The Holocaust Museum Houston will sponsor a citywide commemoration of Yom HaShoah in remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust. Yom HaShoah is an internationally recognized and respected event of solemn commemoration and will be observed in Houston beginning at 3 p.m.
Speakers include Ambassador Meir Shlomo, Consul General of Israel in Houston and Marc Mucasey, chair of Holocaust Museum Houston; with a welcome by Holocaust survivor Louise Joskowitz and daughter Pepi Joskowitz Nichols. Cantor Vadim Tunitzsky of Congregation Emanu El, Cantor Meir Finkelstein of Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Cantor Daniel Mutlu of Congregation Beth Israel and Cantor Diane Dorf will provide music for the ceremony, along with choirs from the Beth Israel Religious School, the Shlenker School, Beth Yeshurun Zamranim and the Beth Yeshurun Friday Night Alive Singers.
Holocaust survivors from the Houston area will participate in a commemorative candle-lighting ceremony accompanied by narration from 2nd Generation member Tobi Cooper and Cantor Finkelstein.
Yom HaShoah corresponds annually to the historical beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943.
Congregation Beth Yeshurun
4525 Beechnut St.
Houston, TX 77096
Admission is free.
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