Yiddish Voices of Kensington Part II: The Everyday Lives of the Early Jewish Immigrants
An Online Talk with Vivian Felsen
In this companion to Vivian’s Yiddish Voices of Kensington: From Radical Poets to Rabbinical Scholars, this virtual lecture highlights the occupations and preoccupations of Toronto’s early Yiddish-speaking immigrants between 1900-1920, including finding employment, starting a business, courtship and marriage, fraternal organizations and benevolent societies, Yiddish vaudeville and theatre, and the impact of events in Canada and the outside world.
Recorded live from Toronto | February 16, 2023
Vivian Felsen is a Toronto translator of both French and Yiddish into English. Her translations from Yiddish have earned her a variety of awards, including the Canadian Jewish Book Award and the J. I. Segal Award. In 2018, she was named a Finalist for a Governor General's Literary Award for her translation from French of J. I. Segal: a Montreal Yiddish Poet and His Milieu.
The recording of Part One of this lecture series, "From Radical Poets to Rabbinical Scholars," is available to view in our archive: Yiddish Voices of Kensington: Part I.