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Every Yom Kippur, we recite the Yizkor prayer for all of our loved ones who have passed on.

Yizkor, in Hebrew, means "Remember." It is not only the first word of the prayer, it also represents its overall theme. In this prayer, we implore G‑d to remember the souls of our relatives and friends that have passed on.

At the same time, when we recite Yizkor we strive to "remember" as well. We seek to renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loved one.

One way to do so is with the customary donation to charity in honor of the deceased. By giving charity, we are performing a Mitzvah (Good deed) in this world, something that the departed can no longer do. The soul gains additional merit if the memory of its good deeds spur their loved ones to improve their ways.

This Yom Kippur we will print a Yizkor booklet to remember all our loved ones. For every $18 donation a name can be added to the booklet, or you can choose to be a booklet sponsor for $180.  You can submit your donation and names by clicking here. The deadline to be included is Wednesday, September 12th.

Please fill in the names of your departed loved ones
here .