Each year, area temples come together to remember the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.
The community-wide Yom HaShoah service falls on
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm at
575 King St, Port Chester, NY 10573
For more information, please contact Carol Meyers at
914-921-2006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day. The first official commemorations took place in 1951, and the observance of the day was anchored in a law passed by the Knesset in 1959. It is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would be adjacent to the Jewish Sabbath, in which case the date is shifted by a day. - From Wikipedia
Yom Hashoah ceremony in the Israeli town of Kiryat Gat, 1963.
(PikiWiki Israel/Wikimedia Commons)