of the most admirable jobs in civic society is in defense of something
noble and good. Defending democracy and human rights falls under such a
category; and the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research,
or CIJR, does an excellent job of it. Operating out of modest offices
in downtown Montreal, it is many things: it is an academic institute; it
is a resource centre; it is a centre of academic inquiry; it is a
centre of defense for liberal democracy, including fighting
anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. This is a serious organization that does excellent work in this area; I recommend it without qualification. The Gala Luncheon in Toronto takes place on Wednesday June 11, 2014; RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 1.855.303-5544.