Fall 2022 Schedule

Please note: Our 2022 Fall Lunch Together series will be offered in person and online. If you plan to attend in person, we invite you to join us for a light lunch beforehand (Price: Members: $12, Friends of Temple $12), we will open our doors at 11:15 AM). Call 514-937-3575 ext.213 or email rosie@templemontreal.ca to reserve your lunch.


Tuesday, September 13th | 12 noon
Tom Mulcair “The Quebec Election: Insight and Analysis” The Honourable Thomas Mulcair is a political commentator. He was a visiting professor in the political science department at l’Université de Montréal. A lawyer, he holds degrees in French Civil Law (B.C.L.) and in Common Law (LL.B.) from McGill University. Mr. Mulcair began his legal career at the Québec Justice Department and served as President of the Québec Professions Board. Elected three times to Quebec National Assembly, he is the author of Québec’s landmark Sustainable Development Act when he was Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks. Elected four times to the House of Commons, he was Party Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition.


Tuesday, October 25 | 12 noon
Suzanne Keeptwo “Understanding the Indigenous Connection to Land” Suzanne Keeptwo, Algonkin-Métis (and Irish) of Québec is a professional writer, editor, facilitator and consultant. Her area of expertise is bridging cultural gaps of understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. As both artist and professional educator, she merges traditional Anishinaabe Teachings and artistic expression to explore Indigenous historical truths & contemporary realities for diverse audiences. She has worked across the nation state of Canada providing cultural awareness training to a variety of host clients including the Museum of Human Rights (Winnipeg); McGill University (Montréal); Full Circle: First Nations Performance (Vancouver); and, The Department of Natural Resources Canada (Ottawa). She is the author of We All Go Back To The Land: The Who, Why, and How of Land Acknowledgments.


Tuesday, November 22 | 12 noon
Elia Anoia Senior Manager, Stamp Program Development “The Making of a Stamp: Chanukah with Canada Post” Elia has been with Canada Post for over 30 years, the last 15 as Senior Manager of Stamp Program Development. Elia is responsible for ensuring the delivery of an annual stamp program that inspires Canadians and the international philatelic community through appealing, inclusive and relevant subject matter, innovative design and production techniques, and content that showcases Canadian stories in an educational and entertaining way.


Tuesday, December 20th | 12 noon

Rabbi Lisa Grushcow and Rona Nadler with soprano Ellen Torrie “The Musical Book of Judith” In this special musical edition of Lunch Together, Rabbi Grushcow explores the contemporary meaning of the story of Judith, a character of great strength and courage with a special connection to the holiday of Chanukah. She is joined by harpsichordist Rona Nadler and soprano Ellen Torrie with an exciting musical program including the cantata “Judith” by eighteenth-century composer Elisabeth-Claude Jaquet de la Guerre. Ellen Torrie is an Ontario-born soprano, singer-songwriter, and performance curator living in Montreal. They recently completed a master’s degree in Early Music vocal performance at McGill University under the tutelage of Dominique Labelle.

Please note that all of our Lunch Together events are recorded and shared online. Your registration implies permission to be recorded, particularly during the Q&A portion of the conversation (if you do not wish to be recorded, we advise you to send any questions you may have for the speaker to us via the chat and we will do our best to ask it on your behalf).


Register here for online access only. If you plan to attend in person, we invite you to join us for a light lunch beforehand (we will open our doors at 11:15 AM). Call 514-937-3575 ext.213 or email rosie@templemontreal.ca to reserve your lunch.