Holocaust Remembrance Day
Community-Wide Memorial Observance
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase MD
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Dor L’ Dor Youth Program
An opportunity for teenagers to meet in small groups
to hear and discuss personal histories from local Holocaust survivors
Click here for details
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Unto Every Person There Is A Name
an annual worldwide community name reading of B’nai Brith International
Names may be brought to the service or submitted in advance by April 15, 2012 by clicking here
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
A community-wide remembrance of the victims, survivors, and heroes of the Holocaust including a multi-generational memorial candle lighting, Kaddish, reflection, music, poetry and keynote speaker Michael Berenbaum, renowned scholar, rabbi, writer and film-maker who specializes in the study of the memorialization of the Holocaust
cooperation with B’nai B’rith Chesapeake Bay Region, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, The Jewish Federation of
Greater Washington, Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Friends of Greater
Washington, Kindertransport, One Thousand Children, Survivors of the
Holocaust - the Last Generation, The Generation After & Washington
Board of Rabbis
Volunteers will available beginning at 4pm to collect names for these important name recovery
Victims’ Names Recovery Project at Yad Vashem
1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfill its mandate to preserve the memory of
the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their
names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Millions of victims
remain unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to
recover their names through a worldwide Names Recovery Project.
The Benjamin and Vladka Meed
Registry of Holocaust Survivors at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is seeking the names of all
survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution – whether or not currently
living – in order to record their experiences for future generations, assist
survivors and their families in attempts to trace missing relatives and
friends, and provide reference to scholars of the Holocaust, genealogists and
members of the public.
For more information contact the JCRC at 301-770-0881
and to learn about our Virginia Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration call 703-893-4007