Quebec’s language law could cause young Jews to leave Quebec, says B’nai B’rith.


A prominent Jewish organization opposes Quebec’s new language law, making it difficult to hire rabbis and potentially expelling Jews from the state.

B’nai B’rith CEO Michael Mostin said he was concerned that many Jewish migrants, including the elderly from Ukraine and the former Soviet Union, would lose access to services in English.

Marvin Rotran of the B’nai B’rith Human Rights League said the new law would increase the exemption for children from attending English Jewish schools, making it difficult to hire rabbis from outside the state.

Former city council members may be forced by many young members of the community to leave the state due to a combination of language law and previous secularist bills that restrict some civil servants from wearing religious symbols. Said there is.

The language law, known as Bill 96, imposes strict language rules on the workplace, tightens access to English junior colleges, and limits those who can receive government communication and services in languages ‚Äč‚Äčother than French. ..

With the exception of those with historical rights to health, public security, and English education, Rotland says that many members of the Jewish community are unqualified and may lose access to English services. ..

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