Every Zikaron BaSalon gathering requires simple preparation. Preparing the content in advance will help create a more meaningful experience.
As long as there are Holocaust survivors among us, we must listen to their testimonies.
But unfortunately, we know that one day, not so far off, the last survivors will be gone. We must pass on the memory of the Holocaust to future generations. For this part of the Salon event, we can connect you with a speaker, a survivor or a descendant, who will join your event and share their family’s story
Testimonies are a valuable resource and are meaningful and important for Holocaust commemoration. If you do not have a speaker at your Zikaron BaSalon event, we invite you to choose a testimony from our library and shape the rest of the event around it.
Open conversations are the place to raise relevant burning questions.
After an evening of listening and sharing, it’s time to talk about what we’ve learned, from the Holocaust and the testimony we heard. This discussion is a safe space. A place to ask even the most difficult questions; a place to discover the lessons we can take with us and pass on to future generations. A safe space that is aware and respectful of different opinions and beliefs. There are no right or wrong answers, and the end of this discussion is unforeseeable.
The host can lead the conversation or choose someone else to lead it. As long as we listen to each other — we’re fulfilling the whole purpose of the event.
The following discussion topics and prompts are purely suggestions. Your discussion should be consistent with the evening you planned and the testimony you heard.
There is no one true formula for a successful Zikaron BaSalon event. It can be in person or virtual, and differ in the content and in the topics the event focuses on. Each host can design their own event as they see fit. We’ve prepared various event plans to help you shape your event, taking into consideration the participants and the topics you want to talk about.
Every room can turn into an intimate space for people to gather and share deep moments with each other, whether it’s an office space or a meeting room. Hundreds of companies and organizations have made Zikaron BaSalon events part of their annual tradition. On our host’s page, we offer a variety of plans for turning your office into a living room, a space where thoughts and emotions are exchanged.