Yom HaShoah Commemoration

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.

Our 2017 Yom HaShoah Commemoration (highlighted below) will be complemented by a weeklong series of events that further promote remembrance of the Holocaust and compassion towards all peoples. Please see our complete events listing and consider joining us during our first-ever Week of Remembrance & Compassion, hosted in partnership with the MCC Diversity Council, Global Education and International Services, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

27th Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Thursday, April 27, 2017 
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Atrium and Forum
Free and open to the public.

Our traditional commemoration includes:

Opening Ceremony
9:30 a.m.
Flynn Campus Center Atrium

Calling of Survivor Names & Candle Lighting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Flynn Campus Center Atrium

Local Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Flynn Campus Center Forum (3-130)
We are honored to have the following local Holocaust Survivors share their testimonies in the Flynn Campus Center Forum.

10 a.m.       Warren Heilbronner
11:30 a.m. Jacque Trama
1 p.m.        Carl Wetzstein

Free and open to the public. Classes welcomed! MCC Faculty: Please contact Sharon Scurlock at x3321 if you would like to bring your class.


I Told You, Now Tell the World Photographic Exhibit
Photos and Vignettes of Local Holocaust Survivors
Flynn Campus Center Atrium

Please join us!