Temple Israel announces Books and Bagels spring program

By Anne Alper for Temple Israel

Books and Bagels will resume this spring with two more sessions at Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Drive.

The popular program features reviews and discussions of books of Jewish interest and is open to the entire community. Sessions take place on Sundays with a bagel breakfast at 9:30 am followed by a book review and discussion at 10. Pre-registration is not required and it is not necessary to have read the book to enjoy the discussion. There is no charge but a voluntary donation to cover the cost of breakfast is appreciated. Everyone is welcome.

April 19: Allan Maslove will review Seeking the Fabled City: The Canadian Jewish Experience by Allan Levine. Relying on an abundance of primary sources and first-hand documentation and interviews, Seeking the Fabled City chronicles the successes and failures, the obstacles overcome and those not conquered, of a historic journey and the people who travelled it.

May 3:  Deborah Saginur will discuss A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert. This novel, set in Ukraine in 1941 after the retreat of the Soviet army, provides a startling portrait of the Nazis’ arrival as they move to implement the Holocaust.

For more information about Books and Bagels, contact Shayla Mindell at shaylamindell@rogers.com or 613-594-4556.

Note: Please verify with organizers that scheduled events will take place.