Sensitizing Students in the Public Education System to the Holocaust and Acts of Antisemitism​

Purpose

The main purpose is to ensure that students, mainly from non-Jewish areas of the city, have a better understanding and appreciation about the Holocaust and the dangers of antisemitism. Our team of spiritual and community animators will take a lead role.

ABOUT US

What we are doing

The English Montreal School Board is pleased to share the news that we have received a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal, to be used for the 2022-23 academic year.

Plans call for us to sensitize students and staff to the history of the Holocaust and acts of Antisemitism via special guests, lectures and visits to the Montreal Holocaust Museum and different exhibits and programming in the community.

The EMSB looks forward to working with the following organizations: The Montreal Holocaust Museum, the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the Foundation for Genocide Education, B’nai Brith Canada and our team  of teachers and spiritual and community animators.

ABOUT US

What we are doing

The English Montreal School Board is pleased to share the news that we have received a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal, to be used for the 2022-23 academic year.

Plans call for us to sensitize students and staff to the history of the Holocaust and acts of Antisemitism via special guests, lectures and visits to the Montreal Holocaust Museum and different exhibits and programming in the community.

The EMSB looks forward to working with the following organizations: The Montreal Holocaust Museum, the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the Foundation for Genocide Education, B’nai Brith Canada and our team  of teachers and spiritual and community animators.

PURPOSE

The main purpose is to ensure that students, mainly from non-Jewish areas of the city, have a better understanding and appreciation about the Holocaust and the dangers of antisemitism. Our team of spiritual and community animators will take a lead role.

How Will It Create Positive Change?

We can see through programming done in the past the kind of impact something organized and with the proper funding can achieve. When our students move on to CEGEP and university and there is a campaign coordinated by the many antisemitic groups on campus, these students will be among our ambassadors for tolerance and understanding.

EMSB launches Holocaust Education Program Podcast

Montreal, September 9, 2022–  The English Montreal School Board is proud to announce the launch of a new podcast for its Holocaust Education Program, supported from a  Nova grant by the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal.

Noted Montreal broadcaster Mark Bergman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, is co-hosting the podcast with  Secondary III Westmount High School student Eliane Goldstein. Two years ago she started her own podcast called The Effect On Us, for which she interviews Holocaust survivors.

In the first EMSB podcast, Mark and Eliane speak with Monique McLeod of the Monteal Holocaust Museum and Danika Swanson, EMSB Consultant for Spiritual, Religious & Moral Education to preview plans for the program this academic year.

To listen to the podcasts