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Holocaust fistThe mission of the JCRC of Greater Washington's Holocaust Commission is:

  1. Commemorative: to promote an understanding of the uniqueness and magnitude of the Holocaust, its consequences and critical lessons through educational programs throughout the year and annual commemorations hosted by JCRC in Maryland and Virginia;
  2. Educational: to serve as a resource for students, teachers and other members of the Greater Washington community to learn about the Holocaust, racism, genocide and the dangers of prejudice through Holocaust speakers programs and youth projects, art and artifact exhibits, curriculum review and teacher professional education opportunities;
  3. Advocacy Oriented: to help members of the Greater Washington community apply the lessons of the Holocaust and other historical events to the moral decisions they make in their own lives, including restitution and services for aging Holocaust survivors in our local community. 
(View Archives of prior JCRC commemorations, educational programs and media coverage)

JCRC's 2016 Holocaust Commemorations

The JCRC's Holocaust Commission has hosted annual commemorations dating back to at least the 1970s.  In 2016, the JCRC hosted community-wide commemorations on Sunday, May 1, 2016.  Click here to view pictures from the Maryland Holocaust Commemoration and Art & Artifacts Exhibits held at B'nai Israel Congregation and the Northern Virginia Commemoration at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax.  Our next commemoration is schedule for Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Maryland and Virginia.

Legacy of the Survivors A View From the Room We Will Never Forget

Alumni of the 1981 First World Gathering of American Holocaust Survivors in Jerusalem recite "The Legacy of Survivors" written and read by Elie Wiesel in that sacred space and time) (left to right: Henry Greenbaum, Nesse Godin, Susan Taube)

Over 500 dignitaries, elected officials, interfaith clergy, Holocaust survivors, teens, educators and community members attended the commemoration at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

"We Will Never Forget"
(Stella Broll Repper lighting a candle of the survivors) 

Youth Holocaust Education

The JCRC brings Holocaust survivors to public and private schools, youth organizations and houses of worship to meet with area teens and share their living testimony.  Teen groups and classes are also invited to share interpretative art projects that result from these visits at the annual Holocaust Observances. Contact JCRC's Educational Outreach Associate Steve Adleberg ( / 703-962-9232) to request a speaker for the 2016 / 2017 school year. 

Hayfield's Fashion Show Finale The students and Edith
Thanks to a grant from JCRC's "Youth Tolerance Competition," Hayfield Secondary School hosted its inaugural "International Night" displaying food, dance, culture and art of more than 100 students and countries around the world Holocaust survivor Edith Ziskind (center) is one of more than 20 Holocaust survivors with whom JCRC works to arrange visits to area youth groups, public and priviate schools.

Holocaust Survivor Campaign



Dear Friends and Colleagues: 

The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has created a video to raise community awareness and highlight the critical need to raise funds to support the agency's JSSA's Holocaust Survivor Program.

Please help us promote JSSA's Holocaust Survivor Campaign by viewing the short video and forwarding the link to your friends, family, and colleagues. We believe that a community-wide effort to raise awareness and support is vital.

Thank you in advance for your support. Your help will make a critical difference in the lives of hundreds of Holocaust survivors that JSSA serves every day.


Your Support

You can support JCRC's Yom Ha'Shoah efforts by donating here.  Individual supporters or family foundations donating a minimum of $250 will be listed at our Yom Ha'Shoah program for the upcoming year.