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  • Who is behind Zikaron BaSalon?
    Zikaron BaSalon started in a living room where a few friends gathered in 2011 and experienced an extraordinarily meaningful event. The team now consists of the original participants of that event as well as many more friends who have joined the effort over the years.
  • I registered as a host. What do I do now?
    We provide you with the Host Kit, which includes suggestions, tips and general guidance on how to run the event. If, however, you do not want to lead the discussion, you are welcome to contact - before the event itself - one of the guests, and ask them to lead the discussion.
  • I made a request to participate and still have not received a response. What should I do?
    If you sent a request to the host directly and it was not confirmed or denied within four days of the time of sending, it was automatically canceled. You can cancel your pending request and send a new one.
  • Are there preparatory evenings for the hosts?
    During the months of March and April there will be both virtual and in-person meetings. Should you have more questions, you can contact us directly by email and we will connect you with the local community organizer in your area.
  • Do I have to follow your kit?
    Absolutely not. Zikaron BaSalon is an open-source initiative in which people shape their own experience. The structure of the event and the use of the content we provide are only suggestions to make your Zikaron BaSalon event easier to host and organize.
  • How does one find a survivor or another speaker?
    We suggest that you look for a Holocaust survivor for your Zikaron BaSalon independently. If you do not find one, there are suggestions on the Build Your Event page for alternatives which you are welcome to explore. It is important to remember that Zikaron BaSalon and the conversations it fosters are significant even if you do not have a living survivor as part of your event.
  • Is there Zikaron BaSalon in my town?
    Anyone can host a Zikaron BaSalon. We recommend that you organize a Zikaron BaSalon event of your own, or with friends or acquaintances. If you cannot do this, you will find a list of all the Zikaron BaSalon events around the world on our become a host page.
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