JCC Presents

Yom Hashoah 2018

Date: April 15, 2018

Ghetto: Struggling to Survive Behind the Gates

Annual Sonoma County Holocaust Commemoration

The Jewish community of Sonoma County is hosting a commemoration of the Holocaust on April 15, 2018. The event also sponsors an essay contest open to youth who are Sonoma County residents.

When: Sunday, April 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: The Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa

Every year on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) communities around the world hold ceremonies in memory of those who died and to ensure that this genocide, in which six million Jews were killed, is not forgotten and not repeated.

For survivors, victims, and their families, the experience of the Holocaust is deeply rooted in personal memories. However, as the number of survivors dwindles and time passes, the lessons of the Holocaust must be transmitted to our collective memory so that it will never be forgotten. Students today will be the last to experience personal accounts of those who survived the Holocaust.

The theme will be Ghetto: Struggling to Survive Behind the Gates, an examination of the ghetto experience with particular attention to the Lodz ghetto.  The featured speaker will be Fred Rosenbaum, founder of Lehrhaus Judaica and the author of books on the Lodz ghetto.