The Jews of Canada

Past Sessions
Thursday, February 23, 2017 • 27 Sh'vat 5777 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Social Hall
Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 16 Cheshvan 5777 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Social Hall
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 • 25 Elul 5776 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Triple Rooms

Three part lecture series and discussion presented by Frank Bialystok.

Frank Bialystok is a sessional lecturer in the Centres of Diaspora and Transnational Studies, Canadian Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of "Delayed Impact: The Holocaust ad the Canadian Jewish Community," and is writing a history of Canadian Jews for the University of Toronto Press.

Part 1: PORTRAITS OF CANADIAN JEWS. A selection of Canadian Jews from 1760 to the present, representing the spectrum of settlement, time of arrival, gender, political/religious affiliation and occupation -- settlement, adaptation and diversity.

Part 2: KIVA'S v FAIRMONT: MONTREAL v TORONTO. Beyond the "bagel wars," an examination of the differences between the two communities that led to the rivalry for the primacy in the tiny firmament of Jewish life in Canada. Winnipeggers are free to join in.

Part 3: THE LIVES AND TIMES OF SMALL TOWN JEWS. The discussion focuses on case studies in the Maritimes, Ontario and Saskatchewan by looking at common themes and local stories. Our Saint John contingent as well as others from "kleine shtetlach" are welcome to spice up the conversation.

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