October 17, 2018 - 8 Cheshvan 5779

Books & Authors

Vine Awards celebrate Canadian Jewish literature

Four authors are each going home $10,000 richer after the annual Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature were handed out on Oct. 11 in downtown Toronto.

Arts & Entertainment

Chilly Gonzales brings passion and humour to his craft

Sara Angel profiles accomplished musician Chilly Gonzales, who is currently on tour.

The YidLife Crisis guide to the Cannabisl Act

Chaimie and Leizer of YidLife Crisis provide a helpful guide to the Cannabis Act.

Sondheim musical rolls along merrily

Presented by Toronto Musical Concerts, Merrily We Roll Along, with musical direction by Scott Christian, runs for two nights, on Oct. 17 and 18, at the Al Green Theatre in Toronto’s Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.

Jews, Africans and Muslims unite through music

Toronto-based soprano Denise Williams is bringing together talent from the Jewish, African and Muslim communities to present an evening of song, dance and art.

Travel

Passage to Bangkok – and beyond

Lauren Kramer writes about her recent family trip to Thailand.

Trekking to my ancestral home in Romania

Special to The CJN, Carla J. Silver writes about her recent trip to visit her ancestral home in Bucharest.

Sports

‘This is our fight,’ say boxers battling Parkinson’s

For people living with Parkinson’s disease, exercise is vital for maintaining balance, mobility and the activities of daily living many others take for granted. The boxers at Rock Steady Boxing are fighting this disease one jab at a time.

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.

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