Who benefits from the Yellow Candle Program?

The Yellow Candle Program presents a valuable opportunity for you to model the ritual of lighting a yartzheit candle with your family and friends, as well as remember, by their name, a child who was murdered in the Shoah.  

  • Men's Clubs. The program provides the Men's Club (or other participating group) an educational purpose and a significant project upon which to focus. The program is an excellent vehicle for training its members and cultivating volunteers.
  • Synagogues and Organizations. The program benefits the synagogue or organization because it unites the congregation through an inter-age effort and provides a focus for Shoah programming.
  • Communities. The program benefits the community by bringing together the resources that Men's Clubs, etc. have at their disposal to aid and assist your community in it's observances, and to make the public more aware of the lessons learned as a result of the Shoah.
  • Charities.  Yellow Candle programs can be a source of funding for other meaningful programs related to Yom HaShoah.  Some clubs target funds for local Holocaust memorials, libraries, gardens, Holocaust Museum trips and scholarships for educational programs.