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50 - 950 West 41st Ave,
Vancouver BC, V5Z 2N7 Canada

P: 604.264.0499
F: 604.264.0497
E: info@vhec.org


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GALA EVENT

LOOKING BACK ... MOVING FORWARD
Expanding the Reach of Holocaust Education

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
7 PM | REMARKS AT 8 PM


THE PERMANENT
330 West Pender Street, Vancouver

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

Over drinks and canapes, we will showcase some of the exciting work ahead for the VHEC. You will meet Pulitzer Prize photographer Marissa Roth and be introduced to an exciting exhibition of photographic portraits of VHEC Holocaust Survivor volunteers that she is creating to be showcased at the newly renovated Centre in 2018.

Please join us for what will be a memorable evening in support of the VHEC!

$180 Per Person • Kosher Reception • Valet Parking Included

Space is limited, please RSVP immediately.
Please call 604.264.0499 or purchase tickets here


With Gratitude to Our Sponsors: ZLC Financial, ZLC Wealth
and The Permanent: A Select Heritage Event Venue.


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CHERIE SMITH JCC JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL

MOUTH OF TRUTH by Lilian Boraks-Nemetz

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017 • 2 PM

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRE OF GREATER VANCOUVER
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Based on the author’s personal experience as a child in the Warsaw Ghetto, Mouth of Truth is a gripping tale of impossible choices, divided loyalties, and unimaginable horrors. It’s a story of trauma and child abuse experienced by war children and how it affects their adult lives and offspring.

For more information and tickets: www.jccgv.com

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival.

 

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CHERIE SMITH JCC JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL

ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 • 6 PM

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRE OF GREATER VANCOUVER
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Written as a Young Adult novel, Anna and the Swallow Man is a truly ageless book “which should be read by anyone and everyone old enough to cook dinner unsupervised.” Part fairy tale, part magical realism, and part psycho-social exploration of what it may mean to grow up surrounded by horror, this short novel cannot be contained within its pages. An exquisitely haunting narrative written in prose that dances, Gavriel Savit’s debut will take your breath away.

For more information and tickets: www.jccgv.com

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival.

 

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CHERIE SMITH JCC JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL
OTHER HOLOCAUST-RELATED PROGRAMS:



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017 • 8 PM

UNEXPECTED HOLOCAUST STORIES:
A panel discussion with Max Wallace, author of In The Name Of Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust, and David Layton, author of The Dictator, moderated by Helen Pinsky.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRE OF GREATER VANCOUVER
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

For more information and tickets: www.jccgv.com


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017 • 6 PM

INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA
A panel discussion with Roger Frie, author of Not in My Family, and Claire Sicherman, author of Imprint: A Memoir of Trauma in the Third Generation, moderated by Abby Wener Herlin.


JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRE OF GREATER VANCOUVER
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

For more information and tickets: www.jccgv.com

 

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Employment Opportunity: Assistant Director

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre is seeking an Assistant Director to join our team in early 2018.

The Assistant Director supports the administration of the Centre’s professional staff and range of programs, and contributes to development and communications for the organization. As a core position within a vibrant organization, the Assistant Director role represents an opportunity to contribute to an effective and collaborative team and a social justice mandate.


VHEC Assistant Director Position 2018


 

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NOTE TO EDUCATORS

Due to the major Renewal Project in which the VHEC is engaged,
the Centre will not be open for exhibition tours during the upcoming Professional Development days.

VHEC school programs will continue during the Renewal Project. Symposia programs and Outreach Speakers will be scheduled as usual, and educational resources continue to be available.

While there will be no classroom visits to the Centre during Fall 2017, the Centre is offering classroom-based workshops facilitated by VHEC docents.

Request a Survivor Outreach Speaker

Book a Docent-led Classroom Workshop


 

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VHEC RENEWAL PROJECT

The VHEC is engaged in a major Renewal Project that will significantly improve visitor experience and access to our collections.

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre has relocated
to a temporary office within the JCC, at 305 B.
Contact info@vhec.org or call 604.264.0499 with any questions.


The VHEC Renewal Project will cause some interruption of activities at the Centre beginning in July 2017.

While there will be no exhibition and no class visits to the Centre during the summer and fall months, most aspects of the Centre’s important work will continue uninterrupted.

  • Symposia programs and Outreach Speakers will be scheduled as usual

  • Classroom workshops will be offered to schools in the fall, with details forthcoming

  • Educational resources, including teacher's guides, discovery kits and classroom book sets, will continue to be available

  • Commemorative programs, including the High Holidays Cemetery Service and the Kristallnacht Commemorative Lecture, will proceed

  • Donations to the archives will continue to be accepted by appointment only

  • The library will be closed during the Renewal Project period and outstanding loans are requested to be returned

  • Tribute cards will continue to be sent to mark special occasions and condolences
Further details about the Renewal Project here.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Jewish Community Foundation.

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Please check back here, at the VHEC website, for ongoing updates on the Renewal Project, as well as any news affecting programs or meetings, or contact info@vhec.org or call 604.264.0499 with any questions.
 

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NEW ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCE

Primary Voices: Teaching Through Holocaust
Survivor Testimony


More than 70 years after the Holocaust, eyewitness testimonies are assuming increasingly central roles in Holocaust education and remembrance. The VHEC strives to create opportunities for students to interact with Holocaust survivors’ accounts of persecution, loss, and survival – their primary voices. In order to advance that mission, the VHEC is launching its new web-based pedagogical resource, Primary Voices: Teaching Through Holocaust Survivor Testimony, funded by the Government of Canada.

Primary Voices provides access to excerpts of testimonies in the VHEC’s collection, along with associated activities and prompts, for discussion and reflection for secondary school students. Through the site, educators and students can engage with Holocaust testimony in a lesson, within a larger unit, or as part of an independent research project.

The lessons provided on Primary Voices are clustered into themes that are linked to testimonies in the VHEC’s collection, as well as to topics of particular relevance to the history of the Holocaust and the B.C. provincial curriculum. Each theme is divided into three sets of lessons – Now, Next, and Beyond — to facilitate increasing levels of engagement with the testimonies amongst students and to foster the inquiry-based, personalized, and technology-enhanced approaches central to the new B.C. curriculum and 21st Century Learning.

Visit the Primary Voices website here



 


ARCHIVES: IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised the VHEC Archives will be closed to research requests until December 31st, 2017 as our staff work to facilitate better access to the Centre's collections.

Thank you for your understanding and our apologies for any inconvenience.