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Yom Hashoah 2020 (Holocaust Memorial Day)

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Categories: School Web Stories

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, begins the evening of Monday, April 20 and ends the evening of Tuesday, April 21. The TDSB’s Jewish Heritage Committee, on behalf of the entire community, invites everyone to tune into a cross-Canada commemoration/online Holocaust remembrance program on Monday, April 20 at 7 pm. In honour of the 75th anniversary of liberation, the event will feature host Toronto-based actor Jake Epstein, best known for his work on Degrassi, Designated Survivor, Suits, and on Broadway. Epstein is the son of Kathy Kacer, the award winning author of The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser and other Holocaust-related books for young adults.

Other program highlights include:

  • Greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  • Curated films featuring survivor testimony
  • Musical performances
  • Participatory elements so you can get involved from the comfort and safety of your own home

Please register ASAP at -

The TDSB is also proud of its own Holocaust education website containing resources about such topics as the rise of the Nazi party and their views, examining the Holocaust, Toronto survivor Pinchas Gutter and the virtual reality film “The Last Goodbye”, Hana's Suitcase, and links to resources created by such organizations as the US Holocaust Museum, the Azrieli Foundation, the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Centre for Holocaust Education, and Facing History and Ourselves -