Twinning with a child that perished during the Holocaust is an opportunity for the child and their family to do something that has a much larger significance. To remember someone who perished in the Holocaust and was not able to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah means to understand that they were unique individuals with a family, a community, friends, likes and dislikes, goals and aspirations. It also means to understand what happened to them during the Holocaust: how they coped with the harsh daily realities, responded to anti-Jewish policies, resisted death, created art and attempted to preserve their human dignity despite the humiliation and suffering inflicted upon them.
By “twinning”, you are doing the mitzvah of keeping that individual’s memory alive, especially during this milestone in your Jewish life – the day of your Bar/Bat mitzvah.
CSYV provides the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child with a Page of Testimony of a child Holocaust victim and presents the Bar/Bat Mitzvah with a certificate signed by the National Chair and the Executive Director of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem.
The Canadian Society for Yad Vashem invites its friends to support the Twinning Program with a donation. A gift to CSYV in honour of this milestone is a lasting and meaningful way to celebrate a special occasion. Donations can be designated for general support or to specific programs and giving opportunities.