Yom HaShoah

begins in the evening of Wednesday, 07 April  2021 

and ends in the evening of Thursday, 08 April 2021

Maccabi GB have launched The Yellow Candle Project 2021; ensuring that on the eve of Yom HaShoah on Wednesday 7th April, the community can continue to commemorate and never forget those that perished in the Holocaust. 

Maccabi GB Chairman, David Pinnick commented, ‘It is essential that, despite the current restrictions, the Jewish Community can still come together to memorialise those that perished in the Holocaust. At Maccabi GB we believe that it is our responsibility to perpetuate the memory of individuals within the Six Million that were cruelly taken, having experienced the worst human atrocity known to man. This is why we manage the Yellow Candle Project; it is a simple but vital tool in the education of the next generation of Jews to ensure that we continue to remember and amplify that remembrance far and wide.’

Thanks to the generosity of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, who during these uncertain times have agreed to subsidise the costs of the postage and packaging, ensuring as many people as possible can get their Yellow Candle and join in the communal commemoration. This year you can have your Yellow Candle delivered right to your doorstep at a subsidised cost of £3.75 including postage and packaging.
In addition to Genesis Philanthropy Group, Maccabi GB are incredibly grateful to Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation and Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust who have both been long standing supporters of the Yellow Candle Project. They have all made it possible for Maccabi GB to deliver the Yellow Candle Project this year to the Community.

To view the full press release, please click here.

The Yellow Candle Project

Order your Yellow Candle by Friday 26th March and be part of the Community-Wide commemoration marking Yom HaShoah by lighting your Yellow Candle on 7th April. Purchase your Yellow Candle by now at www.yellowcandleuk.org/purchasecandle


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


For more information please visit http://yomhashoah.org.uk

Important information about Yom HaShoah commemorations 2021

Sadly, due the current coronavirus situation, it is not be possible to bring everyone together on Yorn HaShoah on Wednesday 7th April as originally planned. 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.

Join us live on 




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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