The festivities around the Toronto book launch continued as we participated in an Open House at the Kiever. More than 50 people dropped in all afternoon to get tours with Sara of the beautiful historic sanctuary of the Kiever Synagogue. A special exhibition of photographs by David Kaufman was installed for one weekend only. And we threw a 100th Birthday Party for the Kiever with Yiddish songs, stories, a kids-eye tour of David’s photo exhibition and birthday cake! Presented by Makom & the Kiever Synagogue.
Makom families gather for a story about Kensington Market
Celebrants of all ages sang Happy Birthday to the Kiever in Yiddish!
Sara talks about the architectural features of the sanctuary looking at the Kiever in relation to architectural precedents built in 19th century Europe and synagogues of the same time period in Montreal.
May 8, 2012