Yom Hashoah 2019

by | Apr 5, 2019 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, May 1, 6:45 pm, Temple Israel

A commemorative program celebrating the power of the human spirit and the enduring faith of those who witnessed and survived the Holocaust, this year’s event features guest speaker, Dr. Roger Loria. A survivor from Belgium, Loria escaped with his mother to Switzerland and together, immigrated to Israel in 1949. Loria became a doctor and moved to America in 1964 to continue his training. He will share his story.

The Holocaust Commission of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater will honor the survivors, liberators, and Righteous Gentiles who reside in Hampton Roads, as well as the memory of the victims.

The Commission will also applaud those making a difference now and for the future, by announcing and recognizing the winners of its annual Elie Wiesel Student Writing and Visual Arts Competitions, as well as recipients of the Holocaust Commission’s Educator Awards. White Rose and Red Rose donors will also be recognized.

For more information, contact Elena Baum at 757-965-6129 or info@holocaustcommission.org.