Spring Newsletter

Happy Passover, Happy Easter, and Happy Spring to all.

As many of you know, Passover – the celebration of freedom and the seminal holiday of Jewish continuity – invites us to reflect on the past and present. In that spirit, I would like to share what I have been working on in the last few months.

Since I last wrote to you, my documentary, “Yiddish: a tale of survival,” has been completed and is now being launched. So far, we have had one private press screening at McGill University. Janice Arnold of the Canadian Jewish News did a review and interview. You can read it here: www.cjnews.com.

In the next few weeks, I will be sending the DVD to those who have supported this project on IndieGogo. Without your support, it would not have been possible. I am also submitting the film to festivals worldwide, including the US, Australia, Europe, Israel, and Asia.

If you would be interested in organizing a private screening of the film for groups, associations or academic purposes, please contact me, and I would be glad to work something out.

In other news, AskAbigail Productions is now responsible for filming talks organized by ISGAP (Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism) at McGill University. Every month they have guests of international calibres, such as David Matas, Jonathon Speyer, and Shalem Coulibaly.

AskAbigail Productions has continued to support the efforts of CIJR (Canadian Institute for Jewish Research), and I continue to serve on their board.

The other day, as I was chatting with my Iranian emigre taxi driver friend, he said:

“If I could only see peace in the Middle East in my lifetime, I would die a happy man.” Insh’Allah, may it be so….

I welcome your feedback and comments and look forward to working towards freedom and peace together with you in the new year.