19 2014

Celebrating Montreal Jewish Public Library's 100th Anniversary

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

With elevator and accessible facilities. Free parking. Room 211 in Donald Gales Family Pavillion. 4588 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON

Event is Free for entire community. No RSVP needed
Prof. Eugene Orenstein of McGill University traces and celebrates the fascinating and nostalgic tale of a century of vibrant Yiddish community life in Montreal in the early days with our immigrant roots from WWI. Early Torontonians and especially Ex-pat Montrealers will certainly enjoy this rare opportunity to hear one of Canada's foremost Yiddish scholars discuss one of Canada's most important and venerated cultural institutions. This is the milieu that engendered such brilliance as Irving Layton, David Lewis, Mordechai Richler, and Leonard Cohen; not to mention smoked meat and world famous bagels. The professor is famous for making his Yiddish presentations informative, understandable and entertaining for a varied audience.

Please note: 

This venue has an elevator and accessible facilities.  Free parking. 

The event is taking place in Room 211 in Donald Gales Family Pavillion.


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