The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) presents numerous events throughout the year.
The VHCS Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7:00pm
Dayson Board Room, Jewish Community Centre
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
The Kron Sigal Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education and the VHEC’s Life Fellow Award will be presented.
A tribute to our volunteer docents will follow the brief Annual General Meeting.
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.