10 2022


11 2022

Jewish-Indigenous Relations through the Creative Arts

10:15AM - 4:30PM  

Temple Israel 1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON

Temple Israel and Jewish Federation of Ottawa invite you to the unveiling of a commissioned artwork that symbolizes Temple Israel's Land Acknowledgement, and a conversation between Marsha Lederman and Carey Newman about their reflections on being second generation survivors of the Holocaust and Residential Schools.

Since 2018, Temple Israel Ottawa’s Truth and Reconciliation Task Force has been working in response to the call to action for Faith Groups as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This event, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, is both an outcome of this work as well as an opportunity to reflect, learn and celebrate. In addition to stimulating speakers, the commissioned artwork that symbolizes Temple Israel’s Land Acknowledgement will be unveiled.

Saturday, December 10 • 10:15 am - noon - Shabbat morning service at Temple at which Marsha Lederman will share words of Torah. Followed by kiddush lunch.

Saturday, December 10 • 1 - 2 pm - Ottawa visual artists Simon Brascoupé, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg of Quebec, and Michael Parkin, Temple Israel member, will unveil and discuss their collaborative artwork, which symbolizes Temple Israel’s Land Acknowledgement.

Sunday, December 11 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm - Indigenous Artisan Fair

Sunday, December 11 • 2 - 3 pm - Marsha Lederman, journalist and author, and Carey Newman, the Kwakwaka’wakw-Stolo artist, will share their experiences as second generation survivors of the Holocaust and Indigenous Residential Schools, with audience questions and answers.

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Sponsor: Temple Israel, Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Reform Jewish Community of Canada, Women of Reform Judaism