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Exhibits for 2018:


Immigration

No Place Like Home

From the Cradle to the Grave

Starting a New Life: Holocaust Survivors in New Brunswick

Our Jewish Veterans: Remembering Those Who Served

Habonim, Hadassah and Hope: Building a Jewish Home


Shaarei Zedek Synagogue (Conservative)


New

Canadian Jewish Experience


Events in 2018:


Nazi Occupied Amsterdam:  Family Fact and Historical Fiction -

Author Reading and Presentation by Mary Dingee Fillmore and Ruth Wolpin

 Monday, August 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.


Amsterdam was a safe haven for Jewish people for centuries. After the Nazi army marched into Amsterdam in 1940, almost three-fourths of the Dutch Jewish community was murdered, the highest percentage in Western Europe. Learn how a fictional Jewish family resisted and went into hiding in the meticulously researched novel ‘An Address in Amsterdam’. Then find out how a real family experienced the Nazi war machine, and how the survivors found a home in Canada. When the Canadians liberated the Netherlands in 1945, a close bond was formed between the two nations that continues to this day.

 

Vermont author Mary Dingee Fillmore’s roots are in New Brunswick, but her passion is the Holocaust and resistance in the Netherlands.  Her 13 years of research resulted in the award-winning historical novel, An Address in Amsterdam, about a young Jewish woman who joins the underground.  Mary has already visited four countries and 13 states to speak about “Resistance Then and Now:  Learning from the Dutch.”  A Kirkus Indie Book of the Month, An Address in Amsterdam won the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction.

 Ruth Wolpin was born in Holland. Her parents moved to Canada with their children after surviving the Holocaust.  Ruth grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Following university graduation, she worked in the field of Early Childhood Education in southern New Brunswick until her retirement.  Ruth and her husband, Carl prepared educational kits on Judaism for the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum. She has attended and presented at various conferences on Holocaust studies.


Holocaust Remembrance Day / Yom Hashoah - Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

      Guest Speaker - Mrs. Faigie Libman, Holocaust Survivor


The 6th Annual Spring variety Concert, Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

     @ Grace Presbyterian Church, 101 Coburg Street, Saint John

     Featured Artists: The Melos Trio, Saint John String Quartet, Ari Snyder, David Dow and Mary Louise Belyea


The 5th Annual Saint John Jewish Film Festival, Saturday, October 20 to Thursday, October 25, 2018



Virtual Exibits:


Past to Present: Generations of Jewish Life in Saint John - **NEW**

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/community-stories_histoires-de-chez-nous/150-years-jewish-history-stjohn_150-ans-vie-juive-stjohn/


The Changing Role of Jewish Women in Saint John

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/histoires_de_chez_nous-community_memories/pm_v2.php?lg=English&ex=00000538&fl=0&id=exhibit_home

 

Celebrating 150 Years of Jewish Life in Saint John, New Brunswick

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/histoires_de_chez_nous-community_memories/pm_v2.php?id=exhibit_home&fl=0&lg=English&ex=00000725


Virtual Tour of the former Shaarei Synagogue building on Carleton Street

http://www.synagogues360.org/synagogues.php?/ident=canada_003


Exhibits for 2017:


Immigration

No Place Like Home

Pamdenec - The “Golden Days”: 1920 to 1970

From the Cradle to the Grave

Starting a New Life: Holocaust Survivors in New Brunswick

Our Jewish Veterans: Remembering Those Who Served

Habonim, Hadassah and Hope: Building a Jewish Home

   

Shaarei Zedek Synagogue (Conservative)


Events in 2017:

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day / Yom Hashoah – Monday, May 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

 The 5th Annual Spring Variety Concert, Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Book Reading - Dr. Harry Rajchgot - Gravitational Fields - Monday, August 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

 The 4th Annual Saint John Jewish Film Festival, Saturday, October 21 to Thursday, October 26, 2017 -

Saint John Jewish Film Festival       

Chanukah Menorah Lighting, Sunday December 17, 2017