Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Yom HaShoah Events in the Bay Area

From the J Weekly: the Northern California Jewish Newspaper
This year, Yom HaShoah starts at sundown April 7.

Sunday April 7

City of Berkeley Holocaust remembrance. With music by composer Aaron Blumenfeld. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 11 a.m. Free.
“Yes, We Sang!” Yom HaShoah concert. Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, Cantor Linda Hirschhorn and Nigunim Community Folk Chorus perform. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 4 p.m. $10, free for children and seniors.
“Life and Resistance in the Ghettos: 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.” Remembrance with a message from Israel by Consul General Andy David. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 5 p.m. Free.
Sonoma County Yom HaShoah community commemoration. “Future of Holocaust Memory” theme and perspectives from three generations. At Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 2 p.m. Free.
Yom HaShoah service. At Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. 7 p.m. Free.
Holocaust commemoration. Featuring Yiddish music by opera singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. 4 p.m. Free.
Yom HaShoah commemoration. With a ceremony honoring a Torah from an unknown town in Czechoslovakia. At Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton. 6 p.m. Free.
Holocaust commemoration for teens. With talk by Holocaust survivor Lillian Judd. At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 10:30 a.m. Free.
Yom HaShoah V’Hagevurah observance. Three Holocaust survivors tell their personal stories of survival. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 4 p.m. Free.
“Never Again: How Can We Make It So?” Yom HaShoah and genocide memorial with talk by Sonoma State professor Elaine Leeder, former visiting scholar at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. At Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Monday April 8

Yom HaShoah V’Hagevurah remembrance. Reading of names followed by service with talk on the contributions of Jewish soldiers in World War II. At Peninsula Sinai Congregation, 499 Boothbay Ave, Foster City. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday April 9

“The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning.” Talk by James E. Young, professor of English and Judaic studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst. In Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 4 p.m. Free.
Santa Clara County Holocaust remembrance ceremony. Music, candlelighting, prayer and focus on “turning points” in the stories of survivors. At County Government Center, board chambers, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose. 4 p.m. Free.

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