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Generations band together in jazz orchestra

Michael Fraiman profiles the Toronto All-Star Big Band, a 22-person youth orchestra that plays jazz music from the 1930s and ’40s. The band will be playing as part of the upcoming Beaches International Jazz Festival in Toronto.

He’ll take “Jewish Canadians on Jeopardy!” for $400, Alex

Alex Rose profiles recent Jeopardy! champion, Thornhill's own Jordan Nussbaum.

Lessons learned from The Last Man on Earth

Michael Fraiman writes about the Jewish themes in The Last Man on Earth.

The Inner Jewish Teachings in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Randi Skurka writes about the Jewish values taught on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Travel

Poland in the summer of new discontents

In this fascinating article, Norman Ravvin explores Poland's rich arts and culture scene.

Dead Sea Scrolls travelling exhibit lands in Denver

Sandy Bornstein provides a detailed description of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in Denver.

Sports

Stingers and Lubavitch boys spread the love of baseball

"With all of our classes meeting and exceeding curriculum and surpassing the government requirements for home-schoolers, we decided to focus on sports and physical education," says Devorah Feldman.

Toronto roundnet tournament to raise money for Israeli charity

On July 22, the Toronto Spikeball League will team up with Save a Child’s Heart, to host a one-day charity roundnet tournament.

Montreal-area hockey school gives observant Jewish kids a chance to play

Competitive hockey is virtually closed to observant Jewish youngsters, because practically every league plays on Fridays and Saturdays. That’s why two brothers founded Tip-Top Hockey Academy.

How geopolitics keeps Israel out of World Cup contention

Charles Dunst of the JTA examines the political and geographic decisions that have kept Israel from playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.

Your Daily Spiel for June 13

Five Jewish baseball players hit home runs on Friday, Jared Kushner will visit the Middle East next week, and more in our Daily Spiel!

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