Yom Hashoah Commemoration


The Annual Sonoma County Yom Hashoah Commemoration was held on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. via Zoom

Thank you for your contributions and attendance.

The commemoration was recorded. View it here.

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 Saturday, April 10th by 9pm (registration date extended) using this registration form.

Scroll down to download or print our
2021 Memorial Book and Program. 
Download or Print by Sunday to follow along.

Entries for the Memorial Book are closed for the year 2021. If you would like to submit names to include in the next 2022 Memorial Book listing the names of victims of the Shoah remembered by members of our community, please use this form or send us an email here. The names will be displayed on screen during the commemoration.

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

Memorial Book

The 2021 Memorial Book is available as a PDF here.

The 2020 Memorial Book is available as a PDF here.


The Program is available as a PDF here.
We recommend you to download the program to your device or print a copy of the Program before Sunday so you can follow along with us.

Click here for the 2021 Yom Hashoah Commemoration Program

It's important for us to remember and reflect