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Canadian Jewish Experience Exhibit, A Tribute to Canada 150
October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bishop’s university will be hosting the “Canadian Jewish Experience Exhibit, A Tribute to Canada 150” (CJE) from October 11th to October 25th.
Bishop’s faculty, staff and students are warmly invited to the launch reception on Wednesday, October 11th in the Centennial Theatre Lobby from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
Two speakers will briefly set the context of the exhibit: Ms. Sharon Smith of Sherbrooke will discuss what it was like to grow up Jewish in the Eastern Townships, and Dr. Daniel Miller will talk about the Jewish presence in Canada.
We hope to see you there!
The exhibit will be open to the public from Monday to Friday in Centennial Theatre Lobby, October 10 to 25th, 2017.
Here’s more info on the exhibit:
The purpose of the exhibit is to share with all Canadians some Jewish aspects of Canada’s story through a special nine panel exhibition, a website, and special speakers. The main goal of the CJE exhibit is to be an educational tool for young and old.
Jewish Canadians have played important roles in all facets of life in Canada, dating back to the mid-1700s. Their accomplishments reflect the challenges and successes experienced by this country over the past 150 years. Canada’s 150th anniversary is a time for celebration by all citizens and residents, whatever their faith or ethnicity. The CJE exhibit stresses that Canadians continue to build a country that respects cultural and religious diversity, national unity, fairness and progress.
The text of the nine panel CJE exhibit is bilingual. The panels are built around nine major themes, including patterns of immigration, war and diplomacy, public service, justice and human rights, economic growth, arts, culture and sports.
The Exhibit Curator is Sandra Weizman Morton with contributions from Dr. Victor Rabinovich, President emeritus of the War Museum and the former Museum of Civilization (now the Museum of History).
The CJE panel exhibit has established an outstanding record. The exhibit was first shown in Ottawa, where thousands of visitors have already seen it in this special year. It is on display in three locations: the public lobby of the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa City Hall, and the lobby of a National Capital Commission building at 30 Metcalfe St., two blocks from Parliament Hill. The exhibit will also be on display during 2017 from Newfoundland to Victoria, including the Ontario Legislature, Parliament Hill, the Manitoba legislature, Winnipeg City Hall, Halifax Public Library, Calgary City Hall, Heritage Park in Calgary, and the Stampede Breakfast in the Calgary, and several Vancouver locations, and now at Bishop’s. And the list is still growing.