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Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2021: Home

Holocaust Remembrance Day

About Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah April 21st EventWednesday, April 21, 2021

Noon-12:30 pm - We gather virtually as colleagues and community members to commemorate our own Seattle Colleges' Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day and introduce our main workshop. We will share about our own Jewish experience and come together in candle lighting (please have your own candle ready).
12:30 pm-2:00 pm - The Anti-Defamation League will present a workshop: Antisemitism and White Supremacy

Register here for both of these Zoom programs:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The event will also be live-streamed.

The Inter-District Yom Hashoah planning team condemns all forms of racism and white supremacist violence. We stand with our beloved Black, API family, friends, peers, and colleagues.

For more information, please contact Ann Levine at, Patricia.Gorman at and or Abigail Wacher at

Yom HaShoah, which loosely means "Day of The Catastrophe" in Hebrew, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was officially established as a holiday by the Israeli government in the 1950s. In the United States, Holocaust Remembrance Day was first observed in 1979. It is now a day of commemoration for people worldwide. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day is from the evening of April 7th to April 8th. You can participate by reading the names of victims, lighting candles, and listening to the stories of survivors.

Virtual Events

Holocaust Center for Humanity  is hosting a virtual ceremony on April 8 at 12-1pm PT. For more information please visit their website.

Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center is hosting week long events starting on April 7 and ending on April 14 2021. For more information please visit their website. 

Yom HaShoah


Holocaust remembrance


“Six million of our people live on in our hearts. We are their eyes that remember. We are their voice that cries out. The dreadful scenes flow from their dead eyes to our open ones. And those scenes will be remembered exactly as they happened.”

— Shimon Peres, former prime minister of Israel