WORSHIP WITH US

We welcome you to worship and learn with us at Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation.

We gather together weekly for Hebraic worship, Biblical teaching from the Hebrew perspective, Messianic Dance and caring fellowship.

We look forward to seeing you!
Rabbi Amnon & Rebbetzin Lynette Shor

SATURDAY SHABBAT SERVICES

Messianic Lifestyle Class - 2 PM
In the Oneg Hall
Shabbat Service - 4 PM
In the Sanctuary
Oneg after Shabbat Service
In the Oneg Hall

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MT OLIVE CHURCH
101 W Clinton Avenue
Fresno CA 93705

between Palm and Fruit Avenues
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Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation
5132 N Palm Avenue PMB 101
Fresno, CA 93704

PHONE:
559-288-0330
EMAIL:
betshalom@betshalomfresno.org

YOM HASHOAH

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

The year 1945 marked the end of the Holocaust. To survivors, whose numbers decrease each day, the Holocaust remains real and ever-present, but for others, with every year that passes, the Holocaust seems part of ancient history. But there is one day in the year when we make a special effort to remember. On this one day, we remember those who suffered, those who fought, those who died and those who were murdered.

WHY THIS DAY?

Jewish history is long and filled with many stories of slavery and freedom, sorrow and joy, persecution and redemption. For Jews, their history, family, and relationship with God have shaped their religion and their identity. The Hebrew calendar is filled with varied holidays that incorporate and reiterate the history and tradition of the Jewish people.

After the horrors of the Holocaust, the Jewish people wanted a day to memorialize this tragedy. But what day? The Holocaust spanned years with suffering and death spread throughout these years of terror. No one day stood out as representative of this destruction.

Therefore after many deliberations the date was set and Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, was officially designated as a day of observance by the Israeli Knesset and was inaugurated in 1953. The date corresponds to the 27th day of the month of Nissan on the Hebrew calendar. This date falls beyond Passover but within the time span of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

It is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and those aligned with them, and for the Jewish resistance in Israel during the same period. Yom HaShoah is an internationally recognized day to remember, honor and memorialize the more than six million Jews whose lives were snuffed out during the Holocaust.