Commemorative Programs

The Neuberger presents commemorative and educational programming for the community and beyond to honour dates of remembrance.

Our annual educational events include programming for Holocaust Education Week, Raoul Wallenberg Day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Yom Hashoah.

Raoul Wallenberg Day

Raoul Wallenberg Day was designated by the Government of Canada in 2001 to honour Wallenberg, Canada’s first honorary citizen, who is credited with saving the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews. When Soviet forces liberated Budapest in February 1945, more than 100,000 Jews remained, mostly because of the efforts of Wallenberg and his colleagues. Wallenberg disappeared on January 17, 1945. His righteous heroism is a legacy and inspiration for all Canadians. For more information about Raoul Wallenberg, please visit the Holocaust Encyclopedia of the USHMM.

The Neuberger presents an annual commemorative and educational program, which incorporates a film highlighting courageous actions of Righteous Among the Nations or addresses the history of the Holocaust in Hungary.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD)*, an annual day of commemoration to honour the victims of the Nazi era.

*Designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005.

The Neuberger first commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2010. 

Yom Hashoah

Community Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is designated by the State of Israel on the Hebrew date of 27 Nisan. The community joins together in our annual memorial (yizkor) service, presented in partnership with several community organizations.