12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
JCRC's Community-Wide Holocaust Memorial Observance
Jewish Community Relations Council of GW (JCRC) (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Washington Hebrew's Bindeman Center
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Listed In: 20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Adult Education, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education
Registration Link: Register for Event
Cost Range: Free
Jewish Community Relations Council of GW (JCRC)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Contact Name: Debra Linick, Holocaust Programming Consultant
Phone: 571-331-2554
JCRC's Yom Ha'Shoah v'Hagvurah Commemoration in 2017 reflects upon "Displaced Persons - Struggles to Find a Home," and includes arts and artifacts exhibits, a keynote address, music by the community choir, original readings and prayers as well as the inter-generational candle lighting and recitation of the Holocaust Mourner's Kaddish. Additional programming preceding the commemoration includes:

- an interactive commemorative program for teens
- Dor L'Dor small group discussions with Holocaust survivors for families with teens and adults of all ages
- an art and artifacts exhibit with original works from more than 20 professional artists, youth and area non-profits
- and B'nai B'rith's "Unto Every Person There Is A Name," reading of names of those who perished in the Shoah.

This community-wide event is supported by more than 50 houses of worship, non-profit and government organizations. Each year hundreds of dignitaries, elected officials, interfaith clergy, Holocaust survivors, teens and community members attend.

Visit for updated information on the program and links to sign up for the candle lighting and name reading ceremonies or to volunteer or donate to support the program.