Jewish Heritage Month is a chance for all of us to have a good time Jewish traditions, artwork, tradition and historical past and to honour the contributions of Canada’s Jewish group.
Jewish Canadians have made important and beneficial contributions to our communities throughout all sectors, and have proven an amazing quantity of resilience and bravado all through historical past.
Round 400,000 individuals of Jewish heritage name Canada their house. Regardless of Canada being the nation with the 4th largest Jewish group on this planet, Jewish Canadians at present proceed to expertise an increase within the acts of antisemitism and xenophobia.
Jewish Heritage month is a time for us to replicate on how we will take a stand towards antisemitism, violence and xenophobia. It is usually a second for us to commemorate and honour the reminiscence of these misplaced to the Holocaust.
We encourage everybody to self-educate, replicate on and be taught in regards to the profound contributions of Jewish Canadians to Canada, and to search out methods of supporting and celebrating Jewish-led organizations, occasions and communities.
With that in thoughts, listed below are a number of methods which you can have a good time Nationwide Jewish Heritage Month:
VISIT A JEWISH MUSEUM OR A SITE OF HISTORICAL JEWISH INTEREST
Be taught extra about Jewish historical past by visiting a Jewish museum, a Holocaust memorial museum, a Jewish library or a historic synagogue.
Different assets embrace:
LEARN MORE ABOUT CANADIAN JEWISH HISTORY
Do you know that Vancouver’s Jewish group emerged by way of the immigration of individuals from Victoria? And that Victoria is house to Canada’s oldest constantly working synagogue that also holds companies?
For extra details about Jewish historical past in B.C., go to: https://jewishmuseum.ca/
For extra info on Victoria’s Congregation Emanu-El, go to: https://congregationemanuel.ca/
For info on Decrease Mainland Jewish group organizations, together with faculties, synagogues, cultural and social service organizations, go to: https://www.jewishvancouver.com/
JOIN A JEWISH BOOK CLUB
Be part of the full of life discussions centred round a Jewish novel with chair Helen Pinsky.
April 28 – “The plot towards America” by Philip Roth
Could 26 – “The Hidden Palace” by Helene Wecker
June 30 – “Morningside Heights” by Joshua Henkin
TAKE A JEWISH HERITAGE WALKING TOUR
Discover the early roots of Vancouver’s Jewish group in this entertaining family-friendly tour of scenic Strathcona.
ATTEND AN EVENT
Have fun Jewish music by singing alongside and studying extra about conventional Jewish songs.
On Saturday Could 15 JunkOy! Klezmer band will sing Jewish songs from Odessa and play Klezmer tunes from Japanese Europe. All proceeds will go to supporting refugees from Ukraine in BC.
SUPPORT A JEWISH ORGANIZATION
Do your half to strengthen the influence of the Jewish individuals by supporting Jewish arts organizations and museums in BC, resembling the Chutzpah! Pageant, the Norman Rothstein Theatre, the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Guide Pageant and the Vancouver Holocaust Training Centre.
The listing above is not at all complete. We hope you discover these assets helpful in your celebration of Jewish Heritage Month!