Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron: Days of Rememberance April 24 - May 1, 2017 (28 Nisan - 5 Iyyar 5777)
Yom HaShoah is observed on April 24, 2017 (27 Nisan 5777)
Yom HaZikaron is observed on May 1, 2017 (4 Iyar 5777)
Also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, this holiday occurs on the 27th of Nisan. “Shoah” is the Hebrew word for Holocaust and this day commemorates all who died in the Holocaust.
Israeli Memorial Day, observed on Iyar 4, remembers those who died in the War of Independence and other wars in Israel. Unlike American Memorial Day, this is a very serious, solemn day in Israel, because so many people have lost immediate relatives or close friends in Israel’s wars.
Day of Remembrance Traditions
The Greensboro Jewish Community commemorates Yom HaShoah with a traditional memorial service led by local Rabbis and including survivors and liberators.
Beth David Synagogue holds an annual Yom HaZikaron service, led by our Israeli community, memorializing friends and loved ones lost defending the state of Israel.