For Immediate Release
April 21, 2022
Vaughan, ON – Today, the Government of Ontario’s announced an investment of $282,000 in Holocaust awareness and antisemitism education through UJA’s Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Centre for Holocaust Education.
“We applaud the Government of Ontario’s investment in this vital work – and for prioritizing the fight against antisemitism and Holocaust denial and distortion,” said Linda Frum, Chair of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. “This funding enables UJA’s Centre to create a robust educational hybrid learning program that will benefit Ontario teachers and students now, and in the future.”
.“This initiative is especially key in light of a recent, disturbing spate of antisemitic incidents in public schools in our province,” said Frum. “With this funding, the Centre will provide teachers with the skills and tools to enhance their teaching, and ultimately help build an Ontario with a stronger civil society in which antisemitism is recognized and rejected.”
Through its museum and programs, the Holocaust Education Centre generates knowledge and understanding about the Holocaust and serves as a forum for dialogue about civil society for present and future generations. In 2023, the Holocaust Education Centre will become known as the Toronto Holocaust Museum and open a state-of the-art facility, the first of its kind designed for the post-survivor era, that will inspire visitors to think deeply about the tragedies of the Shoah and to make connections between the Holocaust, world events, and contemporary Canadian life. The museum’s ground-breaking technology will engage students and visitors of all ages in an immersive and interactive educational experience.
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