Sonoma County’s Annual Community-Wide Yom Hashoah Commemoration – April 30th, 2019

Yom Hashoah Commemoration
Friedman Event Center
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Sonoma County’s Annual Community-Wide Yom Hashoah Commemoration.

We are honored to have Elizabeth Rosner, a Holocaust descendant and author of Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, as the keynote speaker. We will also hear from Rena Victor, who was hidden during the Holocaust, her daughter Susan Victor, and her grandson Micah Victor Lesch. The event will include music by the Elsie Allen High School Choir, and the traditional candle-lighting ritual by Holocaust survivors and descendants, as well as candles for the victims of genocides worldwide, and presentation of the Essay contest winners.

Co-sponsored by the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide at Sonoma State University (SSU); Chevra Kadisha of Sonoma County (Jewish Burial Society); Jewish Community Center, Sonoma County (JCCSOCO); Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties; Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) North Bay Region; Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Sonoma Region; North Bay Chapter of Hadassah; and Congregations Beth Ami, B’nai Israel, Ner Shalom, Shir Shalom and Shomrei Torah.

Yellow Memorial Candles will be available for lighting at home (donations gratefully accepted).

All are Welcome!

The event will be interpreted in American Sign Language.

Admission is Free.


Friedman Event Center
4676 Mayette Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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