May 19, 2024
Yom HaShoah begins at sundown Sunday May 5th, 2024 / 27 Nisan 5784

As time marches forward, it is our task to remember and teach about the Shoah.

Light a Candle – Preserve a Memory

Each year, the FJMC Shoah Yellow Candle™ Program distributes tens of thousands Yellow Candles™ to Men’s Clubs, Brotherhoods and houses of worship to help remember the Holocaust. Florida Region FJMC Yellow Candle™ Chair Jon Zimmer explains: Men’s Clubs and other organizations around the world order Yellow Candles™ from the FJMC and distribute them to their membership with a short explanation of the program. On the night of Yom HaShoah, the candles are lit in homes across the globe to shine a light of memory, a light of education, and a light that we will never forget. By participating in this program, you are helping to keep the memory of the Shoah alive and to remember what could happen if we don’t stand up for ourselves. Learn more about how your Men’s Club, Brotherhood, Synagogue or community organization can get involved in the FJMC Shoah Yellow Candle™ Program at

Yom HaShoah begins at sundown Sunday May 5th, 2024 aka 27 Nisan 5784. We encourage Clubs to start planning your programs now. I look forward to working with our clubs and assisting in any way possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for all the work you are doing to implement this important program!

– Kol Hakavod from Jon Zimmer Florida, FJMC Yellow Candle Chairman

Men’s Club is Brotherhood. Jon Zimmer is the President of the Kol Ami Brotherhood of Tampa and Yellow Candle™ Chairman for the Florida Region of FJMC. Learn more about the Kol Ami Brotherhood at and on Facebook at

The Kol Ami Brotherhood of Tampa, Florida is a proud member of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC), a confederation of over 200 affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and beyond. The Florida Region of FJMC serves the needs of affiliated Men’s Club’s and Brotherhoods throughout the State of Florida. Learn more about how your Jewish Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate with the FJMC at:

If you are not yet affiliated with the Federation, then today is the day to join us. Get to know more about the Florida Region of FJMC and our growing network of dynamic Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods on our website and please visit and LIKE our Facebook Group at

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