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!
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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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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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.