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  • Shared Narratives of Hardships

    United Hope for Healing

    Thursday, May 30 at 7.00 p.m.

    On the surface, the collective narratives of the Jewish people and Indigenous people differ greatly. However, both peoples share commonalities in their commitment to peoplehood, spirituality and investment in the land. Further, both nations have suffered unspeakable hardships in their histories and today face the challenge of holding this troubled past close and identifying a pathway forward. This journey of healing can be fostered in tandem.

    Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg, a grandchild of Holocaust survivors, and Kim Wheatley, Anishinaabe (Ojibway) band member of Shawanaga First Nation, will reflect on their shared conversations as keepers of their family’s stories. They will speak to importance of documenting past histories internally within their respective communities, and externally with neighboring communities, as a means to build bridges and to heal wounds of the past.

    Music has been central to this pathway. Kim will join Cantor Charles Osborne in demonstrating the power of song as a story-telling tool and source of hope.

    This program is free and open to everyone.

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