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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Join IJV’s Online Chavurah!

Join IJV’s Online Chavurah!

**All participants must click here to register **Participation is open to IJV members and non-members alike. If you aren't yet a member, we highly encourage you to become a member or make a donation to help cover our expenses As Jews whose ethical heritage does not permit us to be...
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Human Rights Groups Request Face-to-Face Meeting with Trudeau on Palestine

Human Rights Groups Request Face-to-Face Meeting with Trudeau on Palestine

Independent Jewish Voices Canada, along with our allies from several human rights organizations, is requesting a face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address our concerns on Canada-Israel relations and the occupation of Palestinian territories. Our full letter, sent to Trudeau on December 12, 2019 is below. For updates,...
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IJV Webinar: Palestinian Youth Voices from Gaza

IJV Webinar: Palestinian Youth Voices from Gaza

Thanks to everyone who participated in our webinar! You can watch the full video here if you missed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ceYX1-0SuI&feature=youtu.be 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...
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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 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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