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Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia in observing Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 11th at 1:00 p.m.

The virtual ceremony will feature performances by Steven Skybell of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (from the revival of Fiddler on the Roof) and our Israeli Partnership2Gether community; reflections from Holocaust survivors, local politicians and community members; and prayers and music.

This year was especially difficult for Holocaust survivors as they aged and dealt with isolation during the pandemic. Bringing together our community for this annual memorial is more important than ever.

The ceremony will include Zikaron BaSalon (Hebrew for “memories in the living room”). Following the program, guests will have the opportunity to participate in online breakout discussions to explore related topics and stories, including a session for grandchildren of survivors. Please note your interest in joining the discussions when you register to receive additional information about the topics and a registration link.

For more information, contact Beth Razin at or 215.832.0536.


Watch the video of last year’s ceremony, featuring the eyewitness testimony of Holocaust Survivor Peter Stern; a violin solo by Phil Kates, Philadelphia Orchestra violinist; and a live sand art visual experience with Israeli artist Ilana Yahav.

A special thanks to the sponsors of last year’s event: Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Philadelphia, Habonim Dror Camp Galil, and the Israeli American Council.