Yom HaShoah,
also known as Holocaust Remembrance
Day, occurs on the 27th of Nisan. 

Shoah, which means catastrophe or utter destruction in Hebrew, refers to the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II. 

This is a memorial day for those who died in the Shoah.
Community Commemoration

Wednesday, April 15
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Rd., Lafayette

Presented by the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, Beth Chaim is the official host of this annual commemoration. 
Co-sponsored by local synagogues and Jewish organizations, including the Contra Costa Midrasha.

"How to Talk to Young People about the Holocaust and 
Contemporary Anti-Semitism"
Guest speaker: Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Projector Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (1988-1993) and former President of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. 

Featuring Cantor Jennie Chabon, Cantorial Soloist Anthony Russell, and Cantor Risa Wallach.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

For more information call 510.809.4953

Beth Chaim Observance

Sunday, April 19
Beth Chaim Sanctuary

Holocaust survivor and RCJL resident 
Helen Aitchison.

All congregants are invited to join our Religious School Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Grades to hear this special presentation. Helen was born in Poland in 1926 and lived in Warsaw, Antwerp and Hamburg. During the war she was taken to Bergen Belsen. She will be telling the amazing story of her liberation.