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Arts & Ideas Speaker Series

 Hineni: Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Montreal
Speaker: Dr. Rachel Seelig
Date: Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Prosserman JCC
The title track of Leonard Cohen’s final album, You Want It Darker, features the voice of Cantor Gideon Zelermyer of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in Canada, where Cohen celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in 1949. The album takes listeners into the world of Jewish liturgy and messianic faith, as well as to the heart of Jewish Montreal. Emerging as a wall-less ghetto bounded by competing Anglo-Protestant and French-Catholic communities, Jewish Montreal was a “third solitude” within a divided city, but was transformed by upward mobility, the decline of Yiddish, and secularization in the post-WWII era. This talk offers a glimpse of this cultural space through the prism of Cohen’s music, along with texts by other writers. Rachel Seelig is a fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.
Program Type: Education,
Age range: 19-64, 65+
Classes Start: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Classes End: Thursday, July 06, 2017
Days of the week: Tuesday
Day Time # of lessons Spots Available Member Value Fee Regular Fee Code
Hineni: Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Montreal (Speaker: Dr. Rachel Seelig) 7:00 - 9:00 PM 1 CA$15.00 AID6

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    Program type Education
    Time 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Age Range 19-64, 65+
    Day of the week Tuesday
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