Yizkor is a synagogue memorial service that is held four times a year – Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret (after Sukkot), Passover, and Shavuot – in which we remember our loved ones, no matter how long ago the person died. This affords us an opportunity to sustain the bond we have shared with the loved ones whom we have lost. You may choose to light a memorial candle in your home or in the synagogue.
If you have any other questions about death, loss, or bereavement, the rabbis of Temple Beth El are always available to help you and offer guidance or counsel.
Yahrzeit is the observance of the anniversary of the date of death. While traditionally the yahrzeit follows the Hebrew calendar, Temple Beth El can also follow the secular calendar. At Shabbat services following the yahrzeit, we will read the name of your loved one prior to the reading of the Kaddish. You will have the opportunity to stand when the name is read so that the congregation knows that you are observing a yahrzeit. Many light a special yahrzeit candle, which is kept burning for a full twenty-four hours.
For information on honoring a loved one on our Yahrzeit Wall, please contact 561-391-8901 or email our Mausoleum Director.