Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies works to improve Canadian
FRIENDS OF                                                   society by countering hate and antisemitism and supporting projects which promote
SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER                                      tolerance, justice and human rights.
                                                             Wishing all of our members a happy & healthy new year - Shana Tovah!

                                                                                             HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
     September 7, 2010                                                                       November 2, 2010
     Lawyers4Wiesenthal                                                                      The Art of Survival
     Reza Kahlili - author of “A Time to Betray”                                            Panel of Survivors - Max Eisen, Bill Glied and Vera Schiff speaking
     The Astonishing Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of                 7:00pm – 9:00pm - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
     2pm-4pm (Goodmans LLP)        / 7pm-9pm (City Playhouse, Vaughan) - RSVP               RSVP REQUIRED

     September 13, 2010                                                                     November 4, 2010
     Rosh Hashana at Queen’s Park                                                           Photo Memories of an Allied Soldier:
     5:30 pm – 7 pm - Rosh Hashana at Queen’s Park - RSVP REQUIRED                          Herb Goldstein to facilitate
                                                                                            6:30 pm – 8:30 pm - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
     September 20, 2010                                                                     RSVP REQUIRED
     Freedom Day
     Join 1200 Students to celebrate freedom: A day to carry on Simon                       November 8, 2010
     Wiesenthal’s legacy of tolerance, justice & human rights; to celebrate                 Film screening - I Have Never Forgotten You:
     freedom; and to bring about positive change in our community & world.                  The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal
     12 pm – 1:30 pm - Location TBA                                                         Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor who lost 89 family members
                                                                                            helped track down over 1,100 Nazi war criminals and spent six decades
      September 21, 2010                                                                    fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people. Watching the
      Marina Nemat’s book launch: After Tehran                                              early efforts of the US government to prosecute Nazi war criminals he
      A story of courage and recovery, After Tehran chronicles Nemat’s                      realized, “There is no freedom without justice,” and initially decided to
      confrontation with her past, and how ultimately she emerges from the                  dedicate a few years to that quest. A few years turned into the rest of
      emotional ravages of posttraumatic stress.                                            his life. Narrated by Nicole Kidman.
      7 pm – 9 pm - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center - RSVP REQUIR                        6:30 pm – 9:00pm - Sheppard Grande Theatre - RSVP REQUIRED

      September 27, 2010
      Screening of Spirit of Hope 2010 video                                                                       October 25, 2010
      A Once in a Lifetime Discussion between Elie Wiesel and Salman Rushdie                                       Facts about Israel’s Rights
      moderated by The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.                                                            Presented by Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights
      7 pm – 9 pm - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center - RSVP REQUIR                                               7 pm – 9 pm - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center - RSVP REQUIR

      September 28, 2010                                                                                           November 10, 2010
      Film Screening: Healing Voices with filmmaker Riva Finkelstein
      Riva will discuss her film and ways of integrating into elementary and
                                                                             high                                  The State of the Union Luncheon with David Frum
      school classroom curriculum                                                                                  A regular television commentator and a writer for Time magazine,
                                                                                                         , The Week and the National Post, David Frum served as a
      7pm -8:30pm – Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center – RSVP Required                                             special assistant to President George W. Bush in 2001-2002 in a
                                                                                                                   defining moment in American history.
      October 4, 2010
      Film Screening – Defiance                                                                                    and Melanie Phillips
      7 pm – 9:30 pm - RSVP REQUIRED                                                                               Melanie Phillips is a British journalist, broadcaster, author and blogger.
                                                                                                                   most recent book is “The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle
      Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
                                                                                                                   over God, Truth and Power”
                                                                                                                   12 pm – 2 pm - The King Edward Hotel - RSVP REQUIRED
       October 5, 2010
       Bay Street Vs. Main Street                                                                                   November 11, 2010
       Meet the Candidates for Mayor.
                                                                                                                    Remembrance Day at
       12:00 – 2:00pm – Heenan Blaikie - RSVP Required
                                                                                                                    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
       October 12, 2010
       Lawyers4Wiesenthal – speaker Eli Hertz                                                                       November 16, 2010
       Among his many activities, Eli Hertz is the Chairman of the Board of Directors                               Speaker Gil Troy
       for CAMERA, The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.                                  Accountants4Wiesenthal
       12:30 pm – 2 pm - Aird & Berlis - RSVP REQUIRED                                                              7:30am – 9:30am –Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center

       October 13, 2010                                                                                             Lawyers4Wiesenthal
                                                                                                                    12 pm – 2 pm - Aird & Berlis - RSVP REQUIRED
       One School, OneVoice, One World with Principal Ian Jones
       See what happens when the staff and students take diversity seriously.                                       Doctors4Wiesenthal
       7pm -8:30pm – Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center – RSVP Required                                             Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University in Montreal and a Visiting
                                                                                                                    Scholar affiliated with the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. Troy
       October 16, 2010                                                                                             written several books including Why I Am a Zionist: Israel, Jewish Identity
                                                                                                                    and the Challenges of Today.
       Film Screening – Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny                                                     7 pm – 9 pm - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center - RSVP REQUIR
        Narrated by Ben Kingsley, two time Academy Award ™ winning Moriah
        Films’ latest production, Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill’s years                                  November 29 - 30, 2010
        in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Hitler, and how his legacy
                                                                                                                     Glassman Tools for Tolerance for Educators
        continues to be relevant in the 21st century.
                                                                                        )                            Please contact Melissa Mikel for information at
        8:30 pm – 9:30 pm -Sheppard Grande Theater (VIP Cocktail reception
        9:30 pm – Film screening                                                                                     December 1, 2010
                                                                                                                     A celebration and donor appreciation evening:
                                                                                                                     Michael Ross speaker
        October 18, 2010                                                                                             From 1988 to 2001, Michael Ross was an undercover agent, a spy, in
        Shlomit Kriger’s book launch: Marking Humanity                                                               Mossad, Israel’s feared and respected external intelligence Agency. The
                                                                           will be
        Author Shlomit Kriger will discuss her book “Marking Humanity” and                                           presentation will be followed by a Grand Dessert Buffet and Candle Lighting.
        joined by survivors: Simcha Simchovitch, George Scott & Renate Krakauer.                                     FIRST NIGHT of Chanukah - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center -
        7 pm – 9 pm - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center - RSVP REQUIR                                               RSVP REQUIRED

    For information on these events, please contact Elaine Martyn at: or 416-864-9735
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