Yiskor means “remembrance” and is marked with a special service held in the synagogue on significant holidays:

  • Yom Kippur
  • The eighth day of Sukkot (Shmini Atzeret)
  • The last day of Passover
  • The last day of Shavuot


We stop on these major holidays to remember, because the holidays are expressions of the Jewish nation celebrating together. We realize that we are only here as Jews because of those who came before us, who made the decision to be Jews sometimes against all odds. The connection to generations past and loved ones gone is made at Yiskor.