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Yizkor

What is Yizkor?

Yizkor means "remembrance" in Hebrew and most commonly refers to memorial prayer services held four times a year during Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot. Jewish people believe in the eternity of the soul. It is common belief that by saying Yizkor, remembering a loved one and giving charity in a loved one's name helps his or her soul gain merit from our good deeds. Reciting Yizkor may also serve as a very important and reflective time for individuals honoring and commemorating loved ones.

When do you say Yizkor?

Yizkor is said on the first holiday after an individual passes away. Synagogues hold Yizkor services four times a year:

  • Yom Kippur

  • the last (8th) day of Sukkot

  • the last (8th) day of Passover

  • the last (2nd) day of Shavuot

If you do not belong to a synagogue or cannot attend services, the Yizkor service and prayers can be said privately at your home.

Yahrzeit & Yizkor Date Calculator

Enter the date of passing and determine the appropriate dates to observe Yahrzeit and Yizkor according to the Hebrew Calendar and Holiday Schedule. You will be able to view and download a list of both English and Hebrew dates.

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Yizkor Date List

  • Passover (8th day)

    Tue 18-Apr-2017

  • Shavuot (2nd Day)

    Thu 1-Jun-2017

  • Yom Kippur

    Sat 30-Sep-2017

  • Last Day of Sukkot

    Thu 12-Oct-2017

  • Passover (8th day)

    Sat 7-Apr-2018

  • Shavuot (2nd Day)

    Mon 21-May-2018

  • Yom Kippur

    Wed 19-Sep-2018

  • Last Day of Sukkot

    Mon 1-Oct-2018

  • Passover (8th day)

    Sat 27-Apr-2019

  • Shavuot (2nd Day)

    Mon 10-Jun-2019

  • Yom Kippur

    Wed 9-Oct-2019

  • Last Day of Sukkot

    Mon 21-Oct-2019

  • Passover (8th day)

    Thu 16-Apr-2020

  • Shavuot (2nd Day)

    Sat 30-May-2020

  • Yom Kippur

    Mon 28-Sep-2020

  • Last Day of Sukkot

    Sat 10-Oct-2020

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