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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 […]


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 […]

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, […]


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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2017 Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program

We are presently making plans for the 2017 Asper Foundation Holocaust and Human Rights Studies Program. This program is for students in grades 8, 9 or 10. All students are required to participate in 9 educational sessions (2 hours each, usually taught on Sunday mornings) and complete 10 hours of independent community service. The curriculum for the educational component […]

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Remembering Elie Wiesel and Yaffa Eliach Thursday, January 26, 6:30pm – Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax.  Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor, whose work for Holocaust remembrance continues to influence, passed away on July 2.  Dr. Yaffa Eliach prominent and pioneering scholar of the Holocaust […]


Holocaust Education Week: November 1 – 8, 2016.

13th Annual Holocaust Education Week: November 1 – 8 2016| Please note time change for Tuesday, November 1st program, the new time is 7:00PM| 2016 Holocaust Education Week Schedule: Click for the Holocaust Education Week Brochure Tuesday, November 1 Slavery, the New Jim Crow, and Genocide Guest speaker: Dr. Lissa Skitolsky Dr. Dorota Glowacka invites you […]


Holocaust Education Week 2015

November 1 – 9 2015. Halifax, NS. 2015 Holocaust Education Week Schedule: Sunday, November 1st. Speaker: Nate Leipciger, Holocaust survivor. Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax | 2:00 pm. Audience members will receive a complimentary copy of the memoirs of Nate Leipciger, The Weight of Freedom, from The Azrieli Foundation. […]