Welcome to The Shpiel on Hamilton, a new podcast brought to you by the Hamilton Jewish News

Generously sponsored by the Allen and Milli Gould Family Foundation

 

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Guest host Ilana Zackon interviews both long-time Jewish Hamiltonians and newcomers to the community to find out everything there is to know about Jewish Hamilton. 

Episode 2: THE WAR IN UKRAINE

The Shpiel on Hamilton speaks with four Jewish Hamiltonians from the Former Soviet Union about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Hamilton Jewish Federation CEO Gustavo Rymberg about the overwhelming community response to Federation’s emergency campaign for Ukraine.

Episode 3: THE TIES THAT BIND

Cantor Gideon Zelermyer from Montreal Congregation Shaar HaShomayim shares memories of his friend and collaborator Boris Brott.

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Episode 4: MCMASTER'S LEONARD COHEN MANUSCRIPT

McMaster archivist Chris Long's unearthing of a Leonard Cohen manuscript in McMaster University's McLelland and Stewart Archive becomes the a central feature of Canadian Israeli journalist Matti Friedman's book Who by Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai.  

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Episode 5: A CONVERSATION WITH ISRAELI FILMMAKER YAIR QEDAR

Israeli filmmaker Yair Qedar, discusses his acclaimed documentary, The Fourth Window, an unflinching and multi-layered portrait of Amos Oz, Israel’s most prolific and internationally read author.
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Episode 6: OLD STOCK, A REFUGEE LOVE STORY, COMES TO HAMILTON

This year's Annual Community Campaign Launch coincides with an outstanding theatrical event on Tuesday, July 26 at Theatre Aquarius, when Ben Caplan, a Hamilton born and bred musician, performance artist extraordinaire and klezmer folk sensation stars in the inaugural Hamilton performance of Old Stock, A Refugee Love Story
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Episode 7: INTRODUCING "IMPACT MAKERS" WITH TODAY'S GUEST LAURA WOLFSON

it can be difficult to believe that one person can make a difference, but The Shpiel on Hamilton's new series, Impact Makers, will profile many individuals in our community who are doing just that. Meet today's guest Laura Wolfson, who is spearheading efforts to grow Hamilton's Jewish community.
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Episode 8: JEWISH HAMILTON'S IMPACT MAKERS FEATURING AMANDA KATZ

The Shpiel on Hamilton speaks with Amanda Katz, the 27 year old executive director of Homeless Cars, a charity that’s dedicated to helping fund and eliminate homelessness and food insecurity in Hamilton. In the following conversation, Amanda reflects on how the values instilled in her growing up in Hamilton influenced the life choices she has made.
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