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Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)

On Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Jews all over the world mourn the loss of six million Jewish lives lost during the Holocaust as part of Hitler’s genocidal “Final Solution.”

Yom HaShoah v’HaGevurah

Remembrance of the Holocaust and Acts of Courage
North Peninsula Community-wide Commemoration

Forgotten Cemetery: We Remember

Multi-generational Service | Procession of Survivors | Student Artwork and Writings | Music and Song | Candle-lighting | Survivors’ Biographies

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 • 27 Nissan 5778
Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame

Doors open at 6:00 pm
6:30 pm Reading of Martyrs’ Names
7:00 pm Service of Remembrance
Dessert reception following service

Special Guest Speaker: Leon Rajninger
Leon was born in Czernowitz, Romania (now Ukraine) and was 10 years old when the Nazis invaded in 1941. He and his family were soon deported to a ghetto in the Transnistria region. Leon has published a book about his childhood, entitled Black Days and Nights.

The region of Transnistria (beyond the River Dneister) is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten cemetery.” The area contained ghettos as well as concentration, transit, labor and annihilation camps. From 1941-1944, over 300,000 Romanian and Ukrainian Jews perished from shooting, starvation, freezing and illness.

This program is free and open to the public. Parental discretion recommended for children under age 12.

For more information, transportation assistance, or to submit names for the list of martyrs, please contact the planning committee at northpenyh@gmail.com.

Peninsula Temple Sholom | Peninsula Temple Beth El | Congregation Beth Jacob | Peninsula Sinai Congregation | Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties | Jewish Community Relations Council | Jewish Family and Children’s Services | Peninsula Jewish Community Center | Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School