We co-present numerous programs throughout the year with other community organizations and programming bodies.
Upcoming Programs and Events
In Conversation with Max Eisen
The Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and The Schwartz/Reisman Centre present
MAX EISEN, AUTHOR OF “BY CHANCE ALONE”
ELI RUBENSTEIN, National Director of March of the Living Canada
SUNDAY, MARCH 26 | 4PM
Schwartz/Reisman Centre | 9600 Bathurst St | Vaughan
Presentation including autographed book: $30
Presentation: $15 (Book will be available for purchase at $20)
Book signing and light refreshments following the presentation
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL MARCH 23 AT
The Neuberger co-presents
Last Folio / Posledny Portret
at the 2016 Toronto Jewish Film Festival
SLOVAK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
RUNNING TIME: 81 MIN
A compelling tribute to a vanishing community. Slovakian-Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc undertakes a personal journey into the past and present of Slovakia’s Jewish community. Through interviews with Shoah survivors who remained in Slovakia, as well as the story of Yuri’s parents who spent the war in hiding, the film looks at both the help Slovakian Jews received and the anti-Semitism they experienced. It is Yuri’s stunningly beautiful photographs that let us experience the vibrant cultural history of Slovakian Jews through the now abandoned schools, synagogues and mikvahs he lovingly captures with his camera.
Guest: Photographer Yuri Dojc
University of Toronto's Faculty of Information Presents
I.P. Sharp Lectureship in Information Science 2015
Technology Serves Remembrance: Yad Vashem’s Breakthroughs in Accessing Holocaust
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Innis Town Hall - 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
U of T St. George Campus
Doors open at 6:00 pm; Lecture begins at 6:30 pm
Reception to follow.
Dr. Haim Gertner, Director, Archives Division and Fred Hillman Chair of Holocaust Documentation, Yad Vashem, Israel
With support of UJA's Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Ontario Jewish Archives, and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto.
The Enduring Power of Photography
and the presentation of difficult topics
A unique program based on the AGO exhibit, Memory Unearthed;
photographs of Jewish life in the Lodz Ghetto.
THURSDAY, 8 OCTOBER
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Purchase tickets online or call 416.635.5340 x 308
Lodz Ghetto in context of the Holocaust
Bernice Eisenstein, Author of the internationally acclaimed graphic memoir, I was a Child of Holocaust Survivors
Behind the scenes
Gillian McIntyre, Interpretive Planner at the AGO
Discussion of the Collection
Maia-Mari Sutnik, Curator of photography at the AGO and Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University
Maxine Granofsky Gluskin, President, AGO Board of Trustees
BECAUSE I WAS A PAINTER
The Neuberger proudly co-presents this documentary at the 23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival. Join us Tuesday, May 5 or Thursday, May 7 for this film that explores artworks created secretly in Nazi concentration camps. With guest speaker Professor Carol Zemel.
MAY 5 - 5:30PM - EMPRESS WALK 5
MAY 7 - 1:00PM - INNIS TOWN HALL
COUNTRY: FRANCE / GERMANY
RUNNING TIME: 104 MIN
DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHE COGNET
Join the Neuberger and Alliance Francaise Toronto for this film screening and discussion with special guests Jérome Prieur and Michael Marrus.
Hélène Berr, a young brilliant Jewish female student of literature at the Sorbonne University, lives in Paris during the Nazi occupation. She keeps a diary from 1942 till 1944, wherein she describes the mounting horrors of the persecution of the Jews. In 1944 she is arrested with her parents and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She dies in Bergen-Belsen, a few days before the liberation of that concentration camp. Her secret diary was kept in the family and finally published in 2008.
Utilizing previously unseen footage shot in occupied Paris, official archival images and family photographs including remarkable home movies, French director Jérôme Prieur offers a highly original and captivating adaptation of Hélène Berr’s journal. Jérôme Prieur's documentary finely illustrates the dual legacy of Hélène's Berr's journal, that of a remarkable literary work as well as a valued historical account of life in occupied Paris at that time. The journal, discovered and published more than 60 years after it was written, became an immediate bestseller in France. "Hélène Berr : Journal 1942-1944" has since been translated and published in more than 25 countries. Watch Trailer
The English version of the film will be screened. Released in 2013 (1h05)
Dr. Michael Marrus, historian, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto, will present the documentary in both French and English.
Writer and filmmaker Jerome Prieur has directed many documentaries that explore History, Archeology, Literacy and Art as le Réveil d’Apollon. In addition to the three major series on the origins of Christianity Corpus Christi (with Gérard Mordillat), he has directed several films about the Occupation, Le Mur de l’Atlantique, René Char, nom de guerre Alexandre, A propos du procès Barbie, Dieppe 19 août 1942 as well as the adaptation of Hélène Berr newspaper, Hélène Berr , a young girl in occupied Paris , which has just received the Critics Award for Best Documentary 2014. It is also the author of a dozen trials : Séance de lanterne magique (Gallimard), Jésus contre Jésus (Points Seuil), Proust fantôme (Gallimard "Folio"), Rendez-vous dans une autre vie (Seuil), Une femme dangereuse (Editions Le Passage).
Pay what you can. No reservations - first come, first served. Discussion will take place in English and French. More information
Chairman and Violinist, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna
High Representative for Bosnia Herzegovina
Director, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs
Mayor of Sarajevo
CBC Radio Host, “As It Happens”
Vienna Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
7:00-8:30 pm Panel Presentation and Questions
Film presentation: Numbered, directed by Dana Doron and Uriel Sinai (Israel, 2012; in Hebrew with English subtitles, 55 minutes)
The blue-inked tattoos given to Auschwitz prisoners stripped them of their identities and reduced them to numbers. In this moving documentary, it is precisely these numbers that confer a unique individuality on each of the survivors interviewed. Using evocative photography, the filmmakers of Numbered create an emotional portrait of memory and history.
Introduction: Mira Goldfarb, Executive Director of the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Moderator: Michael R. Marrus, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies
Dr. Vivian Rakoff, Psychiatrist who has worked extensively with Holocaust survivors
Na'ama Shik, Director of the Internet Department at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem
Carson Phillips, Assistant Director, Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Part of HOLOCAUST: New Scholars – New Research, a conference taking place October 6 – 7, 2013. More information
|Presented as part of the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival,
June 1 – 9, 2013.
Co-author Irving Abella explores the writing process and the impact of None is Too Many, one of the most significant studies of Canadian History ever written on the occasion of its 30th publication anniversary.
On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Etgar Keret will read from his own work and talk about his experience in the Warsaw House, an art installation less than 5 ft. wide between two buildings in which he briefly lived. A book signing will follow the talk.
Free Admission | Open to the Public | No Registration Required
There are several other opportunities to engage with Etgar Keret, presented by the Centre for Jewish Studies.
A Day with Etgar Keret
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Film Screening, 12:30pm–2:00pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Drive
Comic Jam, 2:00pm–6:00pm
L’Espresso, 321 Bloor Street West
Presented by the Centre for Jewish Studies, the Consulate General of Israel, and the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Programs in the Community
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