Remembering Together for Yom HaShoah

Written by: OneTable Team
April 2022

Remembering Together for Yom HaShoah

Everyone has a story to hear and a memory to share.

Yom HaShoah, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place in April, is an important opportunity to listen to testimonies, share stories, and be in community. We invite you to pause and use an upcoming Shabbat dinner to remember together.

Whether you or your guests have a personal connection to the Holocaust, the rituals and conversations at a Shabbat dinner table ground us in tradition and blossom our strength.

In partnership with Zikaron BaSalon, OneTable invites you to create an experience for open discussion about the Holocaust and its impact on society across time. Zikaron BaSalon offers a meaningful way to commemorate Yom HaShoah and open your hearts at home with friends and guests. Zikaron BaSalon suggests framing your event with three components.

Past – Testimony

Watch or read stories from Holocaust survivors in the Zikaron BaSalon and ​​USC Shoah Foundation host kit or explore the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s testimonies. (If you know someone who could attend your gathering and share a personal experience, invite them to join.)

Present – Expression

Take a moment for everyone to pause by reading a poemlistening to a song, or offering time for personal reflection.

Future – Discussion

Let everyone discuss their perspectives on the memory of the Holocaust and its significance in our lives today.

Anyone can host a Zikaron BaSalon event to shape how we remember the Holocaust as individuals and as a community. Post your next OneTable Shabbat dinner and gather for a meaningful conversation.