From Kristallnacht to Tree of Life

Uniting Against Hate

The Annual Howard County Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Beth Shalom Congregation 

8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia

Keynote: The Chasm of Corporate Complicity & the Holocaust
By Edwin Black, NY Times Best Selling Author


6:00-7:00 PM 

State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda Traveling Exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Holocaust Artifacts Exhibit
Survivor Video Testimonial
Meet & Greet the Authors
Display of "Uniting Against Hate" Winning Essays

7:00 -8:15 PM

Memorial Service, Including Community Choir, Interfaith Participation, Candle Lighting, and
Keynote Address


The Howard County Holocaust Remembrance Committee invites Howard County middle school and high school students to submit their essays for the "Uniting Against Hatred" Essay Contest. The two First Prize winners will each receive $100 and the two Second Prize winners will each receive $50. Essays due April 1. Click here for complete info


We will be showing artifacts of the Shoah period – photos, mementos, posters, clothing, etc, and look forward to displaying your artifacts and photographs. Please contact Judy Gartner if you have something you would like to display, and please bring them with you to the Yom HaShoah service at Beth Shalom Congregation by 6:00 pm.


A video presentation including a memorial list and family photos will be shown at Yom HaShoah services. Please send names of relatives you wish to honor and family photographs to be included in the video presentation to Alexa Kempner by Thursday, March 14


Yom HaShoah in Howard County is supported by the Federation, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Howard County Board of Rabbis, and the general community.