Yom HaShoah commemorations in the Bay Area

Sunday, April 12

City of Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day. 13th annual event honors survivor Sonia Korn-Grimani, with participants Cantor Jenny Chabon, Eliana Kissner, Benji Marks and others. At the Magnes museum, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 12 p.m. Free. www.magnes.org

“Weapons of the Spirit.” Yom HaShoah screening of documentary about a small French village that saved 5,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Q&A with filmmaker Pierre Sauvage to follow. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 1455 Elm St., Napa. 3:30 p.m. Free. www.cbsnapa.org

Monday, April 13

“Some Were Neighbors: Betrayers, Bystanders and Protectors.” Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony with presentations, music and memorial candlelighting. Sponsored by Santa Clara Board of Supervisors and JCRC. At Santa Clara County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose. 4 p.m. Free. www.jcrc.org

Tuesday, April 14

“Holocaust — Is That Wallpaper Glue?” Documentary about national outrage and a journey to Auschwitz after two Russian girls incorrectly define Holocaust on a TV quiz show. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $8-$12. www.paloaltojcc.org

Yom HaShoah community commemoration. With Fred Rosenbaum, Lehrhaus Judaica founding director, speaking about his book on partisan Mira Shelub. Presented by Jewish Federation of the East Bay. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7:45 p.m. Free. (510) 809-4953 (See story, 27)

Wednesday, April 15

North Peninsula Yom HaShoah Service of Remembrance. Program on Holocaust refugees who fled to the Philippines, with survivor Guenther Leopold. At Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. www.sholom.org

“An Open Door: Jewish Rescue in the Philippines.” Film about Holocaust refugees who found sanctuary in the Philippines. Q&A with the director and members of the local Filipino community. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. www.emanuelsf.org

“Yom HaShoah V’HaGevurah.” Readings, commemorative songs and artwork, with guest speaker Andy David, consul general of Israel. At Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. 7 p.m. Free. www.betham.org

Contra Costa Yom HaShoah program. Rabbi Michael Berenbaum, former project director at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, addresses how to speak to younger generations about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. Presented by the Jewish Federation of the East Bay. At Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. 7:15 p.m. Free. www.temple-isaiah.org

“Art vs. Evil.” Holocaust memorial commemoration focusing on the role of art in the war against Nazism. Irvin Ungar discusses the Holocaust-era work of Jewish illuminator Arthur Szyk. At Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.bethemek.org

Yom HaShoah community observance. Includes music, prayer and the naming of those lost to the Holocaust. At Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. www.bethelberkeley.org

Thursday, April 16

“Fifty Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus.” HBO documentary about an ordinary American couple’s extraordinary rescue mission in Nazi Vienna to save 50 Jewish children. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $10-$13. www.paloaltojcc.org

“Confronting Hatred: 70 Years After the Holocaust.” Radio special from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum examining the persistence of racism, anti-Semitism and hate and efforts to combat it. On KQED 88.5 FM. 8 p.m. www.kqed.org

Friday, April 17

“Gevurah: Heroes Sung and Unsung.” Annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony featuring survivor accounts, music and memorial candlelighting. Sponsored by JCRC. At Sonoma County JCC Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa.  2 p.m. Free.www.jcrc.org

Sunday, April 19

“Entry Denied!” Herta Weinstein talks about “Voyage of the Damned,” when the S.S. St. Louis was prevented from delivering Jewish refugees fleeing World War II to Cuba and the United States. Part of Kol Hadash’s monthly bagel brunch. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 11 a.m. $10. www.kolhadash.org

“Resilience Through Creativity.” San Francisco community commemoration featuring an afternoon of events, including survivor testimonies, a Yiddish poetry workshop, a talk about partisan Mira Shelub and a screening of “The Defiant Requiem,” about the performance of the Verdi Requiem at the Theresienstadt concentration camp. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 1:30 to 6 p.m. Free. www.jccsf.org

“My Blue Piano/Beautiful Wonders.” Yom HaShoah musical event featuring the world premiere of two new commissions for the Jewish Music & Poetry Project. At Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., S.F. 3 p.m. $10-$15. www.jewishmusicandpoetryproject.webs.com

“Yes, We Sang!” Musical tribute to Holocaust victims by Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay, Nigunim Community Folk Chorus and Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 4 p.m. $10, seniors and children free. mail@nigunim.org

Marin community Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah. Includes survivors sharing their stories about Righteous Gentiles who helped save their lives. Co-presented by nine Jewish organizations. At Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 4 p.m. Free. (415) 479-3441

Yom HaShoah interfaith service. With speaker Jack Weinstein discussing “Memory and Legacy: A Holocaust Educator’s Journey.” At Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.bethtorah-fremont.org

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, begins the evening of Wednesday, April 15 and ends at nightfall Thursday, April 16. On the Jewish calendar, it falls on Nissan 27, unless that date is adjacent to Shabbat, in which case it is shifted by a day.