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This Week in JPL History: Le cercle juif

This Week in JPL History: Le cercle juif

The Montreal Jewish Forums, which were run in partnership by the Jewish Public Library and the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services were proud to host le Cercle Juif for an evening entitled ‘les juifs face a la nouveau realite du quebec”. The evening featured Naim Kattan, Dr. J. Mackay, Joseph Gallay, and Gerard Pelletier. Le Cercle Juif was founded in the late 1940s by the Canadian Jewish Congress and was staffed, and managed by that same organization. It continued until the early 1980s. Le Cercle Juif [...]



This Week in JPL History: Naim Kattan Closes Jewish Book Month 1979

This Week in JPL History: Naim Kattan Closes Jewish Book Month 1979

“And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; and they were servants to him and his sons.” II Chronicles 36:20 It is these lines which preface the beginning of Naïm Kattan’s Adieu, Babylone, a fictionalized memoir of a youth in Babylon. Kattan is a writer who is very familiar to JPL audiences- as the Library has been fortunate enough to play host to him numerous times over the years. It was during this week in 1979 that Kattan closed Jewish [...]