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September 2012


Harbourfront Centre is disappointed to announce that serious infrastructure issues have forced the closure of its iconic outdoor waterfront rink this winter.

We are also deeply disappointed that we must cancel our 2020–21 skating season, including our Learn to Skate program, as we were all looking forward to getting outside and skating on one of the most beautiful rinks in the city. Learn more here.

Harbourfront Centre continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the health and safety of all our staff and our volunteers, our patrons, supporters and the community, and in line with the advice and guidelines of Toronto Public Health, we will be closed to the public until further notice. Learn more here.

Freydi Mrocki - Oystralia: The Yiddish Community of Melbourne

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

An overview of Australian-Jewish history, focusing particularly on the cultural life of Melbourne’s Yiddish community in the second half of the 20th century.

Abraham Lichtenbaum - Jewish Life in South America

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Abraham Lichtenbaum will give a talk about the experiences of the first Jews in South America.

Ira Moskowitz: Curatorial Talk with Lindy Green and Diana Gordon

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Curator Lindy Green interviews Diana Gordon, daughter of Ira Moskowitz, in a curatorial talk that will provide a personal context to the exhibition.

Paul Buhle - Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Paul Buhle explores images and insights from his anthology Yiddishkeit, and about his late co-editor, the underground comic book writer and personality, Harvey Pekar.

Ann Samson - The Jews of India

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

An overview of the history, customs and traditions of India's Jewish community, presented by Ann Samson, one of the founders of Toronto's Indian-Jewish Congregation Bina.

Judith Cohen - Inquisition to Internet: The Musical World of the Portuguese Marranos

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

From inquisition to internet: the musical world of the Portuguese Marranos, a lecture from Canada's preeminent Sephardic specialist.

Pete Sokolow - The Last of the Old Guys

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Legendary klezmer/jazz pianist Pete Sokolow presents a musically-illustrated discussion of his six-decade career in NY's Jewish music scene.

Michael Wex - Heartburn as History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Award-winning author, Yiddish raconteur and Ashkenaz fave Michael Wex returns to the festival with a sneak preview of his latest book about Jewish food.

David Buchbinder - Diasporic Genius: Transforming the City through Creative Power

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ashkenaz Festival co-founder presents the vision behind his latest venture, Diasporic Genius, a non-profit organization engaged in intercultural artistic creation and community-building.

Nicole Borger - Jewish Music and Culture in Brazil

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Cultural organizer and singer-songwriter Nicole Borger discusses the Brazilian Jewish community and its cultural life over five centuries.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Berlin-based artist Omer Fast will speak about his acclaimed art practice in conjunction with solo exhibition at The Power Plant, Continuous Coverage, opening 14 September.

SUNDAY SCENE / Public Studio: Elle Flanders & Tamira Sawatzky

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Toronto-based filmmaker and artist Elle Flanders and architect and artist Tamira Sawatzky have collaborated since 2010 as Public Studio. They will speak about the exhibition Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage at The Power Plant.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details, inquire at the Info Desk or call 416 973 4000.

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