ACJS Conference 2019!

The ACJS conference has taken place annually in cities across the country for over forty years.  At the conference, junior and senior scholars from Canada and abroad gather to share their work relating to aspects of the Canadian Jewish experience and get to know each other in a welcoming and professional setting. Emerging scholars are encouraged to submit their work and come to the conference as an opportunity to get to know their peers, get a glimpse of scholarship in the field, and learn about Canadian Jewish culture and history.

Please find all pertinent information on our conference page.

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ACJS Member is a Finalist for Governor General Award

We are pleased to announce that Vivian Felsen, an ACJS member, is a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award in the category of Translation of a book from French into English for her translation of Jacob Isaac Segal: A Montreal Yiddish Poet and His Milieu by Pierre Anctil. The University of Ottawa Press publisher, stated that in translating this book “Vivian Felsen brought a rare combination of expertise, creativity and personal rediscovery of her own family’s history to bear. The result is an outstanding and complex work of translation that takes the reader into a vital and too little-known Yiddish-speaking immigrant community in Montreal.” To read the full University of Ottawa Press Release, click here.

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Upcoming Conference on Canadian Holocaust Literature

The first ever conference on Canadian Holocaust Literature will be held in Ottawa on October 27 and 28, 2018.  You are cordially invited to the opening panel on Saturday evening at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, when author Nate Leipciger will reflect on the process of writing and producing his survivor memoir.  The conference will continue on Sunday at Library and Archives Canada with panels devoted to Chava Rosenfarb and Bernice Eisenstein, and papers on poetry and prose, memoir and writing for children.  The event is open to the public.  For more information and to register for the conference, please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-holocaust-literature-charting-the-field-tickets-48185452987.

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ACJS Scholar Publication: Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home

Following and studying 16 different families for ten years, authors Randal Schnoor and Alex Pomson uncover deep significant of family networks in Jewish identity formation. The newly published book, Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home, entails how the authors build theories, based on the families’ experiences, to explain why, over time, some individuals lead more intense Jewish lives and others become increasingly disengaged from other Jews and from Jewish culture.  There will also be a dinner and talk, for parents and children aged 5-13, held by Randal Schnoor on his new book! Registration is required by November 14that www.bethdavid.com for only 10$! Free for children. For more insights on this book click here. To order the book on Amazon click here.

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What our Scholars are up to: Ruth Panofsky

Our very own Professor Ruth Panofsky will be one of three Ryerson professors who have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada’s Academy of the Arts and Humanities. Established in 1883, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) recognizes the country’s leading scholars, artists and scientists through a competitive, peer-juried process. The Royal Society of Canada’s formal ceremony will take place in Halifax on November 16, 2018, during which the national collegium of 89 new fellows will be inducted. View the complete announcement of the leading scholars here.

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Welcome to the new ACJS blog!

The ACJS is excited to announce our new Social Media Officer, Rotem Fellus, who comes to us through the Developing Future Leaders internship program, Carleton University’s Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies.

Rotem is in her third year of an undergraduate degree in Communications and Political Science at the University of Ottawa and is looking forward to working with the ACJS to make our organization more visible and better connected online.

Rotem will be putting together a new initiative in stories related to the Canadian Jewish experience to be posted on our website blog and to social media, which will then also be linked to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The goal is to increase awareness about Canadian Jewish life as well as bring more views, traffic, and interest to our ACJS website.

Please send Rotem ideas and content related to Canadian Jewish Studies. This can include upcoming events, projects, publications or even lists of favourite places to visit such as museums.

Her email is: acjs.socialmedia@gmail.com

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