Tuesday 21 April, 7.30 pm

Candle Lighting and Memorial Service 

Evening Service and Memorial Prayers led by Rabbi James Baaden.

Guest Speaker

Our speaker this year will be John Hajdu, MBE, a survivor of the Holocaust in Hungary and then lived under the subsequent socialist regime in Budapest. Having lived in the UK since 1957, John’s experiences of life after the Holocaust and as a refugee tell of the turmoil of post-World War Two Europe.

In January 2020 he became an MBE for services to Holocaust Education.

Yellow Candle ProjectTM

Sha’arei Tsedek is proud to be supporting The Yellow Candle ProjectTM 2020.

The Yellow Candle Project is a practical and informal educational tool to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to highlight the lessons we can learn from it. Maccabi GB is distributing a remembrance candle to as many individuals in the community as possible, along with a small card that gives the name of someone who perished in the Holocaust their age, date and place of death.

Candles will be made available via Religion School, B’nei Mitzvah Group and on the evening of Yom HaShoah. Members of the community are asked to light their candle on the eve of Yom HaShoah and Yom HaShoah 2020, and post a picture of it, along with the name of the person they are remembering on social media, aiming to create a nationwide memorial from the private space of the home, raising awareness and providing a unique opportunity to engage thousands in Holocaust education.

Suggested contribution £1.00 per candle.