Yom HaShoah Observance


In remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust, Yom HaShoah is an internationally recognized and respected event of solemn commemoration. 

Speakers this year include ambassador Meir Shlomo, the Consul General of Israel in Houston; Tali H. Blumrosen, chair of Holocaust Museum Houston; and Holocaust survivor Riki Roussos. Hazzan David Propis of Congregation Beth Yeshurun, cantor Lance Rhodes of Congregation Brith Shalom, cantor Daniel Mutlu of Congregation Beth Israel, cantor Renee Waghalter, cantorial soloist Jane Wyman and cantor Diane Dorf will provide music for the ceremony along with the Brith Shalom Young Students, the Houston Chapter of HaZamir, Shirim Team of Congregation Beth Israel, the Shlenker Star Singers and The Beth Yeshurun Choir.

Holocaust survivors from the Houston area will participate in a commemorative candlelighting ceremony, and David Hassid, Jared Pickett of the Miriam Browning Learning Center of Congregation Beth Israel and Yossi Hoffman of the Robert M. Beren Academy will provide readings as members of the Third Generation.

The Yom HaShoah service is coordinated by the Yom HaShoah Steering Committee and Holocaust Museum Houston.



Congregation Beth Israel
5600 N. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096


Admission is free.
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