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Shavuot Yizkor

05/28/2020 11:43:06 AM

May28

 

Dear Friends,

The universal Ashkenazic custom is to recite Yizkor on the second day of Shavuot (in the diaspora). We mitigate our holiday joy as we reflect upon the passing of our friends and family and "check on" our loved ones, praying for their continued relief and protection.

This holiday we are again unable to gather to recite Yizkor as a congregation. Although Yizkor is not a formal obligation, and may be skipped entirely, it may certainly - and perhaps appropriately - be recited privately. If you are in need of the text, or simply prefer the Sixth Street version, you may access it here.

Yizkor includes a commitment to give charity. I gently request that you consider our synagogue and/or my charity fund as worthy beneficiaries of your holiday generosity. As always, you may do so by check, by visiting our website, or Venmo us @SixthStreetSynagogue.

Wishing you continued good health, healing, and a wonderful Yom Tov.

Gavriel Z. Bellino

Sat, July 4 2020 12 Tammuz 5780