FJC Offers Yizkor Prayers at the Kotel

This upcoming Yom Kippur, the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS, will provide all our friends, followers and supporters who wish to have their loved ones commemorated at the Western Wall the opportunity to do so.  A prominent rabbi affiliated with the FJC will recite the prayer for those names submitted through the FJC’s Internet site during the Yom Kippur Yizkor prayer services.

Yizkor, the remembrance prayer, is said four times a year, and Yom Kippur, as the Day of Atonement is considered the most important occasion. It can be recited on behalf of any relatives and friends, though people are most meticulous to say it on behalf of those for whom kaddish is said: parents, children, siblings and spouse.

“It is an opportunity for living relatives to have an elevating, spiritual impact on the soul of a departed loved one. It is very common for people who do not regularly attend synagogue to participate in the Yizkor service – it is a beautiful statement of respect for a departed relative,” said Daniel Gordon, FJC’s outreach coordinator.

There are two parts to Yizkor: a prayer for the departed and  a commitment to give charity (Tzedaka) on behalf of the deceased’s soul. The names for the remembrance prayer can be submitted through the following link =>

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