7 2024

Freylekh Friday

5:30PM - 9:00PM  

Or Haneshamah Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community
https://www.orh.ca/event/freylekh-friday10.html 30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

Contact Jenny Burns
register at https://www.orh.ca/event/freylekh-friday10.html

Freylekh Fridays is a monthly, multigenerational Shabbat evening, complete with a family-friendly Teddy Bear Shabbat, a potluck dinner, Kabbalat Shabbat and a guest speaker ready to spark discussion and introduce new ideas to mull over all weekend!

Teddy Bear Shabbat at 5:30 pm - Join Morah Jenny for snacks, stories and stuffies!

Potluck Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 pm

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:30 pm (available via Zoom as well)

Guest Speaker Gary Barwin at 8:15 pm (available via Zoom as well)
In this lively presentation, award-winning best-selling author Gary Barwin will share engaging examples from his many books of fiction, poetry, and essays. He’ll also speak about how he addresses difficult subjects with humour and finds true emotion in the absurd.

Bio:Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, and multidisciplinary artist. He is the author of 31 books including Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted: The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy which won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Vine Award, and was chosen for Hamilton Reads 2023. His national bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates won the Leacock Medal for Humour and the Canadian Jewish Literary Award, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was long listed for Canada Reads. His 2022 poetry collection, The Most Charming Creatures won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award. His latest book is Imagining Imagining: Essays on Language, Identity and Infinity. This fall, Assembly Press will published Scandal at the Alphorn Factory: New and Selected Short Fiction 1984-2024. This year will also see three LPs of musical collaborations released and his interactive multimedia installation with Sarah Imrisek will be featured at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. A PhD in music composition, he has been writer-in-residence and taught at many universities, colleges and libraries. He lives in Hamilton and at garybarwin.com