The Canadian Jewish Experience: A Tribute to Canada 150, an exhibit marking major contributions of Jews to Canada, has enjoyed continued popularity since opening, April 2, in the lobby at 30 Metcalfe Street, near Parliament Hill.
In addition to the original location, the exhibit can be seen at two other locations in the capital – Ottawa City Hall and the Canadian War Museum – and at numerous locations from coast to coast across Canada.
“Our main aim in creating the exhibit was to educate people about things Jews have done in Canada over the years,” said Canadian Jewish Experience organizer Tova Lynch. “The exhibit has shaped up to be so much more than how we originally imagined it and I’m very happy and excited about it.”
The exhibit’s target audience is both Jews and non-Jews and Lynch said she is particularly excited by how well the exhibit has been received across the country. Lynch noted that “tourists from all over the world visit it regularly” in various locales, including in Victoria where cruise ships bound for Alaska have made the exhibit a regular part of their tours.”
In addition to the ongoing exhibit, Canadian Jewish Experience is holding special events across the country. Ottawa events have included a special Canada 150 Shabbat service at Kehillat Beth Israel on July 1 and a lecture on Louis Rasminsky, the first Jewish governor of the Bank of Canada, on July 23 at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.
Visit http://cje2017.com for an online version of the Canadian Jewish Experience exhibit, for details on where the exhibit can be seen across Canada, and for information about upcoming events.