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Halifax’s 10th Annual Holocaust Education Week

10th Annual Holocaust Education Week To view our entire promotional booklet please click here HEW Booklet 2013 Opening Program: Sunday, October 27th: 2:00PM  My Personal Testimony: Michael Kutz, Holocaust survivor | Special guest speaker: Dr. Mario Silva, 2013 Chair, International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance | MaritimeMuseum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street   Sunday, October 27th: […]

Saint John Jewish Historical Museum Fundraiser

On Friday, October 11th, the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum will be hosting a fundraiser, featuring guest speaker Sir Andrew Burns, the first UK Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues. The luncheon will begin at 11:30. Tickets are $100 each (with a $65 charitable tax receipt), and are available for purchase online (at or by phone […]

The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger

Member of the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community and Holocaust Survivor Dr. Michael Unger has recently released his memoirs. Published  by Wilfred Laurier Press, and co-authored with Carolyn Gammon, the book has been met with favourable reviews, and is without doubt an important contribution to both Holocaust-related literature and Atlantic Canadian literature.   For more information on Dr. […]

March of the Living 2014

  March of the Living 2014: National Adult Mission and March of the Living 2014: High School Students At the Atlantic Jewish Council, we are working on the March of the Living 2014 program. The March of the Living (MOL) is a 2 week educational program that takes place in Poland and Israel. The March […]

Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards

Nominations are being sought of people and organizations from around the province of Nova Scotia for the 2013 Human Rights Awards. As the Atlantic Jewish Council is a long time member of Partners for Human Rights, we feel that it is time to recognize those who make life better for us in the province by promoting human […]


A Change Up

The current news cycle has been utterly brutal. The unspeakable tragedy at Lac Mégantic, the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco, the deaths of the Arizona firefighters, new violence and unrest in Egypt, and the continuing tragedy in Syria, to name just a few recent events, all make us want to disconnect from our computers, […]

Reflections on the Sacrifices of Others

Mark David’s article from CIJA’s Website: There is no Jewish funeral home in Atlantic Canada. In each community, dedicated volunteers serve on a Chevra Kaddisha to ensure that fellow Jews are buried in accordance with our law and tradition. The task is never easy. It is made more difficult because so many of the people […]

Nova Scotia Missions Reunion

In Halifax on Saturday evening, June 8th, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs hosted an informal get-together of Nova Scotia-based alumni from past political, student leader, journalist and business leader missions to Israel. Particularly noteworthy was the attendance of Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter and Peter Stoffer, MP for Sackville-Eastern Shore. Matthew Godwin and […]