646. Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration – May 5, 2016

Culture at the J sent us this notice about the Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

close-up of candle flame burning brightThursday May 5
Doors open: 1:00 pm. Miles Nadal JCC is at 750 Spadina Avenue.
Program: 1:30 – 3:00 pm. FREE

We Remember Together.

Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with reflections, poetry, a reading by local Holocaust survivor Kitty Salzberg from her new memoir, Never Far Apart, and a candle lighting ceremony. Presented in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation.

To RSVP, contact Aviv at avivb@mnjcc.org; (416) 924-6211 x388

Book cover: title "Never Far Apart" with picture of two girls smilingKitty Salsberg was born in Budapest, Hungary, on November 14, 1932. During the war, she and her younger sister, Ellen, were hidden with family until December 1944; they were then sent, on their own, to the Budapest ghetto. Orphaned after the war, Kitty and Ellen immigrated to Canada in 1948 through the Canadian Jewish Congress’s War Orphans Project. Kitty graduated from teachers’ college in 1954 and enjoyed a long and fulfilling career, eventually earning her master’s in education.

The Azrieli Foundation is a Canadian philanthropic organization that supports a wide range of initiatives and programs, including Holocaust remembrance and education. The goal is to convey the importance of respect, tolerance, and understanding among peoples of all faiths, religions, and backgrounds. All students are welcome. More information about the Azrieli Foundation can be found at: memoirs@azrielifoundation.org.

This is not to be confused with Holocaust Education Week which is November 2-9, 2016. http://holocaustcentre.com/HEW. You might want to also visit the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Lipa Green Centre, Sherman Campus, 4600 Bathurst Street, 4th Floor, Toronto. neuberger@ujafed.org • 416.631.5689. http://www.holocaustcentre.com/.

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