Welcome to Holocaust Education Week

Please save the date for this year's program, taking place from Sunday, November 3 until Sunday, November 10.
The complete program launches at the end of September including listings and program information.


Holocaust Education Week is at a crossroads. Faced with the passing of living memory, ongoing local demographic shifts and international surges in antisemitism and intolerance, we must pose a difficult question: 75 years later, why should Canadians learn about the Holocaust? In 2019, HEW expands its focus to examine the Holocaust from a universal and intersectional perspective, illuminating the relevance of Holocaust education to all Canadians and their concerns for the 21st century.

Despite some troubling results from a recent study commissioned by the Azrieli Foundation in partnership with the Claims Conference, 85% of Canadians agree on Holocaust education’s importance. The challenge that lies before us is to maintain its relevance before it fades from memory. Join us this year as we explore why the Holocaust matters NOW. Together, we can continue to build a brighter tomorrow for all.

About HEW

Holocaust Education Week is the Neuberger's annual signature program. Cited by scholars as one of the most comprehensive vehicles for Holocaust education and remembrance in the world, it has been recognized as a “Best Practice” in the field by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance(IHRA).

Holocaust Education Week Leadership

Ken Bernknopf, HEW Co-Chair
Susan Lehner, HEW Co-Chair
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is the Neuberger's sustaining supporter. UJA is proud to support the Neuberger's world-class programming during Holocaust Education Week and its year-round educational and remembrance programs.



At the Neuberger, we recognize that recent events, both globally and in our own backyard, demonstrate a frightening rise of antisemitism. In response, this year’s Holocaust Education Week will examine the Holocaust from multiple contemporary perspectives, illuminating its relevance to all Canadians. During HEW and year-round, we are committed to presenting educational experiences for adults, students and youth across the GTA that inspire meaningful dialogue about the dangers of bigotry and hate.
Please support this extraordinary week of programming as we explore why the Holocaust matters NOW.
Together, we can continue to build a brighter tomorrow for all.

Connect with us on Facebook (Holocaust Centre) and Twitter (@Holocaust_Ed) using #HEW2019