Yom HaShoah

Members of MLRT, Beth David, and Har Zion will join together at MLRT for our annual communal observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Yom HaShoah 2024 – May 5 at 7:00 pm

Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, occurs on the 27th of the Hebrew month of Nisan. Shoah, which means “catastrophe” or “utter destruction” in Hebrew, refers to the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II. In addition to the six million Jews who died – two-thirds of the European Jewish population – the Nazis also killed millions of others, including Roma and Slavs, political and religious dissidents, the disabled, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Today, many commemorate Yom HaShoah by lighting yellow candles to keep memories of the victims alive.