Maccabi GB Weekly Update 25th April - 29th April 2022


The latest news from Maccabi GB



Yellow Candle Project 
Thank you for being a part of the Yellow Candle Project 2022

Thank you for joining thousands of people from the Community in lighting your Yellow Candle on Wednesday evening to Never Forget

Please remember to plant your sunflower seeds for the future in your empty Yellow Candle Tin, to help remember the past. 
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Tens of Thousands light Yellow Candles and Plant Sunflower Seeds this Yom HaShoah in Honour of Maccabi GB’s Project to Highlight the Importance of “Remembrance to Renewal”

On Wednesday 27th April, Jews across the globe commemorated Yom HaShoah, the annual Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day. As in previous years, Maccabi GB’s Yellow Candle project united the Jewish community and enabled over 32,000 flames to be lit worldwide on the day to remember the lives so tragically cut short during the Holocaust.

The initiative brought together households in the UK and worldwide, communal organisations across the country, Jewish residential care homes throughout the UK, schools and various international organisations – including across Hungary, Sweden, Spain, the USA, Israel, Bahrain and the UAE – for one common goal: ensuring that we Never Forget the horrors of the Shoah.

The theme of this year’s project was ‘Remembrance to Renewal’, meditating on the triumph and perseverance of Jewish life. To promote this message, two sunflower seeds were given with each candle. Participants were invited to plant the seeds in the Yellow Candle tin once their candle had been used, each flower sprouting as a symbol of growth after tragedy.
Each Yellow Candle pack also contained a biographical card with information from the Yad Vashem archives, including the name, age, date, a photograph and the place of death of a particular individual who perished in the Shoah, connecting each participant with one victim to make this both a deeply personal and communal act of commemoration.
Individuals, families and small groups were able to light a candle of remembrance in their own homes via the template created in partnership with PaJeS and Zikaron BaSalon found on the Yellow Candle website, with 75 families across the UK participating, whilst being part of the national communal commemoration hosted by Yom HaShoah UK during the evening of 27th April.
In a moving ceremony watched by thousands online, the Yom HaShoah UK event itself, held at Jewish Care’s Wohl Campus in Golders Green, saw six Yellow Candles lit in the presence of Holocaust survivors, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Israeli Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely to honour the lives of the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust.

For each lighting, a representative of a synagogal organisation passed a lit candle to a second-generation member of the community, who concluded by passing the same candle to either a Holocaust survivor or a refugee to light the flame of the Yellow Candle. In doing so, this literal and symbolic act represented the importance of ensuring that each generation remembers the tragedy of the Holocaust.

Communities around the country also hosted local lighting events, connecting with the national ceremony in a meaningful way, whilst Jonathan Prevezer, Chairman of Maccabi GB, lit his candle as part of the lighting ceremony from Poland, whilst involved in March of the living.
On the evening of the 27th April, social media was also aflame with the hashtag #yellowcandle, creating a virtual memorial uniting Jewish communities across the world. The campaign trended 2nd on Twitter, with individuals all over the globe sharing pictures of their lit candles.
Maccabi GB’s Yellow Candle project enabled thousands of individuals to mark Yom HaShoah in a profound way, honouring and remembering those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. This year also served to campaign for a brighter future, with the accompanying sunflower seeds representing growth and renewal.

Ashley Lerner, the CEO of Maccabi GB, said, I am proud that via the lighting of Yellow Candles, Yom HaShoah has been marked and commemorated on a global scale. In homes and public ceremonies throughout the world, Yellow Candles were lit and seeds then planted, ensuring that we will never forget the horrors of the Shoah and constantly strive to revive and regrow. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the partners and sponsors who have made Yellow Candle a reality for yet another meaningful Yom HaShoah.”

Individuals can register their interest for the 2023 Yellow Candle Project by visiting www.yellowcandleuk.org/registration

Photos credited to Meron Persey Photography
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Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination are recruiting!
Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination are recruiting!
Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination are currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator and freelance facilitators as our project continues to flourish and grow.
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Steetwise are recruiting!

Streetwise are recruiting!
Streetwise are currently recruiting a Project Coordinator to join the team. To apply please send a C.V and cover letter to Yvie
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Maccabi Strollers
Maccabi Strollers
Do you fancy trying something new? Maccabi GB are looking for members to join the new 'Maccabi Strollers' club to play Walking Football. This is open to Females 30+ and Males 50+.
Register Here
Maccabiah Games 2022
Doctor and Physiotherapists required!
Are you an experienced Doctor or Physiotherapist? We are currently recruiting for Doctors and Physiotherapists to help at the Maccabiah Games 2022! Register today to be part of a fantastic summer in Israel.
Register Here
MAKKABI Deutschland Winter Games
Makkabi Deutschland Winter Games
Have you been watching the Winter Olympic Games? Feeling inspired? We are very excited to announce that the Makkabi Deutschland Winter Games will be taking place in January 2023 and this is your chance to represent Maccabi GB.

From Alpine skiing to Snowboarding to Cross-country skiing, Biathlon (Laser), Snow volleyball , Figure skating and Bavarian curling. This is your chance to get involved!
Register interest Here
Affiliate and Partner Announcements 
An announcement from Maccabi GB Junior Football League (MGBJFL) Chairman, Marc Levy 
We had a full week of fixtures this week as we held the final games of the season for the Under 7 and Under 8 age groups. The Under 9’s and 10’s have a final league match this week before the end of season tournaments begin.
Cup winners roll of honour
Under 7: Hendon United Blue
Under 8: Brondesbury Park Rangers
Under 9: Hendon United Blue
Under 10: Hendon United Purple

We would like to thank the competing teams; Hendon United, HMH, North West London Jets, Brondesbury Park Rangers and HGS for their continued support.

An announcement from HMH JYC (Highgate and Muswell Hill Jewish Youth Club)

HMH Hat trick Heroes – April 10th 2022
U18 Tigers v HGS Academy Tigers – Malachi Bailey 3
U10 Haifa v  NWLJ Blue – Charlie Gelb 3
U8 Rangers v Maccabi London Purple – Ezra Cohanim 3

An announcement from Maccabi GB Southern Football League Chairman, David Wolff
As the season is drawing to its close the fixtures are diminishing.
At the moment there are two defaults which is often the case at this time of the year when interest wanes.
However there are two semi-finals in the Peter Morrison Cup which will be the highlight this weekend.
An announcement from Manchester Jewish Soccer League Chairman, Paul Rose
Last week Jewventus beat Reich 3-1 and 7-1 in their double header and secured 2nd place with their opponents coming 3rd. Haroldeans and Maccabi 3rd were awarded their league matches as BPR and Leeds Maccabi could not fulfil their fixtures. This meant that Haroldeans have retained their title.
This Sunday sees the Semi Finals in the Action Against Cancer Cup; Jewventus host Reich at Frederick Road whilst Leeds Maccabi entertain Maccabi 3rd.
Watford FC Football Fun with the Jewish Supporter Group 
On Sunday 1st May from 2pm, Watford FC are opening up their training ground for a Football Fun day for parents and children from the Jewish community. You do not have to be Watford supporters. 

For more information please click below and the password to join is Watford2022

Click here for more information and to book
 Maccabi GB in the news
Click here to see the sports page in the Jewish Chronicle
Click here to see the Half Page Yellow Candle Advert in the Jewish Chronicle
Click here to see read an article about the Yellow Candle Project in euronews
Click here to see read an article about the Yellow Candle Project in the Jewish News 
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Maccabi GB Update 25th April - 29th April 2022
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