Sunday, November 20, 2011. 2:00 pm
The Jewish Public Library presents (More than a) Book Launch with Rebecca Margolis, Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil:Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1905-1945.
In 1931, ninety-nine-percent of Montreal’s 60,000 Jews reported that Yiddish was their mother tongue. Looking at Montreal’s Jewish community during the first half of the twentieth century, Rebecca Margolis explores the lives and works of Yiddish activists, writers, scholars, performers, and organizations that fuelled a thriving community.
Rebecca Margolis is Associate Professor in the University of Ottawa’s Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program.
Introduced by Ira Robinson, Professor of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion, Concordia University and Chair of the J. I. Segal Committee at the JPL.
Sponsored by University of Ottawa’s Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program.
Jewish Public Library,5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal
Tickets & Info: (514) 345-6416 or (514) 345-2627 ext. 3006
Admission: $10 General; $5 JPL members*/students