CIJA Honored for LGBT Outreach

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Quebec recognized the outreach efforts of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) toward the LGBT community with the awarding of its Phénicia Society Prize at a gala event on May 26.

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Gathered at the LGBT Chamber of Commerce award ceremony are CIJA officials, from left, Patrick Benaroche, Eta Yudin, Myriam Azogui-Halbwax and David Ouellette

Among CIJA’s initiatives was organizing a mission to Israel for 12 LGBT leaders one year ago.

“I am deeply grateful to the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which honored CIJA’s efforts to build bridges between the Jewish and LGBT communities,” stated CIJA Quebec co-chair Patrick Benaroche.

“At the award ceremony, [chamber president] Steve Foster noted that few communities support both their own LGBT members and build bridges with the LGBT community as much as the Jewish community.”
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