Week of January 30

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Aug 14, 2014 in Rat News | Subscribe

Thursday, Jan. 30

 

YOUNG TALENT

The Chai Arts Centre presents a Concert of Young Adults, 7-8:30 p.m. at 5149 Decarie Blvd. More details at 514-692-1793, or email info@chalart.ca.

 

FINAL SCREENING

As part of the period surrounding International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a final screening of Dark Lullabies, the award-winning Canadian documentary on post-Holocaust Jews and Germans,  takes place at Cinéma du Parc, 3574 Ave. du Parc. Call 514-281-1900.

 

Friday, Jan. 31

 

ROSH CHODESH ADAR I

Women and children are welcome at a Women’s Rosh Chodesh service for the month of Adar I, 8:30 a.m. at the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue. Contact Shelley at 514-489-9094.

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

 

ISRAELI FILM FEST

The Jewish Public Library’s Israeli Film Festival screens Meni Yaesh’s 2012 film, God’s Neighbours, about newly identifying ultra-Orthodox Jews imposing their lifestyle through violence, 8 p.m. at the Dollar Cinema in Decarie Square. Introduced by Rabbi Reuben Poupko. Call 514-345-2627, ext. 3038.

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

 

SHAARE ZION SUPER BOWL!

Only $20 will get you into the Shaare Zion Congregation at 5:30 p.m. for its annual Super Bowl event featuring a giant screen, great football food like burgers, hot dogs and more, a half-time darts competition and door prizes. Wear any sports shirt you want (drinks are extra and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Contact Debbie Cooper at 514-481-7727, ext. 224, email debbie.cooper@shaarezion.org or visit www.shaarezion.org.

 

DODGEBALL

FedNext of Federation CJA stages a dodgeball event, 1:15-5 p.m. at Le Rinque, 5822 Cote de Liesse. Contact Elie Abecassis at 514-345-2645, ext. 2639, or by email at elie.abecassis@federationcja.org.

 

AGING TO SAGE-ING

The Journey from Aging to Sage-ing is an all-day workshop with Rabbi Sherril Gilbert and Henny Feldman, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. inside Kellert Hall at the YM-YWHA Ben Weider JCC. Registration is required as space is limited. For more details or to register, call 514-386-8874.

 

GENEALOGICAL JOURNEY

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal holds its regular Sunday morning workshop, 10 a.m.-noon at the Jewish Public Library. Call the JGS hotline at 514-484-0969.

 

Monday, Feb. 3

 

HOW TO SPEAK TO GOD

A three-part Monday educational series on “How to Speak to God” begins at 8 p.m. at Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem, focusing on what prayers teach about God, man and the meaning of life. Preceded by a mini-lesson: A Siddur GPS. Call 514-489-3841.

 

ANTI-SEMITISM SERIES

Philosophy professor Shalem Coulibaly of the Université de Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), is the guest of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP) at a 5:30 talk at Leacock 738 of McGill University, convened by Raphael Fischler of McGill’s School of Urban Planning. Part of ISGAP’s seminar series on “Anti-Semitism in Comparative Perspective.”

 

CAMP MEET

Camp B’nai Brith holds its annual general meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Federation CJA. Email Josh Pepin at josh.pepin@cbbmtl.org.

 

WEST ISLAND MOVIE

Federation CJA West Island holds a West Island Movie Night with an exclusive showing of John Burgess’ award-wining romantic comedy One Small Hitch, about longtime childhood friends who pretend to be engaged to please the man’s dying father, 6:30 p.m. at the Kirkland Colisée, 3200 rue Jean Yves. Contact Albinna Abitan at 514-624-5005, ext. 221, or email albinna.abitan@federationcja.org.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

 

COMPUTER SHORTCUTS

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors holds a 1:30-3:30 p.m., workshop demonstrating a host of “computer shortcuts.” Call 514-342-1234, ext. 7348.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

 

JUDAISM QUEBEC

The relevance of Judaism in modern Quebec society is one aspect of a six-part course offered by the Chabad Queen Mary’s Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Called “To be a Jew in the Free World,” the course is led by Rabbi Ronnie Fine and is also offered Thursdays (starting Feb. 6) at noon and Sundays (starting Feb. 9), 7:30 p.m. Call 514-738-3434 or visit www.jlimontreal.com.

 

CLASSICAL APPRECIATION

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors’ classical music appreciation series begins with, “The Best of Brahms,” at 1 p.m. Call 514-3432-1234, ext. 7348.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

 

EMAIL PRIMER

Learn the basics of email at a Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors workshop, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 514-345-1234, ext. 7348.

 

…Et Cetera…

 

TEN-YEAR-OLD AUTHOR

Herzliah High School was the site last month for what it described as a memorable event: a talk by Tommy Gatzmayer, a 10-year-old boy who wrote two books about a condition his sister Melanie has, called Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a rare genetic disorder difficult to diagnose that affects only one in 10,000 people. There are only 100 cases in Canada. Tommy, accompanied by his sister and his mother, Nathalie, spoke to Secondary I and Talmud Torah grades 5 and 6 students about how, at age six, he decided to write the first book, Melanie and Tommy Have Two Pet Rats and One Syndrome, after he witnessed his sister being tormented by bullies. The book has since sold 7,000 copies.

 

TAX CLINIC REGISTRATION

Registration is now on for the annual free income tax clinic at Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors. which will take place March 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Karen Gerstein, 514-342-1234, ext. 7242.

 

DRAMA THERAPY

Chabad Lifeline offers a new Drama Therapy Workshop on Thursdays, 3 p.m. for anyone affected by addictions, a closed group with registration required. Call Ruth Weinberger, 514-738-7700.

 

GET ON THE BOARD

Act to End Violence Against Women is seeking to expand its board of directors. Women with a passion for or expertise on the issue and with a fundraising background should send resumés to penny@acttoendvaw@vaw.org or call Penny Krowitz at 905-695-5372.

 

GENETICS ALZHEIMER’S

Dr. Andréa LeBlanc, a principal investigator at the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady David Institute, discovered “highly abundant” levels of a specific protein called Caspase-6 in an area of the brain responsible for cognition and memory, according to a report on a study by LeBlanc published in the research journal Cell Death Differentiation. The discovery, according to the study, shows the gene at even the earliest stages of cognitive impairment, even in the absence of plaques and tangles seen in the brain pathologies of those afflicted by Alzheimer’s. LeBlanc’s findings indicate that the presence of Caspase-6 could be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Week of January 30

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Jan 28, 2014 in Rat News | Subscribe

Thursday, Jan. 30

 

YOUNG TALENT

The Chai Arts Centre presents a Concert of Young Adults, 7-8:30 p.m. at 5149 Decarie Blvd. More details at 514-692-1793, or email info@chalart.ca.

 

FINAL SCREENING

As part of the period surrounding International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a final screening of Dark Lullabies, the award-winning Canadian documentary on post-Holocaust Jews and Germans,  takes place at Cinéma du Parc, 3574 Ave. du Parc. Call 514-281-1900.

 

Friday, Jan. 31

 

ROSH CHODESH ADAR I

Women and children are welcome at a Women’s Rosh Chodesh service for the month of Adar I, 8:30 a.m. at the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue. Contact Shelley at 514-489-9094.

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

 

ISRAELI FILM FEST

The Jewish Public Library’s Israeli Film Festival screens Meni Yaesh’s 2012 film, God’s Neighbours, about newly identifying ultra-Orthodox Jews imposing their lifestyle through violence, 8 p.m. at the Dollar Cinema in Decarie Square. Introduced by Rabbi Reuben Poupko. Call 514-345-2627, ext. 3038.

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

 

SHAARE ZION SUPER BOWL!

Only $20 will get you into the Shaare Zion Congregation at 5:30 p.m. for its annual Super Bowl event featuring a giant screen, great football food like burgers, hot dogs and more, a half-time darts competition and door prizes. Wear any sports shirt you want (drinks are extra and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Contact Debbie Cooper at 514-481-7727, ext. 224, email debbie.cooper@shaarezion.org or visit www.shaarezion.org.

 

DODGEBALL

FedNext of Federation CJA stages a dodgeball event, 1:15-5 p.m. at Le Rinque, 5822 Cote de Liesse. Contact Elie Abecassis at 514-345-2645, ext. 2639, or by email at elie.abecassis@federationcja.org.

 

AGING TO SAGE-ING

The Journey from Aging to Sage-ing is an all-day workshop with Rabbi Sherril Gilbert and Henny Feldman, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. inside Kellert Hall at the YM-YWHA Ben Weider JCC. Registration is required as space is limited. For more details or to register, call 514-386-8874.

 

GENEALOGICAL JOURNEY

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal holds its regular Sunday morning workshop, 10 a.m.-noon at the Jewish Public Library. Call the JGS hotline at 514-484-0969.

 

Monday, Feb. 3

 

HOW TO SPEAK TO GOD

A three-part Monday educational series on “How to Speak to God” begins at 8 p.m. at Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem, focusing on what prayers teach about God, man and the meaning of life. Preceded by a mini-lesson: A Siddur GPS. Call 514-489-3841.

 

ANTI-SEMITISM SERIES

Philosophy professor Shalem Coulibaly of the Université de Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), is the guest of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP) at a 5:30 talk at Leacock 738 of McGill University, convened by Raphael Fischler of McGill’s School of Urban Planning. Part of ISGAP’s seminar series on “Anti-Semitism in Comparative Perspective.”

 

CAMP MEET

Camp B’nai Brith holds its annual general meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Federation CJA. Email Josh Pepin at josh.pepin@cbbmtl.org.

 

WEST ISLAND MOVIE

Federation CJA West Island holds a West Island Movie Night with an exclusive showing of John Burgess’ award-wining romantic comedy One Small Hitch, about longtime childhood friends who pretend to be engaged to please the man’s dying father, 6:30 p.m. at the Kirkland Colisée, 3200 rue Jean Yves. Contact Albinna Abitan at 514-624-5005, ext. 221, or email albinna.abitan@federationcja.org.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

 

COMPUTER SHORTCUTS

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors holds a 1:30-3:30 p.m., workshop demonstrating a host of “computer shortcuts.” Call 514-342-1234, ext. 7348.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

 

JUDAISM QUEBEC

The relevance of Judaism in modern Quebec society is one aspect of a six-part course offered by the Chabad Queen Mary’s Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Called “To be a Jew in the Free World,” the course is led by Rabbi Ronnie Fine and is also offered Thursdays (starting Feb. 6) at noon and Sundays (starting Feb. 9), 7:30 p.m. Call 514-738-3434 or visit www.jlimontreal.com.

 

CLASSICAL APPRECIATION

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors’ classical music appreciation series begins with, “The Best of Brahms,” at 1 p.m. Call 514-3432-1234, ext. 7348.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

 

EMAIL PRIMER

Learn the basics of email at a Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors workshop, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 514-345-1234, ext. 7348.

 

…Et Cetera…

 

TEN-YEAR-OLD AUTHOR

Herzliah High School was the site last month for what it described as a memorable event: a talk by Tommy Gatzmayer, a 10-year-old boy who wrote two books about a condition his sister Melanie has, called Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a rare genetic disorder difficult to diagnose that affects only one in 10,000 people. There are only 100 cases in Canada. Tommy, accompanied by his sister and his mother, Nathalie, spoke to Secondary I and Talmud Torah grades 5 and 6 students about how, at age six, he decided to write the first book, Melanie and Tommy Have Two Pet Rats and One Syndrome, after he witnessed his sister being tormented by bullies. The book has since sold 7,000 copies.

 

TAX CLINIC REGISTRATION

Registration is now on for the annual free income tax clinic at Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors. which will take place March 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Karen Gerstein, 514-342-1234, ext. 7242.

 

DRAMA THERAPY

Chabad Lifeline offers a new Drama Therapy Workshop on Thursdays, 3 p.m. for anyone affected by addictions, a closed group with registration required. Call Ruth Weinberger, 514-738-7700.

 

GET ON THE BOARD

Act to End Violence Against Women is seeking to expand its board of directors. Women with a passion for or expertise on the issue and with a fundraising background should send resumés to penny@acttoendvaw@vaw.org or call Penny Krowitz at 905-695-5372.

 

GENETICS ALZHEIMER’S

Dr. Andréa LeBlanc, a principal investigator at the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady David Institute, discovered “highly abundant” levels of a specific protein called Caspase-6 in an area of the brain responsible for cognition and memory, according to a report on a study by LeBlanc published in the research journal Cell Death Differentiation. The discovery, according to the study, shows the gene at even the earliest stages of cognitive impairment, even in the absence of plaques and tangles seen in the brain pathologies of those afflicted by Alzheimer’s. LeBlanc’s findings indicate that the presence of Caspase-6 could be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Week of January 30

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Jan 28, 2014 in Rat News | Subscribe

Thursday, Jan. 30

 

YOUNG TALENT

The Chai Arts Centre presents a Concert of Young Adults, 7-8:30 p.m. at 5149 Decarie Blvd. More details at 514-692-1793, or email info@chalart.ca.

 

FINAL SCREENING

As part of the period surrounding International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a final screening of Dark Lullabies, the award-winning Canadian documentary on post-Holocaust Jews and Germans,  takes place at Cinéma du Parc, 3574 Ave. du Parc. Call 514-281-1900.

 

Friday, Jan. 31

 

ROSH CHODESH ADAR I

Women and children are welcome at a Women’s Rosh Chodesh service for the month of Adar I, 8:30 a.m. at the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue. Contact Shelley at 514-489-9094.

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

 

ISRAELI FILM FEST

The Jewish Public Library’s Israeli Film Festival screens Meni Yaesh’s 2012 film, God’s Neighbours, about newly identifying ultra-Orthodox Jews imposing their lifestyle through violence, 8 p.m. at the Dollar Cinema in Decarie Square. Introduced by Rabbi Reuben Poupko. Call 514-345-2627, ext. 3038.

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

 

SHAARE ZION SUPER BOWL!

Only $20 will get you into the Shaare Zion Congregation at 5:30 p.m. for its annual Super Bowl event featuring a giant screen, great football food like burgers, hot dogs and more, a half-time darts competition and door prizes. Wear any sports shirt you want (drinks are extra and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Contact Debbie Cooper at 514-481-7727, ext. 224, email debbie.cooper@shaarezion.org or visit www.shaarezion.org.

 

DODGEBALL

FedNext of Federation CJA stages a dodgeball event, 1:15-5 p.m. at Le Rinque, 5822 Cote de Liesse. Contact Elie Abecassis at 514-345-2645, ext. 2639, or by email at elie.abecassis@federationcja.org.

 

AGING TO SAGE-ING

The Journey from Aging to Sage-ing is an all-day workshop with Rabbi Sherril Gilbert and Henny Feldman, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. inside Kellert Hall at the YM-YWHA Ben Weider JCC. Registration is required as space is limited. For more details or to register, call 514-386-8874.

 

GENEALOGICAL JOURNEY

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal holds its regular Sunday morning workshop, 10 a.m.-noon at the Jewish Public Library. Call the JGS hotline at 514-484-0969.

 

Monday, Feb. 3

 

HOW TO SPEAK TO GOD

A three-part Monday educational series on “How to Speak to God” begins at 8 p.m. at Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem, focusing on what prayers teach about God, man and the meaning of life. Preceded by a mini-lesson: A Siddur GPS. Call 514-489-3841.

 

ANTI-SEMITISM SERIES

Philosophy professor Shalem Coulibaly of the Université de Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), is the guest of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP) at a 5:30 talk at Leacock 738 of McGill University, convened by Raphael Fischler of McGill’s School of Urban Planning. Part of ISGAP’s seminar series on “Anti-Semitism in Comparative Perspective.”

 

CAMP MEET

Camp B’nai Brith holds its annual general meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Federation CJA. Email Josh Pepin at josh.pepin@cbbmtl.org.

 

WEST ISLAND MOVIE

Federation CJA West Island holds a West Island Movie Night with an exclusive showing of John Burgess’ award-wining romantic comedy One Small Hitch, about longtime childhood friends who pretend to be engaged to please the man’s dying father, 6:30 p.m. at the Kirkland Colisée, 3200 rue Jean Yves. Contact Albinna Abitan at 514-624-5005, ext. 221, or email albinna.abitan@federationcja.org.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

 

COMPUTER SHORTCUTS

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors holds a 1:30-3:30 p.m., workshop demonstrating a host of “computer shortcuts.” Call 514-342-1234, ext. 7348.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

 

JUDAISM QUEBEC

The relevance of Judaism in modern Quebec society is one aspect of a six-part course offered by the Chabad Queen Mary’s Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Called “To be a Jew in the Free World,” the course is led by Rabbi Ronnie Fine and is also offered Thursdays (starting Feb. 6) at noon and Sundays (starting Feb. 9), 7:30 p.m. Call 514-738-3434 or visit www.jlimontreal.com.

 

CLASSICAL APPRECIATION

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors’ classical music appreciation series begins with, “The Best of Brahms,” at 1 p.m. Call 514-3432-1234, ext. 7348.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

 

EMAIL PRIMER

Learn the basics of email at a Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors workshop, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 514-345-1234, ext. 7348.

 

…Et Cetera…

 

TEN-YEAR-OLD AUTHOR

Herzliah High School was the site last month for what it described as a memorable event: a talk by Tommy Gatzmayer, a 10-year-old boy who wrote two books about a condition his sister Melanie has, called Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a rare genetic disorder difficult to diagnose that affects only one in 10,000 people. There are only 100 cases in Canada. Tommy, accompanied by his sister and his mother, Nathalie, spoke to Secondary I and Talmud Torah grades 5 and 6 students about how, at age six, he decided to write the first book, Melanie and Tommy Have Two Pet Rats and One Syndrome, after he witnessed his sister being tormented by bullies. The book has since sold 7,000 copies.

 

TAX CLINIC REGISTRATION

Registration is now on for the annual free income tax clinic at Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors. which will take place March 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Karen Gerstein, 514-342-1234, ext. 7242.

 

DRAMA THERAPY

Chabad Lifeline offers a new Drama Therapy Workshop on Thursdays, 3 p.m. for anyone affected by addictions, a closed group with registration required. Call Ruth Weinberger, 514-738-7700.

 

GET ON THE BOARD

Act to End Violence Against Women is seeking to expand its board of directors. Women with a passion for or expertise on the issue and with a fundraising background should send resumés to penny@acttoendvaw@vaw.org or call Penny Krowitz at 905-695-5372.

 

GENETICS ALZHEIMER’S

Dr. Andréa LeBlanc, a principal investigator at the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady David Institute, discovered “highly abundant” levels of a specific protein called Caspase-6 in an area of the brain responsible for cognition and memory, according to a report on a study by LeBlanc published in the research journal Cell Death Differentiation. The discovery, according to the study, shows the gene at even the earliest stages of cognitive impairment, even in the absence of plaques and tangles seen in the brain pathologies of those afflicted by Alzheimer’s. LeBlanc’s findings indicate that the presence of Caspase-6 could be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Week of January 30

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Jan 28, 2014 in Rat News | Subscribe

Thursday, Jan. 30

 

YOUNG TALENT

The Chai Arts Centre presents a Concert of Young Adults, 7-8:30 p.m. at 5149 Decarie Blvd. More details at 514-692-1793, or email info@chalart.ca.

 

FINAL SCREENING

As part of the period surrounding International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a final screening of Dark Lullabies, the award-winning Canadian documentary on post-Holocaust Jews and Germans,  takes place at Cinéma du Parc, 3574 Ave. du Parc. Call 514-281-1900.

 

Friday, Jan. 31

 

ROSH CHODESH ADAR I

Women and children are welcome at a Women’s Rosh Chodesh service for the month of Adar I, 8:30 a.m. at the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue. Contact Shelley at 514-489-9094.

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

 

ISRAELI FILM FEST

The Jewish Public Library’s Israeli Film Festival screens Meni Yaesh’s 2012 film, God’s Neighbours, about newly identifying ultra-Orthodox Jews imposing their lifestyle through violence, 8 p.m. at the Dollar Cinema in Decarie Square. Introduced by Rabbi Reuben Poupko. Call 514-345-2627, ext. 3038.

 

Sunday, Feb. 2

 

SHAARE ZION SUPER BOWL!

Only $20 will get you into the Shaare Zion Congregation at 5:30 p.m. for its annual Super Bowl event featuring a giant screen, great football food like burgers, hot dogs and more, a half-time darts competition and door prizes. Wear any sports shirt you want (drinks are extra and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Contact Debbie Cooper at 514-481-7727, ext. 224, email debbie.cooper@shaarezion.org or visit www.shaarezion.org.

 

DODGEBALL

FedNext of Federation CJA stages a dodgeball event, 1:15-5 p.m. at Le Rinque, 5822 Cote de Liesse. Contact Elie Abecassis at 514-345-2645, ext. 2639, or by email at elie.abecassis@federationcja.org.

 

AGING TO SAGE-ING

The Journey from Aging to Sage-ing is an all-day workshop with Rabbi Sherril Gilbert and Henny Feldman, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. inside Kellert Hall at the YM-YWHA Ben Weider JCC. Registration is required as space is limited. For more details or to register, call 514-386-8874.

 

GENEALOGICAL JOURNEY

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal holds its regular Sunday morning workshop, 10 a.m.-noon at the Jewish Public Library. Call the JGS hotline at 514-484-0969.

 

Monday, Feb. 3

 

HOW TO SPEAK TO GOD

A three-part Monday educational series on “How to Speak to God” begins at 8 p.m. at Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem, focusing on what prayers teach about God, man and the meaning of life. Preceded by a mini-lesson: A Siddur GPS. Call 514-489-3841.

 

ANTI-SEMITISM SERIES

Philosophy professor Shalem Coulibaly of the Université de Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), is the guest of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP) at a 5:30 talk at Leacock 738 of McGill University, convened by Raphael Fischler of McGill’s School of Urban Planning. Part of ISGAP’s seminar series on “Anti-Semitism in Comparative Perspective.”

 

CAMP MEET

Camp B’nai Brith holds its annual general meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Federation CJA. Email Josh Pepin at josh.pepin@cbbmtl.org.

 

WEST ISLAND MOVIE

Federation CJA West Island holds a West Island Movie Night with an exclusive showing of John Burgess’ award-wining romantic comedy One Small Hitch, about longtime childhood friends who pretend to be engaged to please the man’s dying father, 6:30 p.m. at the Kirkland Colisée, 3200 rue Jean Yves. Contact Albinna Abitan at 514-624-5005, ext. 221, or email albinna.abitan@federationcja.org.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

 

COMPUTER SHORTCUTS

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors holds a 1:30-3:30 p.m., workshop demonstrating a host of “computer shortcuts.” Call 514-342-1234, ext. 7348.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

 

JUDAISM QUEBEC

The relevance of Judaism in modern Quebec society is one aspect of a six-part course offered by the Chabad Queen Mary’s Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Called “To be a Jew in the Free World,” the course is led by Rabbi Ronnie Fine and is also offered Thursdays (starting Feb. 6) at noon and Sundays (starting Feb. 9), 7:30 p.m. Call 514-738-3434 or visit www.jlimontreal.com.

 

CLASSICAL APPRECIATION

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors’ classical music appreciation series begins with, “The Best of Brahms,” at 1 p.m. Call 514-3432-1234, ext. 7348.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

 

EMAIL PRIMER

Learn the basics of email at a Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors workshop, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 514-345-1234, ext. 7348.

 

…Et Cetera…

 

TEN-YEAR-OLD AUTHOR

Herzliah High School was the site last month for what it described as a memorable event: a talk by Tommy Gatzmayer, a 10-year-old boy who wrote two books about a condition his sister Melanie has, called Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a rare genetic disorder difficult to diagnose that affects only one in 10,000 people. There are only 100 cases in Canada. Tommy, accompanied by his sister and his mother, Nathalie, spoke to Secondary I and Talmud Torah grades 5 and 6 students about how, at age six, he decided to write the first book, Melanie and Tommy Have Two Pet Rats and One Syndrome, after he witnessed his sister being tormented by bullies. The book has since sold 7,000 copies.

 

TAX CLINIC REGISTRATION

Registration is now on for the annual free income tax clinic at Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors. which will take place March 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Karen Gerstein, 514-342-1234, ext. 7242.

 

DRAMA THERAPY

Chabad Lifeline offers a new Drama Therapy Workshop on Thursdays, 3 p.m. for anyone affected by addictions, a closed group with registration required. Call Ruth Weinberger, 514-738-7700.

 

GET ON THE BOARD

Act to End Violence Against Women is seeking to expand its board of directors. Women with a passion for or expertise on the issue and with a fundraising background should send resumés to penny@acttoendvaw@vaw.org or call Penny Krowitz at 905-695-5372.

 

GENETICS ALZHEIMER’S

Dr. Andréa LeBlanc, a principal investigator at the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady David Institute, discovered “highly abundant” levels of a specific protein called Caspase-6 in an area of the brain responsible for cognition and memory, according to a report on a study by LeBlanc published in the research journal Cell Death Differentiation. The discovery, according to the study, shows the gene at even the earliest stages of cognitive impairment, even in the absence of plaques and tangles seen in the brain pathologies of those afflicted by Alzheimer’s. LeBlanc’s findings indicate that the presence of Caspase-6 could be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

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