Neuberger Dialogue for Descendants (D4D) committee provides specialized programming for children of Holocaust survivors and their partners. Launched in 2016, D4D features a program during the Neuberger's annual Holocaust Education Week plus other dynamic and meaningful programs throughout the year.  

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Photo: Henia Reinhartz. Brussels, circa 1948. Courtesy of the Azrieli Foundation Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program.


Important Event Update from the Neuberger (3/11/2020):

We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our activities, and are in frequent dialogue with our supporting organization, UJA Federation, about all public gatherings.

The Neuberger has decided to cancel or postpone all public gatherings, events, and large meetings for the month of March, including this one. While this is unfortunate, we also believe that this decision is best to prevent further spread of the disease to potentially vulnerable publics.

Great events can always wait. Protecting your health – and that of our entire community – can’t wait. We hope to be able to reschedule this event soon.

The Neuberger's Dialogue for Descendants group presents a dynamic program that will explore portraits of resistance within Henia Reinhartz's memoir Bits and Pieces, a book that began as a private letter to her grandchildren. Dr. Lesley Simpson will explore how the grandchildren interpreted the legacy they had received and highlight the work of one of Reinhartz's grandchildren, the painter Shoshana Walfish. More Information 

This program, presented by the Neuberger’s Dialogue for Descendants group, is open to all descendants (children and grandchildren) of Holocaust survivors and their partners. 


rescuing stories while we can: d4d HEW pROGRAM

tuesday, november 5 / 7:30 PM 


How can we rescue the stories which may soon pass into oblivion? What can we learn from their history to protect our future? This program, designed specifically for children of Holocaust survivors and their partners, features Peggy Shapiro, Executive Director of StandWithUs Midwest and daughter of Holocaust survivors, addressing the importance of capturing these stories before it is too late.

D4D opening night of the pianist of willesden lane 

thursday, november 7 / 8:00 pm 


Children of Holocaust survivors and their partners are invited to take advantage of an exclusive ticket offer for opening night of this remarkable production from Mona Golobek, a daughter of a survivor sharing her mother’s story through music. Presented in partnership with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company with generous support from UJA's Kultura Collective.

Co-sponsored by Gerry & Sonia Rowan.
Reception Sponsors: Glenda & Alan Wainer, in honour of Deborah Vadas Levison and in memory of Leisor (Holocaust survivor) & Ann Wainer; Diane & Dave Tessler, Cheryl Ryshpan and Samuel Singer. 

D4D Mid-Year Program 

The Crate 

The Neuberger's D4D Committee presents our annual mid-year program, featuring award-winning author Deborah Vadas Levison, daughter of Holocaust survivors.


Deborah will discuss her latest book, The Crate, describing the extraordinary account of her parents' ordeals, both in one of the darkest times in world history and their present-day lives. The book is equal parts detective story, history lesson, and family memoir, each searing in its own telling. Post-program the author will be available for book signing. 

Monday, May 13
7:00 PM (Dessert Reception, 6:30 PM)
Prosserman JCC | Room 211
4588 Bathurst Street 

Special Screening of Shores of Light (2018)

The Neuberger is proud to partner with Columbus Centre and Villa Colombo Toronto, for a special screening of the documentary Shores of Light. This poignant, untold story of warmth and compassion after the Holocaust in Southern Italy, follows the narratives of three Israeli women who were born then, in Santa-Maria-Di-Leuca. 
There will be a special post-screening talk-back with Dora Ennis, a child of survivors born in the same hospital as the film's protagonists.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be offered. For more information call 416-789-7011 ext. 333 or click here.   

Wednesday, March 27 
7:00 PM (Doors Open, 6:30 PM)

The Sala Caboto Banquet Hall 
40 Playfair Ave | Toronto

D4D Symposium

The D4D full-day symposium is designed as a meaningful forum for education, discussion and engagement. Featuring keynote speakers and interactive workshops, participants consider different perspectives on their role in perpetuating the future of Holocaust memory and examine their unique experiences as children of survivors.