Dear Friends,

Our congregation, like others around the world, is working on alternative plans for meaningful worship services for the upcoming High Holy Days due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. No matter what format will be used, at the Yom Kippur Yizkor service, we will continue to honor and remember our departed loved ones. As is our tradition, we will also continue to publish a Book of Remembrance, which includes the names of our loved ones, the Kaddish, and other special prayers and meditations. The book will be available to everyone electronically, and we are also offering an option to purchase a hard copy. You will receive the Book of Remembrance prior to the Yizkor service.

If you have not already done so, please take the time now to submit your family’s entry. Click here to download the form, and print – clearly and legibly – any names you wish to recall in the Book of Remembrance. Please put an asterisk (*) next to the names of those who have died since Yom Kippur last year. Return the attached form to the congregational office no later than Friday, August 14th so we can meet our printing deadline.  You can send it in the mail, drop it off (please call ahead), or email it to eileen@octucson.org.

Please enclose a contribution with your entry. Traditionally, one donates $18 for each name on the list if it is within your means, or as your heart moves you. An additional $6 should be included for those requesting a hard copy mailed to them. Click here to submit your donation online.

L’Shanah Tovah – A happy and healthy New Year to you and your family.

 

Michael Grossman
Chair, Book of Remembrance Committee