About Town: Week of April 11
Thursday, April 11
THE LAST ROMANOV
Bestselling author Dora Levy Mossanen speaks about her latest book, The Last Romanov, 7:30 p.m. Jewish Public Library. Preceded by a 6 p.m. Jewish Women’s Literary Circle dinner and conversation with the author in conjunction with the Hadassah Brandeis Institute. Tickets, 514-345-6416.
WOMEN OF THE WORLD
Connie Kaldor plays folk for the first time in three years in Montreal as part of the Segal Centre Studio’s Women of the World series, 8 p.m. Tickets, 514-739-7944.
The Shaare Zedek Women’s Rosh Chodesh service welcomes Iyar, 9 a.m., women and children invited, 514-484-1122.
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors holds an email workshop, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Luni Bendayan, 514-342-1234, ext. 7348.
Friday, April 12
University of Winnipeg academic Catherine Chatterley discusses her book, The Antisemitic Imagination, 7:45 p.m. at a talk at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Shabbat services sponsored by the Kleinmann Family Foundation. Naomi Kramer, 514-825-1632.
Saturday, April 13
Host Leslie Lutsky talks with Henri Oppenheim of the band Magillah, Jewish Digest, 8:30 a.m., Radio Centre-Ville, 102.3 FM.
Sunday, April 14
The Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors Foundation Sports Celebrity Breakfast, benefiting Seniors in Crisis, honours Maccabi stalwart Roy Salomon and NHL Players’ Association head Donald Fehr, with dozens of other sports and media celebrities. Suzan Rozansky, 514-342-1234, ext. 7234, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cummingscentre.org/sportsbreakfast.
The Tuanco-Dryco 2013 Jewish Eldercare Centre Hockey Tournament is for the whole family, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Les 4 Glaces Pierrefonds, 14700 Pierrefonds Blvd., with a free family skate, games on two rinks, food, beverages and more. Visit www.jechockeytournament.com, or call Della Druick, 514-738-4500. ext. 2125.
Renowned McGill University astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi speaks on “Star Gazing for Fun and Profit: What We Learn by Studying the Cosmos,” at a lunch lecture, noon, Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. Reserve, 514-937-9471, ext. 139.
CHRISTIANS MARK SHOAH
For the first time, the Mormon community takes part in Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal’s commemoration of the Holocaust, 7-9 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4755 rue de l’Orphelinat St. Heidi Reinblatt, 514-937-3575, ext. 217.
SEGAL CENTRE STUDIO EVENTS
At 2 p.m. in the Segal Centre Studio, violinist Mark Fewer and pianist John Novacek perform works of Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel, George Antheil and Novacek himself. At 8 p.m., the focus turns to jazz as the Mark Fewer Quartet performs with Fewer, Novacek, Jim Dozas, and Jim Vivian. Tickets, 514-739-7944.
Monday, April 15
50+ COMPUTER CLASSES
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors gives computer and iPad tips for people 50+, 10 a.m.-noon. Luni Bendayan, 514-342-1234.
Tuesday, April 16
ISRAEL DAY RALLY!
Come one, come all to the annual community Israel Day Rally celebrating Israel’s 65th birthday, starting 11 a.m. at Phillips Square and highlighted by a performance by Israeli-born and Montreal-raised hip-hop star SHI 360. Visit www.israelrallymontreal.com.
GRIEF AND LOSS
Marc Hamel and Christopher MacKinnon discuss grief and loss at a free workshop by the Council on Palliative Care, 6-8 p.m., Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom. www.council-on-palliative-care.org.
AT THE CJCS
At the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, try the M.E.L.T. weight loss method or the golf exercise clinic, both Tuesdays starting today through May 7, 2-3:15 p.m. Annette Vezina, 514-342-1234.
Pianist Elizabeth Frankel joins singer Nat Rabinovitch for “Those Were the Days” favourites, Beth Ora Seniors, 1:30 p.m., 514-342-1234, ext. 7318.
Wednesday, April 17
NAZI FATHER, JEWISH SON
Bernd Wollschlaeger, a convert who served in the Israel Defence Forces but whose father was a Nazi tank commander, speaks at 7 p.m. at Chabad of the Town, 4054 Jean Talon W. Call 514-342-1770.
Weizmann Canada and Pharmaprix present a talk for women on bone health with Weizmann Institute geneticist Dr. Elazar Zelzer, Dr. Richard Kremer, and a pharmacist, 7:30-9 p.m., Ruby Foos Hotel. 7655 Decarie Blvd., Alexa Azran, 514-342-0777.
SOLUTION OR CONFUSION?
“Dr. Joe” Schwarcz examines if there is a “Solution to the [Eating] Confusion,” 6:30 -p.m., Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom. Tickets, Rosie, 514-937-3575, ext. 213.
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors starts a support group for widows and widowers with Corrie Sirota-Frankel,Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., to June 12. Karen Ludvig, 514-342-1234, ext. 7247.
BOOK REVIEW FORUM
Michael Tritt reviews Julian Barnes’ Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending, 7:30 p.m., Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom. 514-937-3575.
Juno nominee Jennifer Gasoi is part of a family concert benefiting Auberge Shalom pour femmes, April 28, 10:30 a.m., Oscar Peterson Hall. Tickets, 514-731-0833.
The findings of a Jewish General Hospital Lady Davis Institute study published in the journal Human Mutation reveal through latest genetic sequencing technology that genetic “heterogeneity,” or non-uniformity, in breast cancer is more prevalent and complex than thought and goes beyond identifying specific genetic biomarkers “to a deeper understanding of the selection pressures that bring about the genetic changes that allow malignant cells to proliferate… The search for a small number of biomarkers… is complicated by the tumour’s capacity to evolve and develop resistance to therapeutic agents,” said Dr. Bruce Gottlieb.
Hope and Cope offers two bereavement support programs: a Mourning Walk, 10 a.m. Thursdays on Mount Royal, and a seven-week support group every other Tuesday. Robyn Wilkenfeld, 514-340-8222, ext. 8535, or 514-973-2254.
Chabad Lifeline has a Women’s 12-step Co-dependence workshop Wednesdays 1-2:30 p.m. Karen Bresinger, 514-738-7700.