Learning about the Holocaust in Hamilton

Horrors hit home for Holocaust students www.thespec.com
I attended a very special graduation ceremony last evening at Temple Anshe Shalom to honour and hear testimony from 83 local high schools students who were lucky enough to be part of this remarkable partnership between the Asper Foundation and the Hamilton Jewish Federation. The 10 week program culminates with a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. (the most extraordinary and moving historical exhibit that I have ever witnessed) and the thoughtful and moving presentations by the students made clear that it was a life changing and affirming experience. Congratulations to all the students, parents, educators and partners who participated with particular recognition to our own Madeleine Levy who has been the program’s spiritual guiding force since it’s inception.