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Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Meet the Author: Songs of the Sabbath

In honour of Holocaust Remembrance Day, author Frank Flynn discusses his historical fiction novel Songs of the Sabbath. Set in Toronto and Germany during World War II, this coming of age story follows the intersection of two immigrant families dealing with grief and loss: a Jewish couple fleeing Bonn in the wake of Kristallnacht who are forced to leave their young son behind, and an Irish Catholic boy whose father has just died. The bonds they forge transcend the borders of faith.

Guest speaker: Frank Flynn

Yom Ha’atzmaut Lecture: The Humans of Tel Aviv

Photojournalism combines with digital storytelling to showcase Israel’s diversity, multiculturalism and vibrant civil society. Thought-provoking photographs and personal stories give daily glimpses into the lives of total strangers - Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Muslims and Christians alongside the LGBTQ+ community, refugees from Africa right next to the posh residents of Rothschild Boulevard – weaving together a sense of Tel Aviv’s shared humanity. Presented in partnership by Miles Nadal JCC’s Israeli Connection and Adult Daytime Culture and Education. Generously sponsored by the UJA Federation’s Emerging Communities Committee.

Guest speaker: Erez Kaganovitz