2001 Candle Twinning Project

The South Jersey Men’s Club held a Candle Twinning Program, in which it distributes white yahrzeit candles with yellow Holocaust Memorial Candles. Persons are encouraged to light a yellow candle in memory of those killed on the same date as the passing of a loved one. By permission of the author, each bimonthly edition features an event from the years 1938-194 from the book Every Day, Remembrance Day by famed Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal.

1997 Publication of Memoirs

The Agudas Achim Men’s Club program focused on the publication of memoirs of their Holocaust survivors, their children, and others who have been affected, and the telling of the stories to the Hebrew School students. The memoirs and photographs were included in a 136-page book that was given to students in the School, sold to congregants, and donated to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and libraries. The authors took part in a Hebrew School question-and-answer program that included lighting the Yellow Candle.

1993 Holocaust Torah

More than 1,000 persons attended the Sinai Temple Men’s Club’s Holocaust Remembrance/Yom Hashoah program this year. The focus was the gift of a Holocaust Torah that was saved by a Men’s Club member who had escaped from a Nazi concentration camp. The entry describes the program itself and related activities.

1993 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

This year’s Brotherhood Shabbat was unique inasmuch as it was held in conjunction with Yom Hashoah The Mishkan Tefila Brotherhood utilized the service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The guest speaker discussed the Warsaw Ghetto and the special significance of Polish antisemitism.  Along the bimah were 50 lit FJMC Yellow Candles. A special program book which contained background information and special prayers was distributed to attendees.

2009 Men's Club Partners With Religious School and USY for World Wide Wrap

CBE Men's Club teamed up with the Religious School to present the World Wide Wrap this year. Both adults and high school students were invited to this fun, educational program. Thanks to volunteers, everyone had the opportunity to learn how to "lay" Tefillin. Then, all participated in a very special USY musical morning minyan know as Sunday Shacharit Live, which featured videos, live music, and incredible ruach.