Toronto Jewish Book Festival

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 — 5:30 pm
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library | 789 Yonge Street (at Bloor), Toronto | $5 at the door

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Sara will present at the first ever Toronto Jewish Book Festival, presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts, as part of New Takes on Jewish Montreal together with Seymour Mayne and B. Glen Rotchin each discussing Jewish life in Montreal, its history and its people.

Sara Ferdman Tauben is the author of Traces of the Past: Montreal’s Early Synagogues. She will discuss the architecture and social history of the rise and fall of Jewish communal life in Montreal’s old centre.

Seymour Mayne’s latest book, The Old Blue Couch and Other Stories, gives rise to hilarious predicaments that are endearing and deliciously comic.

B. Glen Rotchin, author of Halbman Steals Home, enters the same Yiddish Montreal we have come to love through the words of Mordecai Richler and pulls it off with humour and warmth.

Sponsored by Ronald P. Frye & Company and Co-sponsored by the Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program, University of Ottawa.

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