Yizkor is a traditional mourning service, recited by those who have lost a parent or a close loved one. It is based on the Jewish belief in the eternity of the soul and, even though a soul can no longer do good deeds after death, that it can gain merit through the charity and good deeds of the living.
Yizkor is said on Yom Kippur, the last day of Passover, Shavuot and the last day of Sukkot, known as Shemini Atzeret. The custom of reciting Yizkor on Yom Kippur is rooted in the belief that the dead also need atonement on this day.
We hold Yizkor services at the appropriate times throughout the year. The dates and times can be found on our Calendar.