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Holy Blossom Temple presents: The Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut Humanitarian Award to Colonel Chris Hadfield

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Holy Blossom Temple presents: The Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut Humanitarian Award to Colonel Chris Hadfield

 

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The Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut Humanitarian Award is presented to great Canadians who have committed themselves to protecting humanity from the callousness of ignorance, injustice, and inequity.  Previous recipients include Dr. J. Fraser Mustard, Minister Irwin Cotler, Lieutenant-General Romeo Dellaire, Dr. James Orbinski, Craig and Marc Keilburger, and most recently, Justice Rosalie Abella.

According to Jewish tradition, Rosh HaShanah is the celebration of the anniversary of God’s conception of the universe.  It is the perfect day to honour the Canadian who has uniquely witnessed the vastness, the wonder, and the glory of the universe.  Colonel Hadfield has many important insights to teach congregants of all ages about our shared humanity and our shared responsibility for the planet.  We look forward to hearing his message.

Please note that this session cannot be recorded and will only be shared in real-time. Please note that this session cannot be recorded and will only be shared in real-time.

 

A heavily decorated astronaut, engineer, and pilot, Colonel Hadfield’s many awards include the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He was named the Top Test Pilot in both the US Air Force and the US Navy and was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. He has flown three space missions, building two space stations, performing two spacewalks (EVAs), crewing the Shuttle and Soyuz and commanding the International Space Station. 

Colonel Hadfield is the author of three international bestsellers: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, You Are Here, and The Darkest Dark, plus a new thriller novel, The Apollo Murders. He released a music album, Space Sessions: Songs from a Tin Can, and his version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity has been seen by 100s of millions. His TED talk on fear has been watched 11 million times. 

Colonel Hadfield is the co-creator/host of the internationally acclaimed BBC series Astronauts and helped create/host, with actor Will Smith, the National Geographic series One Strange Rock. 

Colonel Hadfield is the producer of the celebrated Rare Earth series on YouTube and the creator of the on-stage celebration Generator, which combines science, comedy, and music for sold-out audiences. 

Additionally, Colonel Hadfield is an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo, an advisor to SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and Board Chair of the Open Lunar Foundation.

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September 7
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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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