Previous Yom HaShoah Events

Annual Community-Wide Commemoration of Yom HaShoah
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Program sponsors are Temple Shalom, GenShoah of SWFL, the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, and The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center. 
L’Dor V’Dor
L’dor v’dor – from generation to generation. In Judaism we embrace our generations. From Torah portions reciting lineages, recalling the names of our ancestors (Avraham, Yitzchak, Yaakov; Sarah, Rivkah, Leah, Rachel) in prayers, and commandments to teach our children, generations are significant. 
Bringing these generations together creates a new link in the legacy of our survivors and giving our students the opportunity to create a new and diverse perspective of the events that have forever shaped our world. They have experienced learning l’dor v’dor – from generation to generation – in a powerful way. 
We would like to recognize and give special thanks to the survivors –Michael Eisenstadt, Rob Nossen, and Judith Price. Thank you also to the students & their families; the teachers – Rick Levy and Chad Atkins; and our Yom HaShoah committee – Reneé B., Susan Feld, Ida Margolis, Sam Parish, and Susan Suarez.

2019 Yom HaShoah

This program was brought to you by: 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, Temple Shalom, Beth Tikvah, GenShoah, Jewish War Veterans, Post 202, Naples Jewish Congregation, Chabad of Naples, and Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. 
This program was co-sponsored by:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, Temple Shalom, GenShoah, Avow and Golden Care.

Generations Together…

Memory is critical to Jewish continuity. From Abraham, Moses and the exodus from Egypt to revelation of Torah and our sacred texts, memory is the foundation of the Jewish community. We are constantly reminded to remember – our history, our ancestors, loved ones no longer with us. We dedicate our holidays and festivals, prayers, and cultural experiences to remembering.

The Ba’al Shem Tov’s words grace the exit of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem – “Forgetfulness leads to exile while remembrance is the secret of redemption.” It is fitting, then, that the Holocaust is something we demand our community, and the world, remember. The lives lost, communities changed or lost to us forever, the lives saved, all deserve to be part of our collective memory and words.

Our community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration was held this year at Temple Shalom, This year, the commemoration will include a new element – the partnership of our young students with a survivor.

During the months of February and March, 6th grade Religious School students from Temple Shalom and 6th-12th graders from the community will be grouped together with Holocaust survivors. 


2018 Yom HaShoah