Presented by Wibi A Cappella
Friday, May 24 - 7:30pm
Featuring: Cadence, Countermeasure, and Wibi Alumni.
Reception to follow
Presented by Common Thread Community Chorus
Saturday May 25 - 1:30pm and 7:30pm
“Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic and we will change the world.”
This last message of Jack Layton inspired the selection of repertoire this year. The universal theme of working together to make the world a better place filled with hope, love and optimism, is sorely needed today. We all need reasons to look to the future in a positive way. Imagining a better world that is peaceful, fair and just, is universal no matter what your political affiliation might be. We tried to choose repertoire that is positive, hopeful and optimistic and as a social justice choir, we hope it inspires all of us to take action to make the world a better place.
Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society and Toronto Silent Film Festival
Sunday, June 2 - 4:00pm and 7:30pm
USSR, 1928, Grigori Gricher-Cherikover director, 92 minutes
Skillfully interweaving three classic Sholom Aleichem short stories, Laughter Through Tears personalizes the struggle to survive in the shtetls of pre-revolutionary Russia.
Featuring powerful, nuanced performances by the finest actors of the Moscow Art Theatre, assured direction, and beautiful cinematography of a lost world, Laughter Through Tears faithfully captures Aleichem’s unique combination of humour and pathos, hardship and joy, revealing the mystical in the mundane. Restored by the National Center for Jewish Film, and screened with live musical accompaniment by Jordan Klapman.
17th Annual Spring Concert
Presented by MNjcc Community Choir
Wednesday, June 5 & Thursday, June 6 - 8:00pm
70 spirited singers from the MNjcc Community Choir take the stage with a concert guaranteed to knock your socks off. Led by Conductor Harriet Wichin, this is the choir’s 17th Annual Concert!
Presented by MNjcc Suzuki Program Students & Teachers
Tuesday, June 11 - 4:45pm
In the first half of the concert the note reading ensembles and advanced chamber ensembles will present short works representing their accomplishments throughout winter and spring classes. The second half will feature violinists, and cellists performing the standard Suzuki repertoire altogether in the traditional Suzuki concert format. Musical genres will include baroque, classical, folk and world music.
Presented by City Dance Corps Youth Program
Sunday, June 16 - 2:00pm
Take a step into the wonderful world of Disney as it’s magic is brought to life through the art of dance.
Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society
Sunday, September 22 - 4:00pm and 7:30pm
Czech Republic, 2009, Marek Najbrt director, 100 minutes
Hana, a young Czech Jewish actress on the ascent, finds her life and career disrupted when the Nazis occupy her country.
Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society
Sunday, October 20 - 4:00pm and 7:30pm
Israel, 2008, Omri Givon director, 94 minutes
After a suicide bus bombing takes the life of her boyfriend and leaves her physically and emotionally scarred, Galia (Reymond Amsalem) struggles to reclaim her fragmented memories.
Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society, Alliance Française and Holocaust Education Week
Sunday, November 10 - 4:00pm and 7:30pm
France/Belgium, 2002 Gérard Jugnot director, 100 minutes
France, 1942: Butcher Edmond Batignole, responsible for the arrest of the Bernstein family who lived above his store, is forced to examine his conscience when Simon, the only member of the Jewish family to escape capture, shows up at his old home.
Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society and Koffler Centre of the Arts
Sunday, December 8 - 4:00pm and 7:30pm
Argentina, 2009, Gabriel Pomeraniec director, 70 minutes
Jewish immigrants forever changed the music of Argentina, home to one of the world’s largest Jewish communities. Tango uses archival footage and interviews with musicians young and old to transport you through the rhythms of this rich tradition.