On April 15 and 16, we commemorate Yom HaShaoah and take time to remember those six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, as well as to honor the lives of survivors.
How do you commemorate?
In our Portland community, there are two free and open gatherings for us to come together and remember as a community.
On the evening of the 15th, Congregation Beth Israel is hosting a communal gathering, Yom HaShoah: the Holocaust, Memory and Future, with the Oregon Board of Rabbis. You will hear personal stories from survivors, reflect on the meaning of remembrance for the next generation, and commemorate the six million with music and prayer.
Starting at 10:00 am on the 16th, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will host the Reading of the Names in Pioneer Courthouse Square.The names of those who lost their lives will be read by local dignitaries continuously throughout the day at this reflective service.