Book of Remembrance
Throughout the world, Jews traditionally take time to remember their departed loved ones during the High Holy Days. At Congregation Temple Israel, we embrace this tradition by preparing an annual Book of Remembrance. The book will be distributed to all who attend our Yizkor (Memorial) service on Yom Kippur, which takes place this year on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
Each year, we invite our congregants to submit the names of their departed loved ones for inclusion in our annual Book of Remembrance. It is customary to honor their memory with tzedakah (a charitable donation), which is traditionally given in a multiple of $18, which is symbolic of chai (life).
If you would like to include the names of your departed loved ones in this year’s Book of Remembrance, simply complete the secure form below. It will need to be submitted by Friday, August 31, 2018 to ensure its inclusion. If you have any questions about our Book of Remembrance, contact Melanie Thiede at 314-432-8050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.