Yizkor Memorial Prayer and Yahrzeits

The Yizkor Memorial Prayer is recited four times each year, on the dates listed below, and on the Yahrzeit of our dearly departed:                                                      


* Yom Kippur Afternoon:          Saturday, September 30, 2017

* Shemini Atzeret:                   Thursday, October 12, 2017 (9:30 am)

* Passover (7th day):              Friday, April 6, 2018 (9:30 am)      

* Shavuot (1st day):                Sunday, May 20, 2018 (9:30 am)     



In the case of the death of an immediate family member, please call the synagogue during working hours, or the emergency number (240-418-5503).  We can assist you in contacting the funeral home, the rabbi and the congregation, and in making funeral arrangements.  The Ritual Committee will set up Shiva Minyanim and the Chesed Committee will help with other arrangements that may need to be made.

If you have had a recent passing of a close family relative, please contact the synagogue office at 301/299-0225 with the pertinent information. The synagogue office will contact you with a mailing in regards to the Yahrzeit (anniversary date) of the passing and the date you need to attend services. The current Yahrzeit lists for synagogue family members are posted each month on our website in the Scroll.

Additionally, members who have lost a loved one will receive, "In Times of Sorrow," a handbook developed by the Nichum Avelim Committee, in conjunction with a generous donation from the Sisterhood of Congregation B'nai Tzedek.  This handbook serves as a guide to Jewish rituals and traditions to prepare for and cope with the passing of a family member or close friend.