Secretary of State John Kerry, whose paternal grandparents were Jewish, noted his relatives who perished in the Holocaust.
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The Republican Jewish Coalition said it would work hard to maintain GOP control of the House and Senate.
During the ceremony, six Holocaust survivors told their stories in a prerecorded video before they lit the six torches representing the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
The poll was published on the same day three Labour members were suspended over allegations of anti-Semitism, including one member who accused Jews of perpetrating "African holocaust."
Many struggle to meet basic needs for food, housing, health care and transportation, write the co-chairs of a fund for survivors.