A new Beit Midrash in Hamilton

March 2018
Rabbi Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli

When I was a young woman living in Canada, there was nothing I wanted to do more than learn Talmud, but there was nowhere to do it. A few places in Toronto offered an hour-long discussion about once a week, but nothing that delved into the mechanics…

50 years a teacher

Nothing makes Fay Schmerling happier than knowing that she made a difference in one of her students’ lives. After 50 years of teaching at Beth Jacob’s Hebrew School, that works out to a lot of happy moments.

The story behind Hamilton's storytelling circle

Offering a warm and inviting atmosphere, the Circle provides a fun and relaxing evening of listening to a wide range of stories, coupled with an opportunity to tell one of your own.

Temple hosts art show

November 19, 2017 was the day that Temple Anshe Sholom hosted its first annual art show. This was a project of the synagogue's social action committee as an opportunity to help raise awareness about local Jewish artists and to help them engage with the community in a meaningful way.

Master of his craft offers journalism workshop

Over three evenings this autumn, former Hamilton Spectator reporter Wade Hemsworth detailed the basics of journalistic writing and covered topics ranging from effective interviewing and clear writing, to self-editing.