Each year, on the Hebrew anniversary of the death (the Yahrzeit) and on the Jewish holydays, special prayers are recited in the synagoue.
Many people commemorate the Yahrzeit 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)
Shavuot (2nd Day)
Yom Kippur, (Day of Atonement)
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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.