Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Annual Sonoma County Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony

Please Save the Date for our annual Sonoma County Yom Hashoah Commemoration on Sunday May 5, 2019 

The event will be held at the Friedman Center on the campus of Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Rabbis from Sonoma county synagogues will lead elements of the program.

The theme of this year’s commemoration is L'dor V'dor: From Generation to Generation and the event will focus on the role of Holocaust descendants in preserving Holocaust memory. We are delighted to have Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, as the keynote speaker. We will also hear from Susan Victor and her mother Rena, who was hidden during the Holocaust. The event will also include music by the Elsie Allen High School Choir, as well as the traditional candle lighting ceremony and a memorial book remembering the names of victims of the Shoah who are close to members of our community. 

We will also be honoring the winners of our Annual Holocasut Essay Contest for Middle and High School Students. As always, our intention is to honor survivors and transmit the legacy of Holocaust remembrance to younger generations in ways that are meaningful and empowering.

The commemoration is co-sponsored by Sonoma County synagogues:
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County; the Jewish Community Relations Council, North Bay Region; Jewish Family & Children’s Services Sonoma Region; the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide; and Chevra Kadisha of Sonoma County. 

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information call us at (707) 528-4222.