In Memoriam

“May Their Memory be for a Blessing”

There are a number of ways to honor those we remember to ensure a loved one’s memory will be an enduring blessing:

Yahrzeit Donation Fund

CBI offers a memorial prayer during Kabbalat Shabbat preceding the Yahrzeit for departed loved ones. It is traditional for members to make a memorial contribution for the Yahrzeit. Suggested Yahrzeit donations are $18, $25, $36 or other larger amounts a member may choose. The Clergy Office mails Yahrzeit reminders to members along with a self-addressed envelope to facilitate Yahrzeit donations. You may also make your donation online using our convenient Online Yahrzeit Form.

Memorial Plaque

Congregation B’nai Israel has a tradition of offering memorial plaques to those who wish to remember loved ones in this customary manner.

  • Acrylic Yahrzeit Plaques are available for a $180 donation each and are hung in the Main Sanctuary above yahrzeit candles on the Sabbath preceding the Yahrzeit.
  • Bronze Memorial Plaques are available for a $2,000 donation each and are permanently hung in the Main Sanctuary.

Tree of Life

Located in the original lobby outside the sanctuary and clergy offices, the Tree of Life provides CBI members with the opportunity to memorialize special family members and events. Rocks are available for $5,000, Branches for $2,000 and Leaves for $360 each.

Yizkor “In Memoriam” Book

As part of High Holy Day observance, we invite all of congregants to honor the memories of departed family and friends in our special “In Memoriam” Yizkor booklet. Display copies are available in the lobby of the synagogue on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur and again for Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot. The cost to list each person’s name is $9.00. Information about adding names to the booklet is mailed each summer.

For more information about Memorial Plaques, Tree of Life or Yizkor Book, please contact the synagogue office at 973-379-3811.