9 2022

Kristallnacht Commemoration: A Celebration of Rabbi Erwin Schild

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Adath Israel Congregation 37 Southbourne Ave
Toronto, ON
(416) 635-5340

Kristallnacht Commemoration

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


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.