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Reflecting on Jewish & Indigenous Stories: Event from Canadian Race Relations Foundation


Reflecting on Jewish & Indigenous Stories

Live Recording of the Rivkush Podcast with Special Guest Jennifer Podemski / Enregistrement en direct du podcast Rivkush avec l'invitée spéc


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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is pleased to announce an in-person event in partnership with Canadian Jewish News in celebration of Canada’s Jewish Heritage Month.

In the infamous Sixties Scoop, the Canadian government forcibly relocated tens of thousands of Indigenous children, separating them from their families and placing them in foster homes or adoptive households. Little Bird, a new show by Crave and APTN, premiering May 26, follows one young woman who was taken from her reserve in Saskatchewan at the age of five and raised in a Jewish home in Montreal, having her name changed from Bezhig Little Bird to Esther Rosenblum. In her 20s, Bezhig returns to the Prairies to find the family she lost and discover the secrets of her past.

Join us for an in-depth conversation about this poignant new program with acclaimed actor and producer Jennifer Podemski, who has First Nations and Jewish heritage, and who co-created Little Bird with playwright Hannah Moscovitch. Podemski will speak with Rivka Campbell, host of CJN podcast Rivkush, the only podcast dedicated to spotlighting Jews of colour, sponsored by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.

When: Please join us for this occasion on Sunday, May 28th 2023, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Where: Holy Blossom Temple (1950 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON, M5P 3K9) (Holy Blossom Temple is a wheelchair accessible space)


6:30 – 7:00 pm - Networking Reception

7:00 – 7:20 pm - Elder Opening Ceremony & Host Opening

7:20 – 8:20 pm - Podcast recording with Jennifer Podemski & Rivka Campbell followed by a Q&A

8:20 – 8:30 pm - Closing Remarks

Contact person: If any questions about this event, please contact: Suvaka Priyatharsan at

Registration on Eventbrite is mandatory.

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