|Burial, Shiva and Yahrzeit|
From the Moment of Death
The Jewish tradition for helping individuals and families through the bereavement process is well developed and wise. From the funeral through shiva through the year of mourning and yahrzeits, Jewish rituals of death and bereavement help guide us through terrible moments of loss and towards healing.
El Malei Rachamim: the memorial prayer, asking God to shelter the soul of the deceased "on the wings of God's Divine Presence".
Yahrzeit: Anniversary of the death (in Yiddish).
A contribution in memory of your loved one makes it possible for us to continue our yahrzeit program and link your loved one’s name with the perpetuation of Judaism and the Jewish people.
Checks may be mailed to:
Congregation Beth Sholom
301 14th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
Please include the name of your loved one in the check's memo, or include a note for the office.
Click here to donate on-line.
Our glass-paneled Yahrzeit Wall is located on the west wall of the Sanctuary, opposite the eternal flame. The yahrzeit lights come on from sunset on the Erev Shabbat preceding the yahrzeit until sunset on the day following the yahrzeit. All the lights are lit for the Yizkor services of Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, the last day of Pesach, and the second day of Shavuot.
Click to download a Yahrzeit Plaque Order Form.