Holocaust survivors are recognized by the Government of British Columbia at the BC Legislature. It is organized in partnership with CIJA and the Victoria Holocaust Remembrance & Education Society.
A chartered bus, with priority seating for Holocaust survivors, will depart early Thursday morning and return Thursday evening. For more information, please call the VHEC at 604.264.0499.
The VHCS Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7:00pm
The Kron Sigal Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education and the VHEC’s Life Fellow Award will be presented.
High Holidays Cemetery Service
Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 11:00am
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. Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre with Schara Tzedeck Congregation and the Jewish War Veterans.
On April 26, 1987 1,300 members of the community including Holocaust survivors and their families unveiled the VHEC’s Holocaust memorial at Schara Tzedeck Cemetery. More than 900 names of family members who perished during the Holocaust have been inscribed. Names continue to be added to the memorial.
31st Annual Gathering of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants (WFJCSH&D)
Friday, November 1 – Monday, November 4, 2019
Child Holocaust Survivors gather annually in cities around the world with 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generations. In this unique environment, we talk, listen, share, learn and discover shared legacies, new ways to educate and participate in intergenerational dialogue.
The Gathering features guest speakers, panels and workshops held in a secure and private space. Some workshops are open only to Survivors, others to Survivor Generations, and some to spouses and partners. The Gathering begins on Friday evening with a Shabbat dinner. Saturday and Sunday are focused on facilitated conversations with one another in designated workshops. Monday ends before noon.