Yom Ha’Shoah 5770 in Washington, DC

Hall of Remembrance at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia

Hall of Remembrance at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia

Sunday is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was decided by the Israeli government in 1953 to fall on the 27th day of Nissan, a week after the conclusion of Passover. Throughout the world, Jews and gentiles mourn the millions of victims of Nazi Germany.

Here in town, the congressionally-sanctioned United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is spearheading Days of Remembrance, which provides resources for American communities to commemorate the event. This year’s theme is Stories of Freedom: What You Do Matters.

Other educational organizations acknowledge the Holocaust and genocide in general with these offerings listed below. If you have some time, consider attending, and add your voice to the chorus, which shouts out in unison: Never Again.

Sunday, April 11: Yom Ha’Shoah

DCJCC Events: Among the Righteous (film) and Keepers of Memory
DCJCC, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Among the Righteous delves into Holocaust stories within Arab lands; Keepers of Memory deals with healing practices as led by psychotherapist Vivien Dietz.

Yom Ha’Shoah v’Hagvurah
B’nai Israel Congregation, 3 p.m.
Includes a Dor L’Dor program bringing survivors to talk to youth, a community commemoration, and B’nai B’rith International-sponsored Unto Every Person there is a Name. JSSA will also be in attendance.

Kemp Mills Synagogue: Yom Ha’Shoah Program
Kemp Mills Synagogue, 7 p.m.
Dr. Werner Cohen, husband of the late poet and Holocaust survivor Hilda Stern Cohen, will be speaking.

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