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Festival Opening Concert
Tuesday August 28, 7:30pm
Yiddish Glory at Koerner Hall, 272 Bloor St. W. Click here for details and tickets!

Wednesday August 29, 7pm
Featuring Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk (Poland) and Polky Village Band (Toronto) with pre-show talk by Kajetan Prochyra (Music Director, POLIN Museum, Warsaw)
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St W

Thursday August 30, 8pm
If It Be Your Will: An All-Canadian Tribute to Leonard Cohen
Featuring Barrel Boys, Batsheva, Kevin Breit, Aviva Chernick, Lori Cullen, Aaron Davis, Cantor Sidney Ezer, Aaron Lightstone and more. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON

Friday August 31, 6pm
“Jazz Kabbalat Shabbat” with the Tevet Sela and Jason Rosenblatt Quartet
Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1700 Bathurst St.
+ Optional shabbat dinner ($$)

— LABOUR DAY WEEKEND @ HARBOURFRONT CENTRE —
12 Stages, 80+ events, most events free!  Full schedule below.
Download a PDF of our full Schedule brochure HERE, or just the weekend schedule grid HERE.
Printed copies of the brochure will be available at locations around Toronto as of week of August 5.

Weekend Highlights:

Saturday September 1, 6pm-1am
Free evening Concert Stage highlighting 21st century Yiddish music, with Eleanor Reissa and Frank  London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars (NYC) and the North American debut of YID! (Australia).
Ticketed event highlight: Avi Hoffman as Itsik Manger in Reflections of a Lost Poet.

Sunday September 2, 1pm-1am
Evening Concert Stage featuring cutting-edge Israeli World music, with Gili Yalo (Israel/Ethiopia) and A-Wa (Israel).
Ticketed event highlights: Salome: Woman of Valor featuring Frank London and Adeena Karasick, and Address Unknown, featuring Avi Hoffman and Stephen Bogaert.

Monday September 3, 1pm-10pm
Featuring the Ashkenaz Parade (4pm) and Festival Finale (7pm)
Ticketed event highlight: Lara St John and Matt Herskowitz “Lavuta: Violin Without Borders”

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