Published On: Tue, Apr 26th, 2022

B’nai Torah Congregation to Commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

On Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00PM

Boca Raton, FL – B’nai Torah Congregation is hosting an important and meaningful Yom HaShoah event that will include a procession of survivors, hidden children, liberators, and survivors’ children/grandchildren, followed by a Yom HaShoah service with guest speaker Dr. Peter Hayes and a candle lighting ceremony. 

Yom Hashoah is a day set aside for Jews to remember the Holocaust and commemorate the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the heroism of survivors and rescuers.

The name comes from the Hebrew word ‘shoah’, which means ‘whirlwind’. Yom Hashoah was established in Israel in 1959 by law. It falls on the 27th of the Jewish month of Nissan, a date chosen because it is the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

The event is free and open to the community. (Prior to the procession, Holocaust Survivors will be writing in B’nai Torah Congregation’s new Torah at 5:15PM – commemorating the past and looking to the future.)


  • More than 12 Holocaust Survivors, Hidden Children, Liberators, and Survivors’ Children and Grandchildren will be in attendance
  • Children from B’nai Torah Congregation’s Hebrew School and Preschool
  • Rabbi David Steinhardt, Senior Rabbi at B’nai Torah Congregation
  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Hayes holds degrees from Bowdoin, Oxford, and Yale. He was a Professor of History and German and Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University. He is an award-winning teacher and author, and his work has been translated into many languages. From 2014 to 2019, Hayes chaired the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on which he served for twenty years. He lectures widely on German and Holocaust history in the US and abroad.

WHENWednesday, April 27 at 7:00PM

WHERE: B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, Florida

(For those unable to attend in person, you are invited to join virtually: Zoom Access, Click Here ; Meeting ID: 850 3691 8210; Passcode: XmAu44)

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