Memorial Prayers for the Dearly Departed 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - Passover

10:30 am

At Chabad of the Delta

400 Guthrie Lane, Brentwood CA 94513

925 420 4999 or email [email protected]

All Are Welcome | FREE of Charge

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 Walk-ins welcome. If you would like to let us know you will be joining RSVP below.

What's Yizkor?

Yizkor is a special memorial prayer for the dearly departed, which is recited in the synagogue four times a year: On the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, Yom Kippur and on Shmini Atzeret (at the end of the Sukkot holiday).

Yizkor, in Hebrew, means "remember." In this prayer, we implore G‑d to remember the souls of our loved ones who have passed on. When we recite Yizkor, we renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loves ones, bringing merit to the departed souls.

The recitation of Yizkor is also linked with the mitzvah of a pledge to charity (prior or following the holiday) in memory of the deceased. By giving charity, we are performing a positive physical deed on their behalf in this world, something that the departed can no longer do. The soul gains additional merit through the good deeds impacted through their memory.

YIZKOR is observed in three ways:

1) Light a Yahrtzeit (24-hour) candle in memory of your relatives who have passed away. Candles are available at Chabad if you need.

2) Give charity in memory of the person(s). How much should you give? As a general rule, think of an amount that you are comfortable giving, and then add $18. (In Jewish tradition, the number 18 symbolizes life.) If donating by check, write “in memory of . . .” in the memo field. If donating online, be sure to fill out the “In honor of” field or comments field.

To make a Yizkor Memorial Donation in memory of your loved ones to Chabad of the Delta, please click here to make a contribution online, or you can mail it to: Chabad of the Delta, 1062 Somersby Way, Brentwood CA 9453

3) Remember your loved ones by mentioning their name(s) at the YIZKOR service.

If, for whatever reason, you cannot attend the Yizkor Memorial Service, submit the names of your loves ones below and Chabad will mention the names on your behalf.


Yizkor Services are held 4 times a year:





Yom Kippur

Shemini Atzeret



April 13

(In Israel, April 12)

May 27

(In Israel, May 26)

September 25

October 7


April 30

(In Israel, April 29)

June 13

(In Israel, June 12)

October 12

October 24


April 20

(In Israel, April 19)

June 3

(In Israel, June 2)

October 2

October 14

To learn more about Yizkor click here

 Submit a name to be mentioned at Yizkor Service and RSVP 

Optional Donation  


Chabad of the Delta is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and is tax deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. You will receive an email donation receipt as your official record for tax purposes.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

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Chabad of the Delta. 1062 Somersby Way, Brentwood CA 94513

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