Yom HaShoah 2011

Contemporary Jewish Museum Program

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day is May 1 this year.

Learn the history of how the day was established in Israel – and how it is observed – learn more here.

Some Bay Area Gatherings

Yom HaShoah
Community-Wide Commemoration of the Holocaust in Oakland
Join us as we remember those millions who died in the Holocaust and the 20-30,000 Jewish partisans who fought during WWII. We will have a screening of a film and interviews with partisans Murray Gordon & Henry Ramek.
Admission is free. For more information, please email riva@jfed.org.
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:45pm
Join the Oakland congregations at Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland

Yom HaShoah in San Francisco
Day of Remembrance
11:00am – 4:00pm – Family Programs, Workshops, free tours of “Charlotte Salomon: Life? Or Theatre? Exhibit”
4:00 – 5:00pm – Reading of name of those who perish during the Holocaust
5:00- 6:00pm – Service of remembrance with San Francisco rabbis and cantors
At the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., San Francisco
For more information, contact Jessica Minturn at 415-449-1281 or JessicaM@jfcs.org
Details of program: http://bit.ly/h7CvFT

Community-wide Observance of Yom HaShoa V’ Ha Gevurah
The Day of The Holocaust and the Resistance
Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazis tried to rid German territory of individuals who did not fit their vision of a “master Aryan race.” The Jewish people were not the only group marginalized and then deported to concentration camps. Many others were targets of persecution and even murder under the Nazis’ ideology, including Germans with mental and physical disabilities, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Roma (“Gypsies”). Millions perished in this state-sponsored tyranny. This evening, we will hear the voices of one such group. Join us to bear witness.
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
Temple Isaiah, 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
For more information, call 510.318.6453 or email riva@jfed.org.

South Peninsula Communitywide Commemoration
The program will feature music, prayer, readings and artwork.
May 1 at 5 p.m.
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road in Los Altos Hills
For more information, call (650) 847-1716.

Yom Ha Shoah Memorial
B’nai B’rith Oakland Lodge will be presenting a talk by Ben Stern, Holocaust survivor. Ben will be talking about his return to Poland after 65 years with 32 High School Students on a Shelhavet trip this spring. A lox and bagel brunch will be available for $5.
May 1 at 10:30am
Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave. Berkeley

Survival by Happenstance
Auschwitz survivor Helen Farkas will speak and college students will discuss their interviews with survivors Joseph Rosenbaum and Isaac Goldstein.
May 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Board Chambers, County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose.
For more information, call (408) 299-5030.

Communitywide Holocaust Remembrance
There will be a screening of “The Last Rabbi.” The film follows the life of Rabbi Leo Trepp, who was incarcerated by the Nazis and later settled in Northern California.
May 1 at 6pm
Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St. in Berkeley