Yom Hashoah V'Hagvurah
Cross-Canada Virtual Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration
Monday, April 20 at 7:00 pm – The unfortunate cancellation of in-person Yom Hashoah gatherings across Canada has presented an unprecedented opportunity. This year, from coast to coast, we will join together for an online Holocaust Remembrance presentation unlike any other. The program will include greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, curated films with survivor testimony, musical performances, and prayers. There will also be participatory elements so you can contribute to the program from your home.
A day to remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is designated by the State of Israel on the Hebrew date of 27 Nisan.
Join us for an online cross-Canada Holocaust remembrance presentation when we will come together as a nation to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, remember the victims, and pay tribute to the resilience and faith of the Canadian community of survivors.
The unfortunate cancellation of in-person Yom Hashoah gatherings has provided an unprecedented opportunity to collaborate with communities from coast to coast, when solidarity and togetherness is more important than ever.
The program will include greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, curated films with survivor testimony, musical performances, and prayers. There will also be participatory elements so you can contribute to the program from your home.
The host for the evening will be Toronto-based actor Jake Epstein, best known for his work on Degrassi, Designated Survivor and Suits. Epstein is the son of Kathy Kacer, the award winning author of The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser and other Holocaust-related books for young adults.
We hope you will join us for this meaningful program.
Pre-registration required for this virtual community event. For more information or to access the registration form, click here>>
Presented together with the Azrieli Foundation, March of the Living Canada, and the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem.
Global Gathering For Healing
Sunday, April 5 at 12:00 noon – Join us this Sunday, April 5 at 12:00 noon as Masorti/Conservative communities convene for a Global Gathering for Healing. Featuring clergy and musicians from Israel, England, Brazil and the US, come together to find hope and inspiration as we prepare for a Passover different from any we’ve experienced before.
The 30-minute broadcast on Facebook Live will feature internationally-known clergy and award-winning musicians, such as David Broza, Rabbi Naomi Levy, and Joey Weisenberg. A full list of presenters can be found here. At a moment when we cannot be together for Seder, we will connect, rejoice and celebrate our Judaism across continents and time zones.
- Facebook Live: This is a free, live event that will be broadcast on the Facebook Live platform.
- “Jewish Stars”: There are a roster of high profile, global presenters including David Broza, Rabbi Naomi Levy, and Joey Weisenberg, who will participate from their home cities, including Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and São Paolo
- More information, including times in multiple time zones, the full roster of presenters and hosts, is available on www.jewishglobalhealing.com