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Free Tutoring in the library
by UBC & SFU students who work at Camp Miriam during the summer

Tutoring and homework help by a group of smart dedicated young volunteers from Habonim-Dror. Open to everyone who needs it.
Tu, We, Th  4:30-6:00pm
Information: 604-257-5181;

Creative Writing Workshop
with Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
Back by popular demand
Learn to put your thoughts and memories on paper with award-winning author Lillian Boraks-Nemetz who teaches creative writing at UBC.
We Oct 21    2:00-4:00pm
By donation. Proceeds to the library.

Book Club - calling all book lovers!
Next meeting:  Sep 30, 6:00-7:30pm
Everyone is welcome. Please bring your book suggestions.
NEW Meet Your Book Match
Looking to buy the perfect used book?
Give us your requests by author or genre, and we will create your personal "wish list". You can purchase from our available books, or we'll contact you when your "wish list" books become available.
Su 12:00-3:00pm

NEW Draw and Discover
Discover and tap your unexplored potential. Be creative!
Claire Cohen, B.F.A. M.A., will lead this workshop in exploration of the creative process through art.
We Oct 7    1:00-4:00pm
$5 supplies cost
RSVP to by Sept 28

Israeli, Hebrew & Yiddish Film Collection click here...

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Library Gifts and Donations  
Donations may be made to the Library and a special plaque will be inscribed. For information please call the librarian at 604-257-5111 ext. 249.


by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

This cinematic novel is about the birth of Israel and the true story of the marriages of convenience that were arranged to smuggle Jewish women out of Nazi-occupied Europe.
On the eve of World War II, a ship bearing twenty young men sets sail from the Palestine Territory toward Europe. Eagerly awaiting them on the other side are twenty young women, whom the men have never met. They have been set up in these marriages to enable the Jewish women to escape Nazi Germany and enter Palestine without being turned back by the British.
But when Yaacov Markovitch, a thoroughly unremarkable man, finds himself married to Bella, the most beautiful woman he has ever set eyes upon, things start to get complicated. Yaacov’s fake marriage is the beginning of a lifelong obsession, as he vows to make his beautiful bride love him, despite her determination to break free. Their changing fortunes take them through war, upheaval, terrible secrets, tragedy, joy, and loss.
A lively meditation on love and nationhood…this novel tackles some controversial subjects of our time and proves that comedy is a powerful means of exploring serious themes.
Vital, funny, and tender, this book brilliantly fuses personal lives and epic history in an unforgettable story of endless, hopeless longing, and the desperate search for love.

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