Yom Hashoah 2018

NCJC Observes Yom HaShoah - 

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018

Wed. April 11th - Thurs. April 12th

With each passing year there is a risk that the tragedies and lessons of the Holocaust might fade into a distant memory. This year's observance of Yom HaShoah falls on the 27th of Nissan corresponding to Wednesday night April 11th. Please see below for a listing of programs and commemorations that we hope will capture your attention. 
Please scroll down to see all the programs, commemorations and initiatives taking place.
Community - Wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Sunday, April 8th, 5:00pm
Orangetown Jewish Center
8 Independence Ave. Orangeburg NY
Sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance Education. For more information please contact The Museum at holocaustrcc@gmail.com or call 845-574-4099.
NCJC Annual Yom HaShoah Memorial Service
Wednesday, April 11th, 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Langerman Sanctuary, NCJC
As a part of our Mincha/Maariv services, a special memorial Yom Ha'Shoah program will be held in the Langerman Sanctuary.
Please plan on joining us at 7:30pm.
Guardians of the Flames of Remembrance 
Wed. April 11th - Thurs. April 12th
Langerman Sanctuary, NCJC
As part of our observance of Yom HaShaoah, NCJC will hold a candlelight vigil in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust and honor those who survived. Congregants of all ages are invited to sign up as individuals or as families for one hour time slots to serve as shomrim - guardians, during vigil hours. Participants will have the opportunity to read aloud the names of NCJC family members (see below) and other victims of the Shoah as well as meditative passages. 
Watch Guardians of the Flames Live on Facebook
Thurs. April 12th, 9:00am - 7:30pm
View a live stream of the Guardians of the Flames live on the NCJC Facebook Page and hear names read of those who perished in the Shoah. The stream will begin at 9:00am with the Early Childhood Center visiting the Torah in the ark, as we celebrate Am Yisrael Chai: The Jewish People Live! 
For more information, contact rabbiruberg@newcityjc.org
NCJC Yom HaShoah Conclusion Ceremony
Thursday, April 12th, 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Karsch Chapel, NCJC
Following Mincha/Maariv services, we will conclude Yom Ha'Shoah with a visit to our Holocaust Memorial Garden and words of hope.
Please plan on joining us at 7:30pm.
Yellow Candle Program
Light your Yellow Candle on Wednesday night, April 11th after dark
For over 10 years, the NCJC Men's Club has organized the annual Yom Ha'Shoah Yellow Candle Program as a way to establish a formal home based ritual for remembering the Holocaust. 
For more information contact Mike Backelman at pulplastic@aol.com.
NCJC Shoah Scroll of Names
Help us document the history of NCJC families affected by the Shoah. Share with us the names of your family members that either perished in the Shoah or survived and lived to tell the tale. Their names and stories will be read during our "Guardians of the Flames" vigil (see above). Please complete a form for each person you wish to honor and remember.
For more information, please contact Lynne at 845-638-9600 x115 or lynne@newcityjc.org
Make a Donation
Consider making a donation to support commemorative and educational programs both at our synagogue and in the community. By giving a donation in any multiple of chai ($18), which literally means "life," we remember the lives of the 6 million Jews that were tragically cut short and ensure that their memories live on forever.