Thank you to the 300+ people who attended our annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration on May 5, 2019. We were joined by Mayor Marty Walsh, Consuls General Boker from Israel and Menzenbach from Germany.

News Coverage

Holocaust survivor shares her experience at Boston remembrance event, The Boston Globe

Greater Boston Jews urge to ‘never forget,’ honor Holocaust victims, The Boston Herald, May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm | Faneuil Hall

This year’s commemoration will center on the transmission of memory from survivors to generations to come and will feature testimony from Holocaust survivor Janet Singer Applefield. Janet shares her story as a child survivor of the Holocaust to thousands of people each year, helping to raise awareness and understanding of the dangers of prejudice. Her testimony encourages children and adults to stand up to any kind of discrimination and injustice.

Deb Milley, Janet’s daughter, will share her perspective on what it means to be a critical link to the next generation of descendants—the wonderful blessings and the heavy burdens that accompany this important legacy.

See photos and highlights from past Yom Hashoah Commemorations:
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13th Annual Israel Arbeiter Holocaust Essay Contest

Each year, JCRC offers students in grades 6-12 in the Greater Boston area the opportunity to write a 400-800 word essay on a theme relating to the Holocaust. Click here to learn more.

 Questions? Please email Emily Reichman.
Image credit: The Centre for Holocaust Eduction and Scholarship (CHES), Ottowa, Canada