Online Lecture on Montreal’s JPL

On April 20, 2023, the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst (Massachusetts) will hold a free online English lecture about the great historical role of Montreal’s Jewish Public Library (JPL) as one of the largest centers of Yiddish culture in North America. The event is to be hosted by Sebastian Schulman and Rivka Augenfeld (Montreal), and Sonia Bloom (Amherst). Pre-registration is required.

The Jewish Public Library of Montreal was founded in 1914. Since then it remains a major cultural center of Yiddish education and research of Yiddish literature. The library also has an invaluable archive of Yiddish-related documents.