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2011 NoVA Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration

In 2011, the Northern Virginia Jewish community's Yom Ha'Shoah program reflected upon, "Closing Doors: Immigration Policy During the Holocaust Years." These are photos taken prior to the program. No flash photography occurred during the Observance, but check back soon for video footage. Among the many programs that preceded the Observance were a seminar and keynote address by Professor Severin Hochberg about the heroic efforts of James Grover McDonald to assist in Jewish immigration during and immediately after the Holocaust. Mr. McDonald's daughter, Professor Barbara Stewart McDonald, is a co-editor with Professor Hochberg and also participated in the seminar. Teens held separate intimate dinner discussions with survivors, hearing their personal testimony. The program also included an art display created jointly by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and the George Mason Art Department, a videotaping that will be aired by the student run Mason Cable Network with support from GMU's Video & Film Department. B'nai B'rith provided its annual "Unto Every Person There Is A Name," program that allows participants, VIPs and elected officials to read the names of those martyred during the Holocaust. In the communal observance that culminated that evening, survivors, children of survivors and representatives from other refugee groups that struggled to arrive in the U.S. stood in solidarity during a candle lighting ceremony while more than 70 individuals from synagogues and the GMU Music Department participated in a communal choir led by Congregation Adat Reyim.


2011 Northern Virginia Yom Ha'Shoah
2011 Northern Virginia Yom Ha'Shoah

Yom Ha'Shoah: "Closing Doors & Immigration Policy"
Yom Ha'Shoah: "Closing Doors & Immigration Policy"

A Small Gathering of Co-Hosts
A Small Gathering of Co-Hosts

More Yom Ha'Shoah's Co-Hosts
More Yom Ha'Shoah's Co-Hosts

Fairfax County's Holocaust Commemoration
Fairfax County's Holocaust Commemoration

Honoring the Holocaust's Six Million Jewish Martyrs
Honoring the Holocaust's Six Million Jewish Martyrs

State Department Special Envoy Douglas Davidson
State Department Special Envoy Douglas Davidson

Virginia State Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn
Virginia State Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn

Virginia State Delegate David Bulova at Yom Ha'Shoah
Virginia State Delegate David Bulova at Yom Ha'Shoah

Preparing for "Unto Every Person There Is A Name"
Preparing for "Unto Every Person There Is A Name"

Redda Mehari Represents The African Community Center
Redda Mehari Represents The African Community Center

Genie Nguyen (left) Represents Voices For Vietnamese Americans
Genie Nguyen (left) Represents Voices For Vietnamese Americans

A JCRC - GMU Hillel Partnership
A JCRC - GMU Hillel Partnership

Latino Representatives at Yom Ha'Shoah
Latino Representatives at Yom Ha'Shoah

Clergy Support at Yom Ha'Shoah
Clergy Support at Yom Ha'Shoah

Co-Hosts Ready for the Program
Co-Hosts Ready for the Program

Dor L' Dor: Survivors Share Their Testimony with Area Teens
Dor L' Dor: Survivors Share Their Testimony with Area Teens

More From Dor L' Dor
More From Dor L' Dor

Dor L' Dor Students with Survivors
Dor L' Dor Students with Survivors

Students at the Dor L' Dor Dinner
Students at the Dor L' Dor Dinner

Another Survivor Presentation at Dor L' Dor
Another Survivor Presentation at Dor L' Dor

A Holocaust Survivor Has the Floor
A Holocaust Survivor Has the Floor

Survivor Charles Stein and Adat Reyim Students
Survivor Charles Stein and Adat Reyim Students

George Mason Students at Dor L' Dor
George Mason Students at Dor L' Dor

Survivors & Teens at Dor L' Dor
Survivors & Teens at Dor L' Dor

Survivors Marcel & Ania Drimer
Survivors Marcel & Ania Drimer

Survivor Irene Rehbock Shares Her Personal Story
Survivor Irene Rehbock Shares Her Personal Story

March of the Living Information Briefing
March of the Living Information Briefing

The Holocaust: Interpretation Through Art
The Holocaust: Interpretation Through Art

Creating the Art Exhibit
Creating the Art Exhibit

Closing Doors: The Seminar
Closing Doors: The Seminar

The Keynote Address
The Keynote Address

Volunteers at the Registration Desk
Volunteers at the Registration Desk

Over 400 Attendees at Northern Virginia Yom Ha'Shoah
Over 400 Attendees at Northern Virginia Yom Ha'Shoah

Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn & Friends
Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn & Friends

B'nai B'rith Supports Yom Ha'Shoah
B'nai B'rith Supports Yom Ha'Shoah

A Moment of Friendship
A Moment of Friendship

Director Mitch Bassman Conducts an Outstanding Choir
Director Mitch Bassman Conducts an Outstanding Choir

The Yom Ha'Shoah String Quartet
The Yom Ha'Shoah String Quartet

The Community Choir Prepares
The Community Choir Prepares

Anne Frank's Eternal Words of Hope
Anne Frank's Eternal Words of Hope

Jewish Federation Supports Yom Ha'Shoah
Jewish Federation Supports Yom Ha'Shoah

The Yom Ha'Shoah Candle Lighting Ceremony
The Yom Ha'Shoah Candle Lighting Ceremony

Northern Virginia Yom Ha'Shoah
Northern Virginia Yom Ha'Shoah


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