Shabbat Services

Books and Bagels

March 20, 2023

 People Love Dead Jews by Dara Horn will be reviewed by Professor Deirdre Butler. According to Kirkus Reviews this is “a guided tour of the hypocrisy that serves as the mechanism by which antisemitism rages on unchecked”.  

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January 15, 2023

Can We Talk About Israel? A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted by Daniel Sokatch, reviewed by Rabbi Steven Garten.

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Oct 23, 2022

More Than I Love My Life by David Grossman, reviewed by Angus Smith.
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Sep 18, 2022

No Better Home?: Jews, Canada and the Sense of Belonging by David Koffman, reviewed by Michael Kent.
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March 27, 2022

Pain by Zeruya Shalev, reviewed by Professor Gefen Bar-On Santor.
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February 2022
Madam: The Biography Of Polly Adler, Icon Of The Jazz Age by Debby Applegate
Reviewed by Rabbi Steve Garten
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January 2022
The Light of Days by Judy Batalion
Reviewed by Gerald Halpern
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November 2021
Prince of the Press: How one Collector Built History’s Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library by Joshua Teplitsky
Reviewed by Michael Kent
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September 2021
Apeirogon by Colum McCann
Reviewed by Deborah Saginur
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April 2021
The Color of Love, A Story of a Mixed Race Jewish Girl by Marra B. Gad
Reviewed by Carlie MacPherson
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March 2021
The Blessing and the Curse, Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century“, by Adam Kirsch
Reviewed by Allan Silburt
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February 2021
Nights of Awe by Harri Nykanen
Reviewed by Mark Holzman
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January 2021
The Worlds of Shalom Aleichem by Jeremy Dauber
Reviewed by Rabbi Garten
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October 2020
The King of the Jews by Leslie Epstein
Reviewed by Angus Smith
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September 2020
Strangers with the Same Dream by Alison Pick
Reviewed by Gerald Halpern
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Family Fun

Purim 2021
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Plant a Tree for Tu B’Shevat
January 24, 2022
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ChanuSKIah Sumeach!
Sunday, November 28, 2021
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Happy Shavuot
Welcome and Chag Sameach
May 17, 2021
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Yom Haazmaut
April 15, 2021
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Emma Khazzam does Passover Cooking Iraqi Style
March 30, 2021
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Passover – Father / Daughter Duo
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Passover 2021
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Chaver Up!: 49 Rabbis Explore What it Means to be an Ally through a Jewish Lens
June 15, 2021
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Celebrating PRIDE month
at Temple Israel
June 2021
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Reform Jewish Community of Canada
May 24, 2021

LOOKING TO TEXTS FOR COURAGE IN TIMES OF STRUGGLE: Temple Israel and St John the Evangelist Together
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Starting a new clergy position often entails learning the customs of a community, getting to know the congregational family, settling into a new home etc. For Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg of Temple Israel and The Reverend Gary van der Meer, Rector at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, their new beginnings also included a global pandemic!

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