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Michael Greilsammer: Canadian Tour

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November 5, 2014
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Check out Israeli-born violinist & singer/songwriter Michael Greilsammer as he tours around Canada.

We’ll be with him in Winnipeg on November 15 at the “Tarbut” Festival 


You may know Michael Greilsammer for his epic Hatikva – Game of Thrones mashup:

Tour info:

Toronto: Nov 9 – “Musideum”
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Ottawa: Nov 13 – “House of Targ”
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Winnipeg: Nov 15 – “Tarbut” Festival
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Montréal: Nov 18 – “Divan Orange”
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Posted on:
October 28, 2014
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Turned on by #Israel ? Size Doesn’t Matter (SDM) wants U!

SDM is launching a call for the second year of #project972! We are looking for students in Canada who love everything Tel Aviv and everything #Israel. If you are a #fashionista, #foodie, #music junkie, or inspired by the #innovation and #inclusivity, or just love the #beaches of #TLV, we want you to apply!

We are looking to recruit 8 students from campuses across the country where you will be given the support and resources to host two events during the school year. Last year’s roster of all-star interns had SDM sponsored study recharge booths in the library during exams, a music jam session for peace, film screenings, Israeli wine and Canadian cheese events, and more!


  • Participation in 2 webinars on networking, event planning and to share ideas and connect with your fellow interns from across the country
  • Plan and execute two events

This is a paid internship – you will get a stipend upon completion of the two events.

If you’re interested please send your CV to Sarina@sizedoesntmatter.com


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Meet our #Project972 Intern team from last year:

After many applicants, interviews and some pondering, we picked a SICK group of students from across the country to help us spread the LOVE.


Baden Russell-Petigrow – Carleton University


My name is Baden and I’m a journalism major at Carleton University. I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. I love traveling, exploring, and meeting new people.

Marzouk Ahmed – St. Mary University


I am Full time students at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, studying political science and religious studies. I am originally from Bangladesh and spent my early years in the Saudi Arabia. I am a classical liberal and very passionate about my work with Dalhousie IOC. I love exploring various cuisines and love to know more about those ones through firsthand experience.

Zoë Freedman – Dalhousie University


I’m Zoë, a city-slickin’ Montreal native currently living in beautiful Halifax. A first-year student at Dalhousie University studying International Development and Gender and Women’s Studies, I love traveling, darkroom photography, and dancing around in my underwear to Beyoncé. I’m beyond stoked to be joining the Project972 team and can’t wait to share my love for the Holy Land with everyone around me.

Iakov Abramov – York University


I was born in Moscow Russia, and was raised in Brooklyn New York by my grandmother. I have a great interest in medicine, finance and the corporate world. On spare time I enjoy breakdancing and the Latin 5. Would love to travel to Brazil and Morocco one day.

Lia Lands – University of Victoria

Lia Lands

Hey! My name is Lia. I’m 21 and in my fourth year of my Political Science major at the University of Victoria. I was born and raised on the West Coast, in a small town northwest of Vancouver. Aside from politics, I love being outdoors, traveling, and cycling; and of course, I am passionate about sharing the beauty of Israel with everyone!

Erin Dessau – McMaster University

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I am one short semester away from completing my B.A. in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University. Although I love spending time with family and friends at home in Thornhill, Ontario, I am a self-proclaimed travel guru who is always looking for my next adventure abroad. I am excited to work with Size Doesn’t Matter this term and spread my love of Israel!

Tanya Werger – University of Guelph


My name is Tanya. I am originally from Toronto but I am currently attending school in Guelph studying Criminal Justice and Public Policy. When I am not busy with school I love fashion, beauty, travelling, reading and Israel, of course. Im also a bit addicted to social media so you can find me on twitter where I tweet about such things as my detest for winter and why there is no unicorn emoji! I am so excited for what the future holds for me with Size Doesn’t Matter and life!

Stephanie Bourassa – University of Ottawa

Stephanie Bourassa

My name is Stephanie, I’m from a tiny town in northern Alberta. I currently live in Ottawa, ON and am taking International Studies and Modern Languages at uOttawa. I love adventures, new places, happy people and hammocks. I’m really looking forward to this term, and the opportunity to team up with SDM.

David Jones – University of Alberta


I’m currently in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts, studying Economics and Political Science, at the University of Alberta. I love to travel and spend time in the mountains, this has included a number of backpacking trips through the Rockies and a recent trip to Israel. When I’m not studying, I can usually be found enjoying an espresso or some live music.

Jordan Devon – McGill University

Jordan Devon

I’m a first year student from Toronto majoring in International Development at McGill University. I’m very excited to be working with the Size Doesn’t Matter team to introduce my favourite aspects of Israeli culture to my fellow students on campus.

Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal returns to Israel

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December 12, 2013
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Celebrating 40 years of modern dance excellence, the Ballet Jazz de Montreal returns to Israel with a new program featuring a mixed and varied repertoire created by intriguing choreographers.

Tel Aviv – Feb. 2-5 14

Jerusalem – Feb. 6th 14

Haifa – Feb. 8th 14

More info: http://www.israel-opera.co.il/Eng/?CategoryID=667&ArticleID=1758#.Uqn1TXiuAB0.twitter

3 Israelis make top 10 in BuzzFeed’s Official Ranking of The 45 Hottest Jewish Women In Hollywood… Montrealer comes in 11th.

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November 28, 2013
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Via BuzzFeed

“We know there are plenty of sexy men to light the menorah with you, but turns out we Jewish gals are in great company too. These women have all been approved by my brother, a nice Jewish boy.”

For full ranking click here


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Israel an ‘eye-opener’ for university rector (Via CJNEWS)

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November 26, 2013
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Université de Montréal rector Guy Breton (Left)

Université de Montréal rector Guy Breton (Left)

Université de Montréal rector Guy Breton says he learned more in Israel than he did during a similar academic mission to China.

The superpower is eclipsed by the tiny Jewish state, in his view, when it comes to the dynamism of its universities.

When Breton became rector in 2010 he vowed to expand the UdeM’s already extensive ties with hundreds of academic institutions around the world. Three countries were in his sights: China, Brazil – as the economic leader of Latin America – and Israel.

In October, he led an intensive 10-day trip to Israel, the first UdeM mission to the country, visiting all seven major universities. The 10 delegates included vice-rector for international relations Hélène David and professors and researchers from departments as diverse as pharmacy, biology, political science, music and medicine. Breton is a former vice-dean of medicine.

Breton said he received no opposition to making Israel a priority, but plenty of questions as to why. Today, he feels vindicated.

“It was an incredible eye-opener,” he said of the mission. “We have a folkloric image of Israel. If you are not close to it, you do not understand the reality. Much more is going on there than we think.”

Breton makes clear he is not interested in entering into political disputes, and has no patience with boycotts. His first job is to educate people, and he is convinced a greater connection with Israel will help him do that.

“I want students to be better trained. Period. Don’t bother me with politics,” he said.

When he speaks of dynamism, Breton means Israeli academics’ ability to “think outside the box; they try to find a solution to a problem, that not only is good for Israel, but could be exportable, that could help others.

“This is what we should be doing everywhere.”

Breton was impressed with the universities’ technology transfer companies, which seek markets for products and ideas coming out of research.

See more at: http://www.cjnews.com/node/118486#sthash.7OLdUei5.dpuf

University of Montreal Signs Accords with Israeli Universities

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October 24, 2013
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University of Montreal

A delegation of official representatives of the University of Montreal – UDM – in Quebec, Canada signed academic cooperation agreements with the Technion and Haifa University this week during a visit to Israel coordinated by Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

The delegation, led by UDM President Guy Breton, has also begun discussions on possible collaborations with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, the Weizmann Institute, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Bar-Ilan University.

Source: Jpost.com