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 : firstname.lastname@example.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.
ONLINE NATIONAL COMMEMORATION: MONDAY 20TH APRIL, 7:30PM - 8:45PM
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)
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