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Israel at 70: Celebrating a Civilization

Thursday, May 24, 2018  (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

The Shomrim Laboker Synagogue, 5150 Plamondon Ave. Montreal H3W 1G1


Beryl Wajsman's Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal and Norman Simon’s Canadians for Coexistence in co-operation with Congregation Shomrim Laboker are presenting an evening of civil society celebrating the civilization of Israel.

Our Focus

Our focus this year will be on the many contributions Israel has given the world in the way of morals, cultural achievements, preservation of historical artifacts, research & development in high tech, start-ups, cyber security, agricultural innovation, water conservation, medical breakthroughs and the saving of lives with Israel's search & rescue teams and field hospitals anywhere in the world where there has been a catastrophic event.


Guest Speakers Include

Co-Chair - Norman Simon, Chief Administrator, Canadians for Coexistence
Co-Chair - Beryl Wajsman, Editor-in-Chief, The Suburban Newspaper

Guest Speakers & Participants
Israeli Consul-General David Levy
US Consul Robert Dhalke
Consul of the Ottawa Embassy of the Czech Republic Vladimir Hejduk
Romanian Consul-General Ioana Costache
Greek Consul-General Nicholas Sigalas
Honduran Consul-General Hector Ramirez Funes
Consul General of Italy Marco Riccardo Rusconi
The Hon. David Kilgour, PC, former Secretary of State for Central Europe and the Middle East
The Hon. Maxime Bernier,PC, MP, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Maj.-Gen.(ret.) Denis Thompson, former Commander of the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai
Sen.Leo Housakos, former Speaker of the Senate
Anthony Housefather, MP for Mount Royal
The Hon. Gerry Weiner, PC,former Minister of Immigration
The Hon. Marlene Jennings, former Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Marc Miller, MP for Ville Marie
The Hon. Kathleen Weil, MNA, Minister responsible for relations with Anglophone Quebecers
Maka Kotto, MNA, former Minister of Culture and Communications and Chair of the Official Opposition Caucus
Benoit Charette,MNA, second Opposition Critic for International Relations
Adrien Pouliot, Leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec
Tony Loffreda, President of the Italian Community Foundation
Lise Ravary, Columnist for the Journal de Montreal
Marvin Rotrand, Dean of Montreal City Council
Mary Deros, City Council member and former Deputy Mayor of Montreal
Fergus V. Keyes, President of the Montreal Irish Historical Association
Rev. Darryl G. Gray, Pastor of the Imani Family and Full Gospel Church and Special Assistant to the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Naseer Mehdi Khan, Executive Vice-President of the India-Canada Organization
Jasmine Louras, Founder of the Hellenic-Jewish Partnership
Aram Elagoz, Laval city councillor and former executive member of the Armenian National Committee
Bert Abiera, President of FAMAS, the Filipino Community of Montreal
Adriana Cabrera Cleves, Director of the Inter-Religious Affairs Committee of the Baha’i Community of Montreal

Please watch our videos from previous years

2014| 2015 | 2016 | 2017





Norman Simon, Founder and chief administrator
Canadian for Coexistence

(514) 750-8822
Email Norman at thisis.norman@gmail.com

Itsik Romano, Event Sponsorship Program
(514) 228-7979 ext.1
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