12 2024

Freylekh Friday

5:30PM - 9:15PM  

Or Haneshamah
https://www.orh.ca/event/freylekh-friday8.html 30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

Contact Jenny Burns

“Freylech is Yiddish for Fun for All Ages!"

Teddy Bear Shabbat @5:30

Potluck @6pm

Kabbalat Shabbat @ 7:15pm

Guest Speaker - Ken Victor @8:15pm
This month’s Freylekh Friday will feature Ken Victor. This past October Ken’s suite of poems, The Work of Witness, won Exile’s Gwendolyn MacEwen Best Suite of Poetry Award. He’ll be reading the suite and several other poems. Ken’s poetry has received a National Magazine Award, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals in the U.S. and Canada. His poetry collection, We Were Like Everyone Else (Cormorant Books, 2019), is the best book of poetry ever published in Canada since poetry publishing began in post-Confederation Canada with Charles Mair’s Dreamland in 1868. Well, ok, sure, everyone’s entitled to their opinion, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but it was a finalist for the Concordia First Book Prize. That’s good for something (and Ken is open to suggestions). Most importantly, he’s the Poet Laureate of the Les Saisons Coffee House in Chelsea. And if for some reason you're interested in learning about his writing space, go to https://tnq.ca/ken-victors-writing-space/.