Yom HaShoah

begins in the evening of Monday, 20 April  2020 

and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Yellow Candle Update

Under the current circumstances, unfortunately we are unable to distribute the Yellow Candles for Yom Hashoah on Monday 20 April. 


Maccabi GB who manage the project have offered to post Yellow Candles to those who request it.


They are asking for a minimum donation of £3 towards the postage and packaging of the candles and all donations will be ring fenced to the Yellow Candle Project. 

Please email : yellowcandle@maccabigb.org for further information.

Join the Whole Community on Yom HaShoah and

Light a Yellow Candle

in memory of a victim of the holocaust.

Light a #Yellowcandle

Woodside Park Shul are delighted to take part in the nationwide Yellow Candle Campaign for Yom HaShoah. Each bag contains a candle and the name of someone who perished in the Holocaust to light in their memory.

The purpose of this project is to remember individuals whose names would otherwise be lost.

The yellow recalls the yellow stars which Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis. Each yellow Yahrzeit candle provided will be accompanied by the name of a person from the Yad Vashem archives.

We are asking you to light your candle on Yom HaShoah evening of Monday 20 April in memory of the lost generation and, if possible post a picture on social media. #yellowcandle 


National Yom HaShoah Commemoration 'Remember Together - We Are One'

Important information about this year's Yom HaShoah commemorations

Sadly, due the current coronavirus situation, it is not be possible to bring everyone together on Yorn HaShoah on Monday 20 April as originally planned, and with much regret our stadium event has been cancelled.

However, we as a community can and will still remember, and although we cannot be together physically, it is still possible to honour our pledge and remember together as one through the wonders of technology online.


Therefore, on the evening of Monday 20 April as Yom HaShoah begins, we invite you to join us for a virtual National Holocaust Commemoration marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Shoah and the liberation of Bergen Belsen.

In addition, during the day of Tuesday 21 April, from 10am onwards, we also invite you to participate in a series of online Holocaust education sessions together with our community and charity partners.

Thank you for your continued support in these difficult circumstances and we hope you will join us to remember, to educate the next generation and honour the survivors and refugees.


Join us live at www.yomhashoah.org.uk/live

More details will follow.

Global Day of Testimony

Date: Yom HaShoah 20 - 21 April 2020

Holocaust survivors will be commemorating Yom HaShoah this year on an unprecedented scale, reaching a global audience to share their stories with the world

Be part of this amazing day -long event, that will honour the memory of those who have perished and celebrate strength, faith, hope and bravery in the face of adversity

Please join us on Facebook Live




The Alfred Huberman Writing Award - Entries for 2020 now open.

The Alfred Huberman Award is a writing award designed to encourage young people to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to ensure that its horrors should never be forgotten.

The Lake District Holocaust Project have set up the award in consultation with the family of Alfred Huberman who was one of the 300 child Holocaust Survivors who arrived in the Lake District in 1945. We are proud to invite young people up to the age of 18 in either full-time or part-time education to submit entries through schools, or as individuals.

The entries should demonstrate what understanding they have of the Holocaust, how the story impacts on them, and the hopes they have for the future.

The writing can take the form of a short essay, poem or creative writing but should be no more than 500 words. The entries will be judged by an independent panel of assessors and will include a member of Alfred's family.

To view and read entries from the prize winners please go to the website http://alfredhuberman.com/prizewinners/

For more information please go to the website www.alfredhuberman.com

Holocaust Remembrance Friday Night Dinner 2017

Woodside Park Synagogue hosted a Friday Night dinner in memory of Yom HaShoah UK. Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich MBE, and Theresa Villiers for Chipping Barnet viewed the ‘memory quilt’ where the stories of ‘The Boys’/ 45 Aid Society: 'The Boys' are displayed.


More than 150 people then attended a candlelit Kabbalat Shabbat Service and dinner with Yiddish songs and a traditional Shabbat meal. Holocaust Educational Trust (UK)

Yom Hashoah Articles

WPS visits Poland
Forty five members of Woodside Park Synagogue set off recently to begin an incredibly moving and thought provoking trip to Krakow and Auschwitz
Safe in Our Hands
Shoah – a simple yet utterly incomprehensible word. What does it really mean to each one of us? by Laura Kaye
Jenny Dreifuss
my aunt Jenny Dreifuss came up as having a Stolpersteine set in her memory in the city of Mannheim, article by Doris Levinson
Holocaust Testimony
“That’s when Alfred grew up,” she added, “That’s when he knew it was real and not an adventure anymore.” Alfred's story is told by his wife Shirley.
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