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Are you curious about Curious George?

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Curious George "Monkey Business"

You may remember Curious George as a sweet little monkey who can’t help but get into trouble and his friend “The Man in the Yellow Hat,” who tries to take care of George and always ends up saving the day. However, did you know that the book series was written and drawn by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey, a Jewish couple that grew up in early-20th-century Germany?  Have you heard the story of how they fled Paris on bikes carrying the Curious George manuscript with them just a few hours before the city fell to the Nazis?

Temple Israel is proud to announce that we had the honour of hosting the Canadian Premiere of this amazing film.  A character from the book series made an appearance!

This program was funded by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and The Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre.