Yom HaShoah commemoration planned for April 15

Alison Fox, Sarah Shulman and B’nai Amoona Cantor Sharon Nathanson sing during last year’s Yom HaShoah commemoration, held at B’nai Amoona. This year’s event will be April 15 at United Hebrew.

This year’s Yom HaShoah commemoration will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road. The community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Day event will focus on the theme of “#WeRemember: To honor the past and protect our future,” according to organizers. 

The annual commemoration, planned by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center of St. Louis, will feature eyewitness accounts of the Shoah from survivors and witnesses. The program will also include a tribute to St. Louis survivors, a traditional candle-lighting service, Holocaust Torah procession, liturgical readings and prayers. Music will be performed by Andrew Ruben, Mischa and Tova Braitberg of Elegant Ensembles. The program will be interpreted in sign language. 

The event is free and open to the community. 

For more information, visit HMLC.org or call 314-442-3714. The event is sponsored by Sara and Leo Wolf (of blessed memory) and family. 

Event organizers note that this year the World Jewish Congress urges people to join the #WeRemember campaign, a global initiative using social media to educate the world about the Holocaust and the dangers of anti-Semitism and xenophobia.