Yom HaShoah memorial tonight at 6pm
April 7, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Light the Yellow Candle, the evening of Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The Candle is Yellow to remind us of the Yellow Star that Jews were forced to wear to identify them as Jews and open them to ridicule and persecution.
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is often commemorated in communities and synagogues with large mass gatherings, often attended by those most directly impacted by the horrors that occurred in Europe.
While these gatherings are important, Holocaust Remembrance needs to also take place in the home to allow people to reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust and how they effected the entire Jewish people, even generations later, and to also have a mechanism for families to gather for a moment to teach and to explain to the next generation the impact and the survival of that horrific moment in Jewish history. For over 40 years, families have come together to light the Yellow Candle, to remember, to teach, and not to forget.