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Yom HaShoah commemoration set for May 1st at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

The program will feature the lighting of the Holocaust Memorial Candles, the awarding of the Carole Weinstein Prizes for Tolerance and Justice in the Visual Arts and a special performance by Batsheva, a Canadian singer/songwriter.

Trevor Dickerson

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Yom HaShoah, the annual Day of Remembrance honoring the memory of six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, will be observed in an in-person ceremony at the Virginia Holocaust Museum on Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm.

The program will feature the lighting of the Holocaust Memorial Candles, the awarding of the Carole Weinstein Prizes for Tolerance and Justice in the Visual Arts and a special performance by Batsheva, a Canadian singer/songwriter. She will perform musical selections in Hebrew, English and Yiddish.

During the Yom HaShoah ceremony, survivor families from the Richmond region will light six candles to signify the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. One of the candles is shorter than the others to represent the 1.5 million children who were killed.

Admission is free and reservations are not required. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals and encouraged for all. For more information about the Yom HaShoah ceremony, click here.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.