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Yom HaShoah Virtual Memorial 

 2021 Yom HaShoah Virtual Memorial

Thursday, April 7th at 7:00 PM

Sponsored by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Council of Jewish Organizations, this annual commemoration of those lost in the Holocaust brings together our whole community for an evening of poetry, memory, and song. The entire event will be Live-Streamed and a recording will be made available after the initial broadcast.

 Follow this link to view at the appropriate time.

Learning Opportunities

Virtual Munch and Learn: The Importance of Rescuing Evidence 
Susan Goldstein Snyder, Curator from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, shared materials that document the prewar, wartime, and immediate postwar experience of all victims of Nazi persecution from both the Museum Archive and the International Tracing Service.

Download a Recording of This Session.

Facing History has made it's streaming videos available for free to students and other users.
Students can click right through to the video, other users just need to register with name and location.
Click the yellow box below and search or navigate to any streaming video on the Facing History website. If you search, and a login block appears (like in this search for Eyes on the Prize), simply click on the video title, which will bring you to a second page, which includes the new password-free link for students. You will also be given a chance to create an account and register as a user and then continue to view content for free.


Yom Hashoah Resources

For All of Us
Dedicated to the memory of Holocaust rescuers, this site is as much about the rescued as the rescuers. It gives the viewer a chance to reflect on past and present. How were people able to save others in the midst of a crisis? What avenues of communication did/do we have available to reach the most vulnerable? How can we resist?

For older students and adults

The Unsilence sites include a variety of interactive experiences that reflect the experiences of individuals, families, friends, and educators. The ones that we recommend are entitled, "Secrets," “Sons”, "Hidden Pages", and "In Other People's Hands". Each offers a different experience through the eyes of different types of people. One includes a photo display of Roma.


For Passover


Tell me: how is this night different
From all other nights?
How, tell me, is this Passover
Different from other Passovers?
Light the lamp, open the door wide
So the pilgrim can come in,
Gentile or Jew;
Under the rags perhaps the prophet is concealed.
Let him enter and sit down with us;
Let him listen, drink, sing and celebrate Passover;
Let him consume the bread of affliction,
The Paschal Lamb, sweet mortar and bitter herbs.
This is the night of differences
In which you lean your elbow on the table,
Since the forbidden becomes prescribed,
Evil is translated into good.


We will spend the night recounting
Far-off events full of wonder,
And because of all the wine
The mountains will skip like rams.
Tonight they exchange questions:
The wise, the godless, the simple-minded and the child.
And time reverses its course,
Today flowing back into yesterday,
Like a river enclosed at its mouth.
Each of us has been a slave in Egypt,
Soaked straw and clay with sweat,
And crossed the sea dry-footed.
You too, stranger.
This year in fear and shame,
Next year in virtue and in justice.


-Primo Levi, April 9, 1982

(excerpted from The Schocken Passover Haggadah. Edited by Nahum N. Glatzer. Schocken Books, NY, 1996)

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Sponsored by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Council of Jewish Organizations:

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School

Hyde Park Jewish Community Center

Congregation Rodfei Zedek

KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation

Newberger Hillel Center at the University of Chicago

Thu, November 26 2020 10 Kislev 5781