August 20, 2018 - 9 Elul 5778

Books & Authors

A sincere spiritual seeker’s religious journey

Martin Lockshin reviews David Gregory's latest book, How's Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey.

Arts & Entertainment

Ashkenaz Festival to celebrate Polish-Jewish culture

Ruth Schweitzer provides you with the highlights of the Polish-Jewish section of the upcoming Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto.

New jazz album was forged in grief

Ruth Schweitzer profiles jazz pianist Steve Koven and interviews him about his latest album, The Koven Collective.

Filipino church stages major Israel tribute

Taking place in Earl Bales Park on August 19 at 5:30 p.m., this will be the 18th consecutive year Pastor Teck Uy's mostly Filipino congregants will honour Israel through song, dance and music.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Israeli honeypot

Michael Fraiman writes about how pro-Israel sentiment is the underlying current behind Sacha Baron Cohen's show, Who Is America?.

Travel

A wee bit of Scottish Jewry

Special to The CJN, Bev Bergman explores the Jewish communities throughout Scotland.

Poland in the summer of new discontents

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

Sports

Israeli woman wins Quebec tennis tournament

Julia Glushko, Israel's top-ranked female tennis player since 2015, won the $60,000 Granby National Bank Challenger tennis tournament in Granby, Que., on July 29.

Toronto basketballer makes it to the big leagues in Israel

After four years of starring for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball team, Sage Usher, 23, is going pro. The Toronto native will begin next season with Maccabi Raanana, a team in Israel’s National League that’s based in Ra'anana, which is about a 20 minute drive north of Tel Aviv.

Russell Budd qualifies for the Canadian Open

Pro-golfer Russell Budd is finally getting his chance to play with “the big boys.” The Toronto native qualified to play in the Canadian Open this week, after shooting 67 and winning a medal in the qualifying event at a course outside Hamilton, Ont.

Speedy grandpa – 95-year-old Canadian sprinter earns world record

At 95, Lou Billinkoff is the undisputed world record holder for men 95 and older in the 100-metre sprint.

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.

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