Thanks to an extraordinary lead contribution of $12 million from the Azrieli Foundation, we are thrilled to announce that the new Toronto Holocaust Museum will open in 2023.
This state-of-the-art facility will become Toronto’s leading location for Holocaust education, inspiring visitors to think critically about the Shoah and to make connections between the Holocaust, contemporary antisemitism, world events, and present-day Canadian life. The Azrieli Foundation’s visionary gift is instrumental as the institution moves to its new home in the Sheff Family Building on UJA’s Sherman Campus.
“Holocaust education is changing, and we are taking bold action to meet twenty-first century challenges, using twenty-first century tools,” shared Naomi Azrieli, CEO of the Azrieli Foundation. “We are proud to provide the lead donation to the Toronto Holocaust Museum, bringing a visionary new program to Canadians.”
Founded by Holocaust survivors over 35 years ago and known as the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre for the past ten years, the Toronto Holocaust Museum will build upon a foundation of excellence, ensuring that Canadian survivors’ experiences are never forgotten. We also want to express our gratitude to the York family for perpetuating their family’s commitment to Holocaust education.
We look forward to welcoming the public and students from schools across the GTA to the Toronto Holocaust Museum in 2023.