You don’t have to be a survivor of the Shoah (Holocaust) to join the Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association. We are open and inclusive to everyone who is interested in our group and the speakers and programs we offer.

While monthly in-person brunches have been suspended indefinitely, we are meeting monthly on Zoom. Please contact Cherie if you would like to join our monthly meetings.

For more information, contact Cherie Ravel at or 408.357.7462.

The mission of the SVHSA is to ensure remembrance of the Shoah:
  • We will achieve this by promoting dialogue, education, and creating platforms to foster awareness.
  • We will shed light on how this genocide was the result of intolerance and hatred, and the lessons learned should also be applied today.
  • We will strive to engage Holocaust survivors and their descendants to share their stories. It is important for the public to learn from their experiences and messages.
  • We will support social activities for the community of survivors and their descendants.
  • We will continue to collaborate with other supportive organizations in an effort to diminish apathy and Holocaust denial.
  • We will strive to promote an awareness of domestic and global antisemitism.


The Israeli American Council (IAC) would like to invite the JCC community to take part in Six Million Steps, a unique international effort to preserve and perpetuate the memory of the Holocaust and bring attention to the alarming resurgence of antisemitism in the US and around the world.

During the period of March 21 through April 11, you can help spread the word to as many people as possible and encourage your community members to walk or run, noting the number of steps they have taken in solidarity on our website. Also, share photos or videos on their social media accounts using the hashtag #6MILLIONSTEPS (or emailed to

For more information, contact


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The Addison-Penzak JCC is proud to be a part of the Koret Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. The APJCC is also generously supported by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and by other generous supporters.

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