Toronto Holocaust Museum 

Coming in spring 2023


Thanks to an extraordinary contribution of $12 million from the Azrieli Foundation, UJA is thrilled to announce that the new Toronto Holocaust Museum will open in 2023.


This state-of-the-art facility in the Sheff Family Building 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. We are grateful for the York family for perpetuating their family’s commitment to Holocaust education.


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 Toronto Holocaust Museum, please contact


Renewal Council Chair // 
Glennie Lindenberg


Staff Lead // 
Dara Solomon, Executive Director

Fundraising // 
Barbara Tylbor, Fundraising Manager


Volunteer Inquiries // 
Steph Hachey, Manager of Collections, Gallery, & Volunteers


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:

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.