Holocaust Remembrance Day is a commemorative program celebrating the power of the human spirit and the enduring faith of those who witnessed and survived the Holocaust. 


Yom Hashoah 2020

The world will commemorate YOM HASHOAH, the day of remembrance of the Holocaust, on April 21, 2020. Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Holocaust Commission will not be having a community commemoration this year.

This is necessary to mitigate the risks to our local survivors and those who normally join us to HONOR AND REMEMBER the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, the rescuers and liberators, as well as the students who have earned awards in our Elie Wiesel competitions and the educators we recognize for their impactful teaching.

To recognize those people, there will be a special section in an upcoming issue of the Jewish News, and as always, winners will be posted on the Holocaust Commission website.

We hope that you will CONSIDER LIGHTING A MEMORIAL CANDLE* in honor of Yom Hashoah, and take a few moments to think about those who died and those who survived.

That said, the work of the Holocaust Commission, which sponsors Yom Hashoah each year, is needed more than ever. We will continue teaching the lessons of history’s lowest period to students, the military, and to the community at large. And to do this, your support is needed.

We are committed to quality Holocaust education, and we hope you will consider becoming a WHITE ROSE or RED ROSE donor, by clicking on the White and Red Rose link and making a secure donation.


Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.

*Memorial candles may be picked up at the Sandler Family Campus. Please email info@holocaustcommission.org to arrange a pickup.