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Lunch & Learn

Join us for a hot kosher lunch and engaging speaker or musical entertainment. Tickets at the JCC front desk 604-257-5111. Please register no later than Friday before the event for catering purposes.


Monday May 11
Leonard Bernstein - Beyond "West Side Story"
Presented by Gordon Cherry  
11:45am-1:15pm
in the Seniors Lounge

GORDON CHERRY performed as principal trombonist with the Vancouver Symphony and CBC Radio Orchestra for 35 seasons. He also performed with his wife Joyce in the Vancouver Klezmer band "Simchaphonics". He still performs and keeps busy with his music publishing business Cherry Classics Music.

LEONARD BERSTEIN was a true musical genius who influenced audiences around the world with his conducting and compositions. Born in Ukraine to Jewish parents, he grew up in America. Many of his compositions have Jewish themes and we will focus on three of them: Chichester Psalms for boy soprano, chorus and orchestra;  Symphony No. 3, Kaddish for Orchestra, chorus, speaker & soprano; music from the Dybbuk based on Kabbalistic Jewish folklore. The music will have audio/video examples.

Catered Lunch served at 11:45am          
Guest Speaker presentation at 12:15pm 
Tickets at the JCC front desk. Please register no later than Friday before the event for catering purposes. Member Value Price $10 +gst;  Regular Price: $12.50 +gst


Monday June 15
The Rescue of Czech Torah Scrolls
Presented by David Schwartz
11:45am-1:15pm
in the Seniors Lounge

David Schwartz will tell the story of the Czech Holocaust Torahs, as the surviving relics of some 153 Czech Jewish communities whose members were deported and exterminated in the Nazi death camps during World War II. He will also speak about his trip to London, England with Temple Sholom’s scroll for the 50th Commemorative Service of the arrival in London of 1,564 scrolls.

Catered Lunch served at 11:45am          
Guest Speaker presentation at 12:15pm 
Tickets at the JCC front desk. Please register no later than Friday before the event for catering purposes. Member Value Price $10 +gst;  Regular Price: $12.50 +gst