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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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COMMEMORATION

KRISTALLNACHT

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017 • 7 PM

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL
989 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver


KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

René Goldman
Child Survivor of the Holocaust

Childhood Adrift: The Nazi War on Jewish Children in France

This annual commemorative lecture marks the anniversary of the state-sponsored “Night of Broken Glass” in 1938. This year’s address, by child survivor, René Goldman, is Childhood Adrift: The Nazi War on Jewish Children in France.

Copies of Goldman’s memoir, published by the Azrieli Foundation, will be distributed to those attending the lecture.

Everyone is welcome and the event is free.

For more information please email info@vhec.org or call 604.264.0499.

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel and the Azrieli Foundation. This program is funded through our community’s generous contributions to Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver Annual Campaign.



 

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VANCOUVER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

1945 by Ferenc Török

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 • 4:30 PM

THE NORMAN AND ANNETTE ROTHSTEIN THEATRE, JCC
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople — suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.

For more information and tickets: www.vjff.org

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival.

 

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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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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.