Yom Hashoah V'Hagvurah

Cross-Canada Virtual Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

Thank you to the thousands of people who joined us to mark this important date of remembrance.

A day to remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is designated by the State of Israel on the Hebrew date of 27 Nisan. 

Join us for an online cross-Canada Holocaust remembrance presentation when we will come together as a nation to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, remember the victims, and pay tribute to the resilience and faith of the Canadian community of survivors.

The unfortunate cancellation of in-person Yom Hashoah gatherings has provided an unprecedented opportunity to collaborate with communities from coast to coast, when solidarity and togetherness is more important than ever.

The program will include greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, curated films with survivor testimony, musical performances, and prayers. There will also be participatory elements so you can contribute to the program from your home.

The host for the evening will be Toronto-based actor Jake Epstein, best known for his work on DegrassiDesignated Survivor and Suits. Epstein is the son of Kathy Kacer, the award winning author of The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser and other Holocaust-related books for young adults.

We hope you will join us for this meaningful program. 

Presented together with the Azrieli Foundation, March of the Living Canada, and the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem. 

We Gratefully Acknowledge our Donors for Making this Cross-Canada Digital Commemoration Possible CLICK HERE

We are proud to have the following organizations from communities across Canada participating in lieu of in-person Yom Hashoah commemorations in our cities:

Atlantic Jewish Council, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Montreal Holocaust Museum, Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship at Carleton University, Ottawa Jewish Archives, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Calgary Jewish Federation, Hamilton Jewish Federation