Each year, on the Hebrew anniversary of the death (the Yartzheit) and on the Jewish holydays, special prayers are recited in the synagoue.
Many people commemorate the Yartzheit of a loved one by the reciting of Kaddish on this date, along other special commemorations.
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On the 3 major holy days (Sukkot, Passover and Shavout) along with Yom Kippur, Yizkor is said in the synagogue.
Yizkor will be said on the following dates:
- Pesach (Passover, 8th day), Tuesday, April 22, 2014
- Shavuot (2nd Day), Thursday, June 5, 2014
- Yom Kippur, (Day of Atonement), Saturday, October 4, 2014
- Shemini Atzeret, Thursday, October 16, 2014
- Pesach (Passover, 8th day), Saturday, April 11, 2015
- Shavuot (2nd Day), Monday, May 25, 2015
- Yom Kippur, (Day of Atonement), Wednesday, September 23, 2015
- Shemini Atzeret, Monday, October 5, 2015
Most synagogues will recite Yizkor after the reading of the Torah in the morning. Please consult with your rabbi for the proper times.
Please note that if you will be travelling in Israel and in some synagogues in the rest of the world, Yizkor is recited on the 7th day of Passover and the 1st day of Shavout. This is one day previous to the date Yizkor is listed above.