This year we honored the 40th anniversary of commemorating Yom HaShoah in San Francisco. Our community program honored those who died in the Shoah and educated four generations that have followed about their legacy. Attendees learned how survivors organized the first Holocaust Remembrance in San Francisco, and heard testimony from Hana Berger Moran, born in a concentration camp, who against all odds managed to survive and tell her mother’s story of hope and strength. Every year, this community-wide event is free and open to the public.
Yom HaShoah was established in Israel in 1953 and is known officially there as Yom Hazikaron Lashoah V’lagvurah (Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day). It’s a day when many Jewish communities hold special ceremonies to honor the memory of those who were killed in the Holocaust.
The commemoration of Yom HaShoah in San Francisco is presented by Jewish Family and Children’s Services Holocaust Center in partnership with JCCSF, Lehrhaus Judaica, and JCRC, Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, and in cooperation with San Francisco synagogues and schools.
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