Co-sponsored by UJA’s Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem with the support of many community organizations, this is the only city-wide commemoration in Toronto and the largest commemoration outside Israel. Over 2,000 people attended last year’s commemoration.
This year’s ceremony will pay tribute to Holocaust survivors in the community and their contribution to Canadian society. Over 30 survivors will participate in the commemoration, which will include a candle lighting ceremony.
The commemoration will feature a children’s choir from Associated Hebrew School Posluns Education Centre.
Holocaust Remembrance Day 2010
Sunday, April 11 at 2 pm, Earl Bales Park
2:00 pm: Ceremony begins with opening remarks and minute of silence
2:05 pm: Jewish War Veterans of Canada and General Wingate Branch 256 Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian national anthem is sung
2:10 pm: Commemoration – poem read by survivor, children’s choir
2:20 pm: Israel Consul General Amir R. Gissin
2:25 pm: Holocaust Survivor Judy Cohen gives Keynote Address
2:35 pm: Candle lighting ceremony by Holocaust survivors and recipient of Righteous Among the Nations distinction
2:50 pm: Commemoration including prayers, Shofar blowing, and Last Post
3:10 pm: End of the Yom Hashoah ceremony.