Given the COVID-19 situation we have made the leap online and this year our FREE Holocaust Education Week programs will be presented online with one self-directed exhibit at the Halifax Central Library that can also be viewed virtually. Please use the link for each program to register. We look forward to “seeing” you. Virtual “Bogdan’s…

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Due to the ongoing situation in the world, the following events have been postponed or cancelled: PJ Library Get Together Grants (however, PJ Library will still process reports/reimbursements for any events that took place before March 17th, 2020). All May AND June 2020 Birthright Israel Trips The 2020 International March of the Living All events planned at the Saint…

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Date: Sunday, January 27 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Bronfman Theatre, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  Who Will Write Our History – Director: Roberta Grossman, 2018, 94 minutes, USA, English, Polish, Yiddish, with English subtitles.  Registration required, free.   In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, and the University…

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2019 Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program We are presently making plans for the 2019 Asper Foundation Holocaust and Human Rights Studies Program. This program is for students in grades 8 and 9. All students are required to participate in 9 educational sessions (2 hours each, usually taught on Sunday mornings) and complete 10 hours of…

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Dr. Gerald L. Pocius, Senior Research Fellow at Cape Breton University, is researching mid-century modern homes in the Sydney-Cape Breton area, built in the 1950s and 60s by Jewish professionals.  These were often architect-designed homes, following the latest ranch house fashions of their day. Pocius’ work has focused so far on four houses on Howe Street (built by…

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You are invited to attend the Yom Kippur services and break-fast with the Jewish Community Havura. Yom Kippur 2019 begins at sunset (6:09 p.m.) on Tuesday, October 8th and ends at nightfall (7:10 p.m.) on Wednesday, October 9th. We plan to break our fast together at a community vegetarian/dairy potluck break-fast supper following the end of services on Wednesday, October 9th. We hope you will be able to join…

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Rosh HaShanah Sunday, September 29 – Erev Rosh HaShanah    Service: 6:30 PM Candle lighting: 6:38 PM Monday, September 30 – First Day of Rosh HaShanah Service: 9:00 AM Tashlich at park: 6:00 PM Minchah: 6:30 PM Candle lighting: 7:28 PM Tuesday, October 1 – Second Day of Rosh HaShanah  Service: 9:00 AM Holiday ends: 7:26 PM _______________________________ Yom Kippur Tuesday,…

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Stephen Nathanson will be speaking on the Jewish community in Whitney Pier, 10 Wesley St. Sydney, NS on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm during the Melting Pot Festival. Other speakers include Frank Starzomski from the Polish community on August 19th, Charles Sheppard from the African Nova Scotian community on August 20th, and Father…

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Yom Hazikharon is one of those times when we are challenged with curating opportunities on this side of the ocean, to share the intensity of emotions alongside Israel. One of the most meaningful, powerful and professional ceremonies taking place in Israel every year on Yom Hazikharon is that of the Jewish Agency’s Masa Israel Journey.…

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Fredericton, NB Location: Capital Community Church Time: 3PM Date: Sunday, April 28 Guest speaker: Andy Réti, Holocaust survivor. Saint John, NB Location: Shaarei Zedek Synagogue Time: 7:30PM Date: April 29th, 2019 Guest speaker: Andy Réti, Holocaust survivor. Halifax, NS Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Date: Wednesday, May 1 Time: 7:30PM Guest speaker:…

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