Yellow Candle and Yom Hashoah

The Yellow Candle Project, managed by Maccabi GB, is a practical and informal educational tool to remember Jewish Holocaust victims on Yom HaShoah, and broaden participants’ understanding of the Holocaust, in the safe space of their homes. 


The project aims to distribute yellow remembrance candles to as many individuals in the community as possible; alongside each Yellow Candle, a card with the name, age, date, and place of death of someone who perished in the Holocaust is enclosed. Participants are invited to share images of their lit candles on social media on the eve of Yom HaShoah, thereby creating a modern-day collective communal memorial.


For the project to have a self-sustaining future, Maccabi GB will be charging £2 for each Yellow Candle, rather than relying purely on donations. This will enable the project to continue to grow and develop for many years to come and gives us the confidence that the Community is supporting it. 



Thanks to the generosity of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, who during these uncertain times have agreed to subsidise the costs of the postage and packaging, ensuring as many people as possible could get their Yellow Candle and join in the communal commemoration. 


In addition to Genesis Philanthropy Group, we are incredibly grateful to Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation and Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust who have both been long standing supporters of the Yellow Candle Project.


wIth special thanks to the Yellow Candle Committee for all their help and support 

Federation of Jewish Men's Club

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With special thanks to the Federation of Jewish Men's Club who created the idea of Yellow Candle in the US. With their support and cooperation we have managed to bring Yellow Candle UK to you.

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