The Yizkor service during Yom Kippur is an important element of the High Holy Days. The word yizkor means “remember.” This service is an opportunity to honor the memory of those close to us who have passed away -- parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, and children. Relatives, friends, and colleagues as well as victims of war and terror are also remembered.
As we approach the High Holidays, we are again planning to print Hill Havurah’s Book of Remembrance, Yizkor (Memorial) Book. You can have a look at the beautiful previous version of this book here. It will be distributed at our Yizkor service on Yom Kippur day (or in advance if you cannot attend). The book will contain the names of those family members, friends, and colleagues who you wish to be remembered.
In the traditional liturgy that we read during the Yizkor service, we do not simply remember those we have lost. We also pledge tzedakah on their behalf, requesting that the credit for our good works be counted towards their merits. This pledge presents a special opportunity to support Hill Havurah in their names.
To ensure that the names of those you wish to remember are included in the Book of Remembrance, please submit your information no later than Monday, August 8, by noon, using this form. We request a donation of $18 per name.
A sample listing is below (taken from a previously published Memorial Book):
Remembered by David and Marcia Hoexter and family
Joe Reidinger; beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather
Betty Berry Reidinger; beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother
Natalie Diane Nussbaum Hoexter; beloved Wife and Mother
Louis Hoexter; beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather