The Baltimore Zionist District is honored to bring for a fourth year the Yellow Candle Project, which was originally created and distributed in the United Kingdom, to the Baltimore community. The yellow candle is a practical and informal educational tool to remember those murdered during the Holocaust. The candle comes with a card displaying the name, age, date, and place of death of a victim of the Holocaust. The youngest victim being remembered is 1-year-old, and the eldest is 82.
We hope you will join Yellow Candle Project and Baltimore Zionist District as we come together to remember the six million who perished in the Holocaust, by lighting the candle on Yom HaShoah eve, April 17th, 2023.
Pick-up locations and times:
Monday, March 27 thru Thursday, March 30, 2023: BZD office, 9 AM- 3 PM
Monday, April 3rd, 2023: BZD office, 9 AM- 3 PM
Tuesday, April 4th, 2022: BZD office, 9 AM- 3 PM
Thursday, April 13th, 2023: BZD office, 9 AM- 3 PM
Friday, April 14th, 2023: BZD office, 9 AM- 2 PM
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The candle will be lit on the eve of Yom HaShoah. Every candle comes in a bag with a small card that carries the name of someone who perished in the Shoah, many of them children. People are encouraged to take a photograph of the candle lighting with the name they are lighting it for and post it on social media using the hashtag #YellowCandleBZD and #YellowCandle.
With the help of our sponsors, you will be able to receive the candle at no cost. If you are interested in donating towards this project, please email Caren at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yellow Candle social media campaign has been very successful in the last couple of years; the hashtag #YellowCandle trended #1 on Twitter on Yom HaShoah eve, 2020, and engaged people across the community, including celebrities and other public figures.
This will be the seventh year of the initiative, which in year one saw 3,000 candles distributed and last year grew to 100,000.
The project was managed by volunteers who raised the funds to distribute the candles free of any cost. This year with Maccabi GB now handling the supply chain and distribution, we have 1,000 candles to distribute to our community in Baltimore. The Baltimore Zionist District is proud to be a U.S. contributing organization that will be helping to distribute these candles throughout our community.
The Yellow Candle Project also gives families the opportunity to speak about the Holocaust, perhaps for the first time, and raise awareness of what can happen if antisemitism goes unchallenged.
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