My Uncle Al Singer, an American who lived in Pennsylvania, never talked much about his service in the Second World…
How Canadian Jewish servicemen celebrated Purim in Montreal in 1944.
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!
How Canada’s Jewish servicemen and women kept their faith (or didn’t) as they fought Nazism and the Axis during World…
Remembrance Week public lecture on the Canadian Jews who fought in World War ll. Ellin speaks about her new book…
A photo of the grave of a Toronto Jewish soldier who was killed in Normandy in July 1944 is front…