Remembering Our Loved Ones

Yizkor

Saturday, April 7 11:30 am — On the last day of Passover, we observe Yizkor, a ritual that 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 the 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.

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Yizkor – Remembering our loved ones

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.

Yizkor – Remembering our Loved Ones

This Saturday (April 30), Yom Shabbat and the
last day of our Passover festival, we have Yizkor, a way for us to realize
the emotional impact of the empty chair we experienced at Pesaḥ.  

We have the opportunity to come together as a
community and remember as individuals our loved ones who are no longer on the
planet with us in body and flesh. We remember our relationships; we remember
the love; the devotion and the deep and meaningful life lessons with which we
were left. We remember because memory is more powerful than death. 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 this Shabbat
morning 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.

Yizkor Second Day Festival

Yizkor is a time for us to invoke the memory of loved ones.  At Passover it is especially poignant after encountering the empty chair at seder.  

This Shabbat morning (April 11), light a ner neshama—ayahrzheit soul candle—and through prayer and self-reflection we recall the memories of those who gave us life, those who taught us core lessons, those who shared our most intimate moments and those who touched us in the deepest and most powerful ways who are no longer with us on this planet.