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Hitkansut L'Yom HaShoah

Haggadah and resources for meaningful Shoah remembrance

As the generation of Holocaust survivors passes, we must find new, meaningful ways to commemorate the Shoah. The Hartman Institute in Israel developed Hitkansut, a ceremony of remembrance. Similar to the Passover seder, Hitkansut is guided by a Haggadah which weaves together literary texts, testimonies, discussions, prayer, and moments of silence to which participants are invited to contribute their own voices. Hartman North America has lovingly translated the Haggadah linguistically and culturally for the North American audience.

Like so many Jewish rituals, Hitkansut is best experienced as a group: family, synagogue, JCC, or school. Explore these extraordinary resources and learn more about how you can bring Hitkansut to your community.

In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this educational program.

Hitkansut Resources

Dec 3, 2023

Leader's guide for meaningful Shoah remembrance

Watch A Hitkansut Gathering

Dec 3, 2023

An experiential gathering of Holocaust remembrance that weaves together poetry, prayer, song, survivor testimonies, and audience participation.

Dec 3, 2023

Global community gathering including memory, music, and poetry to commemorate Yom HaShoah through a powerful new ritual.

Dec 3, 2023

Virtual community gathering for Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

Dec 3, 2023

On the eve of Yom HaShoah, members of the community gathered at the Hartman Institute for an experiential and personal memory circle.

Learn More About Hitkansut

Dec 3, 2023

Justin Pines, Abigail Pogrebin

Justin Pines joins host Abigail Pogrebin to discuss the pioneering concept of Hitkansut, a new ritual for Yom HaShoah.

Dec 3, 2023

Weaving survivor testimonies, literary texts, music, poetry, and prayer together poignantly commemorates the Holocaust in an engaging communal way

Dec 3, 2023

As we prepare to mark a Yom HaShoah for which few survivors remain, we are forced anew to confront the question, “What does it mean to remember?”

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