Make an emotional connection with your Yellow Candle delivery. Mail merge the name of a child that lost its life in the holocaust into the Meditation prayer.
- Personalize the meditation or El Maleh Rachamin meditation with the names of children that perished in the Holocaust. Personalizing the prayer with a Child’s name helps connect families with children to the Yellow Candle they receive.
- Meditations should have language about the mitzvah to make a donation in the name of someone who has pasted on.
- The President’s letter, inserted with the candle, can create donations equal to the Rabbi’s letter.
FJMC clubs that have used the holocaust children merged meditation have experienced an increase in donations from synagogue families with children. This is a population that historically has not been well connected with the Shoah. Refer to support material on the FJMC web site.
Insert to Rabbi or Presidents letter:
"During the Holocaust, the Nazis and their collaborators murdered over 1.5 million Jewish children under the age of 16. This year, the Men’s Club hopes to personalize your family’s observance of Yom HaShoah by providing each Synagogue family with the name and homeland of a young victim who may have no surviving relatives to light a candle in his or her memory."
The lists of 500 children, as well as adults, that lost their lives in the Holocaust can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
A sample President's letter can be downloaded by clicking on this link. The mail merged formatted meditation prayers ready to use can be downloade by clicking on this link. The instructions on how to do the Mail Merge can be downloaded by clicking on this link.
If you have any questions or problems using any of the above files, contact Marty Melnick at Marty.Melnick@gmail.com.