Men’s Club Yahrzeit Candles
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Yom HaShoah 2022 – A Day of Remembrance
As we have done in the past, The TBS Men’s Club is providing Yahrzeit Candles to our congregation as we join with people around the world on Yom HaShoah, and light this candle on Monday evening, April 17th, corresponding to 27 Nisan 5783, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. We do this for those whose entire families and towns perished in the Shoah, and for whom no one is left to light a Yahrzeit remembrance candle. “Light a Candle, Preserve a Memory”. You can pick up a yahrzeit candle beginning on Monday, April 10th through Monday, April 17th at the entrance to the TBS Early Childhood Center.
The act of kindling this flame and reading the enclosed meditation can be a moving ritual to remind us of what happened to the Jewish people not long ago. This can also be an appropriate time to discuss the Holocaust with your family.
The Yellow Candle Program is a project of The TBS Men’s Club, in cooperation with the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. If you would like to learn more about the history of The Yellow Candle Program go to the website, www.FJMC.ORG.
We hope that the lighting of a Yellow Candle on Yom HaShoah has become an annual event in your home and that you will gather your family together to participate on Monday evening, April 17th, in this small but meaningful gesture.
The number 18 is chai, or life. By remembering, by doing our part to ensure our future, we celebrate the ongoing life of our people even as we memorialize those who were destroyed.
Please consider making a donation to Temple Beth Sholom Men’s Club to help defray the costs of this program.
We appreciate your support of this Shoah project and of our on-going programs.
TBSMC Yellow Candle Committee Chair
Thank you for your tax-deductible donation to the 2023 Yellow Candle program.