– Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, was established in 1953 by the Israeli Knesset to be observed each year on the 27th day of Nissan. The date coincides with the beginning of the 1943 heroic revolt against the Nazis by the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. After the creation of the observance in Israel, Jewish communities throughout the world began to observe the date to honor the memory of the 6 million who died in the Holocaust.

At Temple Sinai in Middletown a memorial program will be at 7 p.m. April 24. Howard Mills will be the speaker. He is the state’s superintendent of insurance. He’s also a member of the board of directors of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Claims, and chairman of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners International Holocaust Commission Task Force.

It’s a memorable evening that starts with the lighting of yellow memorial candles. The candles are being sold through the temple’s Men’s Club at $5 each or three for $10. For information, call Linda Dubin at 651-0051.