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HISTORY OF THE
YIDDISH VINKL TORONTO

We welcome any information about the history of the Yiddish Vinkl in Toronto. For the past eight years we are very grateful that Sol Hermolin has run the group.

2017 Speakers

Bill Gladstone, editor, author
Dorion Liebgott, artist, curator
Vivian Felsen, Yiddish translator
Vita Shtivelman, Founder of Etcetera
Max Wallace, Author and film maker

2016 Speakers

Shirley Kumove
David Abramovitz
Avi Hoffman
Leora Freedman
Jocelyn and Jerry Cooper,musicians
Howard Moscoe, Toronto Council

2015 Speakers

Judy Perly - Owner of Free Times Cafe
Clifford Goldfarb & Hartley Nathan
Ralph Wintrob,Philosphy & Literature, Ryerson Seniors Studies
Miriam Beckerman, Yiddish translator
Anne Dublin

2014 Speakers

Sara Wax, Editor in Chief, Dine Magazine
Ester Reiter, Professor of Social Sciences
Frieda Forman, Writer,Editor
Sol Hermolin
Vivian Felsen, Translator, Artist
Naomi Jaye, Film Director
Bill Gladstone, Publisher
Naomi Jaye, film director
Jack Kuper
Bernice Eisenstein, author and artist

2013 Speakers

Gerry Kane - Yiddish Vinkl Columnist for CJN
Sheldon Glass - movie maven
Dr. Morris Freidman
Rosalin Krieger, Broadcaster, Writer
Dorian Liebgott, Curator, Writer
David Eisner, actor
David Gale, Yiddish Theatre
David Abramovitz
Eli Gotz

2012 Speakers

Varda Hall Berenstein
Miriam D. Berkerman - Yiddish Translator
Dr. Max Dublin - Educator, Author, Musician, Actor
David Gale- Yiddish Theatre
Charles Heller - Composer of Jewish Music
Shirley Kumove - Writer and translator on the subject of Yiddish
Dr. Derek Penslar
Cantor Deborah Staiman
Professor Kalman Weiser - Modern Jewish Studies, York University

2011 Speakers

Vivian Felsen - Artist, Lawyer, Yiddish translator
Jerry Gray - member, Travellers Folk Singers
Moish Kanatkin - Polish Actor, Childhood Educator, actor
Ralph Wintrob - Philosphy & Literature, Ryerson Seniors Studies

Pre 2011 Speakers

Professor Abraham Rotstein


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