Four Winters: A Story of Jewish Partisan Resistance and Bravery in WWII

The Toronto Workmen’s Circle Foundation is sponsoring “Four Winters: A Story of Jewish Partisan Resistance and Bravery in WWII”, at the 30th Toronto Jewish Film Festival. The full schedule is available at https://tjff.com/schedule/ The film may be viewed in person on Sunday June 12th at 4:00 pm at the Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, 506 …

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Henry Sapoznik – “Jews and Jazz: From Before the Beginning”

Sunday February 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm. When one thinks of  “Jews and jazz’ names come to mind such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw,  Stan Getz, Mezz Mezzrow, etc. American-born all. But what of the earlier generation of  European born Jewish musicians — klezmorim — who, upon arrival,  were obliged to learn two new languages: …

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Jill Culiner Lecture – January 23, 2022.

Jill Culiner – “A Contrary journey with Velvel Zharzher, Bard” Jill Culiner presents an online book talk about her new book: “A Contrary Journey with Velvel Zbarzher, Bard”. Description Jewish writers, actors, rebels and bards upended the 19th c Old Country. Campaigning for education and feedom of expression, they fought the religious stranglehold. Velvel Zbarzher …

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Chanukah Concert with Bernice Gopin November 29, 2021

Join us for an online Chanukah concert with Toronto based vocalist, Bernice Gopin, and piano accompanist Reuven Grajne. Chanukah songs as well as traditional and new Yiddish favorites included. Monday November 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Please register by Sunday November 28 at: https://tinyurl.com/wcarto4/ See flyer below for full description.

Dr. Eugene Orenstein – Yiddish Lecture – Itsik Manger

Distinguished Yiddish scholar, Dr. Eugene Orenstein, in honour of the 120th anniversary of Itsik Manger‘s birth, will analyze Manger’s work to show how he elevated the Yiddish folk song to the heights of modern Yiddish literature. View and/or download the flyer below for more information. There is no admission charge for this Yiddish Zoom lecture. …

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Toronto Workmen’s Circle films at the 29th Toronto Jewish film Festival

On June 7 and June 8 2021 the Toronto Workmen’s Circle co-presents “The Mighty Ira”, a 2020 documentary about the life and work of Ira Glasser of the American Civil Liberties Union, along with “A Short Visit with Alan Borovoy”. On June 10 and June 11 2021 the Toronto Workmen’s Circle Foundation sponsors the Ontario …

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78th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemoration

The Toronto Workmen’s Circle Foundation invites you to our online commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Sunday April 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Please refer to the flyer below for full information. Please email wcarto@yahoo.com for the link which will be emailed to you the morning of April 18th.

Cognitive Imparement: Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment and Prevention

The Toronto Workmen’s Circle hosts a special Zoom lecture, entitled : Cognitive Imparement: Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment and Prevention by Dr. Morris Freedman. Professor, Department of Medicine (Neurology), U. of Toronto; Head, Division of Neurology, Medical Director, Cognitive and Behaviour, and Scientist, Rotman Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences. Sunday March 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm.  Registration is required. Please go …

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Purim 5781- Itzik Manger’s Megile Lider

On Sunday February 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm, in celebration of Purim, the Toronto Workmen’s Circle Foundation together with the Congress for Jewish Culture and Mariella Productions will screen a dramatization of Itzik Manger’s Megile-lider, featuring Mike Burstyn and 12 talented international Yiddish performers. This showing will be in Yiddish with English narration and English …

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