The Museum of Jewish Heritage is committed to creating meaningful opportunities for diverse communities to gather in remembrance and commemoration of the Holocaust.
Yom HaShoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day. It coincides with the 15th of Nissan (on the Hebrew calendar) to mark the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, when Jewish resistance fighters defied the Nazis and fought for freedom and dignity.
Each year, the Museum presents nearly 20 remembrance events in the weeks surrounding Yom HaShoah. Some of the most impactful moments are ones in which Museum visitors meet with and hear from Holocaust survivors—allowing them to learn and connect with history on a human level.
Guests at the Annual Gathering of Remembrance_credit John Halpern"
On April 23, 2017, more than 2,100 people attended the Museum’s Annual Gathering of Remembrance (at Temple Emanu–El)—New York’s largest Holocaust commemoration—and 45,000 people watched the ceremony live online.
Gabriella Major and family"
Holocaust survivor Gabriella Major lit one of the six memorial candles, surrounded by her family, at the Annual Gathering of Remembrance.
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference for Educators"
This year was the 18th Annual Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference for Educators. As a result of these conferences, designed to provide in-depth learning for educators on Holocaust-related topics, more than 4,100 educators have received training in Holocaust education, reaching more than 700,000 students.
Students heard first-person accounts from Holocaust survivors."
Students heard first-person accounts from Holocaust survivors.
Visitors of all ages had the opportunity to speak with Holocaust survivors."
Visitors of all ages had the opportunity to speak with Holocaust survivors.
Young Friends of the Museum and MJE co-hosted a memorial service on Yom HaShaoh that brought together more than 450 young professionals to hear Dr. Moshe Avital, who survived Buchenwald."
Young Friends of the Museum and MJE co-hosted a memorial service on Yom HaShaoh that brought together more than 450 young professionals to hear Dr. Moshe Avital, who survived Buchenwald.