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About Yizkor
Yizkor, a special memorial prayer for the departed, is recited in the synagogue four times a year, in the presence of the Torah scrolls, on the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, on Shemini Atzeret (the day after Sukkot) and on Yom Kippur.

Yizkor Service Request Below

The Meaning of Yizkor
Yizkor is the remembrance prayer for departed loved ones, where we ask G-d to remember the souls of our relatives and friends that have passed on.

The main point of Yizkor is our private pledge to give charity following the holiday in honor of the deceased. The reason for this is that by giving charity, we are performing a positive physical deed in this world, something that the departed can no longer do.

Yizkor renews and strengthens the connection between us and our loved one, brings merit to the departed souls, and elevates them in their spiritual homes. 

The soul gains additional merit if the memory of its good deeds inspire their loved ones to become better people and better Jews.

Who Says Yizkor, When and Where?
Any individual who has lost either one, or both of their parents.

During the first year after passing, Yizkor is not recited for an individual, however the mourners remain in the synagogue to hear Yizkor, but do not recite the Yizkor themselves.

In addition to reciting Yizkor for one's parents, one may recite Yizkor for any Jew who has passed on, including relatives and friends.

It is best to say Yizkor in a synagogue in the presence of the Torahs scrolls and with a community of people. However it is permissible to say Yizkor at home if going to synagogue is not possible.

Yizkor Service
It is customary that if one cannot attend synagogue for Yizkor, that they arrange for Yizkor to be recited for their departed loved ones in the synagogue, instead of or in addition to saying it at home.

You may send in your Yizkor request by completing the form below.

Yizkor At Home
If you cannot come to synagogue for Yizkor, you may request that Yizkor be recited in the synagogue in addition to reciting Yizkor at home.

Yizkor Text in Russian
Yizkor Text in Hebrew/English

Yizkor Service Request for Upcoming Holiday

If you want to make a Yizkor Donation without requesting Yizkor service
you may do so in the "donation" section below and skip the "names of deceased" section.

Please enter Jewish names below. If Jewish name is unknown, enter regular name.
Click on the plus + sign to add a name for Yizkor.
Enter the Jewish Name of the person we will be saying Yizkor for.
Enter the Last Name of the person we will be saying Yizkor for.
Enter the Jewish Name of their Mother.
Enter the Jewish Name of their Father.
This person is my: Father, Mother, Grandfather, Grandmother...
Donation in memory of this individual
Click on the plus + sign again to add another name.

It is customary, as explained above, to make a donation in honor of our loved ones being remembered during Yizkor. The text of Yizkor mentions specifically that charity was or will be given in this person's memory.
You may give any amount, you do not need to give in order to submit this form.

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