Our Vision is to remember the past, heal the present and enhance the future of the Jewish people and all humanity.

Holocaust Education: Creating a critical bridge between history and empathy

Holocaust Education: Creating a critical bridge between history and empathy

When we only discuss the Holocaust through the lessons that it can teach us, we obscure the Holocaust as an event, turning it into a metaphor.


How we work


“Generosity toward the future lies in giving to the present.”


– Albert Camus



We aim to achieve measurable impact in our key priority areas and to improve the lives of others.

Here are just a few examples:

Azrieli Music Prizes New Jewish Music, Vol. 3

On October 1st, Analekta, the largest classical music label in Canada, released New Jewish Music Volume 3 – Azrieli Music Prizes. The album features the world premiere recordings of works by 2020 AMP Laureates Keiko Devaux, Yotam Haber and Yitzhak Yedid, all brought to life by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne under the direction of Lorraine Vaillancourt. New Jewish Music Volume 3 marks the 5th anniversary of AMP’s artistic collaboration with Analekta.


Azrieli Fellows Program


By enabling the world’s future leading minds with access to academic resources and opportunities, the Azrieli Foundation aims to encourage creative thinking, the cross-pollination of ideas and drive out-of-the-box solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.


Latest News & Events


The Azrieli Foundation Announces 2022 Azrieli Music Prize Laureates

World premiere recordings by the winners of the 2020 Azrieli Music Prizes

New Jewish Music Vol. 3 – Azrieli Music Prizes

World premiere recordings by the winners of the 2020 Azrieli Music Prizes

The Azrieli Foundation’s generosity fuels innovation

From wearable technology that helps kids with autism manage anxiety to brain-computer interface systems that allow users to control their environment with their thoughts, the Bloorview Research Institute (BRI) is a hub of innovation for kids with disabilities.

Disability-inclusion advocates ponder the future, post-Ruderman

From wearable technology that helps kids with autism manage anxiety to brain-computer interface systems that allow users to control their environment with their thoughts, the Bloorview Research Institute (BRI) is a hub of innovation for kids with disabilities.

“Never Again”: 92-Year-Old Toronto Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story of Auschwitz

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the Auschwitz death camp was liberated. We mark this day annually because we can never forget what happened there and because the remembering moves us to vow “Never again.”

Fostering true understanding of the Holocaust means changing how we teach about it

Discussing Holocaust only through lessons we can learn from it turns it into a poorly understood metaphor

Why Canada’s largest public philanthropic foundation is on a spending spree

Since mid-March, The Azrieli Foundation has abandoned its cautious approach and sent $10 million out the door as quickly as possible

A Cry in Unison

91-year-old first-time author discusses her survival and the specificity of women’s experiences during the Holocaust.

2020 Azrieli Music Prizes Gala Concert Features Four World Premieres October 22, 2020

The Azrieli Foundation presents its biennial Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) Gala Concert on October 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET featuring world premieres by the three 2020 AMP Laureates. The concert will be livestreamed by the world’s leading classical music channel, Medici TV, and on Azrieli Music Prizes’ Facebook page, free for all to enjoy.

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