43 years ago, FJMC leaders created the Shoah Yellow Candle™ as a living symbol for home observance of Yom HaShoah Day. We light the Shoah Yellow Candle™ at sundown on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Please contact FJMC at 800-391-7293 or email us at with Shoah Yellow Candle™ questions or concerns.
The Bulk Yellow Candle order deadline is April 5, 2024.
The FJMC has long understood that Holocaust Remembrance needs to also take place in the home, to have a mechanism for families to gather for a moment to teach and to explain to the next generation the impact and the survival of that horrific moment in Jewish history
The Candle is Yellow to remind us of the Yellow Star that Jews were forced to wear to identify them as Jews and open them to ridicule and persecution. Men's Clubs and other organization order the Candle through this program and distribute them to their membership with a short explanation of the program.
The Yellow Candle™ program was created in 1981 by FJMC clubs in Canada, New England, and elsewhere to keep alive the memory of the Six Million who perished in the Shoah. The Candle is modeled after a traditional Jewish memorial Yahrzeit candle that burns for 24 hours during periods of mourning and on the Yahrzeit anniversary of a family member. Survivors asked How could Yahrzeits be observed for those victims whose entire families had been wiped out? An idea was born, a unique memorial candle with yellow wax, to remember the yellow stars forced upon European Jews during the Nazi regime.
Your group can run a successful Yellow Candle™ program. Today, organizations across North America and beyond sponsor this international program. Shoah Yellow Candles™ are distributed to people from all streams of Judaism, to institutions such as synagogues, schools, museums, military bases, churches, and government offices. Success means distributing as many Candles as possible to your community. No human being who wishes to memorialize a victim should be left out.
This website and the Shoah Yellow Candle™ Guide are valuable resources for enhancing your observance of Yom HaShoah. Please take the time to explore and download the Yellow Candle™ Guide from the menu on the left side of this page.
Shoah Yellow Candle™ Program, P.O. Box 2122, Kirkland, WA 98083
Remember. Never Forget. Zachor!