The Untold Stories of Canada’s Jewish fighters in Uniform in WWII Canadian author and journalist Ellin Bessner will discuss her…
D-Day and the Untold Stories of Canada’s Jewish Fighters in Uniform in WWII Canadian author and journalist Ellin Bessner…
Author and journalist Ellin Bessner speaks to one of the largest Men’s Clubs in Montreal, whose members include some of…
Esther Thorley’s brother Meyer Bubis, who was eleven years older than her, had enlisted in the Toronto-based Royal Regiment of Canada on Sept. 7, 1939, mere days after Hitler’s Nazi forces had invaded Poland to start WWll. Bubis would eventually be part of the ill-fated Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942. After he was killed, Thorley waited for her eighteenth birthday in June 1943, and enlisted. She was one of only 270 Canadian Jewish women to wear a uniform for Canada in WWll. Thorley, an Ajax, Ontario resident, died suddenly on Feb. 13, 2018.
Guests aboard one of the world’s largest cruise ships will welcome author and journalist Ellin Bessner as she brings her…
Ignite: Chanukah Adult Learning Night. Light Up Your Mind! Join us for a special adult learning event on the 4th night of Chanukah! When? Saturday, December 16, 6:30 – 10:00 Where? Prosserman JCC
Registration opens at 6:30
7:00 Candle Lighting
Special Candle lighting ceremony with Song Shul’s Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers! Chanukah refreshments provided. Choose two from the featured sessions:
7:30 – 8:30 Session 1 Rabbi Howard Morrison “Not the famous story from Hebrew School – The real story of Chanukah and its lessons for today”
Ruthie Ladovsky “United Bakers: the story behind Toronto’s beloved oldest Jewish restaurant”
Ellin Bessner “Fighting Amalek: the 17,000 Canadian Jews who fought Hitler in WWll”*sponsored by OJA*
Batik workshop: discover the art of fabric dye using wax and special dyes
Ceramics workshop: make your own Chanukah Judaica!
Ellin Bessner speaks about Canada’s 17,000 Jewish soldiers who served in the Second World War.
How Canada’s Jewish servicemen and women kept their faith (or didn’t) as they fought Nazism and the Axis during World…
many times, it is at the end of the evening when I experience some of the most thrilling moments of my six year long journey to uncover the war heritage of Canada’s Jewish fighters.
Harry Kaushansky of Montreal served in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. He grew up in a home where his mother served only kosher food.