4/11/2006
 
Holocaust Museum Houston Hosts Citywide Yom HaShoah Services to Remember Victims of the Holocaust
 

HOUSTON, TX (April 11, 2006) – Holocaust Museum Houston will sponsor a citywide commemoration of Yom HaShoah on Monday, April 24, 2006, in remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died during the Nazi atrocities of the Holocaust during World War II.

Yom HaShoah is observed internationally as a day of Holocaust remembrance and will be observed in Houston beginning at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut St. The service is free and open to the public.

The service will include musical selections performed by the Beth Yeshurun Day School Choir, Hazamir Houston Jewish Teen Choir, Emery High School Choir, Hazzan David Propis, Cantor Robert Gerber and Cantor Vadim Tunitsky.

Speaking will be The Honorable Asher Yarden, consul general of Israel, and Peter Berkowitz, chairman of the Holocaust Museum Houston Board of Directors. Participating local rabbis will include David Rosen of Beth Yeshurun, Ranon Teller of Congregation Brith Shalom and David Lyon of Congregation Beth Israel.

Holocaust survivors from the Houston area also will participate in a commemorative candle-lighting ceremony.

Yom HaShoah corresponds annually to the historical beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943. In 1951, the Israeli Knesset formally established the date as the 27th day of the Jewish month of Nisan. On the solar calendar, that date falls between late April and early May. Yom HaShoah is recognized around the world as a time to remember the victims of the Holocaust, many of whose date and place of death is still unknown.

This year’s local commemoration is coordinated by the Yom HaShoah Steering Committee, chaired by Lea Weems and Pepi Joskowitz Nichols and sponsored by The Morgan Family Endowment Fund.

Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004.

For more information on the 2006 Yom HaShoah service or Holocaust Museum Houston, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

 
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Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
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Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), D-Day (June 6, 2015), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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