Arts & Culture

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…

Josh Dolgin brings ‘Socalled Sings with Strings: Yiddish Song’ to the NAC

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Josh Dolgin, who grew up in the Ottawa area – and across the river in Chelsea, Quebec – has been one of the most innovative artists and far-reaching artists in Jewish music over the past 15 or more years.

I first encountered Dolgin close to 20 years ago w…

Book Review: From Auschwitz to America to ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

By Murray Citron

Broken Strings

By Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer

Puffin Canada

282 pages

The broken strings in this novel for young readers are those of a klezmer violin that survived Auschwitz and came to America with its owner, a musician who also survived and who made a life as an acc…

Book Review: Grossman biography is also a narrative on Soviet history

“Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century” by Alexandra Popoff