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The Neuberger and the Virtual J are excited to partner to bring Holocaust Education Week 2020 to the comfort and safety of your home!  Access all HEW 2020 programs by registering at

Opening Night

Social Justice, Inequality and the Struggle towards "Never Again"

Monday, 2 November 2020 // 7:30 PM


The year 2020 has challenged us with a global pandemic and social unrest, revealing deep inequalities here and abroad. How and where does Holocaust education fit in to our current situation? What have we learnt from the Holocaust as a society that can better inform our future and point us towards a more just, equitable, and peaceful world? A Neuberger curated film partnership with Matthew Shoychet, Director of the 2018 award-winning documentary The Accountant of Auschwitz, will feature historians, scholars and Holocaust survivors reflecting on the history and importance of Holocaust education in Canada. This film will set the stage for a keynote presentation by American journalist Yair Rosenberg in conversation with Sarah Fulford, editor-in-chief of Toronto Life magazine. They will discuss the role that Holocaust education and memory play in combatting the threats of contemporary antisemitism, prejudice, and fascism. Rosenberg, a grandson of survivors, is a senior writer at Tablet Magazine, where he covers the intersection of politics, culture, and religion. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Guardian.

Be sure to register for the Holocaust Education Week Channel on the Virtual J in order to view the program on November 2 at 7:30 PM. 

Closing Night 

The Power to Transform: It’s Up to Us

Monday, 9 November 2020 // 7:30 PM

The current state of our world has once again reinforced that education is key in combating systemic issues of inequality, racism and antisemitism. Knowledge is power, creating space for dialogue and understanding. HEW’s closing program will feature Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter’s personal reflections on the impact of Holocaust education and remembrance and will also include a special tribute marking the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place across Nazi Germany on November 9 and 10, 1938. The learning does not need to end with HEW. To close this week of programming, the Neuberger will launch a dynamic, online film series with special guests that will run throughout the year. And, tune in for a special announcement about the future of the Neuberger.

Be sure to register for the Holocaust Education Week Channel on the Virtual J in order to view the program on November 9 at 7:30 PM. 

HEW 2020 Film Series 

Necessary Images 

November 2020 - April 2021


The Neuberger is excited to announce it's HEW exclusive film series running from November 2020 - April 2021 featuring special guest speakers and well-known personalities like Star Trek's George Takei. Learn more about the line-up.

Be sure to register for the Holocaust Education Week Channel on the Virtual J in order to view the Necessary Images Film Series, Intros & Talkbacks.

Join us and the Azrieli Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program, for a exclusive HEW partner program featuring a special evening of celebration as Holocaust survivor Chana Broder provides an imtimate look into her newly published memoir. Learn more.

Canadian Society for Yad Vashem, the Government of Ontario and the Neuberger present a special HEW partner program featuring CSYV's Annual Tribute to Holocaust Survivors. Learn more.

Come together with others in the community for an exciting three-part book talks & collective read of Susan Neiman’s Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil and consider how Canadians can confront and work through their own difficult pasts. Learn more about our HEW 2020 Community Read.

Join us and March of the Living Toronto for an intimate conversation with Holocaust survivor, Faigie Libman, and her granddaughter, Rachel Libman. Together, they will reflect back on Faigie's experiences, sharing messages of hope and resilience, reminding us that although we are facing difficult days, there is a brighter tomorrow ahead. Learn more.

Learn more about exclusive opportunities for children of Holocaust survivors during Holocaust Education Week 2020.

“Never Again” – Now What? Allyship in 2020: Join other individuals in their 20s and 30s for this exclusive program for young professionals and learn how you can enhance your social activism in 2020. Learn more.