HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK 2022: the future is here

Opening Night 2022

The Hitler Conspiracies


November 2 // 7:30 PM
Leah Posluns Theatre, Prosserman JCC // 4588 Bathurst Street
Free // Registration Required


Conspiratorial thinking exploded during the pandemic. Where does it come from and what does it have to do with the Holocaust? Join us to unpack and contextualize the conspiracy theory famously described as a “Warrant for Genocide” with scholar of Nazi Germany Sir Richard Evans, author of eighteen books including The Hitler Conspiracies. Nyla Ahmad, author and strategic thinker, will join Evans for a thought-provoking discussion to launch this year's Holocaust Education Week and set the stage for what is sure to be an insightful week of programs and learning.


A recording of the event will be made available online on the Virtual J's 2022 Holocaust Education Week Channel on November 3 at 9am.


Nyla Ahmad has spent decades in the media and technology industries, launching new businesses and innovations made possible from the emergence and evolution of the Internet. Nyla is former Editor-in-Chief of OWL Communications, former host of Nyla.Net on Discovery Channel, and spent two decades at Rogers Communications holding Executive-level leadership positions across Strategy, Business Innovation, Product Development, Marketing and P&L Operations.  A true champion of technology innovation and our adoption of a digital life, Nyla is equally passionate about preserving a world in which everyone truly belongs.  For seven years she led Rogers’ Inclusion & Diversity Committee as Chair, implementing new programs and policies to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion at the company – which included hosting the company’s first-ever Holocaust Education Week event, in partnership with UJA.  Nyla is the recipient of Canadian Women in Communications’ “Trailblazer Award” and sits on the Board of Governors at the University of Waterloo.

Presented in partnership with Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School, University of Toronto.

Sir Richard Evans was born in London and educated at Oxford University. He has taught at Columbia University and Birkbeck, University of London, and since 2014 has been the Regius Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cambridge. His many publications include an acclaimed three-volume history of the Third Reich and a recent collection of essays, The Third Reich in History and Memory. A Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature, he is a past winner of the Wolfson History Prize, and was twice a History Honoree at the Los Angeles Times Book Awards. In 2012, he was appointed Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s birthday honors list, for services to scholarship. 

Kristallnacht Program

A Celebration of Rabbi Erwin Schild: From Internee to the Order of Canada

November 9 // 7:30 PM
Adath Israel Congregation // 37 Southbourne Avenue
Free // Registration Required


Rabbi Schild was just weeks away from his Bar Mitzvah when the Nazis came to power in Germany. After surviving Kristallnacht and a month in Dachau, he escaped to London only to be interned in a prison camp when Britain joined the war. Initially sent to Canada as an enemy alien, Schild went on to become one of the country’s most beloved and influential rabbis. A special film celebrating Rabbi Schild’s unique story will be screened as part of this year’s Kristallnacht commemoration.


This program is generously sponsored by the Glicksman, Glick, Altschuler, Glassberg and Herschorn families.

If you are unable to attend this program in person, there will be a livestream available on the Virtual J's  2022 Holocaust Education Week Channel on November 9 at 7:30 PM. 

NOV 3 @ 7:00PM

Join us for this HEW exclusive film screening and panel discussion featuring producer Julia Rosenberg, director Tahir Rana, and screenwriter David Bezmozgis, moderated by Dara Solomon, Executive Director of the Holocaust Education Centre. Learn more about the program.

NOV 5 @ 8:00PM

Be the first to hear stories from Canadian survivors in their own voices with the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program audiobook launch. Featuring Holocaust survivors in conversation with actor Jake Epstein. Learn more.

NOV 6 @ 10:00AM

Learn more about our return to an in-person, three-part Dialogue for Descendants Symposium, part of this year's Holocaust Education Week.

NOV 6 @ 4:30PM

In honour of HEW 2022, the Holocaust Education Centre is proud to partner with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) to screen this riveting cinematic adaption of Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s Molière Award-winning play. Learn more about the screening and purchase tickets.

NOV 7 @ 7:30PM

Canadian Society for Yad Vashem, the Government of Ontario and the Holocaust Education Centre present a special HEW partner program featuring CSYV's Annual Tribute to Holocaust Survivors. Learn more about the online tribute.

NOV 10 @ 7:30PM

Join us during HEW 2022 for a beautiful, multi-media theatrical concert - Lenka Lichtenberg’s Thieves of Dreams: Songs of Theresienstadt's Secret Poetess. Learn more about the performance and purchase tickets.

NOV 10 - 13

Using entirely archival footage, Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa meticulously reconstructs and visualizes the historical context of the massacre of nearly 34,000 Jews at Babi Yar in Kyiv in 1941. Learn more about the film screening.

NOV 16 @ 7:30PM

Join us for an in-depth conversation with Charlotte Schallié, editor of But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust, an award-winning powerful collection of non-fiction ‘graphic novellas’ of the Holocaust. Learn more about the program. 

NOV 9-30

Explore the moving and dramatic history of the Kindertransport and learn about the fate of these Kindertransport children through their personal objects and the stories they tell in this special exhibit. Learn more about how you can view the exihibit on display November 9-30 at the Miles Nadal JCC.