2 2019

Yom Hashoah Commemoration

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

The Highlands, Cultural Center 2000 Cambridge Ave

"Unto Every Person There is a Name" Ceremony 

Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day

May 2, 2019


As a part of this year's Yom Hashoah commemoration we will be holding an "Unto Every Person There is a Name" ceremony. Now in its 30th year, these ceremonies are a unique project designed to perpetuate the memory of the Six Million murdered during the Shoah. This worldwide Holocaust memorial project offers the opportunity to memorialize them not only as a collective but also as individuals  - one at a time - through the public recitation of their names on Yom Hashoah.


The Lakin Holocaust Library & Reource Center and Jewish Federation of Reading are asking community members to submit the names of family members who perished during the Holocaust so that their names may be read aloud on Yom Hashoah. Please provide the names, ages, place of birth and place of murder (if known) to Amanda Hornberger for inclusion in this special name reading. 


Names can be submitted to Amanda via email or by calling 610-921-0624 by April 30th. 


In addition, if you have not already done so, please consider filling out a page of testimony for your family member to add them to the Vad Vashem Central Database of Victims Names.

The community is invited to join us for our Yom Hashoah Commemoration on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Highlands of Wyomissing (2000 Cambridge Ave. Wyomissing). The event is  is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by the Lakin Holocaust Library & Resource Center at Albright College and Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks.