Host a Zikaron BaSalon 2019 Event

It has become a tradition in USY that on the eve of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we take part in Zikaron BaSalon, an event in which Holocaust survivors are invited to testify to small groups in private homes.

We want to invite you to host a Zikaron BaSalon event in your community.  Please see below for more information on bringing Zikaron BaSalon to your community and sign up to host an event.

What is Zikaron BaSalon?

Zikaron BaSalon (Hebrew for “memories in the living room”) is an annual event that offers a meaningful and intimate way to commemorate Yom HaShoah and address its implications through discussions at home among family, friends and guests. It is a unique and authentic tradition of people gathering together to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors, sing, think, read, talk and most importantly, listen.

Read more about Zikaron BaSalon

When is it?

Zikaron BaSalon events are held throughout the week of Yom HaShoah, from Sunday, April 28th until Sunday, May 4th. However, we encourage you to host your event on the eve of Yom HaShoah, Wednesday, May 1st.

Where can I hold an event?

We recommend holding your event in a salon or living room, and not in a synagogue, as this adds to the intimate atmosphere we hope to create.

I’m interested in hosting an event. What are the next steps?

Please send the registration form to anyone who is interested in hosting an event. The sooner we know about events, the faster we will be able to publish the various locations to recruit participants.

Once we get closer to the event date, we will send educational resources and logistical information, and will also organize an informational session with the founders of Zikaron BaSalon.

Questions? Contact Guy Shahar, USY Central Shaliach, at [email protected].

Sign-up to host a Zikaron BaSalon event