Jewish Heritage Month is a chance for all of us to rejoice Jewish traditions, artwork, tradition and historical past and to honour the contributions of Canada’s Jewish group.
Jewish Canadians have made vital and helpful contributions to our communities throughout all sectors, and have proven an incredible quantity of resilience and bravado all through historical past.
Round 400,000 folks of Jewish heritage name Canada their residence. Regardless of Canada being the nation with the 4th largest Jewish group on the earth, Jewish Canadians right this moment 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 are able to take a stand in opposition to antisemitism, violence and xenophobia. Additionally it is 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 here are just a few methods which you could rejoice 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.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CANADIAN JEWISH HISTORY
Do you know that Vancouver’s Jewish group emerged by the immigration of individuals from Victoria? And that Victoria is residence to Canada’s oldest repeatedly working synagogue that also holds providers?
JOIN A JEWISH BOOK CLUB
Be a part of the full of life discussions centred round a Jewish novel with chair Helen Pinsky.
April 28 – “The plot in opposition to America” by Philip Roth
Might 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 Might 28, Bridging Water Rituals will come collectively for accessible and digital embodied observe, music, music, poetry and celebration
SUPPORT A JEWISH ORGANIZATION
Do your half to strengthen the impression of the Jewish folks by supporting Jewish arts organizations and museums in BC, similar to the Chutzpah! Pageant, the Norman Rothstein Theatre, the JQT, a volunteer-run Jewish queer and trans nonprofit group, the Peretz Centre for Jewish Tradition, the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish E book Pageant or the Vancouver Holocaust Schooling Centre, to call just a few.
The checklist above is under no circumstances complete. We hope you discover these assets helpful in your celebration of Jewish Heritage Month!