Jewish News November 18, 2004
Another grand project hopes to raise $10 million for a permanent,
freestanding Canadian Jewish Military Museum.
Organizers envision an interactive facility that will showcase
military memorabilia, as well as educate about Jewish contributions
to Canada’s wars, as well as peacekeeping.
To be located somewhere in Toronto or possibly on the planned
York Region Jewish community campus, the museum will house artifacts
and photographs that have been on display on the fourth floor of
the Lipa Green building for the past four years.
Planned for between 8,000 and 10,000 square feet, the museum’s
main claim to fame, according to promotional material, will be multimedia,
interactive exhibits, including a “motion theatre” with
activated seating, a 360-degree screen and special effects designed
to recreate the feeling of a sea landing, complete with strobe lights,
vibrating seats, and the sensation of wind and rain.
Plans also call for oral archives and a memorial Hall of Remembrance.
For details, call 416-781-6344.