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Yom HaShoah Community Observance & Service

  • Peninsula Sinai Congregation 499 Boothbay Avenue Foster City, CA, 94404 United States (map)

Stand Not Idly By

6:00 pm  Reading of Martyrs' Names
6:30 pm  Service of Remembrance
Dessert Reception to Follow

Special Guest Speaker: Gloria Hollander Lyon

When Gloria was 14, her family was deported from Czechoslovakia to Auschwitz, where she narrowly managed to avoid the gas chambers. After surviving seven concentration camps, she was liberated by the Swedish Red Cross and eventually found family and immigrated to the United States. Since 1977 Gloria has dedicated herself to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust and has just published her memoir, Mommy, What’s That Number on Your Arm?

Multi-generational Service | Survivors Procession | Student Artwork and Writings
Music and Song | Candle-lighting | Survivors’ Biographies

Parental discretion recommended for children under age 12.

For more information, transportation assistance, or to submit names for the list of martyrs, email

Peninsula Sinai Congregation | Peninsula Temple Beth El | Peninsula Temple Sholom | Congregation Beth Jacob | Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties | Jewish Community Relations Council | Jewish Family and Children’s Services | Peninsula Jewish Community Center | Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School

Earlier Event: April 21
Maintaining Hope in Difficult Times
Later Event: April 28
Josh Nelson - Artist-in-Residence