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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “Days of Commemoration”

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

S.F.-based JFCS Holocaust Center presents four interactive sessions on day 1 and one more at 1 p.m. on day 2, April 9. Topics include survivor testimony, collective memory and expert-led conversations. Free, with registration.

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“Songs of Remembrance”

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Free

Instructor James Sokol presents a multi-genre musical that honors Yom HaShoah. Includes Broadway, pop, opera and other musical styles. Presented by Peninsula JCC. Free, register by April 5.

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

A city-sponsored commemoration that includes a talk by survivor Edith Heine, a candlelighting to honor the victims, poetry by Terry Taplin and music by a handful of performers including Cookie Segelstein. Free, with registration.

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6:30 pm

VIRTUAL Antisemitism and racism in sports

April 8 @ 6:30 pm
Free

A panel talk about the 2016 film “Race,” about Olympian Jesse Owens competing in Nazi Germany, includes Rabbi Laurie Hahn Tapper and UCLA gymnast Sara Taubman. Film is available on Amazon Prime. The Jewish Silicon Valley event includes short breakout Zoom sessions. Free, with registration.

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VIRTUAL “Leon’s Testimony”

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Romanian Holocaust survivor shares his story of being exiled to a ghetto as a child, walking 200 miles to return home, ending up in Displaced Person’s camps and eventually immigrating to the United States. Music by Sigal Vardi. Presented by Israel Consulate in S.F., JFCS Holocaust Center and others. 6:30-8 p.m. Free, with registration. 

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