yom hashoah | 27 nisan


  • play a 2 minute siren (a tradition in Israel)
  • avoid public entertainment like movie theaters and concerts
  • donate to a place like the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or Yad VaShem
  • light a yahrzeit candle (or 6 candles) for the 6 million who perished in the Holocaust
  • read this “Shoah Memorial Prayer” by Alden Solovy
  • give your children a simple history of the Shoah; talk about difficult topics like genocide and antisemitism



  • listen to I Believe: A Shoah Requiem by Daniel Gross
  • attend a Holocaust memorial program at your local Jewish community center
  • have a Yom HaShoah seder in your home (great visuals for children)
  • visit a Holocaust museum