The Shoah (Holocaust) Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa has an important mission to preserve the memories and legacies of the past so we may educate future generations about one of the worst genocides in modern history.
November is Holocaust Education Month (HEM) and the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) has taken on the responsibility to ensure that quality educational opportunities are available in the greater Ottawa community. CHES, along with other Jewish community organizations, will be hosting events during the month, including workshops directed at educators, students, and second generation. In partnership with Kehillat Beth Israel, CHES will be hosting an evening to commemorate Kristallnacht on Wednesday, November 9, 7 pm, featuring historian Michael R. Marrus. [Read more…]