Shalom Life | November 27, 2014

Minister Kenney Announces Advisory Council for Holocaust Education Initiative

CIJA President and CEO Shimon Fogel named one of 20 Canadian representatives

By: Sammy Hudes

Published: May 24th, 2012 in News » World

Minister Kenney Announces Advisory Council for Holocaust Education Initiative

Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and MP for the riding of Calgary Southeast announced the members of the Advisory Council for the International Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF) on Thursday.

The ITF is an international organization comprised of 31 member states devoted to Holocaust education, remembrance and research, both nationally and internationally. The ITF was established in 1998 and Canada became a full member in 2009.

It will be chaired by former MP Mario Silva and Senator Linda Frum in 2013.

“I am proud of the leadership role that Canada is taking to further Holocaust education, and combat anti-Semitism together with all forms of racism and xenophobia,” said Kenney in December 2011.

“Both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and I believe that Mr. Silva’s commitment to this important effort demonstrates why he should chair the ITF in 2013.”

According to a press release from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the Advisory Council includes 20 members representing major Canadian Holocaust and Jewish organizations, the Council of Ministers of Education Canada, the Canadian-Polish Congress, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative and academic experts.

Among the 20 members are CIJA President and CEO Shimon Fogel, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies’ President and CEO, Avi Benlolo, B’nai Brith Canada Executive Vice President Frank Dimant, League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada’s National Director Ruth Klein and the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem’s Executive Director Yaron Ashkenazi.

Council appointments are two-year terms, extending from March 2012 to March 2014. Meetings will take place twice a year, the first of which was Wednesday in Toronto.

“I am confident that the members of the Advisory Council will support Mr. Silva, ITF Chair for 2013, in his important goal of advancing Holocaust education and remembrance—both in Canada and abroad—to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of racism and xenophobia,” said Kenney.
Seth Rogen Presents 'A Jewish-Canadian-American Thanksgiving' [VIDEO] Seth Rogen Presents 'A Jewish-Canadian-American Thanksgiving' [VIDEO] TrendingThe Love Jewce: This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful My Mother was Born a Shiksa and My Father a Jew The Love Jewce: This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful My Mother was Born a Shiksa and My Father a Jew Trending'Son of Hamas': Israel Has to Wage War And Put An End to Hamas, Now 'Son of Hamas': Israel Has to Wage War And Put An End to Hamas, Now Trending
 

The Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide 2014: The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild [GIVEAWAY]

November 26, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
The Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide 2014: The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild [GIVEAWAY]

See inside for your chance to win a "Jew's Glasses" 4-pack of either your favorite Jewish entertainers, thinkers, artists or writers

Read More

Even with Thanksgiving, Israelis Still Eat More Turkey Than Americans

November 26, 2014 | By JNS.org
Even with Thanksgiving, Israelis Still Eat More Turkey Than Americans

Israel is actually the world leader in per capita consumption of turkey

Read More

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Approves Funding to Strengthen Israel’s Southern Region

November 26, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Approves Funding to Strengthen Israel’s Southern Region

A UJA committee was in the Holy Land last week, witnessing firsthand how funds donated by the Canadian Jewish community are being used

Read More

Jewish Hall of Fame: Billy Joel

November 26, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall of Fame: Billy Joel

This week's inductee is the "Piano Man" himself

Read More

This British City Council is Banning All Israeli Goods

November 26, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
This British City Council is Banning All Israeli Goods

Leicester, the 10th largest city in the U.K., has opposed the Labor Party's recommendation not to join the BDS movement

Read More

Israeli Police Are Using Spy Balloons for A Better View of Jerusalem

November 26, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Israeli Police Are Using Spy Balloons for A Better View of Jerusalem

Incorporated to keep the city safe after a wave of terrorist attacks

Read More

Mel Brooks Joins 'Hotel Transylvania 2' as Dracula's Dad

November 26, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Mel Brooks Joins 'Hotel Transylvania 2' as Dracula's Dad

The legendary comedian will play Vlad, who brings drama with him on a family visit.

Read More

Lena Dunham Rocks Out to Hip Hop Song Named After Her [VIDEO]

November 26, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Lena Dunham Rocks Out to Hip Hop Song Named After Her [VIDEO]

Hand Job Academy is back with a second music video after their first hit, 'Shark Week'.

Read More

More Headlines