Covid-19 Update: Out of concern for our patrons and presenters, and in keeping with recommendations from health officials, the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education is canceling all programs through March 31, 2020. April and May programs are being moved to online formats where possible or postponed to a later date. Please reference the specific program for information.


Evelyn Bergl

Of Blessed Memory


Yom HaShoah 2020

April 21, 2020
1:30 PM

The community is invited to share the experience of this year’s Yom HaShoah service, offered through video for the safety of our community. Although unable to gather in person, the organizing agencies have identified ways to maintain the abiding traditions of Yom HaShoah and to honor the legacy of both those lost during the Holocaust as well as those who survived it.

This years’ service commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II and the liberation of the survivors, 77 years since the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the 57th anniversary of the dedication of the Memorial to the Six Million. The program, which includes the lighting of 6 candles in memory of the six million Jewish victims, will be available on April 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm on this page. At the conclusion of the video, community members are invited to light a candle in your home in memory of the 6 million and in honor of the survivors.

Mary Covitz, daughter of Rose and Leo Zemelman, will chair the program. Rabbi Sarah Smiley of The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah will provide remarks.

Traditional elements of the Yom HaShoah service which cannot be safely created during this time, as well as Yom HaShoah services from across the world, will be shared via MCHE’s Facebook page .

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