Yom HaShoah

Join us in remembrance—May 5-6, 2024.

Sunday, May 5
1-7pm – JCCSF

Join us for San Francisco’s Yom HaShoah commemoration, honoring those killed in the Holocaust and ensuring the lessons of history are never forgotten. In-person for the first time since 2019 and featuring local educators, artists, activists, and leaders. A keynote presentation with commemoration and candle-lighting ceremony will be held at 5:00pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments and live music. Stop by earlier in the day to take part in some or all of the small group sessions and reflection opportunities. See the full schedule and register here.

Monday, May 6
11am – Online

Please join our community in commemoration of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) to hear testimony from Paul, a Holocaust survivor and member of the JFCS William J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau. Paul’s moving testimony will be followed by memorial name reading. Register here.

The 2024 Yom Hashoah Community Observance in San Francisco is presented by the Jewish Family and Children’s Services Holocaust Center and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco in partnership with:

American Jewish Committee (AJC) San Francisco, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Central Pacific Region, Antisemitism Education Initiative, University of California, Berkeley, Brandeis SF, Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Israeli American Council (IAC), Jewish Community Library, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Bay Area, Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF), JIMENA, New Lehrhaus, Northern California Board of Rabbis, SF Hillel, San Francisco Interfaith Council.

Participating Congregations:
Congregation Adath Israel, Congregation Am Tikvah, Congregation Anshey Sfard, Congregation Beth Sholom, Congregation Chevra Thilim, Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Ner Tamid, Congregation Sherith Israel, Magain David Sephardim Congregation, Sha’ar Zahav.

Yom HaShoah Programs from Our partners

Wednesday, May 1
7pm – Online

Prof. Eran Kaplan: The Holocaust and the Yishuv
Register here.

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