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Sunday, 14 November 2021 // 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(breakout sessions 11 AM - 12 PM)
Zoom // Suggested donation // $18 - click here to donate
The Dialogue for Descendants (D4D) Symposium exclusively for children of Holocaust survivors (and/or their partners) is a forum for education, discussion and engagement. From childhood into adulthood, the children of survivors continue to experience pivotal moments in exploring their personal narratives in response to this shared tragic history. The past 18 months during the pandemic has been especially difficult for this cohort.
Join us for an online Dialogue Descendants Symposium where we will come together to learn and share. Participants will get a sneak peek of the Toronto Holocaust Museum now in development, with Executive Director Dara Solomon, the opportunity for special sharing sessions led by leaders in the field of intergenerational transmission of trauma, and a session on UJA’s renewed strategy to combat antisemitism with Steven Farber, UJA’s Senior Vice President, Countering Antisemitism and Hate. .
How Descendants of Holocaust Survivors are Experiencing the Current Pandemic
TUESDAY, MAY 19 @ 7:30 pm
This free program is open to descendants of Holocaust survivors (2G) and their partners. Registration required. Webinar link will be provided after registration.
Join renowned clinical psychologist and expert on trauma Dr. Irit Felsen for this Neuberger online webinar to explore the experiences of descendants of survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Dr. Felsen has worked extensively on inherited trauma in her professional practice and research. Children of Holocaust survivors often experience significant life events differently from their peers, in a way that is coloured by their unique legacy. Such sensitivity might be currently exacerbated as we collectively live through an unprecedented pandemic with many potential reminders and connections to the trauma of the Holocaust. This program focuses on articulating the multiple possible reactions of descendants of survivors to the pandemic, aims to increase understanding and enhance resilient coping during this complex time.
Irit Felsen, PhD, is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Dept of Psychology and at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, and a clinical psychologist with a special focus on Holocaust survivors and their families.
Hosted by: Dara Solomon, Executive Director, Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre
Photo: Henia Reinhartz. Brussels, circa 1948. Courtesy of the Azrieli Foundation Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program.
reIMAGINING RESISTANCE THROUGH GENERATIONS: A GRANDMOTHER’S MOVING COMPOSITION TO HER GRANDCHILDREN
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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
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.
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
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.