Muizenberg, South Africa, was a hub for Jewish families from the 1900s onward. (photo from Stephen Rom) For Vancouverites who…Beth Israel, Cape Town, Muizenberg, South Africa
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Naomi Brand’s En Route will be performed by members of All Bodies Dance Project. (photo by Chris Randle) New works…All Bodies Dance, Amber Funk Barton, dance, DOTE, Naomi Brand, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg.
Voters in the United Kingdom – well, in England and Wales, at least – have decided to quit the European…anti-Israel, antisemitism, BDS, boycott, Elizabeth May, environment, Green party, Jewish National Fund, JNF, politics
Citing both changing social practice and traditional Jewish values, the international association of Conservative rabbis passed a resolution on May…equality, Judaism, LGBTQ, religion, spirituality, transgender
In the historic referendum last week, the United Kingdom voted to leave the 28-nation European Union (EU), sending shockwaves throughout…antisemitism, Brexit, EU, European Union, Israel, xenophobia
I was recently invited to speak to an Ottawa-based Israeli-Palestinian relations group on the topic of Canadian Jews and Israel….Holocaust, Israel, Zionism
A new Canadian literary prize was announced recently – the Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey! Funniest Children’s Book Award. “With…award, children's books, Joan Betty Stuchner
Shinshiniot, left to right, Ophir Golombek, Tomer Tetro and Lian Swissa. (photo by Michelle Dodek) Nine months ago, Ophir Golombek,…Federation, homestay, Israel, shinshin, shinshiniot
Friends of the Jacob Sheep directors Jenna and Gil Lewinsky with their flock. (photo by Mustard Seed Images) El Al has…El Al, Israel, Jacob sheep, Lewinsky
Despite being unsure about God, Lawrence Hoffman embarked on his journey as a student in a New York rabbinical school…Judaism, Lawrence Hoffman, spirituality, synagogue
Isaac Bashevis Singer and Sholem Aleichem gave us delightful fables about the shtetl, the overcrowded villages of Eastern Europe, with…history, Petrovsky-Shtern, shtetl
(photo from Ashernet) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu awards this year’s Genesis Prize to violinist Itzhak Perlman at a June 23…Genesis Prize, Israel, Netanyahu, Perlman, tikkun olam
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Galya Westler speaks at TEDxStanleyPark.
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Ayelet Rose will perform Shiv'a at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival July 1.
Anat Fort joins Gianluigi Trovesi at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival on July 3. She also plays with Ayelet Rose Gottlieb on July 1.
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Billy Elliot is at the Stanley until July 10.
Romeo & Juliet is one of the four productions at Bard on the Beach this season.
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