April 23, 2018 - 8 Iyar 5778

Books & Authors

The Great Hunt: The search for the hidden Jews of liberated...

For the Canadian Jews in uniform, liberation was an experience of exhilaration mixed with despair and a strong sense of responsibility, writes Ellin Bessner in her book.

Arts & Entertainment

Exploring the Jewish world at Hot Docs

Montreal-based Ina Fichman is presenting two films she produced that have already received critical and audience acclaim on the festival circuit.

Segal Centre features more Jewish content in 2018-19 season

Jewish content is being strengthened at Montreal’s Segal Centre for Performing Arts in the coming season, with three of the seven plays in the subscription series featuring Jewish themes, and the return of a full Yiddish production.

Popular Israeli podcast comes to the stage

A celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday, the show, Mixtape: The Stories Behind Israel’s Ultimate Playlist, arrives at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre on April 16.

The Great Hunt: The search for the hidden Jews of liberated...

For the Canadian Jews in uniform, liberation was an experience of exhilaration mixed with despair and a strong sense of responsibility, writes Ellin Bessner in her book.

Travel

Blending Caribbean sun and Jewish history in Curacao

On this Caribbean island you can find a small Jewish community of 350 that dates back almost 400 years.

Tel Aviv’s Independence Trail weaves past, present and future

Inspired by similar self-guided heritage walking tours in cities like Boston, the Independence Trail will use a free app with the latest GPS technology to share photos, video clips and augmented reality for each site.

Sports

Mollie Jepsen – the Vancouver skier who won gold at the...

For Mollie Jepsen, 18, competing for Canada at the Paralympic Games in South Korea became an attainable dream, even though she was hamstrung by a lack of preparation time, due to her latest injury – a broken ankle.

Expos star Tim Raines celebrated at sports breakfast

Tim Raines, who spent 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos, was presented with the Expos Baseball Legends Award at the 14th annual Sports Celebrity Breakfast in Montreal.

Jerusalem’s ‘Sports Rabbi’ wins trip to Montreal to see Canadiens game

Josh Halickman, a Montreal native who made aliyah in 2004, was the winner of the Bring Home the Biggest Fan contest, which was run by the Canadiens and Air Canada.

Purim: Joos seeking more inclusive Olympic sports

Following a dearth of Jewish talent at the latest Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Jewish Olympic Organization for Sport (JOOS) is advocating for more Yid-friendly athletic disciplines.

Red Fisher remembered as a legend of sports journalism

The sports journalist covered the Montreal Canadiens for 58 years.

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