Independent Jewish Voices of Canada (IJV) is a Canadian organisation formed to disagree with Canada’s three primary Jewish communal agencies. This is an important development and one that Canada’s organised Jewish community had better learn to contend with, something it has not yet done.
The Canadian Jewish Congress has, in fact, denied IJV any status in Congress. That is, in my opinion, a foolish decision and one that will ultimately damage Congress more than it does IJV.
The question for me, however, is how “independent” IJV can be when it is over-run by a cadre of new leftists. I have become close to one of IJV’s organisers but remain uncertain of whether or not there is a place for me.