Holocaust

The Council is proud to co-sponsor the annual County-Wide Holocaust Commemoration, along with the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center. The commemoration will take place on Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm at the Garden of Remembrance, White Plains. 


2016

This year's commemoration was held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm at the Garden of Remembrance, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains.  Over 300 were in attendance. The program  included a procession of Westchester's rescued Holocaust Torahs and guest speaker Stanley Berger, Holocaust survivor. 


Click here to view the program
Click here to read the stories of the rescued Torahs

To view Yom HaShoah/Holocaust commemorations that were hosted by our member organizations, click here


2015

Last year over 250 were in attendance. The event featured  remarks by Judy Altmann, a Holocaust survivor as well as a parade of 16 rescued Torahs now housed in local Westchester synagogues.

Click here to view photos from the 2015 event.
Click here to view a photo essay of the 2015 event.
Click here to view news coverage of the 2015 event.