Since 1982, Holocaust Education Week (HEW) has engaged generations of students and the public in learning about the Holocaust. HEW has grown to be an internationally recognized best practice in Holocaust education. Thoughtful and pedagogically sound programming that remembers the past while helping build a strong, civil society that dispels antisemitic and racist myths has been a hallmark of HEW.
Holocaust Education Week 2020 will continue this important legacy.
Despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Neuberger’s transformative online activities will inspire, educate, and recognize the remarkable contributions of Holocaust survivors while compelling us to contribute to an inclusive society for all Canadians.
Join the Neuberger as custodians of this legacy by supporting HEW 2020. Together, we can learn from the past to create a better future. Click here to learn more.
The Neuberger and the Virtual J are excited to partner to bring Holocaust Education Week 2020 to the comfort and safety of your home! Stay-tuned to find out how you can access our classic HEW programming online at virtualjcc.com.
The year 2020 has challenged us with a global pandemic and social unrest, revealing deep inequalities here and abroad. How and where does Holocaust education fit in to our current situation? What have we learnt from the Holocaust as a society that can better inform our future and point us towards a more just, equitable, and peaceful world? A Neuberger curated film partnership with Matthew Shoychet, Director of the 2018 award-winning documentary The Accountant of Auschwitz, will feature historians, scholars and Holocaust survivors reflecting on the history and importance of Holocaust education in Canada. This film will set the stage for a keynote presentation by American journalist Yair Rosenberg. He will address the role that Holocaust education and memory play in combatting the threats of contemporary antisemitism, prejudice, and fascism. Rosenberg, a grandson of survivors, is a senior writer at Tablet Magazine, where he covers the intersection of politics, culture, and religion. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Guardian.
The current state of our world has once again reinforced that education is key in combating systemic issues of inequality, racism and antisemitism. Knowledge is power, creating space for dialogue and understanding. HEW’s closing program will feature Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter’s personal reflections on the impact of Holocaust education and remembrance and will also include a special tribute marking the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place across Nazi Germany on November 9 and 10, 1938. The learning does not need to end with HEW. To close this week of programming, the Neuberger will launch a dynamic, online film series with special guests that will run throughout the year. And, tune in for a special announcement about the future of the Neuberger.