What is Yizkor
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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.
Synagogues hold Yizkor services four times a year: Yom Kippur, the last (8th) day of Sukkos, the last (8th) day of Passover, the last (2nd) day of Shavuos.
The following prayer is recited on the day of Yizlor
For male relative
For female relative