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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Ellin Bessner
Journalist and Author on her new book, DOUBLE THREAT

Ellin is a journalist and professor and the author of the new book Double Threat about Canadas 17000 Jewish servicemen and women who served in WWII

Her lively, interactive presentation will tell the audience who these Jewish heroes were, why they went, what life was like in the barracks and on the battlefield, but also off-duty, where they tried to observe their Jewish faith, meet girls (Jewish and non), keep Kosher, and for many who made it overseas, experience encounters with the survivors of the Final Solution. As they helped restore Yiddishkeit to the communities from France to Belgium, Holland, and Germany, the language they mostly used to communicate with the European Jews was Yiddish, of course.


Please note that lunch is now 23 dollars