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Monday, April 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Join us for a service of music and poetry, remembrance and reflection.

Our children will be the last generation to hear first-hand from Holocaust survivors. If you feel your child or teen is ready, please join in this important service of commemoration.

Temple member, Jack Kuper, born Jankel Kuperblum in 1932, spent a large part of his childhood on the run through the treacherous countryside of war-torn Poland. At the age of 15, he came to Canada as one of a thousand war orphans sponsored by the Canadian Jewish community. He was placed in a foster home in Toronto, and sent to the local public school. After a six-month English crash course, he enrolled at Central Tech to study commercial art. 1967 saw the publication of his now acknowledged classic, Child of the Holocaust , translated into eight languages. The sequel, After the Smoke Cleared, winner of the Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Literature, made its appearance in 1994.

Come bear witness to his testimonial.

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  • Michaele-Sue Goldblatt

    Dear Jack,

    As Rabbi Splansky said tonight, we really should not be ‘thanking’ you, but I do appreciate your sharing your story / testimony with us. As much as it is your obligation to tell your story, so it is ours to listen and hear it and never forget. You have honoured us and your parents and family, may they rest in peace at last, by sharing it with us.

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