Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
Study the nature of hate and prevent the escalation of prejudice into genocide
The Annual Sonoma County Yom Hashoah Commemoration will be held at the Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 on Sunday, May 1, from 2-4 p.m. The theme will be transmitting the legacy of Holocaust remembrance to the upcoming younger generations. Engagement between survivors, teens, and young adults will provide the focus for the event. For more information, contact the Jewish Community Center at 707-528-4222.
Congregation Shomrei Torah (CST) will host a simple Yom HaShoah Candle Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, May 1, 2010 at 9:30 a.m., 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. The service will be conducted by Rabbi George Gittleman and the featured speaker will be Christyne Davidian, President of the Alliance at SSU and Founder of Armenians of the North Bay. Special music from the Holocaust will be performed. A highlight of the program will be the Candle Lighting for six million Jews murdered, as well as non-Jews killed in the Holocaust, and genocides of Native Americans, Armenians, Cambodians, Rwandans, and those in Darfur. Hosted by the CST Social Action Committee. For more information, contact Shomrei Torah at (707) 578-5519.
April 24th marks the world-wide commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The SF Bay Area Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee will hold the 96th annual commemoration on Saturday, April 23rd at Mount Davidson Cross is San Francisco. For more information, see www.agccnc.org <http://www.agccnc.org/> . The SF Bay Area Armenian National Committee also coordinates events throughout the month of April. For information, see http://www.ancsf.org <http://www.ancsf.org/> .
The 17th annual commemoration of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda by the Friends of Rwanda Association (FORA) is tentatively scheduled for Saturday April 16, 2011 in Sacramento. More details to follow. For more information, see the web page of the Friends of Rwanda Association at:http://www.friends-of-rwanda.org/.