Official Times of Remembrance

Yahrzeit

The anniversary of a death. Family members light a yahrzeit candle and the candle burns for 24 hours in a glass container. It is lit at sundown of the day prior to the anniversary of the death. The name of the deceased person may be mentioned at the services on the Shabbat of the yahrzeit. For additional information about Yahzeit, contact Sue Share at (310) 472-1255, ext. 120, or by email sshare@unisyn.org.
 

Yizkor

A traditional prayer of remembrance. It is customary to recite Yizkor four times during the year: Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot. 

Tree of Life and Memorial Plaques