Sinai, Brookline, MA
Candlelight Memorial is the world's largest annual grassroots AIDS
event. This year the 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil was observed
in more than 9,000 cities in 110 nations. SHARED coordinated
the event for the Town of Brookline for the second year in a row.
The vigil honors the memory of people who have died from AIDS and
demonstrates support for people living with HIV and AIDS.
volunteer Lily from Brookline High and SHARED Director Joyce Ozer
work behind the scenes to prepare an art exhibition of work by the
2nd grade students at the Lawrence School in Brookline. This
artwork will be donated to the Maluti Hospital in Lesotho, southern
Andy Vogel welcomes the particpants in the Annual International
AIDS Memorial to Temple Sinai
President Elizabeth Ziemba gives the opening remarks
Baras (above) and Lauren Fox (below), winners of the AIDS Essay
Contest at Brookline High School, read their award-winning papers.
Karen Landy from the Jewish Family Children's Services of Greater
Boston shares moving stories about the many people she has met through
her job who have died from AIDS
board member, Kathryn Kempton enlightens the audience on the impact
that AIDS has had in Lesotho, southern Africa
Eguchi, a faculty member at Brookline Music School, plays a Musical
Tribute to the AIDS victims worldwide
Baras and Lauren Fox, the AIDS Essay Contest Winners light the candles.
Six candles are lit, five candles symbolize each continent where
AIDS is rapidly taking its toll of the population, and the sixth
is lit as
symbol of hope.
Evrol Officer from the Christ Church Unity delivers the closing
remarks of the ceremony
the memorial, the distinguished speakers, SHARED volunteers and
guests enjoy a reception in the Temple Common Room
guest is inspired by the artwork provided by the 2nd grade students
at the Lawrence School in Brookline. The artwork will be sent
as a gift to the children at the Maluti Hospital, Mapoteng, Lesotho
Ziemba presents a member of the Temple Sinai with a gift of appreciation
- the beautiful candle stands used in the memorial