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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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VHEC MEMBERSHIP

Please renew your Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
MEMBERSHIP or activate a new membership TODAY.


Your gift is critical in helping us to continue to educate adults and students alike about their own response to promote human rights, social justice and genocide awareness.

With your help, we will inspire future generations to reflect on the fundamental issues raised by the Holocaust and other genocides.

Membership payments and donations received by Dec. 31st will receive a 2017 tax receipt.

Individual: $36 Minimum Gift, Family: $118 Minimum Gift, or Other Gift Amount

Please donate now to the VHEC’s annual membership campaign.

Call the VHEC at 604.264.0499 or donate online now

For those of you who have already contributed,
we thank you for your participation and generosity.


 

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Executive Director Nina Krieger with photographer Marissa Roth

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King David High School students Milena Markovitch and Jacqueline Belzberg

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Event Co-chairs from Left: Carla van Messel, Shoshana Lewis and Helen Heacock Rivers


GALA EVENT

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

THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE VANCOUVER HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTRE'S SPECIAL EVENING AT THE PERMANENT

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Thank you for joining the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre's special evening at The Permanent. We were so pleased that Marissa Roth could join us to discuss her powerful photography project, The Faces of Survival. Our local Holocaust survivors have been extraordinary ambassadors of memory, hope, courage and teaching and the photos taken by Marissa will serve as our inaugural exhibition in our renewed space, opening in 2018.

King David High School students Milena Markovitch and Jacqueline Belzberg wowed us with their understanding and reflections. Their leadership involvement in guiding fellow students through the VHEC exhibition, In Defiance: Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust, was impressive and I think you will agree, gives us hope for the future.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to our event sponsors — ZLC, The Permanent & Peche Mignon — for their contribution to the evening's success.

Your interest and support are very much appreciated.

Please consider pledging a gift to the VHEC if you have not already done so this year.

Your contributions are critical to our ongoing success.

Donate safely online now


 

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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 March 31st, 2018 as our staff work to facilitate better access to the Centre's collections.

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