Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Annual County-Wide Yom Hashoah Commemoration 
Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 2-4:30 p.m. 
Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa

The theme of this year’s commemoration will be Speaking Up and Standing Up. Four local Holocaust survivors (or their descendants) will be sharing how they were helped by “upstanders” who did the right thing. 

The event will include musical performances and the traditional candle-lighting ceremony by Holocaust survivors including those representing the Roma, Gays & Lesbians, Disabled, Righteous Gentiles, and Political Prisoners, as well as all those targeted by genocide worldwide. Winners of the Annual Holocaust Essay Contest for middle and high school students will read excerpts from their essays. Middle and high school students who would like to submit essays can get more information hereThe Youth Essay Contest Entry Form - Cover Sheet is located here

All are welcome and admission is free.

If you would like to submit the names of loved ones who were victims of the Shoah to be included in the Memorial Book, please click HERE.

The Memorial Book and yellow candles will be available at the event. 

For more information, contact the Jewish Community Center Sonoma County at 707-528-4222 or Blair Pleasant pleasant@sonic.net