23 2020

CANCELLED: Reimagining Resistance: Dialogue for Descendants

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Lipa Green Centre, Tamari Family Hall 4600 Bathurst St.
Toronto, M2R 3V2
(416) 635-2883

Contact Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre

$ Cost $ 20.00

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.


Reimagining Resistance through Generations: A Grandmother’s Moving Composition to her Grandchildren

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.

Lesley Simpson returned to school after working as a journalist for Canadian daily newspapers and public radio and completed her PhD in Humanities at York University’s Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies.

Dr. Simpson's research explores nonmaterial Jewish legacy from the performative comedy of Solomon Rabinovich (known as Sholem Aleichem) to wordless music of niggunim in the contemporary Canadian moment.

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. A light reception precedes the program at 6:30 PM; Kashruth observed.

Copies of Henia Reinhartz’s memoir, Bits and Pieces, are generously provided to all attendees by the Azrieli Foundation Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program. 

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

Left: Book cover courtesy of the Azrieli Foundation Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program. Right: Ritual of Protection by Shoshana Walfish. Image used with permission from the artist. ​