2021 Community Holocaust Commemoration


Join us for our second annual virtual Yom Hashoah as we remember the victims of the Holocaust, honor its Survivors, and teach future generations. 



Memorial Ceremony
Wednesday, April 7 | 7:15pm

Candle lighting ceremony presented by Rabbi Joshua Dorsch and Rabbi Ralph Dalin.



Survivors in the Living Room

Throughout the week, experience intimate conversations and stories of strength.
Proudly featuring local Survivors, Lou Pechi, Ben Midler, Vera Falus Lorell, and Harry Rosen.
Presented by Jewish Federation of San Diego County, Israeli American Council, Lawrence Family JCC, and the Anti-Defamation League.

Harry Rosen
Thursday, April 8

Lou Pechi
Thursday, April 8

Vera Falus Lorell
Friday, April 9

Ben Midler
Sunday, April 11



Lessons of Resiliency from Survivors to Teens
Sunday, April 11th | 1:00pm

A candid conversation with teens and Survivors.
Proudly featuring local Survivors, Lou Pechi and Pearl Recht.
Presented by Jewish Federation of San Diego County, Jewish Family Service, and the Anti-Defamation League.

Recordings of the 2020 Yom Hashoah Virtual Programs 

A Conversation with Ben Midler

Before watching this video, please watch the short documentary about Ben's Life then skip to 4:30 in the video above for the programs with his daughters. 

Developing Global Leaders

Join Steve Schindler and Nicole Nocon as they explore their how their different family's history are making an impact in Germany today.

2020 Yom Hashoah Remembrance Cermony

San Diego's annual Yom Hashoah commemoration lead virtually by Rabbi Ralph Dalin and Rabbi Scott Meltzer.

Yom Hashoah Candle Lighting 

Join Holocaust Survivors and the grandchilden of survivors for a special candle lighting. 

Sharing Our Families Stories 

With the Butterfly Project Education team. Learn more at TheButterflyProjectNow.org.

Talia's Tolerance Tour 

Talia Schauder, Poway High School senior, shares her grandfather story and tolerance presentation with local high school students and community members. 

Additional Resources & Articles 

Benjamin Midler

Life of a Child Survivor

The Butterfly Project

Sharing Stories

We Remember Campaign

World Jewish Congress

Steve Schindler Feature

Dr. Edith Eva Eger

Her Dance of Life

Survivor Stories

Holocaust Survivor Ruth Sax, Sandra Scheller

Keeping Memories Alive

Sandra Scheller