Celebrate International Women’s Day by Honouring Dr. May Cohen

Celebrate International Women’s Day by Honouring Dr. May Cohen

Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM

 Join the OJA on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate “The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen”. Prior to becoming a powerful advocate for women’s health and the advancement of female physicians, Dr. May Cohen and her husband, Dr. Gerry Cohen, ran a successful medical practice for twenty years in the heart of Toronto’s Bathurst Manor community. 

In conversation with Dr. Paula David, clinical, educational, and intergenerational expert working with elderly Holocaust survivors and their families, Dr. Cohen will share her experiences practicing family medicine in Toronto’s first Jewish suburb. In the mid-1950s, the Manor became home to young Jewish families (including the Cohen family!), many of whom were newly arrived Holocaust survivors. 

Following their conversation, filmmakers and members of the Cohen family will be available for the Q&A.

The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen 

Canada, 2018, Cheryl Levitt and Barbara Lent, directors, 47 minutes 18+

Dr. May Cohen and her husband ran a successful and popular medical practice in Toronto until 1977. Dr. Cohen became a powerful advocate for women’s health and the advancement of women physicians. This documentary, selected as an audience favourite at 2019 TJFF, celebrates her life and radical achievements.

The film will be available for Free from March 5 through March 8 at this LINK . To view the trailer and film enter password: CelebrateMay

Get in Touch with the OJA!

Were you a patient of Dr. Cohen’s? Do you have a special anecdote you’d like to share?

Contact us at [email protected] to share your memories and questions in advance of our conversation with Dr. May Cohen on March 8.

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 Join the OJA on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate “The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen”. Prior to becoming a powerful advocate for women’s health and the advancement of female physicians, Dr. May Cohen and her husband, Dr. Gerry Cohen, ran a successful medical practice for twenty years in the heart of Toronto’s Bathurst Manor community. 

In conversation with Dr. Paula David, clinical, educational, and intergenerational expert working with elderly Holocaust survivors and their families, Dr. Cohen will share her experiences practicing family medicine in Toronto’s first Jewish suburb. In the mid-1950s, the Manor became home to young Jewish families (including the Cohen family!), many of whom were newly arrived Holocaust survivors. 

Following their conversation, filmmakers and members of the Cohen family will be available for the Q&A.

The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen 

Canada, 2018, Cheryl Levitt and Barbara Lent, directors, 47 minutes 18+

Dr. May Cohen and her husband ran a successful and popular medical practice in Toronto until 1977. Dr. Cohen became a powerful advocate for women’s health and the advancement of women physicians. This documentary, selected as an audience favourite at 2019 TJFF, celebrates her life and radical achievements.

The film will be available for Free from March 5 through March 8 at this LINK . To view the trailer and film enter password: CelebrateMay

Get in Touch with the OJA!

Were you a patient of Dr. Cohen’s? Do you have a special anecdote you’d like to share?

Contact us at [email protected] to share your memories and questions in advance of our conversation with Dr. May Cohen on March 8.


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