The Zelikovitz Centre is proud of this work, produced in collaboration with the CHES team between 2015-2020.

Below is a listing of Zelikovitz Centre events that occurred in 2020.

Ongoing: Association for Canadian Jewish Studies Speaker’s Series
November 15, 2020: Launch of the ZC & CHES Virtual Pop Up Museum
November 8, 2020: “Voices for the Past, Present and Future” (CHES Film Premiere)
May 26-27, 2020: Canadian Society Society for Jewish Studies – Annual Meeting – CANCELLED
March 15, 2020: Limmud Ottawa 2020 – CANCELLED
February 23, 2020: Public Lecture with Jodi Magness
January 27, 2020: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 24, 2020: “Remembering the Holocaust, Conveying its Lessons”

Association for Canadian Jewish Studies Speaker’s Series

Date: Ongoing
Location: Virtual

The Association for Canadian Jewish Studies is pleased to announce plans for a series of online events exploring contemporary and past issues relevant to the Canadian Jewish experience.

The first events will take place this July and August and will draw from papers that would have been presented at the postponed annual conference.

There will also be presentations and discussions relevant to the challenging moment of racial tensions and anxieties relating to the COVID pandemic.

They are also calling for proposals for a second stage of presentations, beginning in the Fall of 2020.

Check out the poster for more details!

Webinar – “The Importance of Artifacts to the Research of the Holocaust”

Launch of the ZC & CHES Virtual Pop Up Museum

Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Online (webinar)
Cost:  Free; registration required:

“Voices for the Past, Present and Future” – CHES Film Premiere

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Online (webinar)
Cost:  Free; registration required:

Canadian Society Society for Jewish Studies – Annual Meeting


Date: May 26 and 27, 2020
Location: TBA, Carleton University

The Canadian Society for Jewish Studies (CSJS) will hold its 15th annual meeting in Ottawa on May 26 and 27, 2020 at Carleton University, hosted by the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies.

The Canadian Society for Jewish Studies/Société canadienne des etudes juives was founded in Winnipeg in 2004 with the goal of promoting and facilitating the development of Jewish Studies in Canada.  CSJS provides a venue for the presentation of Jewish studies research for researchers in Jewish studies living in Canada and elsewhere. Individuals who are interested in this field are encouraged to become more involved with the organization and participate in its growth.

All sessions will be open to the public.

For further information, see the CSJS website:

Limmud Ottawa 2020


Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Location: Soloway Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny Sachs

Each year Limmud surprises with its broad range of ideas, presentations and the diversity of its participants

Limmud Ottawa 2020 will provoke, astound and delight. Following is just a hint of what will be an amazing day of learning.

“The most famous rabbi in America (according to the Washington Post and Newsweek) Rabbi Shmuley Boteach will be presenting; Dr Tanhum Yoreh queries the impact of religious values on environmental behaviors; Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, trained  at the Mir Yeshiva, in Jerusalem, and Beth Medrash Govoha​ (BMG)​ in Lakewood, New Jersey and who is a staunch advocate for trans rights; Professor Dani Kantz director of Two Foxes Consulting and senior research fellow at Bergische University Wuppertal, Germany explores various intersecting issues ranging from interfamilies, and interchildren, to citizenship to intergenerational transmission in Israel and Germany, and Avi Benlolo, ​prominent human rights activist, president, and chief executive officer of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), the Canadian branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Join us to meet and learn from the remarkable presenters Limmud is bringing to Ottawa.

For further information and to register visit (Note, Carleton students are free with Student I.D.)

Public Lecture – Jodi Magness

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Soloway Jewish Community Centre

Jodi Magness holds a senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism (since 2002).

Dr. Magness specializes in the archaeology of ancient Palestine (modern Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories) in the Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic periods. Her research interests include Jerusalem, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient synagogues, Masada, the Roman army in the East, and ancient pottery.,

She will be giving a public lecture at the SJCC Sunday Feb 23rd, 7 pm, on the excavations she has been directing, since 2011, in Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee.

These excavations have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including biblical scenes and the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: 395 Wellington St.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27th) commemorates the victims of the Holocaust. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly on November 1, 2005 in a resolution that followed a special session held earlier that year during which the United Nations General Assembly marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust. 

On behalf of Library Archives Canada and our partners, we invite you to the Ottawa commemoration of this important day. 

With a special address from Pinchas Gutter, a Holocaust Survivor who has spent much of his life raising awareness about the importance of Holocaust education. Pinchas is the first Holocaust Survivor to be immortalized in an interactive three-dimensional projection in the USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony. At the event, he will discuss his own experience as well as the future of Holocaust Survivor testimonies.

This important commemoration is proudly hosted by Library & Archives Canada in partnership with CIJA, Jewish Federation of Ottawa, The Centre for Holocaust Education & Scholarship, and the Wallenberg Citation Initiative.

“Remembering the Holocaust, Conveying its Lessons”

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Room 200, Sir John A. MacDonald building, 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Cost: None, but RSVP required by January 17

A special commemorative event to mark the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz‎-Birkenau concentration and extermination held under the co-presidency of Senator Marc Gold and Senator Donna Dasko.

CHES is pleased to be one of the cooperating partners of this event.

RSVP required by January 17, 2020.

Contact: or 514-925-3096