Programming for Young Professionals

Year-Round Programming for YPs

The Neuberger offers dynamic and engaging opportunities for Holocaust education and commemoration for people in their 20s and 30s. Our newly-expanded Legacy Holocaust Education Committee provides many ways to connect. In addition to the annual Legacy HEW Symposium and Experience Jewish Life in Vienna study tour, we have programs for Yom Hashoah and other commemorative dates, lectures and film screenings, and intimate programs throughout the year. Please join us!

Toronto Holocaust Museum:
Legacy, Innovation, and the Future

A Young Professionals’ Program for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s experience fo
r people in their 20s & 30s to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Due to extenuating circumstances, this program will now be virtual.


Join our Legacy young professionals’ group for an exciting evening of learning and dialogue about the Toronto Holocaust Museum, opening spring 2023 on UJA’s Sherman Campus. Founded in 1985 by Holocaust survivors dedicated to sharing their stories with students, the revitalized museum will carry this legacy forward, ensuring a wide range of new audiences can engage with this difficult history through survivor testimony, cutting-edge museum exhibits, and interactive media long after they are gone. It will also serve as a site of memory for descendant families, reaffirming the enduring legacy of their parents and grandparents.


Hear from one of the founders, Holocaust survivor Nate Leipciger, and museum professionals, as they present a sneak peek of the content and discuss the importance of continuing this vital work.


Don’t miss this opportunity to join fellow young professionals to learn about the future of Holocaust education in Toronto and how you can play a role in this pivotal moment.

FREE // Registration Required.

Please note this program is designed for individuals aged 20-45.

“What’s going to happen in the next 100 years is in your hands.”
 - Nathan Leipciger

L'Chaim to Remember

A virtual Havdalah experience for people in their 20s & 30s to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. virtual Havdalah experience for people in their 20s & 30s to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Saturday, January 23 // 7:00 PM // ONLINE

Join Holocaust survivors and other young adults for an inspirational Havdalah program to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021, explore the depths of spirituality during the Holocaust and provide hope in these unprecedented times. Featuring Montreal based Holocaust survivor Angela Orosz, born in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in December 1944. Angela will share some of her and her mother’s inspiring story of survival and eventual immigration to Canada.

Each Saturday evening, after the sun sets, we close out the holiest day of the week with Havdalah, a ceremony to mark the symbolic end of Shabbat and usher in the new week. These small, but important acts are what enable us as Jewish people to carry on traditions and halacha reinforcing our belief. During the Holocaust, one of the most defying forms of resistance was spiritual. Even during the darkest of times, Jewish people sought refuge, strength and hope in carrying on their traditions and beliefs in the most sacred ways under the most difficult circumstances. Together, we will explore these connections in this meaningful evening.

January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD)*, an annual day of commemoration to honour the victims of the Nazi era.

*Designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005.


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2020 Legacy Symposium for Young Professionals

“Never Again” Now What? Allyship in 2020

The year 2020 has irrevocably changed the world. A global pandemic, social unrest and upheaval are just some of the things that will define the beginning of this decade – how have we as individuals reacted to the societal circumstances surrounding us? One of the most notable influences of the 20th century that has impacted every aspect of society is the rise and growth of the internet and social media. Voicing opinions, beliefs and support for causes is literally done with the “click of a mouse,” and with that the ability to be a social activist has taken on new forms.  


This year’s Legacy Symposium will not only go digital, but help young adults become more informed about how to take a stand on issues they are passionate about in this all-consuming online era. Drawing on lessons learned from the Holocaust around the dangers of being a bystander, the symposium will explore how online activism can be key to enhancing our social activism.


Whether it be through advocacy, staying informed, or understanding issues of racism, social injustices, antisemitism, and inequity in today’s society, we have a responsibility to uphold the true meaning of “Never Again” for all. How can we combat these systemic issues? How can we better support the causes we care about? What does it really mean to stand up for what we believe in? Explore all this and more at this year’s program. Join us for this year’s digital 2020 Legacy Symposium to learn more about what you can do to be an active contributor to bettering your civil society.  

This two-part program will feature an introduction from Holocaust survivor Nathan Leipciger and a panel of experts who will respond to sentiments and issues surrounding social activism in an online era, providing tools to encourage participants to become more active in their stances on social injustices in the world. 

DATE // Sunday, November 29 - POSTPONED
TIME // 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Free // Registration Required 




Liv Mendelsohn // Director, Accessibility and Inclusion and Artistic Director, ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

Nathan Leipciger, Holocaust Survivor & Educator

Shai Deluca // Television & Media Personality and Advocate

Yoni Belete, No Silence on Race // Racial Equity & Inclusivity Advocates

Yair Rosenberg // Senior Writer, Tablet Magazine

Tema Smith // Diversity Advocate, Writer & Jewish Community Builder


The Azrieli Foundation
David and Rose Brown Fund at the Jewish Foundation

The Sam & Gitta Ganz Family Foundation
Dorothy & Pinchas Gutter

Travel Opportunities 

Vienna Trip 2020 - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Experience Jewish Life in Vienna

Looking for an exciting and inspiring summer educational experience? Spend a week in Europe immersed in the rich Jewish history and culture of Vienna while exploring the modern city.

Experience Jewish Life in Vienna is a unique trip for young professionals to learn about the city's past, experience its present, and dialogue about the future.

Subtitled “Past, Present and Future,” the program brings young professionals from Canada is to experience Vienna’s current, thriving, dynamic Jewish community in the context of the city’s dark past while dialoguing with community members, civic leaders, academics, experts and peers about the future.

*For people in their 20s and 30s.

Trip Highlights Include:

  • 7 days in the beautiful and historic city of Vienna

  • Day trip to Mauthausen concentration camp and site of Nazi “euthanasia” killings

  • Walking tour of Jewish Vienna

  • Meetings with current professionals engaged in Holocaust studies, memory and politics

  • Meet-ups with young Austrians

  • Friday night services in the city temple


$550 CAD + airfaire (apply by Feb 28)
$650 CAD + airfare (after Feb 28)

Contact Michelle at for information about this program and future travel opportunities. 

Supported by, and in partnership with, the Jewish Welcome Service Vienna.

Shabbat Dinner


A Shabbat to Remember: Meaningful Reflections from a Holocaust Survivor

Join the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and Beth Tzedec for a Shabbat dinner in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring inspiring stories, prayer and conversations with Holocaust survivors.

Yom Hashoah for Young Professionals


Join Neuberger Young Professionals, UJA's Genesis and The House on Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom Hashoah for this annual comemorative program for young professionals. Featuring a Holocaust survivor speaker, individuals in their 20s and 30s will have an opportunity to remember and dialogue about the Shoah in dynamic and engaging ways. The program includes Holocaust survivor testimony, short films, and a commemorative ceremony.

This program is generously sponsored by the family of Holocaust survivor speaker Arnold Friedman z”l whose commitment to Holocaust education inspired so many.


Legacy HEW Symposium


Thank you for joining us at the Neuberger's annual HEW symposium for young professionals, which featured engaging ways to consider the theme of The Holocaust and NOW, including workshops, survivor testimony, discussion, and a keynote. Nearly 200 participants in their 20s and 30s participate in this specially-designed Holocaust education and remembrance program each year.