Dr. Rojer Loria and his daughter Rachel lighting the candles at Yom HaShoah 2024.

Yom Hashoah 2024

Click HERE to read the Richmond Times Dispatch's coverage of our Yom HaShaoh commemoration held at the Museum on May 5, 2024.

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Photo of the late Meir Binshtok

Meir Binshtok Obituary

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Meir Binshtok. Meir, aged 85, passed away on April 5, 2024, in Richmond, Virginia. The youngest son of Pessia and Menachem Binshtok, he was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1938. In Israel, he studied tool and die design

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Acts on 104 Additional Bills, Including Bipartisan Hate Crime Legislation

Governor Glenn Youngkin  Acts on 104 Additional Bills, Including Bipartisan Hate Crime Legislation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2024 RICHMOND, VA – Today, Governor Glenn Youngkin signed 100 bills, including SB7and HB18 which safeguard Virginians from unlawful discrimination, hate crimes, and antisemitism. Additionally, the Governor vetoed 4 bills. “From day one, we have

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Amnon Weinstein holding one of his restored violins

Amnon Weinstein Obituary

Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli luthier who restored violins belonging to Jews during the Holocaust so that musicians around the world could play them in hopeful, melodic tributes to those silenced in Nazi death camps, died on March 4 in Tel Aviv. He was 84His death, at a hospital, was confirmed

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Yom HaShoah Commemoration in Style Weekly

Yom HaShoah, the annual Day of Remembrance to honor the memory of millions of Jewish Holocaust victims, will be observed in an in-person ceremony at the Virginia Holocaust Museum on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2pm. The program will feature the lighting of the Holocaust Memorial Candles by survivor families

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Introduces New Effort to Combat Antisemitism in Upcoming Budget

For Immediate Release: December 11, 2023 Contacts: Office of the Governor: RICHMOND, VA –  Governor Glenn Youngkin today proposed $375,000 of renewed funding for the Virginia Holocaust Museum and $2 million for security grant funds increasing the total fund to $5 million. This fund allows Jewish community institutions to apply for enhanced

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Henri Maizels Obituary

Henri Isadore Maizels, of Henrico County, Virginia, one of Central Virginia’s last Holocaust survivors, passed away after a long illness on November 26, 2023, at age 83. Born on December 4, 1939, in Paris, France to Charles and Sara Maizels, Henri was orphaned during World War II. His American family

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Youngkin Signs Bill: No Room for Hate in Virginia

May 8, 2023The Franklin News Post Before he got down to ceremonially signing a bill that adds a definition of antisemitism to the Code of Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin bent close to hear the message Holocaust survivor Halina Zimm wanted to share: “Hate is wrong, love is right,” he repeated, more loudly than her

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