On this Yom Kippur, the FJC – Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS, offers all those who wish to have their loved ones commemorated at the Western Wall the opportunity to do so. Our rabbis will recite the prayer at the holy site for all those whose names are submitted to our website, during the holiday’s Yizkor prayer services.
Yizkor, the remembrance prayer, is recited in Jewish prayer services only four times a year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is probably the most important occasion. Yizkor can be recited on behalf of any departed relatives, though people are most meticulous to say it on behalf of the closest ones: grandparents, parents, children, siblings, and spouse OBM.
“This is a touching opportunity for living relatives to have an elevating, spiritual commemoration of a departed loved one,” said Daniel Gordon, FJC’s outreach coordinator.
Yizkor consists of two parts: a prayer for the departed and a commitment to give charity (Tzedaka) on behalf of their soul.
The names for the Yizkor remembrance prayer can be submitted by clicking here.