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Connecticut organizations and synagogues hosting Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day events – are invited to submit them for inclusion in the Jewish Ledger calendar. Email information to: judiej@jewishledger.com. 


Yom Hashoah Reading of the Names
A virtual community-wide reading of the names of the martyred six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust will be held on Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Memorial Day – on April 8 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information: (860) 470-5591 or (860) 231-6315. 

17th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony
The University of New Haven will hold its 17th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, a memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazism in Europe, on April 8 at 3 p.m. Keynote speaker is Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Chameides of West Hartford,  who was sheltered as a child. Registration information to be announced.

40th Annual Virtual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program
For the 40th year, ADL’s Mountain States Region will host the Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program online April 8, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Guest speaker is Holocaust survivor Judith Altmann of Connecticut. Co-sponsored with ADL Connecticut, the program is one of the largest such events in the U.S.. and is open to people of all faiths. To register, visit mountainstates.adl.org. 

Yom Hashoah Commemoration
The United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, new Canaan and Darien and UJA-JCC Greenwich will host a Yom Hashoah commemoration on Zoom, April 8 at 7 p.m.  Community rabbis will participate in a virtual candle lighting followed by guest speaker, Holocaust survivor Peter Somogyi, interviewed by journalist and author Shushannah Walshe. Registration is required. To registion and receive a Zoom link: ujf.org/YH2021. For more information, contact Sharon Lewis, JCRC director, at (203) 321-1373 x104, slewis@ujf.org. 

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