November 19, 2019 - 21 Cheshvan 5780

Books & Authors

Author undertakes to explain depression to kids

Shayla Gunter-Goldstein speaks with Thornhill author Kim Fluxgold about her children's book, Where Did Mommy's Smile Go?, which addresses a parent's depression.

Arts & Entertainment

The end of a fifty year partnership

Murray Teitel recounts his experience attending the final performances conducted by Zubin Mehta, who recently retired.

Art and science come together in new exhibition

Visual artist and anthropology professor Myriam Nafte's current show, Archive, reflects both her visual arts skills, as well as her science background. The two disciplines are integrated in a retrospective of her Judaic work, which is now showing at the Sheldon Rose Gallery in Toronto.

In modern TV shows, death isn’t the end of the world

In this week's Pop Culture column, Michael Fraiman looks at The Good Place and the now defunct Amazon Prime Video show, Forever.

Antique porcelain Judaica makes North American debut

A rare collection of Jewish heritage works by luxury Hungarian brand Herend is on display for the first time in North America at the Reuben & Helene Museum at Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation.

Travel

Florida’s hanging garden

Toby Saltzman speaks with artist Mira Lehr about her exhibit, Mira Lehr: A Walk in the Garden, which is running until Feb. 3 at the Jewish Museum of Florida.

The Jewish influence on Belfast

In this special travel column, Linda Barnard explores how Jews have made their mark on Belfast landmarks.

Sports

Two Jewish QBs led McGill in playoff encounter

Paul Lungen speaks with Canadian Jew, McGill University quarterback, Greg Segal.

Raptors dispute BDS claims over cancelled Israel trip

Did the Canadian BDS Coalition have anything to do with the Toronto Raptors not visiting Israel following their NBA Championship? Paul Lungen uncovers the truth.

Jewish Roller Derby is coming to Montreal

The Jewish Roller Derby will be in Montreal to play an exhibition game on Nov. 16 against Team Indigenous Rising at the Claude Robillard Sports Complex, during the annual international championships of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

Plenty of nostalgia at Maccabiah reunion, and hope for future

This past Sunday, 200 Canadian alumni of the Maccabiah Games attended a reunion that was held at the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA in Montreal.

Montreal para-athlete Levine secures top boccia ranking

Wheelchair athlete Alison Levine of Montreal scooped up two bronze medals at the BISFed Boccia America Regional Championships in Sao Paulo this month.

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