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Yizkor is the public observance, the memorial service, for the community of bereaved. Yizkor means “may God remember.” It comes from the root word zachor (to remember).
The service has four parts:
Although in its traditional structure Yizkor does not include the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish, many congregations – including Washington Hebrew Congregation – do add this prayer to the service.
We recite Yizkor not only on Yom Kippur, but also on the festival holidays of Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot.
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