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Education

  • 1:00 PM
  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Chapel

Eydele of Brody, who died in 1885, was one of the few Hasidic women to act as a Rebbe (leader, spiritual teacher, bestower of blessings, miracle worker), and has left particularly troubling and contradictory traces in history and legend. Justin Jaron Lewis shares the results, so far, of research about Eydele. Justin Jaron Lewis teaches…

  • 1:00 PM
  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Third Floor

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this presentation has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date: Professor Shelley Hornstein, Senior Scholar & Professor Emerita of Architectural History and Visual Culture, Department of Visual Art & Art History, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University Jewish Museums matter:  they present a rooted…

  • 1:00 PM
  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Third Floor Chapel

Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo  will speak on queer positive theology in Christianity and a new/ancient understanding of evangelism. (Please do not bring any food or beverages, other than water, into the chapel.)    

  • 12:45 PM
  • 12:45-2 p.m., MNJCC, 750 Spadina Avenue, Chapel, 3rd floor.

Leonard Cohen: The Untold Stories Speaker: Michael Posner Based on interviews that author/journalist Michael Posner is conducting for a new book on Cohen, an oral biography. Michael Posner is a former senior writer for the Globe and Mail, and a former assistant managing editor of Maclean’s magazine. He has written books about medicine, film, Anne Murray, Mordecai Richler,…

  • 10:30 AM
  • Zoom

We are launching our new Speaker Series, starting with two members from No Silence on Race, Akilah Allen-Silverstein and Yoni Belete. This is an initiative of our Social Action Committee. Yoni Belete Akilah Allen-Silverstein   The board endorsed in principle the organization’s 9 pillars (see below) to work toward greater racial equity and inclusion. We…

  • MNJCC, 750 Spadina Avenue, Chapel, 3rd floor
  • 12:45-2 p.m

Doris Bergen, Holocaust scholar, University of Toronto “Not Gone with the Wind: Nazi Antisemitism and White Supremacy” What is the relationship between anti-Black racism, antisemitism, and Nazism? Why did the white supremacists and nationalists who marched at Charlottesville, Virginia to protest removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee shout, “Jews will not replace us?”…

  • 1:15 PM
  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Room 318

In this interactive workshop, Daniel Panneton will address distinctive ways that people are engaging with Holocaust remembrance in the 21st century. Topics of discussion will include the ethics of taking selfies at concentration camps and Holocaust memorials, the rise of Holocaust-related memes on the Internet, the Miss Holocaust Survivor pageant, Holocaust tattoos, and more. After…

  • 12:45-2 p.m, MNJCC, 750 Spadina Avenue, Chapel, 3rd floor.

Leaving Zion: Jewish Emigration from Israel in the 1950s by Ori Yehudai, PhD, Professor of Jewish & Israeli history at the University of Toronto Following the establishment of Israel in 1948, masses of Jews flooded into the country, and their absorption became the primary challenge facing the young state. But during the same years, tens…

  • 8:00 PM
  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Room 318

Noam Sienna is a Jewish educator, artist, and doctoral candidate in Jewish History and Museum Studies at the University of Minnesota. A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts From the First Century to 1969 is his first book. Featuring poetry, literature, law, midrash, and memoir, it is an unprecedented examination of the histories…

  • 1:00 PM
  • Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Room 318

After our Shabbat service and kiddish, please join Joy Elkayam who will talk to us about the international non-profit, Parvati.org. It is working to realize the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary to protect the Arctic Ocean and all life on Earth. The Arctic Ocean is Earth’s air conditioner and stabilizes weather patterns globally, but its ice is melting…