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250th Anniversary - Speaker Series

A series of speaker evenings will be taking place over the course of the anniversary year, showcasing and highlighting the many unique and diverse communities that make up the tapestry of the congregation.

Speakers from the Iraqi, Lebanese, Moroccan, Egyptian, Ethiopian, and Ashkenazi communities will present their history and how they came to be an important part of the Montreal Jewish community and the congregation of the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue.

Each speaker series will begin at 11:00a.m.
Brunch will be served following the screening of each film.

Iraqi Day will take place on Sunday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m. with a film festival Producer, David Dangoor is generously traveling from London to present and discuss 2 of his films: (1)Remember Baghdad and (2) The Volleyball Players from Baghdad.

Brunch will be served

Event is free, however donations are welcome in honor of the synagogue’s 250th anniversary and to make programs such as these possible. RSVP is required.

Please call the office at 514-737-3695 to reserve your spot.

September 16 th , 2018 : The Jews of Egypt and Lebanon. Screening of the film “Starting Over Again” , directed by Ruggero Gabbay, followed by a discussion.

October 4 th , 2018 : “The Jews of Morocco”. Details to be determined

December 2018 : The Ashkenazi Jews and the Jews from Ethiopia. Details to be determined.

Fri, 17 August 2018 6 Elul 5778