Yom Ha’Shoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is celebrated on the anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
On this date, we remember all who were lost during the Holocaust: the 6 million Jews and 5 million other ‘undesirables’ – Gypsies, political prisoners, homosexuals, as well as the physically and mentally infirm.
We commemorate this day in a variety of ways. Some years our rabbis have brought in material for us to study and discuss, one year Rabbi Jeremy brought a rescued Torah and told us its very moving story. For a few years, we also put on a one day mini-museum event at the Shasta County Library which was open to the public. Each of our student rabbis brings their own special way to help us reflect on these events.