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Mike Cohen is the communications and marketing specialist for the English Montreal School Board, an elected councillor in the City of Côte Saint-Luc and a writer and blogger for several publications and websites. The latter include The Suburban, The Montrealer, The Jewish Standard Magazine. Montreal Jewish Magazine, B'nai Brith Canada and Canadian World Traveller. He is also the editor of Inspirations Newspaper.

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Mike Cohen is the communications and marketing specialist for the English Montreal School Board, an elected councillor in the City of Côte Saint-Luc and a writer and blogger for several publications and websites. The latter include The Suburban, The Montrealer, The Jewish Standard Magazine. Montreal Jewish Magazine, B'nai Brith Canada and Canadian World Traveller. He is also the editor of Inspirations Newspaper.

    Quebec Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade

    Quebec Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade

    It was a pleasure to have my first interview with Quebec Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade and get her views on a wide array of topics. She will give opening remarks at a Quebec Liberal Party panel featuring Dan Laxer, Dr. Mitch Shulman, Dr. Cindy FInn and Ruth Pelletier on Tuesday, June 22 (6:30 pm) on Your Mental Health. The cost is $30. To register contact darcymcgeeqc@gmail.com

    • 12 min
    Bare Necessities Provides The Essentials To Needy Kids

    Bare Necessities Provides The Essentials To Needy Kids

    Bare Necessities is a program run by the Nellie Philanthropy Foundation ( https://www.nelliefoundation.ca) , the same organization that spearheaded the CSL Groceries Project during the pandemic. It is designed to provide families on financial assistance who attend one of the five community camps that serve the Montreal Jewish community with some help to pay for camp supplies. David Lisbona is behind this initiative and he joins me with Camp B'nai Brith Montreal Executive Director Josh Pepin.

    • 14 min
    Former CJAD Broadcaster Richard Deschamps Looks Ahead

    Former CJAD Broadcaster Richard Deschamps Looks Ahead

    Richard Deschamps was a reporter and anchor at CJAD News in Montreal for 25 years until the newsroom was the victim of cuts last winter. He's had a stellar career and now awaits his next opportunity in media or elsewhere.

    • 13 min
    Actress Neta Riskin (Giti Weiss) from the Netflix Hit Show Shtisel

    Actress Neta Riskin (Giti Weiss) from the Netflix Hit Show Shtisel

    Shtisel is an Israeli television drama series about a fictional Haredi ("ultra-Orthodox" Jewish) family living in Geula, Jerusalem. The first three seasons can be seen on Netflix. Neta Riskin portrays
    Giti Weiss, the daughter and sister of main characters Shulem and Akiva. She will give an exclusive interview to Sonia Benezra on Sunday May 23 for the Ben Weider Educational Centre/Chaya Mushka Seminary, which has provided post-secondary education of the highest calibre for hundreds of young Jewish women, coming from the world over. You can register to watch this virtual presentation for free at www.theseminary/lecture.

    • 18 min
    A Mental Health Shabbat Weekend In The Shadow Of COVID - 19

    A Mental Health Shabbat Weekend In The Shadow Of COVID - 19

    The third annual Community Mental Health Awareness Shabbat, spearheaded by Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Congregation in Côte Saint-Luc, will take place May 6 to 9. It will be fully virtual, with a Mental Health Symposium on Thursday evening, a Friday workshop for high school students and a Sunday morning Mental Health workshop. This has spread to cities across North America.This program coincides with Canadian Mental Health Week (https://mentalhealthweek.ca). I speak with Dr. Rachel Goodman and Yair Meyers, the program co-chairs, who provide a good preview.
    Registration for these events (high school is limited to students) is free and you must log on to www.mentalhealth.tbdj.org. For more details you can email tbdjmentalhealth@gmail.com.

    • 11 min
    Psychologist Lew Lewis Begins His Second Career

    Psychologist Lew Lewis Begins His Second Career

    After a remarkable 53 year career in public education, including 47 years working out of 6000 Fielding Avenue for the English Montreal School Board and the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, Lew Lewis announced his retirement as Director of Student Services over a year ago. But now he has decided to go into private practice with Openspace Clinic, situated at 4115 Sherbrooke St. W., a little east of Greene Avenue in Westmount. Lew is very excited about entering a new phase of his professional life by joining Openspace Clinic which he describes a wonderful and diverse group of talented clinicians and wellness professionals. The primary focus of Lew’s professional practice will be working with older adolescents and adults with challenges related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, workplace issues, and stress management. Having known Lew for over 20 years, I can best describe him as a very warm, caring, and empathetic individual as well as an extremely insightful and supportive professional, widely respected by friends and colleagues alike! Lew can be reached at lew@openspaceclinic.com or at 514-833-9886.

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