Past CFY Lectures

The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen Film Q&A

The TJFS encore presentation of the film "The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen" was followed on November 29, 2020 by a live Q&A Panel Discussion with Dr. May Cohen, her close friend Sharon Hampson (of Sharon, Lois & Bram), and Toronto Yiddish Vinkl's Sol Hermolin. Learn More

On the Edge of the Volcano:Yiddish Literature in Berlin, with Rachel Seelig

Dr. Rachel Seelig discusses the rich literary culture that flourished in exile in interwar Berlin, the conditions of its rise, and the events that led to its demise on the eve of the Third Reich. Learn More and Watch the Recording

The Yiddish Voices of Kensington Market, with Vivian Felsen

Vivian Felsen talks about the mostly forgotten yet truly remarkable literary activity of this largely working-class, Yiddish-speaking community, and the uniqueness of its writers. Learn More and Watch the Recording

Plagues in Yiddish Literature, with Miriam Trinh

In this Yiddish-language talk, Dr. Miriam Trinh explores the theme of plagues within modern Yiddish literature. Learn More and Watch the Recording

Over the Moon: The True Colors of Marc Chagall, with Chantal Ringuet

Chantal Ringuet presents an English-language talk, "Over the Moon: From the shtetl to the City of Lights, the True Colors of Marc Chagall in Eygens". Learn More and Watch the Recording