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Yom HaShoah events planned in the community

Several events in the local Jewish community and Topeka are scheduled in the next few weeks to commemorate the Holocaust. All programs listed below are free and open to the public and appropriate for children 13 and older.

Sunday, April 23, 1:30 p.m.

Lewis and Shirley White Theatre

Jewish Community Campus

The public is invited to attend this year’s communitywide Yom HaShoah service, commemorating the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and the 54th anniversary of the dedication of Kansas City’s Memorial to the Six Million.

Laurie Horn, daughter of Arlene and Jerry Koenig, will chair the program, which will feature the traditional lighting of six candles in memory of the 6 million Jewish victims. It also will include a history of the Memorial to the Six Million and an interpretation of its evocative imagery.

The annual program is organized by the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee and the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. It is co-sponsored by Jewish agencies and congregations throughout Greater Kansas City. 

Monday, April 24

Rockhurst University

1100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri

A Day of Reflection: Rockhurst University Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Reading of Names: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kinerk Commons

Prayer Service 2:30-3 p.m., Finucane Jesuit Center

Participation by Rockhurst University and Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy choirs

“El Malei Rachamim” sung by Rabbi Jeffrey Shron of Kehilath Israel Synagogue

Those interested in reading names in 15-minutes blocks should contact Bill Kriege, Camps Ministry, at 816-501-4855 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also indicate if you plan to attend the prayer service.

Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Community College — Maple Woods

Arbor Room (Campus Center Room 110)

2601 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, Missouri

Remembering the Holocaust through Music and Art 14th Annual Day of Remembrance

Contact Jim Murray for more information: 816-604-3305 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.

Downtown Ramada Inn

420 SE 6th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

State of Kansas Holocaust Commemoration Service

“The Power of Memory to Shape Our Future.”

Proclamation presented by Gov. Sam Brownback

Keynote speaker: Remembrances of a Holocaust Survivor, Herbert Moses, in his own-recorded words and through the perspective of his family.

Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans and children of survivors will be recognized. Participants include Kansas clergy, political leaders and students.

Light reception sponsored by the Kansas State Holocaust commission to follow. Call 785-272-6040 for more information.