The VHEC delivers Holocaust commemorative programs, which often feature survivor eyewitness accounts, second generation and other speakers, candle lighting, government proclamations or prayers.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
is a cultural program presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre on or close to the UN declared date of January 27th, the Auschwitz liberation date.
is a scholarly lecture presented in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel on the Sunday close to November 9th, marking the Nazi state sponsored “Night of Broken Glass” of November 9, 1938.
is a public lecture or film, presented in partnership with the Consulate of Sweden and the Second Generation Group of the VHEC in honour of Raoul Wallenberg. It is held on or close to the internationally designated date of January 17th.
Yom Hashoah | Vancouver
features a survivor speaker and a musical program. Presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, it is held on the day closest to the designated date on the Jewish calendar.
Yom Hashoah | BC Legislature
is a daylong trip to Victoria for survivors who are recognized by the Government of British Columbia. It is organized in partnership with CJC Pacific Region and the Victoria Holocaust Remembrance & Education Society.
is held annually at the Holocaust Memorial at the Schara Tzedeck Cemetery on the Sunday between the High Holidays. The program features a guest speaker and affords participants the opportunity to mourn those who perished during the Holocaust at this symbolic grave site.