On Tuesday, April 18—the last day of Passover—we mark the ritual Yizkor.
This ritual is a means for us to process the emotional impact of the empty
chair we encountered at our Pesaḥ Seder.
Through the Yizkor ritual we affirm that memory is
more powerful than death. As we invoke the memories of our loved ones; we
remember the love; the devotion and the deep and meaningful life lessons with
which we were left. We remember because it brings us connection and healing. We
remember and we embrace ritual as a way of expressing our love and care for
their souls. Our tradition urges us to offer tzdakah (righteous charity)
in their memory after the festival ends as the most fitting mitzvah for Yizkor
because we the living, the embodied can engage in mitzvot as a
memorial to our loved ones.
Please join the congregation on the final day of
Passover as we remember, connect and ask God to hold our loved ones souls in
safe keeping in the Bond of Eternal Life. Yizkor takes place right after
the Torah service.