Sunday at the Segal - A Century Songbook

Jun 16, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019 | Lobby

This Sunday @ the Segal will explore and celebrate the world of archivists. The team of panelists will share their work and processes; discuss the power of archival work in community and memory building; and look to the future of archival research in a digital era. 

Please join us for this very special Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre Sunday @ the Segal in the Segal Centre Lobby. 

Should you not be able to attend in person, the lecture will also broadcast live on our Facebook page.


Special Guests

Past President, Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre
Panelist / Writer of A Century Songbook

Since the age of 8 Edit Kuper has performed as a Yiddish Theatre actor. Edit is the initiator and volunteer coordinator of the DWYT Archives since 2004 and is also the Immediate Past Co-President of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre where she was Co-chair from 2012-2017. Edit is a writer, poet, and translator and has translated scripts and supertitles for DWYT productions including, Lyrics and Latkes, and the Channukah Sing-a-longs, as well as the text for the Gedenk:Yiddish Ghetto Songs CD. Edit is the Co-President of the Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants, Chair of the Montreal Voices of Holocaust Descendants, and of the Curatorial Team for the Jewish Film Series at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts.

Community Manager, Museum of Jewish Montreal

Aviv Milgram is the Community Manager at the Museum of Jewish Montreal, where she manages the museum’s oral history program. From collecting oral testimonies and overseeing oral history fellows and volunteers, to organizing storytelling events and developing oral history outreach projects, she is working to build community and strengthen intergenerational and intercultural relationships through storytelling and oral history preservation. Aviv has a Master’s degree in Religion in Global Politics, with a thesis focusing on religion and multiculturalism in the Canadian context.

Director of Archives, Jewish Public Library


Jessica Zimmerman is Director of the Jewish Public Library Archives. Her interest in archives began when she was awarded the State Hermitage Museum Foundation of Canada Young Artist Award for her work at Concordia University, where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Through this award she studied collection management at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, training with curators, conservators, and art historians. An archivist with a diverse background, she then completed a Masters of Museum Studies at the Reinwardt Academie, of the Amsterdam University of the Arts. After two years of working in Paris as an archivist for ArtPartner, Ms. Zimmerman completed a second Masters in Library and Information Studies at McGill University. Since 2016 she has been at the Jewish Public Library Archives helping to preserve, collect, and disseminate local Jewish history.