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. 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 the 2019 Book of Remembrance, simply complete the secure form below. Submissions/payment must be received by Friday, August 30, 2019 to ensure its inclusionIf you have any questions about our Book of Remembrance, contact Melanie Thiede at 314-432-8050 or

The 2019 Book of Remembrance will be distributed to all who attend our Yizkor (Memorial) afternoon service on Yom Kippur, which takes place this year on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. If you're unable to make the service and would like a copy of the book mailed to you, please contact Melanie Thiede at 314-432-8050 or


Download the 2018 Book of Remembrance by clicking here.

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Congregation Temple Israel

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St. Louis, MO 63141-7670

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