The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia held a candle-light vigil on April 16 at the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza with music, prayer, and discussions to commemorate the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Special guests included Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, Jewish Federation’s President and CEO Michael Balaban, and Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Nelson J. Perez.
April 2023 marks the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the biggest armed act of Jewish resistance during WWII and the first uprising that occurred in a city in occupied Europe.
Since 1901, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has served as the hub of the region’s Jewish communities, providing an infrastructure of support for Jewish people and organizations in need. Through the various grants, emergency funding, restricted gifts, endowments and our partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools, we invest more than $40 million each fiscal year to care for and protect those in need, and support a thriving and vibrant Jewish community locally, in Israel and around the world.
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