2015-04-21 JGS member Book Talk

Isme Bennie, JGS Toronto member will be doing a presentation of her book "White Schooldays" Coming-of-Age in Apartheid South Africa" on Tuesday evening April 21, 2015 at 7.30p.m. in the boardroom of Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street.
All are welcome.

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2015-04-29 Non-Jewish Poles doing Jewish stuff... and the Jews who love and hate them

 PJHF 2015-03 poster aTopic: Non-Jewish Poles doing Jewish stuff... and the Jews who hate them
 Speaker: Professor Erica Lehrer
 Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto

 8:00 pm (doors open 7:30 pm)

This program is co sponsored by the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada - Toronto Chapter

The Jewish heritage revival in Poland is a phenomenon that has attracted a great deal of attention and provoked many controversies. Described as the world’s largest Jewish cemetery and the realm of “virtual Jewishness,” Poland is a space where the non-Jewish interest in things Jewish has been looked upon with particular skepticism.

American cultural anthropologist Professor Erica Lehrer ventures into this territory, both fascinating and fraught with tension, giving a fresh glimpse into the backstage of the Jewish heritage industry. 

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Portugal - dual citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews

Portugal flagAs reported in late January, the Portuguese Cabinet approved a law offering dual citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews who were victims of the Inquisition over 500 years ago. The Portuguese Government may grant Portuguese nationality by naturalization to the descendants of Sephardic Portuguese Jews through the attestation of their links to Sephardic communities of Portuguese origin including surnames, family speaking language and direct or indirect descent.

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