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Monday Lecture Series

The Arts and Culture Department of the Miles Nadal JCC is committed to transforming lives through experiential learning. We offer the highest quality of affordable adult arts programming in a prime downtown location that is fully accessible. In an intimate and welcoming setting, we provide participants with moments of fulfillment and discovery.

We hope that you will enjoy our stimulating daytime lecture series with high profile guest speakers such as Iain Scott, Kevin Courrier, Osnat Lippa and more!
To register for any Monday afternoon lecture series, please call our Information Desk at 416-924-6211 x0.
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Lisa Roy at 416-924-6211 x155 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Modigliani Unmasked

A painting of a man's face with very dark eyesMondays, October 16 - October 30, 2017
1:30 - 3:00 pm

With art history teacher Osnat Lippa. Learn how Italian artist Modigliani’s drawings, sculptures and paintings were influenced by his Sephardic Jewish heritage, and how the anti-Semitic attitudes he confronted in turn-of-the-century Paris shaped his early works.

Read more: Modigliani Unmasked

Ten Types of Tenors

An opera singer gestures and singsMondays, November 6 - December 4, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 pm

With Iain Scott, one of Canada’s foremost opera educators
The leading male operatic voice has been the tenor since the nineteenth century and into the “recording era”. Names like Enrico Caruso, Jussi Bjoerling, Lauritz Melchior, Beniamino Gigli, Luciano Pavarotti, Jon Vickers, Carlo Bergonzi and today, Jonas Kaufmann, thrill audiences and collectors of recordings.

Read more: Ten Types of Tenors

Exotic Operas from Around the World

a shirtless man performs on stage with a large dragon puppetMondays, March 19 - April 16, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 pm

With Iain Scott, one of Canada’s foremost opera educators.
The nineteenth century was a period when European interest in the rest of the world expanded and fascination with other cultures became widespread - a process which culminated in the imperialist and colonial "scramble for Africa" at the end of the century.

Read more: Exotic Operas from Around the World

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Sunday December 24
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday December 25
Tuesday December 26
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday December 31
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday January 1
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