About Town: Week of June 7
Friday, June 8
Writer Dorothy Lipovenko discusses a collection of World War II letters by Mollie Weinstein, who served in the Women’s Army Corps, 10 a.m. at Cummings Centre. Call Joyce, 514-342-1234, ext. 7318.
Saturday, June 9
‘MOCK-TOR’ AT AGE 105
Jewish General Hospital Mini-Med School “student” Cecile Klein marks her milestone 105th birthday with fellow “mock-tors,” 7:30 p.m., Block Amphitheatre (B-106). 514-340-8222, ext. 3337.
Sunday, June 10
J-LEM MARCH-Y ST. FEST!
The 40th annual March to Jerusalem benefiting the Bronfman Israel Experience Centre sets off from Federation CJA at 10 a.m. with six “passport control” checkpoints, including “Masada” atop Mount Royal. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The morning features fun, music and prizes. Call 514-345-2645, ext. 3133, or visit www.marchtojerusalem.org. After the march is a party starting at noon at the YM-YWHA’s annual Israeli Street Festival until 5 p.m. outside the Ben Weider JCC. The event includes free entertainment, inflatable rides, Superior Sound dancers and more. Melissa Marglese, 514-737-6551, ext. 215.
INTERFAITH PEACE SPEAKER
Yehuda Stolov, executive director of the Interfaith Encounter Association in Jerusalem, which seeks to build a faith-based infrastructure for peace, speaks 7:30 p.m. at “The Chevra” (Kadisha Bnai Jacob) synagogue. Call 514-482-3366.
ON SECOND AVENUE
The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre begins a run of Moishe Rosenfeldt and Zalman Mlotek’s On Second Avenue, until July 1 at the Segal Centre. The production, in Yiddish with English and French subtitles, is co-directed by Bryna Wasserman and Audrey Finkelstein, with musical direction by John Gilbert. Tickets 514-739-7944.
BAGG STREET KLEZMER
The Bagg Street Klezmer Band invites the public to its 20th anniversary celebration with a 12:30 p.m. outdoor show at the House of Friendship (former Peretz Shule), 120 Duluth St. E. 514-843-4356.
Veteran Jewish leader and World War II war veteran B.J. Finestone speaks on “The Present Dilemma,” at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Leisure Institute’s Lunch and Learn event at noon. Reservations required, 514-937-9471, ext. 139.
Monday, June 11
STETHOSCOPE’S TWO SIDES
Physician, cancer survivor and motivational speaker Dr. Wendy Harpham describes what it’s like to be on “both sides of the stethoscope,” at Hope & Cope’s annual free Cancer Survivorship Day lecture, 7 p.m., Jewish General Hospital’s Block Amphitheatre (B-106). Reserve at 514-340-8251.
NYC SYNAGOGUE LEADER
Sephardi Rabbi Hayyim Angel of New York City’s Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue is guest speaker at Mizrachi Montreal’s annual fundraiser for Israel’s Hesder Yeshiva. Call 514-483-3660.
OLYMPIC MEDALLIST FOR Y
Olympic Games freestyle skiing gold and silver medallist Jennifer Heill takes part in the official launch of the YM-YWHA’s 12th annual Y Cycle for Special Needs event, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Mikado Restaurant, 399 Laurier Ave. The actual 50- and 100-km cycle event takes place Sept. 23 at Hillsdale Golf Club and has raised more than $1 million in its history. For details, call Nathalie Elkouby at 514-737-6551, ext. 228.
Tuesday, June 12
FINDING A FAMILY DOC
Doctors Michael Kalin and Mark Karanofsky and Martine Bouchard are on a panel discussing “Why Can’t I Find a Family Doctor in Montreal?” 10 a.m. at the Gelber Conference Centre, moderated by CBC journalist Loreen Pindera. Presented by the Cummings Centre and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. Register at 514-345-6411, ext. 3122.
Shaare Zedek Sisterhood celebrates its Diamond Jubilee with entertainment by Phil Goldig, 7:30 p.m. More at 514-584-1122.
United Community of Russian-speaking Jews of Quebec holds a chess tournament on 25 chessboards with Quebec master Alexander Levkovsky, Ukraine junior champion, 6:30 p.m. in the Snowdon Y’s Grover Auditorium. Register at 514-573-7282.
S & P SISTERHOOD
Prof. Norma Joseph is the guest at 10:30 a.m. closing meeting of the Spanish & Portuguese Sisterhood. Call 514-737-3695, ext. 101.
Wednesday, June 13
RABBI LERNER EVENING
Organizers of this evening’s tribute evening for Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Rabbi Leigh Lerner’s 23 years at the shul say the dinatoire is selling out quickly. Call 514-937-3575, ext. 215, to book a spot or to say whether you will be attending the free 7:45 p.m. ceremony and dessert reception.
Timothy Finley’s play Elizabeth Rex is on at the Segal Centre Studio today through July 1. Tickets, 514-739-7944.
CAMP HONOURS AZRIELI
Camp Kinneret-Biluim marks its 70th anniversary by honouring philanthropist David Azrieli at an anniversary gala event supporting the camp, including a viewing of the play On Second Avenue, 6 p.m. at the Segal Centre. Call Guy Korngold, 514-735-3167.
Larry Weller reviews Philip Roth’s Nemesis at a Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary Literary Breakfast, 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth-El. 514-369-2222, ext. 1337.
Noga Yudelevich discusses seniors’ depression with Canadian Hadassah-WIZO’s Golda Meir Chapter, at the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors. Evie Applebee, 450-681-9342.
Conrad Shatner talks Jewish humour at an Act to End Violence against Women’s FAB Group, 12:30 p.m. at Via Marcello. Register at 514-487-2330.
MUSIC & FLABBY ARMS
From 1-3 p.m., Robert Markow presents Music from Around the World at Cummings Centre. At 7 p.m. the centre screens the Yiddish film Fluchkes (Flabby Arms) after a performance by seniors dancers. Call 514-342-1234.
$3.2 MILLION GRANT
McGill University prof Stuart Soroka was one of three people to win a $3.2-million grant from the European Union for comparative research on “information processing by political actors.” The others were Hebrew University’s Tamir Sheafer and Stefaan Walgrave at the University of Antwerp.
NURSE WINS PRIX FLORENCE
Jewish General Hospital nurse Esther Dajcman recently won the Quebec Order of Nurses’ 2012 Prix Florence in the illness prevention category for creating programs at Mount Sinai Hospital and the YM-YWHA and for the “quality of her interventions” for those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Former Liberal MNA Harry Blank, now in his 80s, was the subject of a profile on the series Memoires de députés, broadcast on the National Assembly’s website at assnat.qc.ca/memoires. Blank served as an MNA for Montreal-St. Louis from 1960 to 1966 and for Saint-Louis from 1966 to 1985.