Thank you for joining us and making our virtual Yom Hashoah commemoration so meaningful.

Thank you for joining us to come together as a nation to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, remember the victims, and pay tribute to the resilience and faith of the Canadian community of survivors.

This program is presented by UJA’s Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Azrieli Foundation, March of the Living Canada, and the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem.

Tonight, we come together to mourn the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. But as Canadians, we also share in mourning the loss of all of the lives tragically cut short this weekend in Nova Scotia. We stand in solidarity with our fellow Canadians and share in their grief.

Join us in lighting a Yahrzeit (Memorial) Candle

We have created two ways for you to participate. You can virtually light a candle below or download a label to light a candle in a victim’s name at Shem VeNer.

Light a candle in memory of a loved one

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Personalize a label to light a candle in a victim’s name:

Tonight’s Host

Our program for this evening is hosted by Toronto-based actor Jake Epstein, best known for his work on Degrassi, Designated Survivor and Suits. Epstein is the son of Kathy Kacer, the award-winning author of The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser and other Holocaust-related books for young adults.


The Friedman Family in loving memory of Arnold Friedman, Holocaust survivor and educator
Max & Bella Brandriss Memorial Fund at the Jewish Foundation, Toronto
Cummings and Gold Families
Morris, Louis and Garry Greenbaum and Families
The Gottesman Family, in memory of Carol & Herman Gottesman
Yakubowicz Family, in memory of Perla & Sam Yakubowicz and Esther & Mirko Bem
The Family of Carl & Cesia Mahler, z”l
Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants
Nathan & Glennie Lindenberg
Israel Mida
Aaron & Joyce Rifkind
Annette Filler
Helena Axler
Sharon & Howard Driman
Dori & Ari Ekstein and Family in loving memory of Mina and David Rawa, Holocaust survivors

Learn more from Canadian Holocaust survivors in honour of Yom Hashoah:

Commemorate Further with Resources from Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, for Yom Hashoah:

Remember the Victims and Honour the Survivors through Music:

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Presented in partnership with

We are proud to have the following organizations from communities across Canada participating in lieu of in-person Yom Hashoah commemorations in our cities:

Atlantic Jewish Council, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Montreal Holocaust Museum, Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship at Carleton University, Ottawa Jewish Archives, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Calgary Jewish Federation, Hamilton Jewish Federation, Congregation Agudas Israel Jewish Community Centre, Saskatoon

We Gratefully Acknowledge our Donors for Making this Cross-Canada Digital Commemoration Possible: CLICK HERE

For more about the organizations involved in the planning of this event, visit us at: