Jewish Community Relations Councilof San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties


Holocaust Remembrance Ceremonies in the Bay Area

March 21, 2018
Posted by: Jeremy Russell, Director of Marketing and Communications

Yom HaShoah V’HaGevurah, "The Day of (Remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism," is commemorated annually on the 27th of the month of Nisan, a week after the end of Passover on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. It is a day of remembrance for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. A variety of public observances will be held in recognition of this occasion throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

East Bay

April 8 - 11:30am, City of Berkeley 16th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, Magnes Collection, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley (Honoring Hana Berger Moran, distinguished survivor)

April 8 -  3:00pm, Congregation B’nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek (Community Commemoration/Hidden Archives lecture)

April 11 - 6:30pm, Books Inc., 1344 Park St, Alameda (Alameda Unified School District Jewish Education Round Table)

April 11 - 7:00pm Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton (Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not be Silent)

April 11 - 7:30pm, Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley (Community Commemoration/Hidden Archives lecture)

April 15 - 7:30pm, Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont (Guest speaker: Father Bruce Bramlett on “Our Role in a Genocidal Society”)

North Bay

April 15 - 2:00pm, Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa (Ghetto: Struggling to Survive Behind the Gates)

April 15 - 4:00pm, Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Dr, Tiburon


April 10 - 4:00pm, County of Santa Clara Board Chambers, County Government Building, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose

April 11 - 7:00pm, Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga (Keynote Speaker Thomas Klein)
April 11 - 7:00pm, Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Rd, Los Altos Hills (Remembrance of the Holocaust and Acts of Courage)
April 11 - 6:30pm, Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Dr, Burlingame (Forgotten Cemetery: We Remember)

San Francisco

April 11 - 5:15pm, JCCSF, 3200 California St, San Francisco (40 Years of Dedication, Education, and Action in San Francisco)

April 13 - 12:00pm, Panel of consuls general discuss diplomats who saved thousands during the Holocaust, The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco (Diplomatic Righteous Among the Nations)*

April 16-19 - Shoah Exhibit at Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California Street, San Francisco (Shoah: How Was It Humanly Possible?)


All are encouraged to attend, participate and pay tribute.

*ticketed event

If you are organizing a Yom HaShoah ceremony or similar commemoration and would like to have your event listed, please contact Jeremy Russell at