The Toronto launch of Traces of the Past was part of a wonderful evening set inside the beautiful historic sanctuary of the Kiever in Kensington Market where Sara joined in conversation about rediscovering forgotten urban spaces with Shawn Micallef, editor of Spacing Magazine, filmmaker and architectural photographer, David Kaufman and Lisa Rochon, architecture critic for the Globe and Mail. The evening was presented by Makom, a grassroots community integrating arts, activism, spirituality and learning – together with the Kiever Synagogue, celebrating their 100th anniversary. Photos courtesy of Eric Benchimol Photography.
Hartley Wynberg & Ronen Segall kicked-off the festive evening with freilech music
Makom's Rabbi Aaron Levy welcomes the crowd of more than 130 people
David Pinkus, President of the Kiever Synagogue
The award-winning architecture critic for the Globe & Mail, Lisa Rochon, moderated the panel conversation exploring buildings, cities & the stories they tell
The conversation took place on the synagogue's central bima featuring Sara, David Kaufman & Shawn Micallef
Shawn Micallef, editor of Spacing Magazine and author of the book Stroll
Images of the buildings that once housed the early synagogues of Montreal by architectural photographer, David Kaufman, are featured in Traces of the Past
The festivities continued in the basement with a book signing, more music & snacks from Sweets from the Earth
An impromptu trio - a local flutist joined Hartley and Ronen for more music!
May 7, 2012
The dynamic Tauben duo!