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In Toronto and Poland, memories of the Holocaust
By: Denise Balkissoon

April 11, 2010
“I’m going to the place where we got off the cattle cars and I was separated from my parents,” said Hedy Bohm from phone by Poland Sunday night. “I’m somewhat dreading it.”

Monday is Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Bohm will spend it visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, where she was sent as a teenager in May 1944.

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Holocaust survivors share their stories
April 11, 2010
It's Holocaust Remembrance Day, and members of Toronto's Jewish community are gathering at Earl Bales Park to recognize the tragedy.

CP24's Caryn Lieberman had the opportunity to speak with Holocaust survivors, who shared their stories, and personal accounts.

Arnold Friedman was a family's sole survivor, while Alex Levin talks about how he survived a life in the forest. Judy Weissenberg Cohen tells of how she lived through the largest of the German concentration camps.

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Yom Hashoah Ceremony at Earl Bales Park

Shalom Life
By: News Staff
April 9, 2010

The Jewish community in Toronto is marking Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah), observed around the world, with a commemorative ceremony this Sunday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at Earl Bales Park (located at Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue). 

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Seymour Schulich donates $2 million for innovative education program in Israel

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Canadian family gives $20 million to arts

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
May 12, 2010

Philanthropists Murray and Marvelle Koffler established the center in 1977. It offers some 65 classes a year in music, dance and visual arts for children and adults, and hosts visiting artists.

The center is situated on the 27.5-acre Sherman Campus, which also includes a Jewish community center, theHolocaust Education Center, a sports complex and most of Toronto's Jewish communal services. The campus is under development as part of the Tomorrow Campaign.

"We are deeply grateful for this generous gift for the Koffler Centre of the Arts -- a place that will be home to the finest in Jewish and world culture here in Toronto, as part of UJA's Sherman Campus development," Alan Winer, chair of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, said in a statement.

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