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Yom Ha'Shoah Community Commemoration in Maryland
Congregation Har Shalom

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Maryland's 2013 Holocaust Commemoration

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Congregation Har Shalom  11510 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

4:00pm – 5:00pm 
Unto Every Person There Is A Name & Community Artifact Exhibit  
An annual worldwide name reading by B’nai Brith International.  
Names may be brought to the service.  
To contribute Holocaust era artifacts to the exhibit by March 31, email


5:00pm - 6:00pm
Community Commemoration
A community-wide remembrance of the victims, survivors, and heroes of the Holocaust including a multi-generational memorial candle lighting, Kaddish, reflection, music, poetry and keynote speaker Professor Walter Reich, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics, and Human Behavior, at the George Washington University, renowned writer and lecturer on the Holocaust

Support the JCRC's Yom Ha'Shoah efforts today by donating here
Those who contribute $250 or more will be thanked in the service program


The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) is the greater DC’s resource for providing our community’s Holocaust survivors with critical safety net services. We thank them for supporting this commemoration each year.  For more information please call 301-838-4200, email: or visit

JCRC Holocaust Survivors Speaker's Bureau
If you are a Holocaust Survivor and would like to share your story with students in Greater Washington
please email

If you are an educator interested in hosting a speaker, please email  

Volunteers will be available beginning at 4pm to collect names for two important name recovery projects: 

The Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project at Yad Vashem
Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfill its mandate to preserve the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Millions of victims remain unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to recover their names through a worldwide Names Recovery Project.

The Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is seeking the names of all survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution – whether or not currently living – in order to record their experiences for future generations, assist survivors and their families in attempts to trace missing relatives and friends, and provide reference to scholars of the Holocaust, genealogists and members of the public.


In cooperation with B’nai B’rith Chesapeake Bay Region, Congregation Har Shalom, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Friends of Greater Washington, Kindertransport, One Thousand Children, Survivors of the Holocaust - the Last Generation, The Generation After & Washington Board of Rabbis


For more information contact the JCRC at 301-770-0881
JCRC also offers a Virgina Holocaust Observance

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This event does not require an RSVP, but users who are registered to receive emails from JCRC can request event reminders.