September 22, 2017 - 2 Tishrei 5778

Books & Authors

Lemons shows migration from Poland, lives complicated by ocean divide

Kasia Jaronczyk’s collection of stories, titled Lemons, is a contemporary addition to the tradition of Canadian writing that straddles European and North American experience.

Arts & Entertainment

Israeli films lit up the screen at this year’s TIFF

The four Israeli titles at the festival included two sensitive dramas about father-son relationships and a romance that confronted a difficult subject.

Jewish Toronto’s culinary history shown in exhibit

From Latkes to Laffas traces the history of Jewish eateries from the early kosher establishment frequented by immigrants in the 1900s to the kosher and kosher-style restaurants of 2017.

When Jewish culture returns to Poland, identity and guilt contemplated

The Krakow Jewish Culture Festival is "a never-ending educational process for Poles who are dealing with their painful history," says festival’s director Janusz Makuch.

Jon Stancer returns with new album

Singer and songwriter Jon Stancer has made a musical comeback with his debut solo album For The Birds.

Travel

Two days in Panama

Give yourself at least two days to absorb the thrum of Latin American magic, feel the pulse of the jungle and walk the historic corridors of Casco Viejo.

What I learned Braving the Northwest Passage

Even the sun and the moon are on a different schedule in the Arctic.

Sports

Toronto athletes excel at JCC Maccabi Games

Toronto athletes dominated in the pool, came home with a gold in hockey and otherwise excelled in the sporting competition at the recently concluded JCC Maccabi Games in Miami.

BRENGLE LEADS THREE JEWISH PLAYERS AT ROGERS CUP TORONTO

Brengle, the highest ranked Jewish player on the women’s tennis circuit at No. 74, defeated fellow American Asia Muhammad 6-4, 6-3, before losing to Ashleigh Barty of Australia 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the second round.

Shapovalov makes history at Montreal Rogers Cup

Eighteen-year-old tennis player Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont. made history at last week’s Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal by being the youngest player ever to make the semifinal round.

Softball gold at Maccabbiah an emotional moment for Osterer clan

Four members of the Osterer family played pivotal roles in Team Canada’s gold medal win in the Maccabiah Games softball tournament. In November 2014, a member of the clan suffered a fatal heart attack at home plate while umpiring a youth game.

Canada wraps up Maccabiah games with 50 medals

Canada owned the podium at this year's Maccabiah Games in Israel, which ended July 18.

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