Past Events 2018-02-25T00:40:52+00:00

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!

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!