The Neuberger understands how important Holocaust education, memory, and remembrance are, not only for the Jewish community, but for Canadian society as a whole. We also understand how difficult these times are for people struggling to find relevant, engaging content and community in isolation. That's why we are pleased to announce our Neuberger @ Home series: over the next few months, we will launch a variety of digital programs designed to stimulate and inspire. From movie screenings to our Anne Frank Reading Project, along with special guest speakers and learning sessions, there's something for everyone with the Neuberger @ Home.
Questions? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch our past online programs anytime on our digital webinar library.
In periods of crisis, people often turn to journals for solace and contemplation, and at a time when we are all isolated from our friends and family, many are doing just that.
First published in 1947, the Diary of Anne Frank is arguably the most famous book to emerge from the Holocaust. Generations have been inspired by the reflections of a talented young girl who has become an icon of hope and humanity.
We at the Neuberger believe that this is the perfect time to revisit Anne's diary, with the Anne Frank Community Reading Project. This program is designed for families to read and discuss Anne Frank's diary together, with Neuberger staff, and with the wider community.
Over the last 6 weeks we read and reflected on this important and moving source, together. Learn more about the program and revisit some of our discussion topics here.
The Neuberger partnered with the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center & Burke-Cohen Entertainment topresent a live virtual reading of Jeff Cohen’s new play Righteous. Starring Tony Award-winners Frank Wood and Denis O’Hare, Tony Award-nominees Johanna Day, Jessica Hecht, Daniel Jenkins, and Richard Kind, SAG Award nominee Peter Jacobson and Drama Desk Award winner Ned Eisenberg. Also featured in the cast are Jimmy Burke and Dee Pelletier. Directed by Shana Cooper.
What would you do if you learned that your country planned to exterminate an entire race of people? That is the horrible question faced by Eduard Schulte, a captain of German industry and member of Hitler’s inner circle. Righteous is the true story of the man who sounded the alarm of Hitler’s plan to murder all the Jews in Europe. Schulte’s warning reached the desk of President Roosevelt in December 1942.
We’re all searching for meaningful ways to stay in touch and inspired during these challenging times. Feelings of isolation and uncertainty can sometimes get the best of us, but at the end of day there is strength in having hope. Join the March of the Living Toronto, UJA’s Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and UJA Genesis, as we navigate our way through this unprecedented time with an intergenerational conversation between Holocaust survivor, Nathan Leipciger, and his granddaughter, Jenn Green. As we reflect back on Nate’s experiences during the Holocaust, he will share messages of hope reminding and reassuring us that there is a brighter tomorrow ahead.
Join the Neuberger and the Virtual J, in discussion with Esther Safron Foer about her newly published book, I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir (2020). In conversation with her son, writer Franklin Foer, we will explore this beautifully written account of a relentless journey to the genealogical — indeed geographic — core of family trauma to uncover mysteries buried in the mass graves of an old-world shtetl. The memoir concludes with a new-world birth — a grandson who carries Foer family history in his name and soul — symbolizing the promise of the next generation. In uncovering the past, Foer demonstrates how memory can, therapeutically, fill an aching absence.
Learn more and find out how you can tune into this FREE program on the Virtual J's digital platform.
Thank you to the hundreds of descendants of Holocaust survivors who joined us for our first Dialogue for Descendants online program: a webinar with Dr. Irit Felsen on How Descendants of Holocaust Survivors are Experiencing the Current Pandemic.
More information about this past program available here.
Click here to view a recording of the webinar.
We know that the Nazis used their victims in several ways, but turning them into soap? Jeff Cohen's play The Soap Myth unpacks the legacy of one of the most notorious myths to come out of the Holocaust, and explores the tension between lived experience and scholarly conclusion. Join playwright Jeff Cohen and the Neuberger's program and education assistant Dan Panneton as they introduce a recorded Live Reading of The Soap Myth.
The Soap Myth is viewable through PBS and the Introduction can be found on the Neuberger's Facebook.
Facebook Videos: https://www.facebook.com/HoloCentre/videos
The Soap Myth: https://www.pbs.org/video/the-soap-myth-xplvfu/
This short animated adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein's critically acclaimed graphic memoir explores intergenerational trauma and the experience of being the child of survivors. The Neuberger was grateful to present a talkback with Bernice, reflecting back on her experience writing the book and the adaption into this short film. You can still watch the film at the National Film Board online.
When Inglourious Basterds was released in 2009, reactions were mixed. Some hailed the bold cinematic intervention into Holocaust and WW2 memory, while others denounced the film's trivialization of history. Ten years later, how has the movie aged? What can it tell us about popular memory and representation? The Neuberger was joined by film critic and writer John Semley as we introduced Quentin Tarantino's notorious revenge story.
Thank you to everyone who joined us as we launched the online resource, The Brady Resource Kit, at two special online programs. More coming soon.
The Neuberger’s educational team recently launched the digital version of the Brady Resource Kit.
By examining and analyzing archival documents, photographs, and recorded survivor testimony, students learn about the Holocaust through one family’s experiences.
Based on the principles of inquiry-based learning, students will discover important historical facts and learn to independently contextualize history. In doing so they wrestle with questions and situations that may challenge preconceived ideas about the Holocaust and Jewish responses, encouraging a deeper learning experience.
Special guests including, the website developers, took part in an exciting presentation guiding us through the process of using the site. Access the site at www.bradyresourcekit.ca.
The 28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival ran from the May 30 to June 7 this year, on a new virtual platform. This year, the Neuberger was thrilled to co-present the films How Holocaust Came to TV, which played all day on June 1, and My Name is Sara, all day on June 5.