Neuberger Holocaust Education Week

Neuberger Holocaust Education Week (HEW) is one of the Toronto Holocaust Museum’s most well-known annual signature public events. It is internationally recognized as a best practice in the field. It takes place throughout the month of November to coincide with the commemoration of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass). For more than 40 years, HEW has provided high impact Holocaust education programming across the GTA to students, intercultural groups and the general public.

What is Holocaust Education Week?

Holocaust Education Week was founded in 1982, under the auspices of the Holocaust Remembrance Committee, part of the former Toronto Jewish Congress. Its formation and continuation is in great part due to the hard work of a group of dedicated Holocaust survivors whose passion and commitment to Holocaust education paved the way for its future success.


HEW was one of the first formalized Holocaust education and awareness initiatives in Canada. Now called Neuberger Holocaust Education Week, it is recognized by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a best practice in the field and known for its world class programming.

Neuberger Holocaust Education Week 2023

November 1-9, 2023 Opening/Closing Night Opening/Closing Night Community event Community event Launch Launch Speakers Speakers Screening Screening Performance Performance Special exhibit Special exhibit Workshop Workshop
HEW 2017 Confronting Holocaust Denial: A Canadian Experience, a panel discussion featuring Bernie Farber, Gerda Frieberg, Warren Kinsella, Bill Dunphy. Photo by Michael Rajzman for the Toronto Holocaust Museum.

The Toronto Holocaust Museum inspires visitors to think deeply about the tragedies of the Holocaust and make connections between this history, world events, and contemporary Canadian life through its state-of-the-art facility and innovative programs. Core to our mission is to provide year-round, best-in-class Holocaust education. We are proud to announce our annual series of public programs. Building on decades of success with our signature Neuberger Holocaust Education Week (HEW), the Museum will now expand your access to Holocaust education throughout the year.


Beginning this fall, join us for a thoughtful array of public programs and commemorations that offer compelling ways to engage with this history and its legacy.


Featuring guided museum tours, keynote presentations, survivor speakers, and film screenings, this year’s Neuberger Holocaust Education and our fall calendar of events offer opportunities to explore contemporary approaches to Holocaust education and remembrance in innovative ways, delving into issues and dialogues that offer new perspectives on this nuanced and essential history.


View our full list of HEW 2023 program offerings more!






Holocaust Education Week for Students & Educators

Beginning November 2023

The Toronto Holocaust Museum is thrilled to curate an assortment of specialized resources and programs for educators and students throughout the month of November to mark Holocaust Education Week. Stay tuned for more information.

  • More information coming in fall 2023.

  • More information coming fall 2023.

  • More information coming fall 2023.