Past Events 2016-17:

Holocaust Education Month 2016 – 2nd Generation Symposium

Lecture from Dr. Diane Afoumado

Dr. Diane Afoumado, head of Tracing Services at the US Holocaust Museum. is speaking Friday November 4, 9am-11am, on the MS St. Louis and its Voyage. An expert on the St. Louis, she will be sharing her research and findings.

Her talk will take place in Room 433, Paterson Hall, the Department of History, Carleton University.

This Program is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller”. Ottawa co-sponsors of this event are: EURUS, Carleton University, the Department of History, Carleton University, the French Embassy of Ottawa, the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES), and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies.

Dr. Diane F. Afoumado is Chief of the Research and Reference Branch at the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Formerly Assistant Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Paris X-Nanterre and the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris, she worked for the two French Commissions related to compensation to Jewish victims. She also worked as a Historian for the Archival Division of the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine – Mémorial de la Shoah.

She has extensively researched and written on the St. Louis tragedy and will be speaking on this. Unfortunately many of the same issues that faced the refugees then face today’s refugees.

An Evening to Commemorate the 78th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

A One Man Show About Chine Sugihara

The Zelikovitz Centre (ZC) @ Limmud Ottawa 2016

Research Open House

When: December 12th, 2016, 1-4pm
Richcraft Hall, 1401R-C

Please join us for Sufganiyot (kosher Israeli style donuts) and coffee at a research open house at the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies.
Meet with colleagues and graduate students working in the areas of Jewish Studies across the University. Speak to the ZC team about how we can support your research!

“Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudes: Reflections and Refractions Between Canadian and American Jews” – Book Launch

Panel Discussion – “Faith-based Philanthropy”

Bring Back the Laughter

When: March 5th, 2017
Absolute Comedy, 412 Preston Street
$10, please contact Sasha Chuchin ( for tickets

This year’s Developing Future Leaders (DFL) interns are running a comedy night fundraiser for Shalom Bayit. Shalom Bayit offers confidential and anonymous support for women experiencing abuse, They offer many services, for example: domestic abuse counselling, emergency shelter, safety planning, and outreach. The funds raised through this event will go towards supporting Shalom Bayit and the work they do for our community. Additionally, donations are welcome at –

Annual Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Lecture

2017 Student Colloquium