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YOM HASHOAH V’HAGEVURAH: Remembrance of the Holocaust and Acts of Courage

  • Congregation Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022 United States (map)

“For the Dead and For the Living, We Must Bear Witness." These are the words of Elie Wiesel who passed away on Jan. 2nd, 2016. This year's South Peninsula Yom HaShoah v’Hagevurah Service of Remembrance focuses on this great humanitarian, Nobel prize winner, author and survivor of Auschwitz - Birkenau and the Death March to Buchenwald. The ceremony will feature Wiesel's writings, as well as songs, music, prayer and artwork all as a means of commemoration.

During this service, six survivors will be honored whose stories will be told by the teens who interviewed them, along with music, El Malei Rachamim chanted by a local cantor, a Shalhevet speaker, displays of student projects, and an electronic "Wall of Remembrance."

For more information, please contact Luba Palant at (408) 223-8656 or

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors
Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Emek Beracha, Congregation Etz Chayim, Congregation Kol Emeth, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Jewish LearningWorks, Keddem Congregation, Kehillah Jewish High School, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Sequoia Chapter of Hadassah, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School