Toronto Holocaust Museum – Coming in 2023

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September 1, 2021

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THE AZRIELI FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE FUTURE TORONTO HOLOCAUST MUSEUM WITH A LEAD CONTRIBUTION OF $12 MILLION

Thanks to an extraordinary lead contribution of $12 million from the Azrieli Foundation, we are thrilled to announce that the new Toronto Holocaust Museum will open in 2023.

The state-of-the-art facility will feature groundbreaking technology and innovative approaches to Holocaust education. It will inspire visitors to think critically about the Shoah and to make connections between the Holocaust, contemporary antisemitism, world events, and present-day Canadian life. The Azrieli Foundation’s visionary gift is instrumental as the institution moves to its new home in the Sheff Family Building on UJA’s Sherman Campus.

“Holocaust education is changing, and we are taking bold action to meet twenty-first century challenges, using twenty-first century tools,” shared Naomi Azrieli, CEO of the Azrieli Foundation. “We are proud to provide the lead donation to the Toronto Holocaust Museum, bringing a visionary new program to Canadians.” Founded by Holocaust survivors over 35 years ago and known as the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre for the past ten years, the Toronto Holocaust Museum will build upon a foundation of excellence, ensuring that the lessons and legacies of Canadian survivors are never forgotten.

Glennie Lindenberg, Chair of the Renewal Project’s Council, extends her gratitude for this exceptional contribution: “As our plan for a new space becomes reality, we are most grateful to the Azrieli Foundation for their partnership and commitment to Holocaust education. We also want to extend our gratitude to the York family for perpetuating their family’s ongoing commitment to Holocaust education. In these troubling times of growing antisemitism, education has become paramount in combatting this hatred, and the Toronto Holocaust Museum is poised to be at the forefront of the battle against misinformation.”  

We look forward to welcoming the public and students from schools across the GTA to the Toronto Holocaust Museum in 2023.

For more information on the project, visit www.holocaustcentre.com/revitalization-project.

If you are interested in making a contribution to the project, please email: btylbor@ujafed.org.

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