Online Activities


Monday, September 27th at 7:00 PM

Simchat Torah with Jen Taylor Friedman: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Torah Scrolls (But Were Afraid to Ask). 

Barbie reads Torah

Jen Taylor Friedman is a Jewish scribe, scholar, and educator. She presently has six Torah scrolls to her credit, as well as an assortment of all the other things Jewish scribes do. She has an MA in Jewish Studies from McGill, for which she wrote a history of the material culture of tefillin, and she is presently working on a doctorate about medieval Torah scrolls. She is notorious for having created Tefillin Barbie, who has been featured in several quite serious publications describing twenty-first century Judaism. She has trained a number of Torah scribes in various parts of the world to write Torah scrolls of their own, and she is getting very good at long-distance teaching. She lives in Montreal with her partner, her preschooler, and their histrionic dog.

Tuesdays
at 12:00 pm

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Join us for Lunch Together Online: engaging topics, stellar speakers. Stay home and enjoy a good online conversation via Zoom.

This program is made possible with funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program, Government of Canada, and by Linda Kivenko, in memory of her sister, Mona Kaufmann.

Tuesday, September 14th | 12 noon
The Jellyfish Project Presents: Inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders

The Jellyfish Project (JFP) is a registered Canadian charity whose purpose is to educate youth about ocean sustainability, climate change, and environmental stewardship through the power of music and live performance.

Mark Neufeld

Naomi Fleschut

Tuesday, October 5th | 12 noon
Aaron Derfel “Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going? Fall Covid Update”


Tuesday, October 12th | 12 noon
Anat Hoffman “Israel is Way Too Important to be Left Only to Israelis: Israel–Diaspora Relations Before, During, and After COVID-19”


Tuesday, October 19th | 12 noon
Paul Hirschson, Israel’s New Consul General in Montreal “From Senegal to Montreal: The New Consul General of Israel”


Tuesday, October 26th | 12 noon
Jonathan Goldbloom and Bernard St. Laurent, “The Political Landscape”


Tuesday, November 2nd | 12 noon
Cantor Gideon Zelermyer “On and Off the Bimah: The Musical Meanderings of Cantor Gideon Zelermyer”


Tuesday, November 9th | 12 noon
Rev. Paula Kline and Anwar Aljhooj, Montreal City Mission (MCM) “The Montreal City Mission: the journey from exclusion to community”


Tuesday, November 16th | 12 noon
Dr. Bob White “The ABC’s of Anti-Racism and Interculturalism”


Tuesday, November 23rd | 12 noon
Rivka Campbell “Harmony in a Divided Identity: A Minority Within a Minority”


Tuesday, November 30th | 12 noon
Judy Batalion “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos”


Tuesday, December 7th | 12 noon
Tom Cohen “Liberal Judaism: A View from the Trenches in France”


Tuesday, December 14th | 12 noon
Dr. Sarah Benor “Echoes of Yiddish”