2024 Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Programs in Atlantic Canada

Saint John’s NL:

Sunday, May 5th: Time: 3PM (Newfoundland standard time): Memorial University of Newfoundland Bruneau Centre. Holocaust Memorial Service, and guest speaker, via Zoom, Muguette Myers, Holocaust survivor. The memoirs of Muguette Meyers were published by The Azrieli Foundation. Presented by the Beth El Synagogue. 

Charlottetown, PEI:

Sunday, May 5th Time: 2PM: Rotary Hall, Charlottetown Library Learning Centre, 97 Queen Street.
Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Ceremony and Talk. Keynote: “Whoever listens to a witness becomes a witness” (Elie Wiesel): Roza Veerman-Schneider’s Story witnessed by Ilana Sofron-Clyde. Hosted by the PEI Jewish Community.

Fredericton, NB:

Sunday, May 5th Time: 3PM: Capital Community Church, 71 Downing Street. Yom HaShoah Commemoration service with keynote speaker Ambassador Yamanouchi, Japanese Ambassador to Canada. In honour of Chiune Sugihara who at personal risk saved 1,000+ Lithuanian Jews. Presented by the Sooglai Israel Synagogue and the Capital Community.

Saint John, NB:

Monday, May 6th 7:30PM, Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, 91 Leinster Street.  Yom HaShoah service with guest speakers Peggy and Shimon Walt, Finding Our Jewish Family in Lithuania. Last summer cellist Shimon Walt visited his birthplace and the killing sites in Estonia and Lithuania where his family had been murdered during the Holocaust.

Moncton, NB:

Wednesday, May 8th Time: 7PM: Tiferes Israel Synagogue, 56 Steadman St, Moncton, NB. Yom HaShoah service with guest speaker Dr. Irene Oore. Dr. Irene Oore was born in Łódź, Poland after WWII to two Holocaust survivors. Dr. Irene Oore’s book The Listener, In the Shadow of the Holocaust, was published by University of Regina Press in 2019.

Halifax, NS:

Sunday, May 5th 7PM, Ralph and Rose Chiodo Gallery (on the museum’s ground floor), Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road. Yom HaShoah service with keynote speaker Francis Weil, Holocaust survivor, in conversation with Olga Milosevich, retired CBC Radio Broadcaster, program includes a memorial candle lighting ceremony and a reception to follow.

To register for the Halifax program on Sunday, May 5, please click HERE

Monday, May 6th 10AM – Noon: B’nai B’rith program Unto Every Person There Is A Name, the reading of names of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Lobby, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road.


  1. Jennifer Solomon on October 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you for making this accessible

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  3. Rosalie o. Collier on November 3, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    So grateful this program has come to spite 21, I have been reading a great deal on the Holocaust fiction and nonfiction. This world is again experiencing the rise of dictatorships around the world, we see the growing bad behaviour associated with discrimination and it is my hope that our children around the world is rightfully taught that yes there was a Holocaust and millions – families (children and the aged) were sent to the crematoriums as ordered by Hitler and his henchmen to wipe out all of those of Jewish blood, communists, gypsies, those who were handicapped and of new use to Hitler’s dream of a pure German race.
    For those who survived and their extended families my heartfelt sympathies and love to you.

  4. Peggy Walt on September 28, 2022 at 10:53 am

    So excited about Menachem Kaiser coming to Halifax – his book is fantastic!

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