Past Events 2018-12-17T04:05:57-05:00

Past Events

CJE thanks you sincerely for attending our  Canada 150 Events recorded below. 
We enjoyed your visit with us and hope you enjoyed your visit with us!

Dear Friends and Supporters of CJE,

The Canadian Jewish Experience and Library and Archives Canada cordially invite you to its book launch.

During 2017, Canada’s 150th anniversary year, an inspired team of Jewish Canadians set out to celebrate the country and the many contributions of its Jewish citizens. They created a panel exhibition entitled “The Canadian Jewish Experience (CJE): A Tribute to Canada” that travelled from coast to coast, alongside many outreach activities and a website that enables ongoing discovery and research.

Many of you appear in this book in photo image or print.

Refreshments will be served.

CJE at Saint John Jewish Historical Museum
Saint John, NB
May 1 to November 2, 2018

The Canadian Jewish Experience Exhibit was on display in the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum from May 1 to November 2, 2018. Although no official opening event is planned, SJJHM has already received a positive response from the visitors who have come through the building during our first month of the season, some even finding familiar names and faces and making and sharing connections with the material presented.

To accompany the exhibit, the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum (SJJHM) has added a modest display of artifacts and photos from its own collection to connect the Canadian experience to that of the Jews in Saint John.

CJE at Parliament
Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4
May 30, 2018

Dear Friends of the CJE,

CJE exhibit will be on display at the upcoming reception marking Jewish Heritage Month.

You are cordially invited to come to a Reception in honour of Jewish Heritage Month. 

An opportunity to view the Canadian Jewish Experience Exhibit.

Members of Parliament Michael Levitt, David Sweet and Randall Garrison invite you to
a reception in honour of Jewish Heritage Month co-hosted with CIJA and CJPAC. 

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Room 200, Sir John A. Macdonald

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to, so we can forward your name to the organizers by Tuesday morning.

Warm regards,
Tova Lynch

CJE at City Hall
100 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
May 17, 2018

Date: 2 May
From: Canadian Jewish Experience
To: 2017cje

Please join us for a special celebration of ​ Ontario​ Jewish Heritage Month at the ​Toronto City​ Hall.
Where the Canadian Jewish experience is on display.

 “Muzika Klez Ensemble with Isaac Muzikansky (vocals, guitar) and Tom Hamilton (violin)”.

Light refreshments will be served.

Look forward to welcome you on ​Thursday​,  May 1​7​, 2018
​From 5:30 – 7:00 ​PM 

Please forward this invitation to your contacts!


CJE at University of Windsor
Leddy Library
401 Sunset Ave
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
May 16, 2018

CJE at Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
May 14 to 19, 2018

Date: 11 May
To: Tova Lynch
From: Tova
Subject: CJE at Toronto City Hall

In celebrating Jewish Heritage Month in Ontario, the Canadian Jewish Experience Exhibit will be on display at Toronto City Hall,  100 Queen St, Toronto.

The exhibit will be mounted on the main entrance grand lobby, starting Monday, May 14 – Saturday, May 19.

Hope that you will have an opportunity to visit the exhibit, please tell your friends and contacts.


CJE at Vaughn City Hall
2141 Major MacKenzie Dr W
Maple, ON L6A 1T1
April 30 to May 14, 2018

Date: 2 May
from: Canadian Jewish Experience
to: 2017cje

Please join us for a special celebration part of Jewish Heritage Month in Ontario at the Vaughan City Hall. Where the Canadian Jewish experience will be on display.

Mayor Bevilacqua, will be speaking and the Netivot Choir will be performing.

Light refreshments will be served.

Look forward to welcome you there!  please forward this invitation as well!


CJE at Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, IL
180 N Stetson Ave #2400
Chicago, IL 60601, USA
May 2, 2018

Date: 3 May
To: Tova
From: Susie
Re: CJE In Chicago

Second photo is Canadian Consul General in Chicago John Cruickshank speaking at event with the CJE exhibit on display!


CJE at Dallas Jewish Community Centre
7900 Northaven Rd
Dallas, TX 75230, USA
April 25, 2018

From: Erin Hughes
Subject: Pics from Dallas CJE event
Date: April 26, 2018 at 7:48:56 AM GMT-4
To: Tova

Hi Tova,

I wanted to quickly share these pictures from the CJE exhibition opening we hosted at the Dallas JCC .

The event went really well!

Two additional organisations asked about coordinating with us to host the exhibition, which is fantastic. It will be in this multipurpose room at the JCC for two weeks right next to the building entrance. Visitors will be allowed to walk through when a class is not using the room, and the panels will be on display for the classes and activities taking place in the room, so it should be seen by a nice-sized audience.


CJE in Tel Aviv, Israel

Feb 28, 2018, at 8:42 AM

Dear Tova,

We have lots of good news regarding the exhibit.

First, we have set it up in the Official Residence in Tel Aviv and today the Ambassador hosted 30 guests (many ambassadors) who all had a chance to see it. I have attached a photo of how it looks there.

The HESEG House on Rothschild will host it next and they are very excited about it.

We also have just received word that the Foreign Affairs department at the Knesset is in the process of confirming the exhibit for the spring.

Thank you again for thinking of us for this important exhibit and we will continue to send you photos from all the venues.


Signe Katz
Embassy of Canada in Israel | Ambassade du Canada en Israël

Public Affairs Officer | Agent des Affaires Publiques
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

Ms. Deborah Lyons, Ambassador of Canada to Israel

From: Signe Katz
Subject: Photo
Date: March 16, 2018 at 5:08:21 AM GMT-4
To: Tova
Cc: Anthony Hinton

Hi Tova,

Please find attached a photo with representatives of the Israel Association for Canadian Studies and the exhibit.


CJE at University of Regina
3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Regina, SK
January 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

Hi Tova.

My name is Costa Maragos – Spokesperson at the University of Regina.

The CJE is now on display at the U of R. It looks great. Very informative and nicely presented.
I wish to write a brief story to appear on the University’s home page. I have enough information about the project for sure. I wish however to receive a comment from a CJE representative about this exhibit. 

What do you hope visitors will get out of this exhibit?

Or. Whatever else you care to add relating to this exhibit.

I think that’s it for now.

Thank you for considering this request.

Costa Maragos
University of Regina




Thanks for your comments and opportunity for CJE to contribute. Hope following meets your needs.

The CJE exhibit was created to accomplish three objectives: first, to honour Canada on its 150th Birthday; second, to inform Canadians from all religious traditions about the challenges faced by Canadian Jews in integrating into Canada and the significant contributions Jews have made to the growth of Canada in a wide variety of areas; and, third by telling the story of one religious group to contribute to the strengthening of religious tolerance in Canada. We hope visitors to the exhibit will come away with a new appreciation for how Canada has grown as a nation built on the contributions from many religious and ethnic groups.

Have a great weekend.

Thanks again,
Tova Lynch


 CJE Exhibit at Mount Allison University
62 York St, Sackville, NB E4L 1E2
January 15, 2018

16 January 2018

Dear Edna and Tova, 

We had a wonderful “launch” event for the CJE exhibit at Mount Allison last evening.  Thanks to MTA Library and Archives’ Marc Truitt and Laura Landon, the CJE panels were set up in an ideal location (the library’s entrance lobby) and a lecture space was arranged further into the library, where Dr. Corber gave an excellent talk to a very engaged audience of both community members and Mount Allison students and staff.  We even had a group from Moncton who had seen the CJE panels there but came to hear Dr. Corber’s lecture.  The combination of the exhibit and the lecture was great – and the reception afterwards was not bad either!  In all, it was a most rewarding event, and we thank you for the opportunity. 

The panels will be in place for the next two weeks for everyone to explore.  Could you let us know where we should sent the panels once the exhibit period here at Mount Allison is over?  

With best wishes from Mount Allison ~  

Christl Verduyn
Professor, Department of English & Canadian Studies Program
Hart Hall
Sackville, New Brunswick
Canada E4L1G9
Tel: (506) 364 2548 Centre for Canadian Studies Women’s writing in 1970s Canada conference 26-28 April 2018

The Hart Trophy: A Canadian Mark of Excellence in the NHL
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
Ottawa, ON,
December 14, 2017

Remembering Cecil Hart:
Surprise Visit of the Stanley Cup and Guy Lafleur

1883 t0 1924

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, a special panel was dedicated to honour Cecil Hart, the Jewish coach and general manger of the Montreal Canadiens. The celebration took place at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), an event leading to the NHL 100 Classic Game, between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators.

The “Remembering Cecil Hart” panel was created by the Canadian Jewish Experience (CJE), a volunteer organization created to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, by telling some of the many Jewish contributions to Canada, its growth and development. Both Hart Trophies were present at the event and a surprise visit by the Stanley Cup was appreciated by the many guests, who enjoyed meeting Guy Lafleur in person and taking photos with him. The first recipient of the Hart Trophy in 1924 was Frank Nigbor from the Sens, a fitting event to celebrate both teams ahead of the game.

London Jewish Community Centre
536 Huron Street
London, ON N5Y 4J5
November 18, 2017

October 15 to 19, 2017
EV Atrium, Concordia University
1515 Ste. Catherine, West (Metro: Guy – Concordia)

See Video Section

“Rare Books and Special Collections about the Canadian Jewish Experience”
with Remarks by Rabbi Adam Scheier
McGill University Library
3459 rue McTavish (4th Floor)
Montreal, QC H3A 0C9
October 11 to November 5, 2017

See Video Section

National Jewish Celebration of Canada 150
Official Opening Speaker: Dr. Victor Rabinovitch
Carleton University (MacOdrum Library)
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
October 3, 2017

See Video Section

Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON
September 24, 2017

See Video Section

Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC)
Ottawa, ON
July 23, 2017

See Video Section

Kehillat Beth Israel
Ottawa, ON
July 1, 2017

Prime Minister’s Message

Calgary JCC

Calgary, AB

June 25, 2017

30 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON

April 2, 2017

The culmination of a great deal of hard work by a small and dedicated Committee led by Ms. Tova Lynch, the impressive Exhibit comprising nine inspiring panels, entitled the “Canadian Jewish Experience: A Tribute to Canada 150”, was unveiled April 2, 2017 in the lobby of a National Capital Commission (NCC) building at 30 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, not very far from Parliament Hill. The Exhibit can also be seen and appreciated at the Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa and soon in 17 cities across Canada. Amazing!