Yom HaShoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom HaShoah 2020: A Virtual Commemoration

April 20th and 21st

We Remember

A special virtual community event commemorating Yom HaShoah.

Join the JFCS Holocaust Center and the greater Bay Area community as we commemorate Yom HaShoah online for the very first time.

Though we must practice social distancing, we will harness the power of online platforms so we can come together virtually for a series of programs offered April 20 & 21.

April 20th
Reading of Names and Memorial Commemoration

On April 20, join us for a reading of the names and community yizkor service with participating clergy from San Francisco synagogues and the Israeli Consul General. More details on programming to be announced in the coming weeks!

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Virtual Reading of the Names* on a continuous cycle (*To remember loved ones on this day, please submit their names here.)

6:00 – 6:45 pm: Virtual Memorial Commemoration and Program

Register to attend our virtual Yom HaShoah here >


April 21st
A Virtual Commemoration in Learning

Join the JFCS Holocaust Center for a very special day of learning in honor of Holocaust remembrance. Zikaron B’Salon, which translates literally into “remembrance in the living room,” is an annual event which takes place in private homes in Israel on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. This year we will be online in your home, connected via the internet with many other homes, creating a virtual community of remembrance.

Attend one or all sessions. Registrants will receive links and log-in information for each session via email 24 hours prior to the day’s events.

10 am: JFCS Holocaust Center Wiliam J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau
Anita, Holocaust Survivor

11 am: From Darkness to Light: The World of the Survivors, Marking the 75th Anniversary of Liberation
Fred Rosenbaum, HaMaqom | The Place

1 pm: Visions of Truth, Smuggled Out of Hell: The Secret Resistance of the Artists of Terezin
Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, HaMaqom | The Place

2 pm: JFCS Holocaust Center Wiliam J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau
Ezra, Third Generation Holocaust Survivor

3 pm: Unsolved Mysteries of the Holocaust
Jason Harris, HaMaqom | The Place

Register here for events on 4/21 >

If you would like to make a tribute in memory of a loved one to support Holocaust education please go to https://holocaustcenter.jfcs.org/donate or send a check to JFCS, P.O. Box 159004, SF, CA 94115 or call Lois Wander at 415-449-1264.

The commemoration of Yom HaShoah in San Francisco is presented by Jewish Family and Children’s Services Holocaust Center in partnership with American Jewish Committee, Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, HAMAQOM, Israeli American Council, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, San Francisco Interfaith Council in cooperation with San Francisco synagogues and schools.


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