The Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies:
- Provides current courses for undergraduate and graduate students and supports cultural learning in the Jewish community.
- Undertakes scholarly research in all areas of Canadian Jewish studies.
- Hosts public lectures and seminars both at Concordia University and off-campus venues.
- Offers publication programs to support fiction, non-fiction, and scholarly work.
In response to the challenges of mounting public events under the present circumstances, the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies plans to make use of this site, both to present online materials in place of public events, and to provide updates on when we will return to active collaboration and event planning. If you would like to hear from us on future plans please send your email contact to Dr. Norman Ravvin.
The Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies will sponsor and support online interviews introducing new books in the field. The first of these profiled Dr. Emily Robins Sharpe’s Mosaic Fictions: Writing Identity in the Spanish Civil War.
Also, a discussion with Amir Lavie about his recently-defended University of Toronto dissertation, "The Past is Not a Foreign Country: Archival Mentalities and the Development of the Canadian-Jewish Community's Archival Landscape During the Nineteen Seventies."
All interviews, inclduing the most recent with David Koffman (York) on The Jews' Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism, and Belonging in America, can been seen at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnGhxjLo1IsdINyuWcFNN5g
August 31, 2020
June 18, 2020
February 19, 2020