This is a poem written by Ron Adler. Ron's father, Bernie, is a former Men's Club President at Congregation Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA.
Bernie asked his son, a musician and sound editor who joins the Men's Club each year to box candles, to develop something that would bring the message of the candles to younger generations. Ron accepted the challenge and wrote the attached poem.
The poem was reviewed by the VBS Men's Club and used as part of their Yom HaShoah program last year. At that time, the poem was read prior to the lighting of the Candle.
We encourage you to reproduce the poem and enclose it with every Candle. The poem ends with a blessing which brings God back into the proverbial picture and provides continued meaning for all of us.