Yom HaShoah

YOM HASHOAH

This day is observed in commemoration of the Holocaust.  It is celebrated on the 27th day of Nissan, which is usually in the month of May.  On this day we honor the 6 million Jewish people who were ruthlessly murdered by Hitler and the Nazis.

The theme of the day is remembrance, zachor.  There are many today that are saying the Holocaust never happened.  That is one reason why it is important to remember what happened.

Yad Va-Shem, meaning “hand and name”, is a museum and memorial built in Jerusalem in honor of these six million people.

We commemorate this holiday by wearing  “zachor” pins throughout the day.  We come together as a congregation for a memorial service in the evening with a speaker or film that will help us to continue to remember.



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