Here’s How You Can Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

Even though New Yorkers have to stay apart, we can still all come together (virtually) to honor the memory of lives lost during the Holocaust and pay tribute to those who survived. 

The Museum of Jewish Heritage has moved its annual commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) online as a virtual event. The Gathering of Remembrance will take place Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 3p, and will include speeches from Holocaust survivors and their family members, Ambassador Dani Dayan (Consul General of Israel in New York), Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Michael Burstyn, Steven Skybell and Jessica Shaw, among others. 

The strength of community can be meaningful; many people felt a sense of connection celebrating Passover or Easter with their families virtually. Yom Hashoah marks one of the most important yet horrific times in all of Judaism. Because of its significance, and the current moment in time we are living in, it is also a moment to be remembered not in isolation, but in virtual connections with those who feel the magnitude of the day.

Join the virtual event through the museum’s Facebook page.