Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

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Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
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Formation2004, 2011
Legal statusActive
Official language
English, French
Shimon Fogel
Formerly called
Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) (French: Centre consultatif des relations juives et israéliennes) is an agency of the Jewish Federations of Canada.


In 2011, CIJA assumed its current name following an 18-month restructuring process in which the functions of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canada-Israel Committee, the Quebec-Israel Committee, and the National Jewish Campus Life and University Outreach Committee were consolidated.[1] The group's Chief Executive Officer was Hershell Ezrin, who served in that position until his retirement at the end of 2010.[2] Shimon Fogel, former CEO of the Canada-Israel Committee, now serves as CEO.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Canada's restructured Jewish advocacy agency gets name". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. August 23, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Sheldon Gordon (February 27, 2004). "Head of New Canadian Council To Organize Grassroots Efforts". The Forward. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  3. ^ "CIJA Responds to the Final Report of the Canadian Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism" Archived August 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, CIJA, July 7, 2011
  4. ^ "CIC exec named to lead restructured agency", Canadian Jewish News, December 23, 2010

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