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Holocaust Education Week: Oct. 30 – Nov. 07, 2019

Information and event links for our 3 public events are below. Please see each event for FREE registration information. For information on The Day I Met Hitler, on Wednesday, 7PM, October 30, click here. For information about Pinchas Gutter’s talk on Sunday, 2PM, November 3, click here. For information about Sol Nayman’s talk on Thursday,…

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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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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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CJN Article: New Doc Explores the History of Camp Kadimah

By: Joel Jacobson, Atlantic Correspondent It was more than two years in the making, but the overwhelmingly positive reaction to a new documentary about Camp Kadimah, a summer camp in Barss Corner, N.S., showed that the time, labour and financial investment was worth it. The premiere showing of Camp Kadimah: The Story of Our Lives, a…

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Chronicle Herald Article About Pinchas Gutter’s Holocaust Testimony

This year’s Holocaust Education Week was a wonderful success. We thank everyone who attended and helped to make the week as meaningful and educational as it was.  Nicole Munroe from the Chronicle Herald reflected on Pinchas Gutter’s moving testimony. For those who were unable to attend the event, Munroe’s article provides an eloquent and informative summary…

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A Search for Jewish-Designed Homes from the 1950s and 1960s

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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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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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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March of the Living 2020 – Registration Open

Registration is open for the 2020 March of the Living trip. The trip is tentatively scheduled for April 18–May 3, 2020, and is an incredible opportunity to visit Poland and Israel and to learn about the Holocaust during the 75th year after liberation. More information can be found at https://www.marchofthelivingcanada.org/

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