Holocaust & Human Rights Education


Calgary Jewish Federation is proud to offer services, resources and programs surrounding the vital and important lessons of Holocaust and Human Rights Education.  


Please consult our Holocaust & Human Rights Education Brochure which highlights our programs 

 

Email Ilana Krygier Lapides or call 403-444-3162 for more information

CJF offers free resources, services and education to schools, youth organizations and inter-faith groups. Call 403-444-3162 for more information.

  • Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program

    The Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program promotes tolerance and sensitizes junior high school students to the consequences of racism. Through a series of education sessions culminating in a trip to Canadian Museum of Human Rights, students gain an understanding of the vital role each person plays in the defense of human rights. Participants also explore ways in which they can positively impact their world as engaged
    citizens.

    The Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program promotes tolerance and sensitizes junior high school students to the consequences of racism. Through a series of education sessions culminating in a trip to Canadian Museum of Human Rights, students gain an understanding of the vital role each ...

    The Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program promotes tolerance and sensitizes junior high school students to the consequences of racism. Through a series of education sessions culminating ...

    The Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program promotes tolerance and sensitizes junior high school students to the conse...

    The Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program promotes tolerance and sensitizes ...

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  • March of the Living

    The March of the Living is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes thousands of Jewish teens from countries around the world to Poland and Israel. Participation in the program is organized locally by Calgary Jewish Federation. A highlight is the march itself, a three-kilometer journey from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis during World War II.

    The March of the Living is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes thousands of Jewish teens from countries around the world to Poland and Israel. Participation in the program is organized locally by Calgary Jewish Federation. A highlight is the march itself, a three-kilometer journey from Aus...

    The March of the Living is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes thousands of Jewish teens from countries around the world to Poland and Israel. Participation in the program is organized local...

    The March of the Living is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes thousands of Jewish teens from countries around the world...

    The March of the Living is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes thousands of Jewi...

    The March of the Living is a once-in-a-lifetime experienc...

    The March of the Living is a onc...

    The March of the Livin...

  • School Education and Survivor Visits

    Calgary Jewish Federation facilitates visits by Holocaust survivors to senior high schools in Calgary and surrounding areas. During these encounters students have the opportunity to hear the testimony of survivors, ask questions and engage in discussion. These sessions have been described by students and teachers as inspiring and empowering because despite the horrors the survivors experienced, they bring a message of hope. Contact: Ilana Krygier 403-444-3162 or click to email.

    Calgary Jewish Federation facilitates visits by Holocaust survivors to senior high schools in Calgary and surrounding areas. During these encounters students have the opportunity to hear the testimony of survivors, ask questions and engage in discussion. These sessions have been described by stud...

    Calgary Jewish Federation facilitates visits by Holocaust survivors to senior high schools in Calgary and surrounding areas. During these encounters students have the opportunity to hear the testim...

    Calgary Jewish Federation facilitates visits by Holocaust survivors to senior high schools in Calgary and surrounding areas. Du...

    Calgary Jewish Federation facilitates visits by Holocaust survivors to senior high scho...

    Calgary Jewish Federation facilitates visits by Holocaust...

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  • Annual Holocaust Education Symposium

    For over 30 years, local Holocaust survivors have been sharing their stories with high school students at our Annual Holocaust Education Symposium, in cooperation with Mount Royal University, the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District. Each May, about 3,000 students in Grades 11 & 12 attend a half-day session featuring local historians, a film about the Holocaust and the opportunity to hear and speak with Holocaust survivors. Information: click for email.

    For over 30 years, local Holocaust survivors have been sharing their stories with high school students at our Annual Holocaust Education Symposium, in cooperation with Mount Royal University, the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District. Each May, about 3,000 students ...

    For over 30 years, local Holocaust survivors have been sharing their stories with high school students at our Annual Holocaust Education Symposium, in cooperation with Mount Royal University, the ...

    For over 30 years, local Holocaust survivors have been sharing their stories with high school students at our Annual Holocaust ...

    For over 30 years, local Holocaust survivors have been sharing their stories with high ...

    For over 30 years, local Holocaust survivors have been sh...

    For over 30 years, local Holocau...

    For over 30 years, loc...

Community-Wide Remembrance and Commemorations Ceremonies: 

  • Kristallnacht

    On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis staged violent pogroms – state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots – against the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland. These events came to be known as Kristallnacht (commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”), a reference to the broken windows of synagogues, Jewish owned stores, community centers, and homes plundered and destroyed that night. Rioters burned or destroyed synagogues, Jewish businesses, and killed at least 91 Jewis...

    On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis staged violent pogroms – state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots – against the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland. These events came to be known as Kristallnacht (commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”), a reference to the brok...

    On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis staged violent pogroms – state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots – against the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland. These events came to be ...

    On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis staged violent pogroms – state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots – against the Jewish communi...

    On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis staged violent pogroms – state sanctioned, anti-Jew...

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  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.

    The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to he...

    The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urg...

    The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holo...

    The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Au...

    The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniv...

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    The UN General Assembl...

  • Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.

    Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel's day of c...

    Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השו...

    Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), ...

    Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "H...

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