From commemoration to celebration: Don’t miss these events

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April offers many opportunities to join your community in several events, commemorations and celebrations. Show your pride by participating in one, or all, of the events listed here.

Wednesday, April 18th

Yom Hashoah Commemoration

The Yom Hashoah Commemoration in memory of all those who were victims of the Holocaust takes place:

Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Congregation
6519 Baily Road, Cote-St-Luc

“I think that was part of my mission, to continue teaching by passing on this story. And it’s not just my story, but the whole idea of the Holocaust, the whole idea of personal responsibility, and of how easily mass mentality is spread among people who are reasonable and organized and cultured and cultivated and educated. Do I think that enough is being done? Nothing is enough.

- Eva Kuper, Holocaust survivor and member of the Yom Hashoah Commemoration Committee

Tuesday, April 24th

Yom Hazikaron Commemoration Ceremony

The community-wide Yom Hazikaron Commemoration Ceremony honouring Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror will be held:

Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Federation CJA
5151 Cote-Ste-Catherine Road

Living in Israel, we don’t always realize that there are Jewish communities around the world that support us and mark Yom Hazikaron like we do. I was really moved to see that hundreds of people came out to honour those that gave their lives for Israel – I realize now that Israel belongs to all of us.

- Daniella Fried, visiting student from Beer Sheva, Israel

Thursday, April 26th

Israel Day Celebration

The Israel Day Celebration is being held:

Thursday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Phillips Square, Downtown Montreal

I remember coming out the first year our community held the Israel Day Celebration. It was so amazing to see thousands of people waving the flags of Israel, Canada and Quebec, supporting democratic values. I have been every year since and I would never miss it. It’s my way of expressing how strongly I feel about Israel. If I can’t be there, I will be here.

- Max Greener

Thursday, April 26th

West Island Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

Bring the whole family to the West Island Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration:

Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m.
Federation CJA West Island
96 Roger Pilon in Dollard-des-Ormeaux

I’m very impressed with what I see. Everyone is here for a good party. Young kids, big kids, adults – it’s a great time. Everyone is out here and it’s a beautiful thing to see people in a relaxed atmosphere taking it all in. It’s fabulous. I come every year. It’s an amazing community, I’m really happy to be part of it. If anyone has young kids, or is thinking of having young kids, this is where you want to be!

- Laurence Chriqui

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