Presented by Pebble Star Productions in partnerhsip wtih the Miles Nadal JCC
Sunday, November 30 - 11:00am
Join children’s entertainer Will Stroet, the star of Will's Jams on Kids' CBC, with his Backyard Band for a high-energy show in English and French with fun actions and sing-a-long choruses. He'll have you cheering for libraries, loving your bike and rallying for vegetables with your dinner - all while you're on your feet and dancing.
Co-presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society and the United Jewish Peoples’ Order (Toronto)
Sunday, September 21 - 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
USA, 2002, Joel Katz director, 57 minutes
Introduced and discussed by Musician/Educator Jonnie Bakan And Professor Warren Crichlow
Billie Holiday’s heartbreaking 1939 rendition of Strange Fruit became a powerful emblem for African Americans in their long civil rights struggle. What is less known is that the song, with its stark depiction of the lynching of Blacks in the American South, was written by a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx named Abel Meeropol. Joel Katz’s documentary paints a powerful portrait of the songwriter and those volatile times, testifying to the unique power of music to unite people and inspire change.