Yom HaShoah 2021—A Virtual Commemoration

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Yom HaShoah 2021—A Virtual Commemoration

Special virtual community events commemorating Yom HaShoah.

By JFCS Holocaust Center

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April 7, 2021 · 5pm - April 9, 2021 · 2pm PDT



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About this event

We Remember

Join the JFCS Holocaust Center and the greater Bay Area community as we virtually commemorate Yom HaShoah.

On April 7, join the JFCS Holocaust Center for a virtual reading of the names and community yizkor service featuring a special conversation between guest scholar Dr. Deborah Lipstadt and Dr. Anita Friedman, Executive Director of JFCS. Clergy from San Francisco synagogues and the Israeli Consul General will participate.

5:00 pm (PT) —Reading of the Names (*To remember loved ones on this day, please submit their names here.)

7:00 pm (PT) —Memorial Commemoration and Program

On April 8th and 9th, join the JFCS Holocaust Center for Days of Commemoration in honor of Holocaust remembrance. 

Attend one or all sessions. Registrants will receive links to join each session via email prior to the day’s events.

Thursday, April 8th

11 am—Testimony from George Elbaum, Holocaust Survivor and Member of the JFCS  William J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau

12 pm—The Holocaust by Bullets with Yahad in Unum

2 pm—The Future of Memory Continued: An Intergenerational Conversation with Author Elizabeth Rosner

3 pm—Painting Kaddish: A Conversation with Artist Esti Dunow and The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Friday, April 9th

1 pm—The Pink Triangle: Queer Jews in Weimar Germany, the Holocaust, and Beyond, with Dr. Yedida Kanfer and Rabbi Camille Angel, USF

The 2021 Yom HaShoah Days of Commemoration are presented by the JFCS Preisler Shorenstein Institute for Holocaust Education.

For more information, click here.

Presented by JFCS HOLOCAUST CENTER in partnership with:

American Jewish Committee, The Brandeis School of San Francisco, Classrooms Without Borders, Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Facing History & Ourselves, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, HAMAQOM | The Place, Israeli American Council, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, Jewish Community Library, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Film Institute, Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, Marin County Office of Education, San Francisco Hillel, San Francisco Interfaith Council, Taube Philanthropies, Temple Bat Yahm, The University of San Francisco’s Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, and Yahad In Unum.

Participating clergy from Congregation Adath Israel, Congregation Beth Sholom, Congregation Chevra Thilim, Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Ner Tamid, Congregation Sherith Israel, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, The Kitchen, Or Shalom Jewish Community, and Sha’ar Zahav.

Artwork from Esti Dunow's Kaddish, 2002.

If you would like to make a tribute in memory of a loved one to support Holocaust education please go to https://holocaustcenter.jfcs.org/donate or send a check to JFCS, P.O. Box 159004, SF, CA 94115 or call Lois Wander at 415-449-1264.

About the organizer

The Holocaust Center of Jewish Family and Children's Services is dedicated to remembrance, research, documentation, and education about the Holocaust. As Northern California’s primary resource for education about the Holocaust and other genocides, our work increases awareness about Jewish history and the causes and consequences of anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. Through a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide, our goal is to inspire moral courage and social responsibility in future generations.

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