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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 7:00 PM PDT
In Person at Temple Isaiah and Online

Join the community in remembrance and solidarity. 


Guest Speaker Dr. Michael Berenbaum served as Deputy Director of the President's Commission on the Holocaust, Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and president of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation created by Steven Spielberg. Dr. Berenbaum will speak on the use and misuse of Holocaust memory.


Admission is free and open to the public. To watch the commemoration online, visit:


For in-person attendance at Temple Isaiah, masks are optional (masked only seating section provided), every other row is closed to allow for social distancing, physical proof of Covid Vaccination (including boosters for ages 16+) is required for entry. More details are available at

From 9:00 PM to midnight, the annual “reading of names” of those who perished in the Holocaust will take place online. Please click this Zoom link to join the reading. You may email any family names, directly to Tim Plattner at cbsplattner@gmail.comTo read names, please sign up through this link.

Convened by the Contra Costa JCC. Sponsored by Beth Chaim Congregation, Congregation Beth Emek, Congregation B’nai Shalom, Congregation B’nai Tikvah, Sinai Memorial Chapel and Gan Shalom, and Temple Isaiah.


Co-sponsors: Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Contra Costa Midrasha, Diablo Valley Hadassah, East Bay Holocaust Education Center, EBIJFF, Israeli American Council, JEICOR, Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay, New Lehrhaus, and The Reutlinger Community.

Events in memory of the Holocaust include:

April 25, 2:00 PM:  The Sisters of Auschwitz with author Roxane van Iperen

April 26, 2:00 PM:  X Troop with author Leah Garrett

Apr il 27, 2:00 PM: The Woman with the Blue Star with author Pam Jenoff


April 28, 2:00 PM: Dr. Michael Berenbaum will examine the Nazi plunder of European art. This program will be online. Register here


April 29, 12:00 AM - May 1, 11:59 PM PDT: Online streaming of the documentary The Rape of Europa on Vimeo.

April 29, 1:00 PM: At the Lafayette Library, in-person screening of the documentary The Rape of Europa. Doors open at 1:00 PM. Film begins at 1:30 PM.

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