May: Jewish Heritage Month

In May in the TDSB, we celebrate and honour Jewish heritage.

TDSB Resources

Jewish Heritage Month Guide

TDSB Holocaust and Genocide Education site

Web sites to check out:

The Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

Center for Jewish History

Jewish American Heritage Month. 

Ontario Jewish Archives. 



Bubar, J. (2019). The Doomed Voyage of the St. Louis: Eighty years ago, a ship approached U.S. shores with more than 900 Jewish refugees on board, begging for safety from the Nazis. What happened next might surprise you. New York Times Upfront, 151(11), 16–19.

Rubin, D.I. (2017). Whiter shade of pale: making the case for Jewish presence in the multicultural classroom. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 19(2), 131-145.

Two thirds of secondary school children do not know what anti-semitism means. (2015). 14-19 Learning & Skills Bulletin, (171), 2. 



Abella, I.M., & Troper, H.M. (2017). None is too many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948. Buffalo: University of Toronto Press. [Available at some TDSB school libraries, Gr 6-8]

         The definitive study of Canada’s refusal to offer aid, let alone sanctuary, to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution between 1933 and 1948.

Walters, E., & Kacer, K. (2019). Broken strings. Toronto: Puffin Canada. [Novel; Available at some TDSB school libraries]

Kacer, K. (2015). Stones on a grave. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. [Novel; Available at some TDSB school libraries]

Jewish Heritage Month: Resource guidebook. (2020). Toronto: Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies. [eBook] [Available for Download]



TVO. Untold Stories of the Tailor Project. The Agenda with Steve Paikin. 2019. 24 min. Gr 9-12

Inside Hana’s Suitcase – Documentary

[DVD] Inside Hana’s suitcase. 2011.  94 min. Gr 9-12.

CBC. What the Montreal: Behind the Montreal bagel. 2019 3:12 min. Gr 7-12.

McIntyre. Eastern European immigration experiences. 2017. 18 min. Gr 7-12.  [Also as DVD]

Toronto Star. What allowed 1,000 survivors of the Holocaust to come to Canada? 2018 Gr 7-12