2023 Yom Ha'Shoah Community-Wide Commemoration

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Virtual | Link will be emailed upon submission 

In conjunction with our annual Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration, we are supporting the following virtual programs:

Yom Ha'Shoah Yellow Candles
Seaboard Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) provides at no charge Yom Ha'Shoah Yellow Candles that are lit on Erev Yom Ha'Shoah, Monday, April 17.  Thank you to 3GDC, Leisure World od Maryland, Bender JCC, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC for participating in this effort by supporting distribution of the candles. Donations are encouraged to support JSSA Holocaust Survivor Program.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Service, sponsored by the JCRC, 3GDC and Sixth & I, will be held at Sixth & I on Monday, April 17, 7:00 PM.  The service will commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising with speakers who have a connection with the ghetto.  Attendees will come together in music, prayer and a candle lighting ceremony to commemorate those who perished in the Shoah.  All are welcome. Visit 3GDC for more information.

Once We Were Home book discussion with author Jennifer Rosner
Join us Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM for a conversation with Jennifer Rosner, author of Once We Were Home, which is based on the true stories of children stolen in the wake of World War II. Once We Were Home raises questions of complicity and responsibility, belonging and identity, good intentions and unforeseen consequences, as it confronts what it really means to find home.

Unto Every Person There is a Name, the annual reading of Shoah victims’ names, co-sponsored by B’nai B’rith International and the JCRC. Names will be read by elected officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and students from local Jewish Day Schools. Information for listening to the readings will available at a later date. 

Zikaron BaSalon, literally meaning "remembrance in the living room" in Hebrew, is an idea born out of the understanding that modern society’s connection with the memory of the Holocaust is significantly deteriorating. Alongside formal events, Zikaron BaSalon offers a meaningful and intimate way to commemorate this day and address its implications through discussions at home among family, friends, and guests.  We invite you to take part in the commemoration by hosting or participating in a gathering of Zikaron BaSalon.  Contact Adam Odesser for additional information.

Dor L’Dor, Connecting Our Youth with Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants. In collaboration with synagogues throughout greater Washington, the JCRC offers intimate opportunities for our Jewish students to hear from and speak with Holocaust survivors and their descendants around the week of Yom HaSHoah. Contact Sara Winkelman for more information.


It is perhaps the JCRC of Greater Washington's most sacred obligation to host our local community's annual Yom Ha'Shoah remembrances in honor of the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust and of the survivors and liberators among us. Please join us in fulfilling this most sacred responsibility of remembrance by making a contribution to support JCRC's Yom Ha'Shoah commemorations and teen programming.