Download the ritual guide and listen to the playlist below!
This Yizkor Ritual Guide was created by Randy Furash-Stewart, Emily Eliot Miller, and Margot Seigle for you to follow on your own. Click the “Download” button below for this self-guided Yizkor ritual.
If you prefer to be guided auditorily through Yizkor, there is a playlist from SoundCloud below. The first track is a 26-minute adaptation of Nishmat Shoom’s Yizkor service from 5780, created by Jo Kent Katz, Margot Seigle, and EE Miller with vocal accompaniment by Sol Weiss & Aly Haplert.
Yizkor is traditionally observed during the day on Yom Kippur. You may want to light a 24-hour candle (a yahrzeit candle) on the evening when Yom Kippur starts if you will be doing the Yizkor ritual. If you attend Nishmat Shoom’s Kol Nidre offering, we will light these candles together with a blessing. You can still follow the Yizkor ritual even if you don’t have a candle!