Yom Ha'Shoah Starts Sunday Evening, April 23, 2017
Each year, the CBE Men’s Club sends out a remembrance candle to each congregant family. As part of the worldwide Jewish community, it is our collective obligation to honor and remember the Six Million who perished in the Holocaust.
In the spirit of remembrance, we encourage you to give tzedakah in memory to those who did not survive the Holocaust. Through your generosity using the form below, we can continue to acquire and distribute the yellow candles each and every year. Net proceeds received from the Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle Program will be used to fund Holocaust and other related programming and study in both the religious school and the synagogue.
The 2017 Northern Virginia Holocaust Commemoration
Sunday, April 23, 2016
This year, in addition to religious school programming at the synagogue, CBE encourages participation in the Northern Virginia Holocaust Commemoration: Displaced Persons - Struggles to Find a Home, at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Teen program starts at 4:30 PM (Chai School will be attending, leaving from CBE at 3:30; RSVP required for other teens); adult programs also start at 4:30 PM with the main community commemoration at 7:00 PM. More Info.
Yom Ha'Shoah Meditation
The Blessing of the Yellow Candle
As I light this Yellow Candle, I vow never to forget the lives of the Jewish men, women and children who are symbolized by this flame. They were tortured and brutalized by human beings who acted like beasts; their lives taken in cruelty. May we be inspired to learn more about our six million brothers and sisters as individuals and as communities and to recall their memories throughout the year. May we recall not only the terror of their deaths, but also the splendor of their lives. May the memory of their lives inspire us to hallow our own lives and to live meaningful Jewish lives so that we may help to insure that part of who they were shall endure always.
-- Rabbi Jules Harlow
Using the form below, your donation will be added to your next CBE statement. If you prefer to make your contribution by mail or are not a CBE member, please print out this form and return it to the synagogue with a check made payable to CBE Men’s Club.