Resources for Yom HaShoah

Recording of JCRC Virtual Yom HaShoah

Thank you to the over 300 people who were able to join us for our Virtual Yom HaShoah Remembrance & Reflection. A special thank you to Rabbi Marc Baker for leading such a meaningful program and being the voice and presence our community needs right now – bringing us together honor our local Holocaust survivors and pay tribute to the six million Jews who were killed during the Holocaust. We are also grateful to Governor Baker for taking time out of his busy schedule to share an important message of resiliency and solidarity, especially during such challenging times.

Survivor/Liberator Testimony

Virtual Yom HaShoah Events

Commemoration with the United States Holocaust Museum Memorial | Tuesday, April 21, 11am
This year’s event features Holocaust survivors’ tributes to family members they lost, a stirring message from Benjamin Ferencz (the last living Nuremberg prosecutor), and timeless words from the late Elie Wiesel. The program will close with an opportunity for each one of us to make a personal pledge to safeguard the survivors’ legacy. In honor of the victims, we will ask you to join us in reading a name during these Days of Remembrance.

TEREZÍN MUSIC FOUNDATION Yom Hashoah Holocaust Memorial & Concert Film, From the homes of great artists to yours, with Yo-Yo Ma, Andris Nelsons, Simone Dinnerstein, and more, Shai Abramson and other noted clergy, stories by Holocaust survivors, paintings by Samuel Bak, produced, directed, and narrated by Mark Ludwig.

Temple Emanuel Newton – Yom HaShoah Commemoration | Monday, April 20 | 7:30pm
Join us as we gather together as a community to remember the Holocaust. Yad Vashem – Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day 2020
The state ceremony marking the start of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day in Israel will be broadcast on Monday night, 20 April 2020. Due to restrictions mandated by Israel’s Health Ministry, the ceremony was recorded in advance and includes messages from the President and Prime Minister of the State of Israel, the stories of the six torchlighters, musical interludes, prayers from the chief rabbis and a cantor, and a message delivered on behalf of the survivors. Hear Survivor Esther Adler speak on Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm
Congregation Eitz Chayim will use Zoom to allow people to hear Holocaust Survivor Esther Adler speak, and it will include an opportunity for people to vocally remember the names of those who were lost. You may join that by visiting