Yizkor Memorial Service
5931 Porto Alegre Dr, San Jose CA 95120
Large Outdoor Safe Sukkah
Saturday, October 10
Morning Service: 10:00 AM
Yizkor Memorial Service: 11:30 AM
Kiddush Luncheon: 12:30 PM
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Complete this form if you cannot make it in person to the Yizkor Memorial Service
The names you submit a special prayer will be made for them at synagogue.
Memorial Prayers for the Dearly Departed
Yizkor is a special memorial prayer for the dearly departed, which is recited in the synagogue four times a year: On the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, Yom Kippur and on Shmini Atzeret (at the end of the Sukkot holiday).
Yizkor, in Hebrew, means "remember." In this prayer, we implore G‑d to remember the souls of our loved ones who have passed on. When we recite Yizkor, we renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loves ones, bringing merit to the departed souls.
The recitation of Yizkor is also linked with the mitzvah of a pledge to charity (prior or following the holiday) in memory of the deceased. By giving charity, we are performing a positive physical deed on their behalf in this world, something that the departed can no longer do. The soul gains additional merit through the good deeds impacted through their memory.
YIZKOR is observed in three ways:
1) Light a Yahrtzeit (24-hour) candle in memory of your relatives who have passed away. Candles are available at Chabad if you need.
2) Give charity in memory of the person(s). How much should you give? As a general rule, think of an amount that you are comfortable giving, and then add $18. (In Jewish tradition, the number 18 symbolizes life.) If donating by check, write “in memory of . . .” in the memo field. If donating online, be sure to fill out the “In honor of” field or comments field.
To make a Yizkor Memorial Donation in memory of your loved ones to Chabad of the Delta, you can mail it to:
The Chabad House 5931 Porto Alegre Dr, San Jose CA 95120
3) Remember your loved ones by mentioning their name(s) at the YIZKOR service.
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