s Strategic Plan

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. IJV was established in 2008, bringing together 20+ progressive grassroots Jewish organizations across the country under one united banner. It has since grown dramatically, boasting 18 chapters,...
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IJV Online Chavurah: Book of Jonah Session

This year's IJV Online Chavurah’s Book of Jonah session will take place on Monday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm Eastern Time / 3:30 pm Pacific Time. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! During this session we will read and reflect on the first chapter of the Book of Jonah, typically read on Yom Kippur (October 4) as well as some rabbinic and modern interpretations. We will allow time for creating our own personal responses to the biblical text....
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Together Against Apartheid

A campaign to educate Canadians on the reality of Israeli apartheid, and to empower people to take action to stop it.

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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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