Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 11

The community is invited to join the Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Commemoration beginning at 1 p.m., April 11, at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way.


1 p.m.

• Moments of reflection and reading of the names: Remember those who perished at the Holocaust Memorial.

1:30 p.m.

• Kaddish: Join us inside the SJCC to say Kaddish and listen to musical selections from Temple Beth Am’s choir.

2 p.m.

• “How the Past Leads Us Forward:” A panel of children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.

2:45-3:30 p.m.

Choose from a variety of activities, including:

• “Voices of Hope:” Attend a play by SJCC Center Stage.

• “Holocaust and Humanity:” Hear Reverend Barry Keating share his work and commitment to the Holocaust, human rights and genocide education.

• Discussion continues: How the past leads us forward.

• Ask questions of the “Remembering for the Future” panel members, continue discussion and explore resources.

• Student art exhibit: View the work of students from the Pacific Northwest.

• Children’s art area: Make butterflies in memory of the children of the Holocaust. The butterflies will be sent to the Theresienstadt Museum in the Czech Republic.

All events are free and open to the public.

If you have questions, please contact the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center at (206) 774-2201 or

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