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         Yizkor Services / Yahrtzeit Candle

There are 4 times a year when Jews light a special candle, called a Yahrtzeit Candle,
in memory of loved ones who have died.

Yizkor is a memorial service which is recited on Yom Kippur as well as the last days of Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. Yizkor, which is the Hebrew word for "remember", asks G-d to remember those we mourn and to grant them proper rest.

Yahrtzeit Candle is lit at sundown on...

     The first night of Yom Kippur.
     The night of Shemini Atzeret (the 8th night of Sukkot),
     The second night of Shavuot .
     The last night of Passover.

The Yizkor service takes place the following day.

Donations to the Synagogue General Fund or Building Fund are appropriate ways of remembering your departed at the time of their Yahrtzeit. Each issue of the newsletter contains a YAHRTZEIT observation listing.

Visit our Newsletter page to obtain a current copy of our Newsletter.