Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration: Testimony from Peter Gorog

When:  Monday, May 1
Time: 10:30 AM (online)

Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) falls on April 28, 2022. The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is “Yom Ha’Shoah Ve-Hagevurah”— literally the “Day of (Remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.” It is marked on the 27th day in the month of Nisan — a week after the seventh day of Passover, and a week before Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day for Israel‘s fallen soldiers). Our students are fortunate to still have the opportunity to hear stories of survival directly from Holocaust survivors.

Each year, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) brings together thousands of participants, representing over 100 synagogues, churches, interfaith partners, diplomats, and elected officials to ensure that the legacy of the Holocaust is preserved. 

This year we have two opportunities for them to participate. The second testimony will be given by Holocaust survivor Peter Gorog, who was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1941. He survived the Budapest ghetto.

This session will be attended by 5th through 7th graders in the Religious School, but all are welcome.

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