Never forget. The Annual Gathering of Remembrance, New York’s largest Holocaust commemoration event, is Sunday, April 8, at Temple Emanu-El, in observance of Yom HaShoah, honoring the six million souls lost in Europe’s WWII concentration camps and Jewish ghettos.
FREE tickets to this important annual remembrance are still available.
Because we must never forget, and we must work together to prevent and stop genocide anywhere in the world.
In addition to the 2,000 people expected to attend in person, the event is being livestreamed around the world. Last year more than 45,000 people attended the ceremony virtually, including elderly Holocaust survivors now scattered throughout the world and too frail to attend.
The Holocaust commemoration is 2pm to 4pm, and tickets are required for admission.
In addition, on Thursday, April 12, Holocaust Remembrance Day around the world, there are special ceremonies at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan.
- From 10 AM to 2 PM, visitors will have the honor of meeting Holocaust survivors, whose presence in the Museum’s galleries will offer new opportunities to learn. As survivors continue the sometimes difficult work of sharing their stories—allowing the next generation to engage in personal experience of global significance—their courage and generosity of time and spirit is both astonishing and greatly appreciated. #StoriesSurvive
- Museum admission on Yom HaShoah, and throughout our Holocaust commemoration programming (April 8 – 26), is complimentary.
Ticket are required for the Annual Gathering of Remembrance at Temple Emanu-El.
Click here to reserve your ticket, to be picked up at the “will call” desk outside the temple.
Although the service is FREE, donations are welcome.
The program is co-sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, which is offering FREE admission April 8-26, in honor of both Passover and Holocaust Remembrance Day. .
Here is the statement by MJH president Michael S. Glickman at last year’s event, which included Holocaust survivors telling their stories about survival:
Remembering the lives lost in the Holocaust is an act of resistance against the Nazis’ attempts to dehumanize and destroy the Jewish people.
The full horror of genocide is in its ambition not only to murder individuals, families, and communities, but also to wipe out the entire people to whom they belonged—the people who could tell their story, acknowledge their humanity, and preserve their memory.
In their attempt to obliterate the Jewish people, the Nazis sought to change the future and master the past. There would be no Jews to remember the Jewish people who were exterminated; there would be no Jewish perspective on Jewish history, no Jewish insistence that each life is important and should be mourned. Having been denied their humanity in life, victims of the Shoah would be denied it in death.
There would be no survivors’ voices or rallying cries.
Today, we are still here. The Jewish people persist, and we refuse to forget.
Video of the 2017 Gathering of Remembrance
New York’s Annual Gathering of Remembrance is presented by the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in association with partner organizations: 3GNY – Descendants of Holocaust Survivors; American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants; American Society for Yad Vashem; Auschwitz Jewish Center; Foundation Bnai Zion Foundation; Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York; Consulate General of Israel in New York; Council of Young Jewish Presidents; HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir; Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County; JCC Association of North America; Jewish Community Relations Council of New York; Jewish Community Project Downtown; Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest; JewishGen; Jewish Labor Committee; Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center; Manhattan Chapter of Women Holocaust Survivors; National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene; The Blue Card; The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous; The New York Board of Rabbis; Selfhelp Community Services; UJA-Federation of New York.