2023 Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver and Temple Sholom Synagogue invite you to mark Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Monday, April 17 at 7 PM in the Wosk Auditorium of the JCC.

This year’s commemoration marks the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It is an important opportunity for survivors to remember and mourn, and for all of us to recommit to our promise to never forget.

Janos Benisz will deliver the keynote address. A child survivor from Hungary, Janos survived the Strasshof concentration camp. He immigrated to Canada in 1948. From the ages of 10 through 17, he lived in a Jewish orphanage in Budapest, and seven foster homes and a reform school in Canada. Janos became a newspaper reporter and worked for many Canadian newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun.

Songs of remembrance and prayers will be performed, with music arranged by Wendy Bross Stuart. Holocaust survivors will participate in a candle lighting ceremony. VHEC Program and Development Manager Abby Wener Herlin (third generation) will be our descendant speaker and Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung will read the City Proclamation.

This program is free and everyone is welcome,

no requirement to RSVP.

 For more information, please visit www.vhec.org/upcomimgevents or telephone 604-264-0499.


This program is funded through our community’s generous contributions to the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver Annual Campaign and by the Province of British Columbia. Supported by the Gail Feldman Heller & Sarah Rozenberg-Warm Memorial Endowmentf funds, the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver and Temple Sholom Synagogue.

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