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Spadina Synagogue Walk

Sunday October 1, 2017
12:00 - 2:30 pm

With Suzanne Keppler
Take an outdoor stroll through old Jewish Spadina and visit sukkot at historic Kensington synagogues, stopping at the sites of shmatah stores, kosher butchers, the original Shopsy's, Yiddish theatre, and union headquarters along the way. Meet at the MNjcc and bring TTC fare. Free

The Power of Political Cartoons

a cartoon of a man having a tooth pulledThursday, September 28, 2017
Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Ralph Wintrob
Who doesn't love a political cartoon that satirizes what's behind the headlines. But what does it take to create these editorial illustrations? Learn about Canadian cartoonists Josh Silburt, Gary Clement and how their drawings have influenced public perceptions.

Read more: The Power of Political Cartoons

Honouring the Past, Imagining the Future: The Legacy of Honest Ed

ed mirvish reclines on sacks of potatoesThursday, October 26, 2017

Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Bill Gladstone
Toronto treasure "Honest Ed" Mirvish was a shrewd businessman and theatrical impresario who gave birth to the Entertainment District and transformed the Annex. As the curtain falls on his retail emporium, learn how his legacy is being preserved and transformed.

Read more: Honouring the Past, Imagining the Future: The Legacy of Honest Ed

Holocaust Education Week Concert: Music, Cinema and Memory

A woman holds a violin and a man stands next to herWednesday, November 8. 2017
Afternoon Concert: 1:00 pm, Evening Concert: 7:00 pm

The symphonic scores that are created for movie soundtracks hold tremendous impact. They have the ability to guide and affect our emotional responses, and sometimes, they are so evocative, they are even more memorable than the screen images themselves. French musicians Isabelle Durin (violin) and Michaël Ertzscheid (piano) will perform haunting and iconic theme songs featured in such films as Defiance, Exodus, Schindler’s List, Yentl, The Diary of Anne Frank and Life is Beautiful.

Read more:  Holocaust Education Week Concert: Music, Cinema and Memory

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