Yizkor: Memorial Service


Yizkor: Memorial Service

YIZKOR: The Hebrew word for remember, referring to the memorial service recited on specific holidays.

The Yizkor service provides space, through prayer, silence, and the recitation of names, for the community to individually and collectively remember those who have died. Yizkor occurs on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, the last day of Passover, and the second day of Shavuot. At home, it is customary to light a yahrzeit candle (or multiple candles) in memory of loved ones. At IKAR, we again ask you to share memories and a photo of your loved one, so that we can learn about and lift up their memory with you.