Yom Hashoah Commemoration


The Annual Sonoma County Yom Hashoah Commemoration will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. via Zoom. The focus of this year’s commemoration will be on our local Holocaust survivors. It will include both live and pre-recorded elements featuring video footage of Hans Angress, Al and Susanne Batzdorff, and Lillian Judd.

There will be musical performances by Erica Wisner of Congregation Shomrei Torah, Congregation Ner Shalom’s Good Shabbos Band, and Cantorial Soloist Fredi Bloom. There will also be a candle lighting ceremony honoring Jewish survivors, Roma, Gays & Lesbians, Disabled, Righteous Gentiles, and Political Prisoners during the Holocaust, and those targeted by genocide.

To attend the commemoration on April 11th on Zoom, please register by no later than April 8th using this registration form.

If you would like to submit a name to include in the Memorial Book listing the names of victims of the Shoah remembered by members of our community, please use this form. The names will be displayed on screen during the commemoration and the 2021 Memorial Book will be available as a PDF document on the Jewish Community Center website.

This annual event would not be possible without the generous support of the community. We hope you will honor us by making a contribution to sustain our program using this form.

Or a check may be mailed to the Jewish Community Center Sonoma County marked “Yom Hashoah” to:

Jewish Community Center Sonoma County
1301 Farmers Lane, Ste. C103
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

PDF 2020 Yom Hashoah Commemoration Memorial Book