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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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commemoration

YOM HASHOAH
Holocaust Commemorative Evening

Yom HaShoah is the day on which communities world-wide mark and remember the Holocaust, the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. Jews were the primary victims—six million were murdered; Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), people with mental and physical disabilities, and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons. Millions more, including homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and political dissidents, also suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi Germany. In 2003, The House of Commons established Holocaust Memorial Day as an official day of commemoration in Canada. The day is also observed each year by the Legislature of the Province of British Columbia. Holocaust remembrance give us the opportunity both to commemorate this tragic history and to reflect on the lessons it holds for our lives today.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015• 7 PM

Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre
950 West 41st Avenue


PROGRAM FEATURES:

Chaim Kornfeld
Holocaust Survivor

Claire Klein Osipov, Voice
with Lisa Osipov Milton, Voice

Andrew Brown, Viola

Cantor Yaacov Orzech and Kol Simcha Singers

All Holocaust survivors are invited to light a memorial candle.

EVERYONE WELCOME

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. This program is funded through our community’s generous contributions to Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver Annual Campaign and by the Province of British Columbia. Artistic Producers Wendy Bross Stuart & Ron Stuart, WRS Productions. Supported by the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver and the Gail Feldman Heller & the Sarah Rozenberg-Warm Endowment Funds of the VHEC.

 

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2015 MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

Please remember to renew your existing membership or activate a new membership TODAY.

Your SUPPORT by purchasing a VHEC membership helps us present innovative Holocaust education throughout metro Vancouver and beyond. It helps us motivate teachers to share the lessons of the Holocaust with students and, in turn, stimulate students to be actively engaged young citizens.

We need your support NOW.

Please make your donation in support of Holocaust education today and receive a 2014 tax receipt!


Call the VHEC at 604.264.0499 or donate safely on line For those of you who have already contributed, we thank you for your participation and generosity.

 


ARCHIVES: IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised the VHEC Archives will be closed to research requests until the 31st of August, 2015 as our staff work to facilitate better access to the Centre's collections.

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