Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue
Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue

Yizkor on Yom Kippur

Yizkor on Yom Kippur

Important information regarding Yizkor on Yom Kippur

The act of remembering our beloved departed ones is an age old practice.

For many years at our Shul we have remembered the names at our Yizkor service on Yom Kippur through the recitation of the names in our several services in the Shul complex and at Bernays Institute.

Since 2009 we have adopted the custom practised by many other communities of perpetuating the memory of loved ones in the tangible form of a Book of Remembrance which we believe is more dignified than the calling out of a long list of names when Yizkor is recited.

Please read the HE's [Explanatory Paper]

This Book of Remembrance allows members to read the names and recollect their loved ones at Yizkor time as well as during the solemn day of Yom Kippur.

Please read the Important Information about our new [Yizkor Booklet]

The process of updating the Book of Remembrabce is beginning now - and members have been sent a copy of last year's insertion by post. Please check these very carefully - make any changes you require - and return to Shelley Mordecai in the Shul Office.

Even if there are no changes to be made it is essential that the form is returned to the office for inclusion in the Book of Remembrance - together with your donation.

Payment of your donation can be easily made via PayPal Payment on our [donations] page. HOWEVER please ensure that you complete the full reason for your donation on the form - so that your donation can be properly recorded.

So that we are able to print the Book of Remembrance in due time for Yom Kippur it is essential that you return your form to the office by Monday 31 July.

We may not be able to include the names of your departed loved ones if the form is not received by this date.

Please note that we do not require you to inform us which service you will attend on Yom Kippur, because all names of departed relatives will be recorded in the Book of Remembrance.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Shul Office on 020 8954 2210 or at [mail@stanmoresynagogue.org]