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Halifax

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration in Halifax – Jan. 27th, 2pm, Pier 21

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

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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Moishe House Without Walls and the Youth Reconciliation Initiative Shabbat Dinner – Oct 25, 5:30 PM. 2158 Gottingen St

The Youth Reconciliation Initiative and Halifax Moishe House WOW (Without Walls) are partnering to co-host an event discussing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples from a Jewish perspective. DATE: Friday, October 25, 2019 TIME: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm LOCATION: MNFC, 2158 Gottingen Street, Halifax SCHEDULE: – Land acknowledgment and blessing – Presentation by Emily Nasson from…

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PJ Library Sukkot at the Discovery Centre – Oct 20, 1-4 PM – **SOLD OUT**

In honour of Sukkot, please bring the whole family to Sukkot at the Discovery Centre! Registration is required for this fun and educational program. Activities Include: Once Upon a Worm (Children’s Activity), To Every Season (Dome Theatre Film), Sukkot Snacks **Participants are welcome to remain at the Discovery Centre (with supervision) after the program until 5 PM!**…

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Shaar Shalom Early Bird Hanukkah Sale – Oct 27, 9:30 AM-12 PM

Mark your calendars! Shaar Shalom is having an Early Bird Hanukkah Sale on Sunday October 27th from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM at 1981 Oxford Street. The synagogue purchased a large variety of Hanukkah items at great prices so they have decided to have an early bird sale and they are happy to pass on…

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Holiday-friendly Voting Options for the 2019 Federal Election

This year’s poll dates are not calendar-friendly for our people: they conflict with Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, two of the four Advance Poll days coincide with Shabbat (October 11 and 12) and that the two others coincide with Sukkot, October 13 and 14, 2019. However, Elections Canada is aware of the conflict and has…

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Holocaust Education Week

The brochure for the 2019 Holocaust Education Week can be found here. Information for each individual event can also be found in the Upcoming Events section of the website. For information on The Day I Met Hitler, click here. For information about Pinchas Gutter’s talk on November 3, click here. For information about Sol Nayman’s…

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Joel Pink Recognized for Prestigious Career

Last month, community member Joel Pink was recognized in an article in Halifax Magazine for his 50-year career as a criminal defense attorney. We send our congratulations to Joel, and invite the community to read Avery Mullen’s article by clicking here.

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Every Street Has a Story to Tell: Jack Novack and Family

By Heather Feswick Originally published in Neighbours of Halifax South Debbie and Jack Novack met for the first time after knowing of each other for many, many years. Jack was friendly with her brothers but “never paid much attention to Debbie, since she was several years younger.” When the age spread was no longer an issue, their lives took an entirely different direction.  “It was…

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Shaar Shalom Employment Opportunity: General Manager

Founded in 1953, Shaar Shalom is a conservative Jewish congregation providing egalitarian religious services, as well as educational and cultural programs, for its members and the community. Shaar Shalom is committed to learning, fellowship, and community. Founded in 1953, Shaar Shalom is a conservative Jewish congregation providing egalitarian religious services, as well as educational and…

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