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.

1997 Memorial Breakfast

The Mishkan Tefila Brotherhood presented a Memorial Breakfast, concluding with responsive readings, remarks by the mayor, lighting of Yad Vashem Menorah candles by survivors and Yellow Candles by all others who wished, a special recitation by the cantor, and a musical portion featuring children from the Hebrew School. A survivor of Auschwitz related his story. The Brotherhood assembled an educational program booklet for distribution to the Hebrew School.

1997 Youth Mission to Washington, DC

The Temple Israel Men’s Club distributed more than 650 Yellow Candles to congregants and raised more than $3200 to help fund their first annual Youth Mission to Washington, DC. The pre-B’nai Mitzvah class and their parents processed the candles for mailing, created posters, and participated in the community Holocaust Memorial Service. Over Memorial Day weekend, 26 students and 20 parents traveled to Washington and toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and other sites.