Merle’s Rule

Merle’s Rule

The Ninth Candle treats history as a tool for healing wounds in the present. Through our programs and workshops, we aim to spread compassion, empathy, and understanding. We are passionate about embracing diversity and promoting it across the United States. That is why we have written special protocols into our Bylaws – our governing constitution – that we know as Merle’s Rule.


Merle’s Rule states that

The Ninth Candle will always seek the most diverse possible pool of applicants, for vacancies at Board level and for all roles within the organization. We are also committed to working with and employing people of all faiths and none. Antisemitism is a symptom of failing education systems, political divisions, and broken communities. As such, it is everyone’s problem. We can only end it by working together, and by embracing a diverse range of experiences, ideas, and perspectives.