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The Atlantic Jewish Council

Event Category: Halifax

This Friday, September 13, Dalhousie professor Lissa Skitolsky, Spatz Chair in Jewish Studies, will be giving a free lecture on considering the current state of American politics in the light of our genocidal history. The lecture will be at 3:30 PM in Seminar Room #1130 of the Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building at…

A bold journey through friendship, betrayal and reconciliation, The Song of Names is an emotional detective story spread over two continents and half a century, culminating in a song that speaks the unspeakable. As Europe erupts into World War II, 9-year-old Martin comes to love his new brother Dovidl, a highly gifted violin prodigy and Polish-Jewish refugee…

King Bibi explores Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of the art of social media. From one studio to another, “Bibi” evolved from Israel’s great…

On Monday, September 16, at 6:30 PM, Irene Oore will launch her new book, The Listener, at the Halifax Central Library in the Lindsay Room on the second floor of the library. In The Listener, Irene tells her mother’s Holocaust survival story. The book documents Irene’s wrestling with aspects of transmission and ultimately, her creative…

Dr. Judith Cohen, ethnomusicologist, singer, and storyteller, will “sing stories and tell songs” from many traditions, especially the Sephardim, or the Jewish people expelled from Spain and Portugal in 1492. Follow Judith through the mini-labyrinths of the stories of the people she learned them from, adding her own stories of traveling and singing. She often…

Maria Linde (Krystyna Janda), a free-spirited, Jewish Polish Nobel Prize winner, lives in Tuscany surrounded by warmth and chaos in her family’s villa. After a terrorist attack in Rome, Maria refuses to succumb to the hysterical fear and anti-immigrant sentiment that quickly emerge, deciding in her acceptance speech of a local honor to boldly decry…

In addition to her event on September 16, Dr. Judith Cohen will be presenting about Yiddish and Sephardic Narrative Ballads on September 19 at noon at the Dalhousie Arts Centre, Room 406 as part of the Schroeder Series. Dr. Judith Cohen, ethnomusicologist, singer, and storyteller, will “sing stories and tell songs” from many traditions, especially…

Please join us for an Interfaith Gathering and Climate Action Rally at noon on Friday, Sept 20 at Grand Parade in Halifax. At this event, we’ll honour the victims of climate change with a moment of silence and hear from faith leaders and climate change activists about the state of the climate crisis and how we can…

The Shaar Shalom Reads book club will be discussing Disobedience by Naomi Adler on September 22 at 12:30 PM in the Shaar Library. When a young photographer living in New York learns that her estranged father, a well-respected rabbi, has died, she can no longer run away from the truth, and soon sets out for the Orthodox…