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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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upcoming
 

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.

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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.




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


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.