Rare Photo Exhibition of Former PM Begin Opens in Toronto
Limmud FSU, in cooperation with the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, opened a remarkable photographic exhibition Monday at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre in Toronto, focusing on the life and Eastern European Jewish roots of a giant of modern Israel, Menachem Begin. The exhibition about Begin, who served as Israeli prime minister from 1977-1983, will be on display to the public through November.
“Milestones – From Brest-Litovsk to the Prime Minister’s Office,” tells the story of Begin’s life and career as commander of the pre-state Irgun, as the sixth prime minister of the State of Israel, and as a Nobel Laureate. The exhibition was curated by Rami Shtivi.
The opening of the exhibition was part of the Limmud FSU Canada festival, which took place this past weekend in Huntsville, ON in collaboration with UJA-Federation of Greater Toronto and The Jewish Agency. Among the speakers were Irwin Cotler, a Canadian-Jewish leader and human-rights activist who served as the honorary chair of Limmud FSU Canada; Limor Livnat, Israel’s Minister of Culture & Sport; Matthew Bronfman, Limmud FSU chair; Chaim Chesler, founder of Limmud FSU; and Sandra Cahn co-founder of Limmud FSU, and Shoel Silver, president of the Canadian Friends of the Heritage Foundation and president of the Friends of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.