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Shoah (Holocaust) Committee of the JFO
The Mission of the Shoah (Holocaust) Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa is to teach the lessons and legacy of the Holocaust and to promote tolerance, compassion, courage and wisdom in human relations.The committee plans and organizes and special initiatives that teach the lessons of the Holocaust. For more information please contact 613-798-4696, ext. 253 or


Panel Discussion on Genocide
Duty to Remember and the Rebuilding of Nations

April 28, 2014 • 5:30 pm
St. Paul University Amphitheatre, 223 Main St.

A thought-provoking discussion on genocide exploring how tolerance, understanding and a duty to remember are essential ingredients
in preventing such evil.

The panel includes Father Patrick Desbois, President of Yahad-In Unum;
Jan Grabowski, Professor of History at the University of Ottawa,
Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka of Machzikei Hadas Congregation;
Vern Redekop, Conflict Studies Professor at St. Paul University;
Emery Rutagonya, a Rwandan Genocide survivor and co-founder of the Rwanda Survivors Foundation.
Dr. Naomi Azrieli, CEO of the Azrieli Foundation will moderate.
The panel discussion is a partnership of the Shoah (Holocaust) Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, the government of Canada, the Embassy of France, Embassy of Israel, St. Paul University and
the Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa.

Yom Hashoah Commemoration and the Panel Discussion on Genocide is funded by


2nd & 3rd Generation of Holocaust Survivors
“Who Will Tell the Children?” The Shoah (Holocaust) Committee is inviting interested children and grandchildren of survivors to take part in a process of training to be able to speak publicly and effectively about the Holocaust experiences of parent/grandparent survivors. Workshops provide the tools necessary to write about their parent’s experiences. Info: or call 613-798-4696, ext. 253. 

Arie van Mansum Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education
This year’s winner of the Arie van Mansum Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education is Nathalie Sirois, educator and Coordinator of the Institut canadien pour l'éducation sur les genocides. Read more about the award and past winners.

March of the Living
Thousands of Jewish teens from countries around the world share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, when they march the three-kilometer distance separating Auschwitz from Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis during World War II. more


Holocaust Education Resources
Holocaust Resource Library: to access or borrow a variety of books, CDs and DVDs please contact Sarah Beutel at 613-798-4696, ext. 253 or