Yizkor Memorial Book
One of our most important traditions is the recital of Yizkor, honoring the memories of our departed loved ones during the prayer services of four major festivals throughout the year: Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach, and Shavuot. In addition to asking the Almighty to ‘remember’ the souls of family members and friends who have passed, Yizkor provides us with a vital spiritual connection to them. It transforms their inspiring memory into an active source of light and blessing. For this reason, part of the Yizkor service includes a pledge to tzedakah, charity – a mitzvah done on behalf of their soul, thereby merging our two "worlds".
With this in mind, we will once again be publishing a special Yizkor Booklet for the New Year. In addition to the text of the Yizkor prayers and prayers for the martyrs of recent Jewish history, the booklet will feature the names of the loved ones of our community members. Additionally, every name listed in the booklet will be pronounced during the Yizkor and Keil Malei prayers offered in the synagogue each of the four times of the year – regardless of whether the donor is present or not.
To participate, please fill out the form below and submit it with your tzedakah contribution
With blessings for a happy, healthy, and sweet New Year.