Renewed Holocaust Education Centre 

Coming to the Sherman Campus late 2022/ early 2023 

 

In late 2022, we will open a new Holocaust Museum in the Sheff Family Building on the Sherman Campus.  This state-of-the-art facility will inspire visitors to think deeply about the tragedies of the Shoah and to make connections between the Holocaust, world events, and contemporary Canadian life.

 

Founded by Holocaust survivors in 1985 as a place dedicated to sharing their stories with students, the revitalized museum—one of the first to be designed for the post-survivor era—will  ensure their testimonies continue to be shared long after they are gone. This new museum will present an immersive educational experience for students from across the GTA. It will also serve as a site of memory for descendant families, affirming the enduring legacy of their parents and grandparents.

 

The museum’s thoughtfully designed space has the capacity for greatly expanded programs and experiences to engage a wide range of audiences with this difficult history while ensuring visitors reflect on its contemporary relevancy. As a centre of excellence and innovation, the museum will generate knowledge and understanding about the Holocaust and serve as a forum for dialogue about civil society for present and future generations.

 

Thank you to our generous donors who have already made commitments to this exciting initiative. If you have not yet contributed, you can still be part of this transformational project. A capital and/or endowment gift is the most powerful way to ensure the sustainability of Holocaust education, both today and into the future.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the renewed Holocaust Education Centre, please contact neuberger@ujafed.org.

 

Renewal Council Chair // 
Glennie Lindenberg

 

Staff Lead // 
Dara Solomon, Executive Director
 

Fundraising // 
Sherri Freedman, SVP, Integrated Development

 

Museum Planning Firm // 
Reich and Petch

A Renewed Holocaust Centre will

 

  • Offer meaningful educational experiences to wide range of students from across the GTA including a diversity of school boards, Jewish day schools, independent schools, universities and colleges
  • Honour and remember our community of survivors, their Holocaust testimonies, their resilience, and the impact they had on Canadian life
  • Be a centre of excellence and innovation for learning about the Holocaust
  • Be a forum for discussion & behavioural change around contemporary issues of antisemitism and all forms of hate
  • Be a convening and collaborative space for our community partners
Join us on this exciting journey. Together, we can ensure the future of Holocaust education and work towards a brighter future. Learn more: neuberger@ujafed.org.