Yom Ha’Shoah in Maryland – “Hate Speech and the Holocaust” 2018

April 15, 2018    
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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The JCRC of Greater Washington’s Community-Wide Holocaust Observance

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Temple Beth Ami
14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, Maryland

2:30 – 4:00 PM










Teen Program 

Teens confront the impact of hate speech in discussions with a Holocaust survivor and members of Operation Understanding DC.
A youth led ceremony concludes the program. Learn more here.

Unto Every Person There Is A Name

An annual worldwide name reading program coordinated by B’nai B’rith International. Names may be submitted online or brought to the commemoration.   

Community Art & Artifacts Exhibits

Youth and professional artists will display works reflecting upon this year’s theme of hate speech and the Holocaust. View youth and community artists’ original works inspired by the Holocaust and created for this year’s observance.

3:00 – 4:00 PM


Dor L’Dor

Intergenerational discussions with Holocaust survivors.  All are welcome.

4:00 – 5:30 PM



 Community-Wide Commemoration (printable flyer) 

Memorial service honoring the survivors, victims, and heroes of the Holocaust, including a survivor sharing her living testimony

To be recognized during the candle lighting as a survivor or child of a survivor, please follow this link by March 21.

5:30 – 6:30 PM 

Community Art & Artifacts Exhibits continued.

Support the JCRC’s Yom Ha’Shoah commeoration efforts by donating today
Donations of $250 or greater will be listed in our Yom Ha’Shoah program. 

With dozens of supporting houses of worship and organizations.

Learn more about the JCRC’s Community-Wide Holocaust Commemorations in Virginia and in Washington, DC in partnerships with Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on April 12 and Adas Israel Congregation on April 15. 

JCRC Holocaust Survivors Speaker’s Bureau
The JCRC arranges for Holocaust survivor to share their living testimony with student and adult groups.  For more information, contact Steve Adleberg, JCRC, Director of Education Outreach at 703-962-9232.

This event does not require an RSVP, but users who are registered to receive emails from JCRC can request event reminders.