My Great Grandmothers Candlesticks
My Great Grandmothers Candlesticks

In the early 1900s my great grandmother was given these candlesticks for her wedding anniversary, they would continue to be used and appreciated for generations. When she bought them she imagined them being used in her household, on Shabbat nights the family would gather around the candles, close their eyes, light the candles, and recite prayers, this is what made them feel at home, knowing their family was with them. The candles would become a symbol of safety for them and they would eventually be passed to my mother, and they would be kept in my house, used for any holiday and especially on Shabbat like my great grandmother once did with her family. These candlesticks now remind me of my great grandmother who bought these candlesticks and made everyone feel at home during tough times. These candlesticks are also a constant reminder of my Jewish culture and heritage, and of my ancestors who prayed using candles similar to these and Jewish people across the world who pray over the candles on Shabbat. These candles will continue to be used with my family and will then be passed on to me or my brother, and we will pass it on to our children and all the future generations of my family. That way we will all be reminded of our culture and where we came from and future generations will always feel at home when using them.

Place(s): New York
Year: 1868

– Tyler Wichman

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more