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Montreal stage: Thriller delivers vision for Mideast peace
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Montreal stage: Thriller delivers vision for Mideast peace

Birthmark, written by Stephen Orlov and directed by Liz Valdez & Michelle Soicher, will be performed Sat. Nov. 3 till Sun. Nov. 18 by Teesri Duniya Theatre at MAI, Montreal Arts Interculturels, 3680 Jeanne-Mance. Raised on biblical stories of how his Jewish ancestors fought oppression, and marked by childhood fears […]

World View: A Chamberlain in the White House?
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World View: A Chamberlain in the White House?

By Michael Carin We are watching a ruinous chapter of history replay itself on the international stage. The president of the world’s chief democratic power is openly appeasing democracy’s principal foe. Since the day he took office, Donald Trump has never said a negative word about Vladimir Putin, while the […]

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Young Canadian composer awarded

The Schulich School of Music at McGill University has chosen Thierry Tidrow as the winner of the Inaugural Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers. The $15,000 first prize for Tidrow’s new work for piano quintet, Quicksilver, was among $45,000 in prizes awarded at a concert and gala September 29 at […]

Ometz agency trains caregivers, making them highly employable
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Ometz agency trains caregivers, making them highly employable

“It’s often a new chapter in their lives.”

The love of being a student: the story of Irene Steiner
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The love of being a student: the story of Irene Steiner

It’s never too late to return to school – especially when your formative years have been shattered by displacement, living as a Jew in central Europe during World War II

Teens to teach seniors computer and smartphone skills
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Teens to teach seniors computer and smartphone skills

Some of us learned about computers and cell phones as part of our jobs, but others in the 55-plus demographic may not had that kind of training.

Cummings Centre to host caregiving conference in October
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Cummings Centre to host caregiving conference in October

Cummings Centre Social Action Committee will host their first Conference on Caregiving, Wed. Oct. 3.

Sun Youth employs students through Valorisation Jeunesse
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Sun Youth employs students through Valorisation Jeunesse

by Louiza Guira I first joined Sun Youth in the summer of 2014. I was excited as it was my first job. I worked full time in the food bank, an opportunity given to me by Valorisation Jeunesse, a project that allows dynamic people 16 to 18, especially those that […]

Generations Foundation: Back to school with bagels
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Generations Foundation: Back to school with bagels

Children are back at school and we are back too.

New Hope: Federal fund offers NDGers lifts, computer training
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New Hope: Federal fund offers NDGers lifts, computer training

For English speaking seniors, lacking computer skills can be a major handicap in using social media to connect with family and community. Because those in the 55-plus demographic often live alone, with family far away, transport and accompaniment to appointments is another need. Two innovative and sustainable projects targeting these […]