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Center for Judaic Studies

Holocaust Awareness Institute

Holocaust Awareness Institute


The Holocaust Awareness Institute programs and co-sponsors community events, which further Holocaust Awareness Education.

Additionally, HAI works to inform our community about other events happening around town that relate to Holocaust Awareness and education. Our calendar of events also includes important dates that are commemorated throughout the year.

remembrance days & Holocaust/Genocide Awareness Events

Click here to learn more about HAI's ongoing commitment to genocide awareness and how you can be involved.

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed as a day of commemoration for the people who perished in the Holocaust and marks the anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. The day is observed on the 27th of Nisan, the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar.

Yom HaShoah will be observed on the following days on the Gregorian calendar:

2016 Thursday, May 5
2017 Monday, April 24
2018 Thursday, April 12
2019 Thursday, May 2
2020 Tuesday, April 21

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27, and is designated by UN General Assembly Resolution in 2005 to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945.

HAI is proud to co-sponsor Holocaust Remembrance Events throughout the Denver Metro area. For more information on how to receive sponsorship for your event or to request a speaker from our Survivors Speakers Bureau, please email us at

For resources on Remembrance Days, including how to mindfully organize a remembrance event, check out the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by clicking here.


For a complete list of upcoming events, please visit our calendar page by clicking here.

Past EVents

For a complete list of past events, please visit our Past Events page by clicking here.