Wednesday, June 3rd and Thursday, June 4th - 8:00pm (doors open 7:30 pm)
70 spirited singers of the MNjcc Community Choir present their 19th Annual Spring Concert of a cappella, jazz, world, classical, folk, pop and more. With Conductor Harriet Wichin, pianist Asher Farber, and special guest accordionist Ronen Segall.
Co-presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society and The Yiddish Vinkl Toronto
Sunday, June 7 – 4:00pm & 7:30 pm
Kol Nidre: USA, 1939, Joseph Seiden director, 88 minutes
70 Hester Street: USA, 2014, Casimir Nozkowski director, 11 minutes
Guest Speaker: Author Shirley Kumove
Joseph Seiden’s long-lost Kol Nidre offers an unparalleled glimpse into the diversity of life, culture, and language of Yiddish New York in the 1930s. Part musical and part melodrama, the film is delightful, comically dark, and unforgettable.Newly restored by the National Center for Jewish Film. 70 Hester Street is director Nozkowski’s heartfelt tribute to his childhood home, a former Lower East Side synagogue.
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto Teen’s invite you to the Filming Ourselves showcase! Watch the youth in a fashion show, celebrate their talents with select performances and a film screening of the movies they created in Filming Ourselves, a digital storytelling workshop for teens whose lives have been touched by cancer.
The Fringe Festival, our flagship event, is Toronto’s largest theatre and performance festival. 155+ productions are featured at 25+ venues across the west end of Toronto, drawing more than 90,000 people over 12 days each year.
During the Golden Age of Broadway, Jewish composers and lyricists like Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Irving Berlin dominated the field. How did a small group of Jewish creative minds have such an impact on the American Songbook? Narrator Joel Grey takes us on a delightful musical journey in this entertaining documentary.
Once again, truth is revealed to be stranger than fiction. When filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger’s grandmother passes away and his family comes to clean out her apartment, a fascinating but disturbing secret from the past is revealed. A provocative look at memory, denial and the uneasy co-existence between Jews and Germans.
Co-presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society and Holocaust Education Week
Sunday November 8 – 4:00pm & 7:30 pm
Germany, 2010, Marcus O. Rosenmüller director, 96 minutes
Guest Speaker: Author Bernice Eisenstein
The moving story of three musical prodigies - two Jewish and one German - set in 1941, during the Nazi invasion of Poltava/Ukraine. In a war-torn, grown-up world gone mad, the three children provide the light of music and, ultimately, salvation. Sensitive and beautifully made, Wunderkinder will stir your heart.
Canada/ Germany / Israel, 2004, Dan Verete director, 90 minutes
Guest Speaker: Critic Mark Clamen
Two Israeli car salesmen, one Ashkenazi and one Sephardi, travel to Germany to sell a vintage car. They expect to score big but things don’t turn out as planned. A comedy/drama about today’s Germany, Metallic Blues explores the type of Holocaust memories that many modern Jews carry.