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Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

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2013

To celebrate Ontario's Jewish Heritage Month, Holocaust survivor and Canadian Society Sponsor Joseph Tenenbaum shared his insights and launched his memoirs, "Legacy and Redemption: A Life Renewed"
To celebrate Ontario's Jewish Heritage Month, Holocaust survivor and Canadian Society Sponsor Joseph Tenenbaum shared his insights and launched his memoirs, "Legacy and Redemption: A Life Renewed"

The event took place at Vaughan's Bathurst Clark Resource Library, in partnership with the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem.

About 60 Holocaust survivors from across Canada were honoured in Parliament on April 23, 2013
About 60 Holocaust survivors from across Canada were honoured in Parliament on April 23, 2013

The ceremony was led by the Honourable Jason Kenney, former Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and present Minister of Employment and Social Development and for Multiculturalism, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House, and MP Mark Adler, with assistance from the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem and H.E. Miriam Ziv, Ambassador of Israel to Canada.

Thorndale Elementary School students participated in the National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa's National War Museum on April 23, 2013, attended by about 800 people
Thorndale Elementary School students participated in the National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa's National War Museum on April 23, 2013, attended by about 800 people

With the assistance of MCs Dr. Naomi Azrieli, Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation, and Board member of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem, Fran Sonshine, National Chair of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem, and Yaron Ashkenazi, Executive Director of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem.

Isaac and Judy Thau of Vancouver, Yad Vashem Builders and longstanding supporters, toured Yad Vashem in August 2013, including the Hall of Remembrance
Isaac and Judy Thau of Vancouver, Yad Vashem Builders and longstanding supporters, toured Yad Vashem in August 2013, including the Hall of Remembrance

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev (left) and International Relations Division Managing Director Shaya Ben Yehuda (right) paid tribute to Benefactors and donors of the Terrace of the Soldiers Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman at its unveiling at Yad Vashem on 15
Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev (left) and International Relations Division Managing Director Shaya Ben Yehuda (right) paid tribute to Benefactors and donors of the Terrace of the Soldiers Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman at its unveiling at Yad Vashem on 15

The event took place on 15 September.

Canadian Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal (center), accompanied by Yad Vashem Benefactor Ed Sonshine and Canadian Society Executive Director Yaron Ashkenazi, lit a candle at the Yizkor Ceremony in Toronto on 22 September
Canadian Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal (center), accompanied by Yad Vashem Benefactor Ed Sonshine and Canadian Society Executive Director Yaron Ashkenazi, lit a candle at the Yizkor Ceremony in Toronto on 22 September

In memory of the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.

A dinner organized by the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance took place in Toronto on 8 October
A dinner organized by the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance took place in Toronto on 8 October

Attendees included (from left-right) Director of International Relations at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Jane Jacobs-Kimmelman, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev, Canadian winners Carling Hind and Caitlin McGinn for their entries in the "Keeping The Memory Alive" 2014 poster competition, and Minister of Employment and Social Development and for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney who presented the winners with the top two prizes.

The Queen’s Park Tribute to Holocaust Survivors took place on 24 October
The Queen’s Park Tribute to Holocaust Survivors took place on 24 October

Premier Kathleen Wynne (centre), Monte Kwinter of the Ontario Legislative Assembly and MC Israel Mida, Board member of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem honoured survivors Bill Nightingale, Judy Cohen, Rose Zimmerman, Helen Bleeman, Alzbeta Friedmann, Fay Kieffer, Frank Junger, Martin Baranek, and Joe Leinburd. Consul General of Israel to Toronto DJ Schneeweiss and Ontario’s Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Michael Coteau also spoke to the audience.

Zacharia and Shira Chazen of Toronto (pictured with parents Lynne and Lloyd Chazen) participated in a bnei mitzvah “twinning” ceremony at Yad Vashem in November 2013
Zacharia and Shira Chazen of Toronto (pictured with parents Lynne and Lloyd Chazen) participated in a bnei mitzvah “twinning” ceremony at Yad Vashem in November 2013

They were presented with certificates linking them with two child victims of the Holocaust in order to commemorate their short lives.