YP Programs

Holocaust Education Week Programming for Young Professionals

Bay Street Breakfast for Young Professionals: Mein Kampf in the Public Domain

In response to Mein Kampf (1925) entering the public domain, Munich’s Institute for Contemporary History produced a 2,000-page, two volume critical edition to dispel the myth and counteract the antisemitic contents of the original version. The resulting text contains approximately 3,500 annotations and is intended to lend criticism and context to the edition. Join Dr. Roman Töppel, co-editor of the scholarly edition, for an insightful look into how and why this new publication came about, and what it means to counteract one of the most notorious texts in the public domain.

RSVP to Stikeman Elliott Events at SEvents@stikeman.com. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the location and final details of the event. If you have not registered for the event ahead of time, nor received an e-mail confirmation, you will unfortunately not be granted access to the event.

Friday, 3 November | 7:30 AM
Address provided upon confirmation of registration

Legacy Symposium for Young Professionals

The eighth annual symposium features engaging workshops that invite participants in their 20s and 30s to explore different pivotal moments that have shaped this generation’s understanding of the Holocaust. Sessions will address the topic by presenting innovative research, thought provoking discussions, survivor engagement and new media. Presenters include HEW 2017 Scholar–in–Residence Professor Jeffrey Shandler, Dr. Roman Töppel, Matthew Shoychet director of the documentary The Last Nazi Trials (2018), Lakehead University’s Professor Valerie Hébert and more special guests.

In honour of Canada 150, this year’s Legacy Symposium keynote presentation will explore the experiences of individuals who fled war-torn countries to find refuge in Toronto. Panelists include a Holocaust survivor, a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide and a recently-arrived Syrian refugee. They will discuss their immigration and integration into Canadian society sharing challenges, successes and achievements. Through these themes, the audience will gain a more fulsome understanding of how Canada has transformed since the late 1940s into the diverse multicultural country it is today. Now, more than ever, it is important to hear these messages of hope and positivity as their stories compel us to reflect on our roles as active Canadian citizens.

A symposium for people in their 20s and 30s. The program is free of charge. Light lunch will be served; Kashruth observed.

Registration required. Register online at legacysymposiumhew2017.eventbrite.ca.

Co-presented by University of Toronto's Centre for Jewish Studies. 
The Legacy Symposium is generously sponsored by Honey & Barry Sherman, Apotex Foundation. They are proud to support the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in their important work towards making the world a better place. The reception is generously sponsored by Sylvia & Edward Fisch in honour of their children and grandchildren: Sherri, Darryl, Michelle, Randall, Adam, Marla, Zackary, Rachel, Aaron and Sidra; and Dorothy & Pinchas Gutter in memory of his twin sister, Sabina. The workshops are generously sponsored by Eleanor & Martin Maxwell in memory of his sisters, Josephine and Erna Meisels who died in the Holocaust. Additional support is provided in memory of Cesia & Carl Mahler by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sunday, 5 November | 11:00 AM
Ryerson University
Oakham House | 55 Gould Street | Toronto | 416–631–5689

The Memory Kitchen: Exploring the Post-Holocaust Period through Food and Memory

Holocaust survivors arrived in Canada with little more than their memories. Upon building new lives in Toronto, cooking and baking recipes learned before the Holocaust tied survivors to their lost families while providing meaningful connections for their children. Join us for a conversation between food writer Emma Waverman and Holocaust survivor Rose Lipszyc about the power of food and memory with a short cooking demonstration.

Rose Lipszyc grew up in Lublin, Poland and vividly remembers the succulent dishes her mother lovingly prepared for Shabbat and the holidays. She graciously shares her family recipes with the audience. Through this personal encounter with Jewish food, Rose connects us to the timelessness of the power of food to invoke memories of pre-Holocaust Jewish life, the family hearth and to the fact that the Holocaust did not, and could not break the spirit of the Jewish tradition.

Emma Waverman is a writer, reporter and author. She is the food columnist on CBC Radio Here and Now where she talks food trends, stories and recipes. She shares the family love of food with a column in the Globe and Mail that she coauthors with her mother Lucy Waverman. Emma is well-known for her opinionated writing and sense of humour, as well as her solid reporting and interview skills. Her work covers food and food culture, lifestyle, travel and parenting.

Registration required. Program is now full. Register for the waitlist at thememorykitchenhew2017.eventbrite.ca.

Thursday, 16 November | 6:30 PM
Chef Maxine Knight’s Food Studio
510 Eglinton Avenue West | Toronto | 416–635–2883 × 5107