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YOM HASHOAH EVENTS ACROSS CONNECTICUT

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. 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. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 6

Legacies of European Jewry: The Second Generation and Beyond
Annual Yom HaShoah Program on April 6 at 7 p.m., hosted by the University of Connecticut, Stamford, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. For moreinformation: judaicstudies.uconn.edu/upcoming-events/

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7

Yom Hashoah Commemoration
The annual Greater Hartford Yom Hashoah Commemoration hosted by Voices of Hope, Mandell JCC, and Hero, will be held April 7 at 7 p .m. on YouTube Live. Shira Sandler will moderate a “Conversation Between Generations,” featuring survivor Leon Chameides and his sons. The commemoration will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a reading of the names of the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. Advance registration is required. For more information: (860) 470-5591 or (860) 231-6315. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 8

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. 

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.

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