Late Osgoode professor’s book about his father’s Yiddish radio show to be published posthumously by his family

Michael Mandel

Michael Mandel ’72, who passed away in 2013,  was an Osgoode professor for almost 40 years as well as an author, activist and singer.

His book called The Jewish Hour – The Golden Age of a Toronto Yiddish Radio Show and Newspaper is being published posthumously by his family.

The book, which adds a new chapter to the history of Toronto’s Jewish community, is the story of Mandel’s quest to learn more about his late father’s Yiddish radio show as described in the pages of a Toronto Yiddish newspaper, the Kanader Nayes (1936-1954).

The book will be launched at the Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St. near Spadina Ave., on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  Presentation and musical performance at 3:15 pm.