with Bram Bregman Leslie Kaufman, a member of the Ottawa Jewish community, is currently in life-saving need of a live liver donor as she awaits for one in a Toronto hospital. Bram is currently being tested to be able to donate a portion of his liver to her, and will explain his reasons for doing so [...]
with Rabbi Garten A talk giving a unique perspective on Jewish humor and its indelible mark on Jewish identity – or is it the other way around? Join Rabbi Garten as he explores the dynamics of Jewish humour. A taste of what the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning can offer.
Special program for 6th and 7th grade on November 1, 2015 9:30 – 12:20 9:30-10:20 Confessions of a Kosher Beekeeper 10:30-11:20 Hidden in the Warsaw Zoo / Cachés dans le zoo de Varsovie 11:30-12:20 Ed-Jew-cation Activities
Book Launch with Gladys Zarecki Gladys Zarecki has taught in private and public schools for over 30 years. She integrates her teaching of the Holocaust with other subjects, such as drama, literature, character education, visual arts, and social studies. This year, she has published an inspiring book which her grade two students illustrated called Hidden [...]
Book Launch with Seymour Mayne and Friends (Joanne Desroches and Sarah Vered) Seymour Mayne is the author, editor, or translator of more than seventy books. His writings have been translated into many languages. He has given readings and lectured widely in North and South America, Europe and Israel. Mayne serves as Professor of Canadian Literature, [...]
Book Launch with Fred Litwin Litwin will present his entertaining and deeply personal yet well-researched memoir: Conservative Confidential, with its eye-opening and sometimes startling perspectives on Canada’s post- 9/11 political landscape. His book chronicles his political journey from anti-nuclear protest organizer to Conservative Party activist and the hypocrisies he uncovered within the CBC, the Left, [...]
Book Launch with Vera Gara Vera Gara will discuss her book, Least Expected Heros of the Holocaust, the story of those that helped her and her family during the Holocaust. She champions those that helped Jews at the time despite the danger.
Book Launch with Tova Clark Tova Chark will read a chapter from her book and will also read a selection of her poetry which she has been writing over the years. For 29 years Tova was the spouse of a Canadian diplomat.
with Benjamin Miller, Sarah Caspi, and Reuven Bulka Join Rabbi Bulka of Machzikei Hadas, Sarah Caspi of Shalom Bayit, and Benjamin Miller of MANifest Change for an informative, profound, and practical discussion of what each of us can do to help end relationship violence in the Jewish community. Panelists will discuss both statistics and personal [...]
with Judith Wouk Issie Scarowsky Jonathan Wouk Have you made your plans yet? Are you thinking of a Jewish burial? A green (or natural) burial? What about cremation? What is a chevre kadisha/Jewish Burial Society? This panel will discuss funeral practices in Ottawa in relation to the Jewish community. Judith Wouk is President of the [...]