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Yom HaShoah 2009 Around the Bay

Posted by challahbackgirl on April 19, 2009

This Yom HaShoah remember the lives of the 6 million Jews and 5 million others who perished in the Holocaust, the struggles of the survivors and the lessons it has to teach us around the SF Bay Area.

Commemorate and Observe with Your Bay Area Community:

Sonoma County Yom Hashoah Commemoration
Telling the Story: Creating Continuity

Sunday, April 19 –SANTA ROSA
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Friedman Center, Santa Rosa
Contact: sberns [at]

The centerpiece will be a candle-lighting ceremony by Holocaust survivors escorted by local teens and college students.

Featured speakers: three generations of the Turner/Bornstein family, telling the story of the journey from Europe through Shanghai to Santa Rosa, and the transmission of Holocaust memory within their family and Gesher Calmenson, founder of Remember Us: The Holocaust Bnai Mitzvah Project will share ways that Holocaust memory is being transmitted to a new generation in synagogues around the country.

Musical selections by gifted teen musicians from the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco accompanied by Maestro Gary Sheldon, and liturgical music by cantorial soloist Fredi Bloom.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 –SAN FRACISCO
Yom HaShoah v’HaGvurah
2 Lake Street (at Arguello), San Francisco

Screening of The Cahana Sisters, a documentary film that asks viewers to consider the limits of memory and the nature of forgetting.
Co-Presented with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Main Sanctuary: Yizkor Service, Commemoration, and Candle Lighting

Program is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
Contact: kcohen [at]

Monday, April 20, 2009 –SARATOGA
Seventy Years After: Looking Back to 1939
7:30 pm

Join the community as we commemorate the Holocaust with words, music, and personal testimony.

Congregation Beth David
19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, California

FREE, Open to entire community
Contact: 408- 257-3333, info [at]
Flier, Facebook Event

Monday, April 20, 2009 –FOSTER CITY
Remembrance of the Holocaust and Acts of Courage
From the Ghettos to the Forests: RESISTANCE!
6:30 pm


Contact JCRC: (650) 961-1922

Monday, April 20, 2009
Remembrance of the Holocaust and Acts of Courage
Children of the Holocaust
7:00 PM

Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills

This year’s South Peninsula Yom Ha’Shoah Service of Remembrance will feature intergenerational song, music, prayer, readings, and artwork to commemorate the Holocaust and its impact on children.
Contact: (650) 961-1922 or mforman [at]

Facebook Event

Monday April 20, 2009
Holocaust and Genocide: Perspectives
7:00 pm

Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa
Contact: shomrei [at]

Rhonda Findling, a child of survivors, and Mathilde Mukantabana, whose family were victims of the Rwandan Genocide, will join Rabbi George Gittleman in looking at the Holocaust and Genocide from 3 perspectives. Candle lighting ceremony to follow.

Monday, April 20, 2009 –ALAMEDA
Yom HaShoa Annual Observance

Temple Israel of Alameda
3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda, 94502.
Interfaith service; open to the entire community

Monday, April 20 –LAFAYETTE
An Evening on the Holocaust and Resistance
Temple Isaiah, 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
“I Never Saw Another Butterfly” Sung by the Pacific Boychoir
Contact: 510.839.2900 x 253 or email riva [at]

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Choices in a Time of Holocaust
Santa Clara County Holocaust Remembrance, Sponsored by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

4:00 pm

At the County Government Building
70 W. Hedding, San Jose
This program explores the untold stories of survivors who were saved by a fleeting righteous choice—by the same individuals who committed atrocities on another day.  Participants in the program include survivors and students from the County Youth Task Force.  Music will be performed by the Lincoln High School String Quartet and the Congregation Shir Hadash Choir.
Contact:  357-7504,

Free parking available in the lot across from the Building.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 –SAN RAFAEL
Marin Community Yom HaShoah VeHaGevurah
Remembrance of the Holocaust and Acts of Courage:
Strength, Determination, and Rebuilding
7:00 pm

Congregation Rodef Sholom
170 N. San Pedro Rd, San Rafael

A program of the Partners for Jewish Life in Marin
Brandeis Hillel Day School, Congregations Kol Shofar, Rodef Sholom, and Gan HaLev, Jewish Community Federation, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, Sinai Memorial Chapel

Contact: 415.479.3441

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
An Evening on the Holocaust & Resistance: “Remembering for Tomorrow: Survivor Testimonies”
8:00 pm

Temple Sinai, 28th and Webster Streets, Oakland
Contact: riva [at] / 510.839.2900 x253

Community-wide commemoration for Yom HaShoa Ve HaGevurah (Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and Heroism). Leonard Fixler, David Galant and Tillie Molho will speak on “Remembering for Tomorrow” with Oakland Hebrew Day School, Tehiyah Day School and Temple Sinai Choirs. Presented by Temple Sinai

Sunday, April 26, 2009 –SAN FRANCISCO
“Unto Every Person There Is a Name”
Annual Yom Hashoah Memorial Service
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Holocaust Memorial in Lincoln Park, San Francisco
Contact: irvlil [at] / 415.752.9304

With San Francisco. SF Hillel, AEPi Fraternity, and Lambda Chi Mu Sorority . Names of the Holocaust victims will be read, Holocaust poetry will be recited. A special candle lighting ceremony by survivors of the Holocaust. Mourner’s Kaddish and El Mole Rachamim prayers will be recited hourly.

Presented by: Greater San Francisco Lodge #21 B’nai B’rith in conjunction with Golden Pacific Region B’nai B’rith and San Francisco Humanities Inc.


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