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Yom HaShoah

  • The Chatham Synagogue 1536 County Road 28 Chatham Center, NY 12184 United States (map)

Yom HaShoah commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. Yom HaShoah occurs on the 27th 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. This is a memorial day for those who died in the Shoah. The Shoah is also known as the Holocaust, from a Greek word meaning "sacrifice by fire."

On Saturday evening, April 14 at 7:30pm, we will commemorate Yom ha-Shoah at TCS with a reading of pieces from THE INVESTIGATION, a play by Peter Weiss based on the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials of  1963-1965. Members of the community will read from witness testimonies. The evening will conclude with the lighting of memorial candles and the recitation of El Maleh Rachamim and Kaddish.