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Yom Hashoah January 27 - CAEF Special Bulletin, Jan. 26, 2024


Holocaust survivor Gidon Lev and European Jewish Association Chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin with Elon Musk, his son Techno Mechanicus, and Ben Shapiro. During his private tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Musk laid a wreath at the wall of death and took part in a short memorial ceremony and service by the Birkenau memorial. © AFP / European Jewish Association

Saturday, January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. As we approach this important day, we invite you to help us commemorate the victims of the Shoah.

Join hundreds of thousands around the world who have already participated in the WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS’s #WeRemember campaign.

As the Israel-Hamas war continues into its fourth month, it has never been more important, as a global Jewish community, to mark this important occasion.

It’s easy. In Canada, support this campaign led by CIJA.

By January 27, take a photo of yourself, your family, or your friends holding a sign that says We Remember, then share it on social media with the hashtag #WeRemember, tagging @cijainfo and World Jewish Congress

(Twitter/X @worldjewishcong |  Instagram @worldjewishcongress). 


As the number of Survivors decreases, it becomes even more important that the horrors of the Shoah remain in the public consciousness. This year’s events will comprise another important element that will encourage remembrance by many more – in Canada and around the world.

On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, dozens of Canadian sites will be illuminated in yellow – evoking candlelight – to honour the victims and Survivors of the Holocaust. Among the many landmarks to be illuminated are the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, BC Place in Vancouver,  Niagara Falls, Vaughan City Hall, Edmonton City Hall, the Manitoba Legislature and the CN Tower in Toronto.

The whole country will be watching. And remembering.

We also remember the latest young Israelis whose lives were taken in Gaza defending Israel and the Jewish people. This loss was large and tragic, and their names are to be added to all who’ve defended Jewish rights, freedom and our homeland.

Soldiers killed in the central Gaza Strip on January 22, 2024: Top (L-R): Sgt. Maj. (res.) Mark Kononovich, Sgt. First Class (res.) Israel Socol, Sgt. Maj. (res.) Adam Bismut, Sgt. Maj. (res.) Shay Biton Hayun, Sgt. Maj. (res.) Itamar Tal, Sgt. Maj. (res.) Daniel Kasau Zegeye, Sgt. First Class (res.) Cedrick Garin; middle: Sgt. First Class (res.) Hadar Kapeluk, Sgt. Maj. (res.) Matan Lazar, Cpt. (res.) Ariel Mordechay Wollfstal, Master Sgt. (res.), Elkana Vizel, Cpt. (res.) Nir Binyamin, Sgt. First Class (res.) Sagi Idan, Sgt. First Class (res.) Ahmad Abu Latif; bottom: Sgt. Maj. (res.) Rafael Elias Mosheyoff, Sgt. First Class (res.) Nicholas Berger, Master Sgt. (res.) Yoav Levi, Sgt. First Class (res.) Yuval Lopez, Sgt. First Class (res.) Elkana Yehuda Sfez, Sgt. Maj. (res.) Sergey Gontmaher, Sgt. Maj. (res.) Barak Haim Ben Valid. (Israel Defense Forces, courtesy; combo image: Times of Israel)

Then attend these important programs, one in person and one virtually.


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