Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Photo of lighting candles Yom HaShoah is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. "Shoah," which means catastrophe or utter destruction in Hebrew, refers to the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II. This is a memorial day for those who died in the Shoah.

24th Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Photo of lighting candles at Yom HaShoah Shedding Light on America's Response to the Holocaust

Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:30 am to 2 pm
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Atrium
Free and open to the public.

Our commemoration includes:

Opening Ceremony
9:30 am

Calling of the Names & Candle Lighting
10 am to 2 pm

Local Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Forum (3-130)

* Helen Levinson at 10 am

* Eva Abrams at 11:30 am

* Henry Silberstern at 1 pm

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Lot N.

In 2010, MCC celebrated its 20th Anniversary Yom HaShoah—bringing together students, alumni, community supporters and Holocaust survivors for a poignant celebration. Following a formal dinner served by MCC Hospitality students, Marcia Sachs Littell, Ph.D., founder, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, Photo of Marcia Sachs Littell The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, presented Transformation through Holocaust Education: Breaking the Silence. In honor of the 20th anniversary, Dr. Littell also presented her original paper on the topic as a gift to MCC.

(Read more for a history of Yom HaShoah.)