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Jews in the News: Cannes Film Festival Shabbat

Jews in the News: Cannes Film Festival Shabbat

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Chai Center’s “Cannes Shabbat” will take place during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and aims to be the largest to date as a sign of protest towards the numerous anti-semitic incidents during the past year.

Here is the full message from Rabbi Mendel Schwartz:

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, counted a total of 912 anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S. during the 2014 calendar
year. This represents a 21 percent increase from the 751 incidents reported during the same period in 2013.

“While the overall number of anti-Semitic incidents remains lower than we have seen historically, the fact remains that 2014 was a particularly violent
year for Jews both overseas and in the United States,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.

“While the overall number of anti-Semitic incidents remains lower
than we have seen historically, the fact remains that 2014 was a
particularly violent
year for Jews both overseas and in the United States,” said Abraham
H. Foxman, ADL National Director.

In light of the above, I make a special appeal to please forward the flyer below to all your friends going to the festival. The Chai Center would like
the 10th annual “Cannes Shabbat” to be the biggest and greatest event of all. No darkness of anti-semitism, especially in Europe, will hamper the
efforts of Jewish ppl attending a public Shabbat dinner on the French Riviera. On the contrary, we can only fight this darkness with even greater
light.

You can RSVP to the event HERE!

Here is the official flyer

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