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75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Toronto Workmen’s Circle

invites you to join us in commemorating the

75th Anniversary of the

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Featuring a presentation in English by historian Dr. Doris Bergen, Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto, specializing in Genocide Studies, modern European history and the history of modern Germany.

Program also includes poetic and prose readings in English and Yiddish and songs by Avra Fainer accompanied by Brian Katz.

Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m.
Workmen’s Circle Centre
471 Lawrence Ave W.

Admission is Free.

No Reservations Needed.

For additional information, please select link below to view or print program flyer.

Workmens Circle 75th Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemoration

Commemoration Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943- 2017

Sunday April 16, 2017

2:00 p.m.​

Workmen's Circle Centre​

471 Lawrence Ave. W.​

In the program

Ghetto Songs & Poems

Guest Speaker (in English)

Bernie M. Farber

Commemoration 74th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Bernie M. Farber is the former chief executive officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress and a social activist. He has testified before the Canadian courts as an expert witness on hate crime, and in August 2015 he was appointed CEO of the Mosaic Institute, a Canadian NGO that promotes pluralism, peace and conflict resolution internationally. He has written on human and civil rights issues and the holocaust for New York Times, Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, the Huffington Post, NOW Magazine, as well as other newspapers across North America.

The Toronto Workmen’s Circle annual commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is our way of honouring those who perished in that heroic stand against Nazi brutality. But, more than that, it is our opportunity to show that we are honouring our pledge never to forget the martyrs of the Uprising and, indeed, to ensure that their inspirational story is known by successive generations therefore invite you to attend this year’s commemoration of the Uprising yourself, of course. But we also urge you to bring family members and friends –especially the younger ones – to join us for an event that promises to be a deeply moving and informative experience.

Holocaust Education Week Program

November 6 2016, at 11:00 - Yiddish lecture by Boris Sandler, former editor of the Yiddish 'Forverts'
November 6, 2016 at 2:30 - Yiddish workshop led by Boris Sandler.

Both the lecture and the workshop are free to attend. The morning lecture requires no reservation. You must pre-register for the workshop by calling 416-631-5702.  The venue for both is the Workmen's Circle Centre, 471 Lawrence Ave. W.

See flyers below for all details.



Celebrate Sholem Aleichem’s 100th Yortsayt


From New York, the Toronto Workmen's Circle presents: Tales from the Train: Sholem Aleichem 100 Years Later, a critically acclaimed program of dramatic recitations (in Yiddish and English) drawn from the great writer's works, performed by the noted Broadway and film stars, Allan Lewis Rickman and Yelena Shmulenson, with the celebrated Yiddish entertainer, Shane Baker.

Sunday September 18th at 2:00 pm

471 Lawrence Ave. W.

​Admission purchased in advance: $15 for Workmen's Circle members; $20 for non members

Tickets available at the door: $25

To purchase in advance : call (416) 787-2081  or email wcarto@yahoo.com

See flyer and cast biography below for more information


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