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This Week in JPL History: the poet J.I. Segal

This Week in JPL History: the poet J.I. Segal

On January 28, 1953 the Library sponsored a program in honour J.I. Segal at the Jewish People’s School. It was one of many programs which Segal participated in at the Library. For many, the poet needs no introduction; he and his work are familiar and perhaps even an influence. For others, this Yiddish writer and poet is an unknown. J.I. Segal immigrated to Montreal from Russia in 1911. He published his first poem, which was a love poem, in 1915 in the Keneder Adler, a [...]



This Week in JPL History: The J.I. Segal Awards are born

Oscar Shmoscar, Tony Baloney, Nobel So-bel, – the J.I. Segal Awards are where it’s really at. Established in honour of celebrated Yiddish poet J.I. Segal, these awards don’t concentrate on one theme alone, they celebrate so many aspects of Jewish culture. Current prizes award excellence in literature, film, and education. Past awards have honoured art and drama. What is truly impressive about these Awards isn’t just their scope; it is that they are driven by the community. Jury members and the funding for the Awards [...]