Ellin speaks to ‘Enlight: Passover Adult Learning Festival’ in Vaughan, Ontario on March 22, 2018 @ 8:30 p.m.

As Jews around the world prepare to observe the festival of Passover, Toronto author and journalist Ellin Bessner takes us back in time to seventy three years ago this month, during the darkest days of WWII. In her new book, “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and WWII”, Ellin tells the story of how Canadian Jewish troops brought Passover to the front lines, even as the battle raged to liberate Europe from Hitler’s murderous regime. 

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Jewish Canadian women in uniform in WWII deserve a nod on International Women’s Day

The nearly 280 Canadian Jewish women who volunteered, put on a uniform, and served in WWII lived their own important wartime experiences, and contributed to help Canada and the Allies win the war, defeat Hitler, and stop the Holocaust. Most of the women also had their own #Time’sUp moments.

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