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Saturday, August 24 • 21:20 - 22:20
The Rebbe of Montreal: Jewish Themes in the Songs of Leonard Cohen

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Cohen was the grandson of a Rosh Yeshiva in Kovno and the grandson of the founder of the Shaar Shamayim Synagogue in Montreal. His music is full of stories from Tanah, prayer, and Jewish history. Even though Cohen claimed that his music is universal and not Jewish, he left it for us to discover the Jewish side of his art. If you are a fan of Cohen’s deep voice and text study, join me in discovering the Jewish themes in Cohen’s songs.

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Sonja Viličić

Based in Belgrade, Serbia, Sonja worked for the Joint Distribution Committee in Budapest in various positions. She is also a graduate of the Melton Senior Educators Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sonja is one of the founders and an Executive Director of NGO Haver Srbija... Read More →

Saturday August 24, 2019 21:20 - 22:20 SAST