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.
The 2022 project will see the growth of ‘Remembrance to Renewal,’ where each Yellow Candle will also come with Dwarf Sunflower Seeds. We are encouraging the community to keep their empty Yellow Candle Tin, plant a seed for the future, to help us all remember the past.
Maccabi GB will be charging £2 for each Yellow Candle once again, 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.
Each year, Yellow Candle is looking to reach more and more people to ensure our legacy of remembrance continues and grows. In order to do this, we will be charging £2 for each candle. These funds will be used to increase the impact of Yellow Candle and Holocaust remembrance in years to come. There is also an additional cost of £1.75 for postage and packaging. This has been very generously subsidised by the Genesis Philanthropy Group who are committed to commemorating Yom HaShoah and the victims of the Holocaust.
Please note: In order to ensure as many people as possible have Yellow Candles, we are asking that you do not order more than a maximum of 6 candles per household.
If you would like to order more than 6 Yellow Candles, or if you are a school or an organisation and would like to ‘bulk buy’ your Yellow Candles for your community, or if you live abroad and would like a Yellow Candle, please contact email@example.com.