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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Halifax resident Joanna Mirsky Wexler says the first night of Hanukkah would be quiet, but poignant for her and her family of four. “Usually over five of the eight nights, there would be big celebrations,” says Mirsky Wexler. “We would have different friends over, combinations of going to people’s houses, and this isn’t a year…

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On December 10th, members of 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, took part in the lighting of a Menorah to welcome the beginning of Hanukkah.Photo: 12 Wing Shearwater Wing Commander Colonel James Hawthorne and padre Captain Arnold Noteh Glogauer light the menorah outside of the 12 Wing Shearwater Headquarters, Nova Scotia, on December 10, 2020.Photo Credit: Aviator…

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Atlantic Canadian Jewish Organizations to receive coaching, training, and incentive grants from JFNA and Harold Grinspoon Foundation as part of a modified two-year program After an extensive application and interview process, the AJC was selected as one of six new communities to join 63 others participating in a North American-wide Jewish legacy giving initiative that…

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The Atlantic Jewish Council invites applications from residents of Atlantic Canada for Abraham Leventhal Memorial Scholarships towards tuition fees for future post-secondary studies in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The award will normally be to a maximum of $5,000.00 for each application. The biannual application deadlines are May 31st (for studies beginning the following September, or later) and…

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