Yellow Candle Project
Baltimore Zionist District is honored to bring the Yellow Candle Project, which originally was created and distributed in the United Kingdom to the Baltimore community. 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.
Pick up locations and times:
BZD office: Sunday March 21st 12:00-2:00 PM, Tuesday March 23rd 1:00-3:00 PM
Stevenson location:19 Marcie Woods Ct, Pikesville, MD 21208
Monday March 22nd 5:00-7:00 PM, Thursday March 25th 5:00-7:00 PM
For additional questions, please contact
Baltimore Zionist District: CarenL@BZDIsrael.org
To receive more information about Yom HaShoah program click here.
What is Yellow Candle?
A simple, practical tool for the Jewish community and beyond, to remember Jewish victims of the Holocaust on the occasion of Yom HaShoah
Every candle comes with a small card that carries the name of someone who perished; many of the names are of children
A unique educational opportunity which brings learning about the Holocaust directly into the home of the participants
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.
Each candle costs $2 which is donated back to the Yellow Candle Project.
The Yellow Candle social media campaign has been very successful in the last couple years;
the hashtag #YellowCandle trended at #4 on Twitter and engaged people across the community
including celebrities and other public figures.
This will be the fourth year of the initiative, which in year one saw 3,000 candles distributed and last year 13,000.
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 25,000 candles to distribute, over half of which have already been reserved. The Baltimore Zionist District is proud to be a U.S. contributing organization who 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 the first time and raise awareness of what can happen if antisemitism goes unchallenged.
“As those that suffered the Holocaust first hand but survived begin to pass on, it is vital that we find new and innovative ways of perpetuating the memory of the holocaust and Yellow Candle is a wonderfully simple way to do this on an annual basis. Maccabi GB are proud to be associated with Yellow Candle."
- Maccabi GB CEO Martin Berliner
“The yellow candle project is a simple but incredibly powerful and poignant way to remember individual victims of the holocaust. It has grown incredibly since its launch in this country two years ago and we are now delighted to be working with Maccabi GB who are helping to take this project to the next level where this year
we will light 25,000 candles.”
- Yellow Candle Founding Committee Member, Paul Harris
“The Yellow Candle Project has been incredibly successful in preserving the memory of individuals who perished in the holocaust. As the last survivors leave us it’s all the more important that we keep those memories alive. It’s wonderful that Maccabi GB are partnering with us to ensure its position as a significant holocaust education initiative.”
- Yellow Candle Founding Committee Member, Nick Gender
Pick up your
*Please bring $2 for donation*
Unbox your candle
and read your card
By clicking the button above, each recipient will be given a wide range of resources, as well as a template home-ceremony; Young people, parents and teachers & educators will have dedicated pages with signposting opportunities to the best educational resources in Holocaust education, provided by the leading experts in the field.
Light your candle on Yom HaShoah,
April 7th, 2021.
We ask that each participant takes a picture of their candle and card to post onto social media.
with the hashtags #YellowCandleBZD & #YellowCandle
Social Media Tagging for:
Baltimore Zionist District
Facebook - @BaltimoreZionistDistrict
Instagram - @BZDistrict
Twitter - @BZDIsrael
Social Media Tagging for:
Yellow Candle Project
Facebook - @YellowCandleUk
Instagram - @YellowCandleUk
Twitter - @YellowCandleUk