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The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen

December 13, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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View The Gender Lady film from December 12 at 7:00 pm – December 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Join the live Q&A with Dr. Cohen and the Directors, moderated by Rabbi Hillel December 13 at 4:00 pm

“Dr. May Cohen and her husband Gerry ran a large and popular medical practice in North York until 1977 when they moved to McMaster University and were well known in the Hamilton community. May’s parents were Jewish emigres from Eastern Europe in the 1920’s. Yiddish was her first language. Her social conscience arose from their progressive political activism in Canada and she became a passionate advocate for the pro-choice movement and for the rights of women and women physicians. This documentary, selected as an audience favourite at TJFF 2019, celebrates her life and radical achievements.”

Sign up for a link to watch the fascinating documentary of Dr. May Cohen over the weekend. Then on Sunday at 4:00 pm, sign in for a live Zoom Q&A with Dr. Cohen herself, directors Dr. Cheryl Levitt and Dr. Barbara Lent, and moderator Rabbi Hillel. Already seen the film? You are still welcome to join the Zoom conversation. For more information about the film, visit https://maycohen.com/

To sign up for this program, contact Shira at shira@bethjacobsynagogue.ca.

This event has been generously sponsored, so there is no charge to participate. If you are able to make a donation towards our programming efforts, Beth Jacob would be very grateful.