Holocaust Education Week, 2016
During the service, long-time member Jacquie Buncel, a poet and second-generation Holocaust educator, presented selections from her collection, “Turning the Corner at Dusk,” and other works. Jacquie’s poems explore her mother’s experience as a hidden child in France and her father’s story as a child survivor and orphan. The horror of that time lives alongside altruism and resistance – a testimony to the strength of the human spirit. Jacquie explored second-generation learning, remembering and moving forward.
This presentation occurred during our Shabbat service, when we also honoured survivors and their families.
A kiddish followed the service.
Holocaust Education Week, 2014
On November, 3, with Toronto ALPHA, the Holocaust Education Week committee and U of T’s Equity Studies Program, we co-sponsored this event, which included a film screening and a moderated panel discussion.