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Yom HaShoah



Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, occurs on the 27th of the Hebrew month of Nisan, usually April or May. In 2021, Yom HaShoah starts at sundown on Wednesday, April 7 and lasts until sundown on Thursday, April 8.


Yom HaShoah reminds us of the horrors that Jews and other persecuted groups faced: forced labor, starvation, humiliation, and torture, which often resulted in death. It was a systematic effort to wipe out an entire population from the face of the earth.


Find information below on this year's programs and links to our videos of survivor testimonies and past Yom HaShoah programs, as well as links to Holocaust education and museum resources.


This year, for Yom HaShoah:

The Aftermath of the Shoah: Life in Poland Today with Professor Paul Liptz

View the recording here.

As we prepared for Yom Ha’Shoah, we studied with a great scholar and accessible teacher, Professor Paul Liptz. He joined us the day before this important observance to deepen our learning and meaning for it.



United States Holocaust Museum Days of Remembrance Ceremony

Thursday, April 8 at 10:00 AM CT (Virtually)

The US Congress established Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The Museum is responsible for leading the nation in observing Days of Remembrance and for encouraging observances throughout the United States. Days of Remembrance will be commemorated on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Observances and remembrance activities will occur nationwide between Sunday, April 4, and Sunday, April 11.

Please click here to visit the USHMM website to signup for this program and to receive a reminder email to join.



Yom HaShoah Conversation with Sheldon Lazarus of Auschwitz Untold: In Color

Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 PM on Streamspot and Facebook

Recent surveys reveal a stunning two-thirds of millennials do not know what Auschwitz is. Join Rabbi Geffen in conversation with Sheldon Lazarus, executive producer of the internationally acclaimed film Auschwitz Untold: In Color to explore how we might continue to educate and compel the next generations to never forget.


To watch the film in advance, click here and enter this code when prompted: tHcsP!clCRs!200!3OCL3A!N




Wed, September 22 2021 16 Tishrei 5782