The Atlantic Jewish Council

Holocaust Education

Holocaust Education Committee

The AJC’s Holocaust Education Committee plans and coordinates an array of informative educational speakers, programs, presentations, movies, and exhibits aimed at educating the general public of Atlantic Canada about the Holocaust and human rights. Some of the Holocaust Education Committees events include: Holocaust Education Week in the Fall An event for International Holocaust Remembrance Day…

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Halifax Yom Hashoah Memorial Service May 1, 7:30 PM

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 7:30PM Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | 1055 Marginal Road| Keynote speaker: Ellin Bessner, author of Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military and WWII Program includes: a memorial candle-lighting ceremony, with a reception and book signing to follow. Presented in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at…

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Yom Hashoah Memorial Services across Atlantic Canada

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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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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15th Annual Holocaust Education Week: Oct 24 – Nov 2 2018

In Memoriam This year Holocaust Education Week is dedicated to the memory of two Holocaust survivors, who passed away this year, Steven Markus (1923-2018) and Philip Riteman (1922-2018). Their contributions to Holocaust education will not be forgotten. “While writing this story of our lives during the Second World War in Hungary, I think back to the…

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Yom HaShoah 2018 – Cape Breton

Join the Cape Breton Jewish community for their annual Yom HaShoah ceremony on Sunday, April 15th, 2018, 2pm, at Temple Sons of Israel Synagogue (Whitney Avenue, Sydney). The program will include a candle-lighting ceremony with candles let by members of the Cape Breton Regional Police Force and a talk by Allan Rosenfeld, author of Holocaust…

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Yom HaShoah Ceremony 2018 – April 12th, Pier 21

The AJC’s 2018 Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Ceremony in Halifax will take place this year on Thursday, April 12, at 7 PM, at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  The event will feature a candle-lighting ceremony, a presentation from the teenage participants of the 2017 Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program, and a talk from…

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Holocaust Memorial Service- Newfoundland

Our Holocaust Remembrance will take place at 3:30 pm on Sunday, April 15th, 2018 This year’s commemoration will feature a multi-media presentation created by Professor Robert Katz of the University of Maine at Augusta, Were the House Still Standing. This weaves together the testimony of sixteen Holocaust survivors and liberators, using video, large-format photography, audio,…

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14th Annual Holocaust Education Week: November 1 – 8, 2017

Click here for poster Click here for brochure 2017 Holocaust Education Week Schedule: Wednesday, November 1 – Opening Program The Power of Memoir and Storytelling: What Can We Learn from the Trauma of the Past? Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax | 7:00 pm Introduced and facilitated by Dr. Dorota…

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