Book of Remembrance

This year TBI will once again be producing its very own Book of Remembrance* to help us recall and honour our loved ones during the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur.

Remembering is an important part of Jewish tradition. Torah teaches us that we should move l’dor dor, from generation to generation (Exodus 3:15). By honouring our loved ones we create a lasting legacy of continuity.

In keeping with this tradition it is customary to recall our loved ones’ names at times of mourning, and to keep them at the forefront of our hearts and minds. When we write down their names their lives continue to have a significant place in our world, even though they are physically no longer with us.

In Judaism our names are significant. There are entire sections of Torah that are comprised solely of names, relating each generation to the next. We encourage you to continue this tradition, and to fulfil the mitzvah of remembering by completing and returning the form, which you can download below, by 3 August 2020, to ensure the inclusion of your loved ones’ names in this year’s TBI Book of Remembrance.

This year copies of the Book of Remembrance will be posted to members and friends in the days before the TBI Yizkor service on Yom Kippur, Monday 28 September 2020.

Zichronam livrachah – May your loved ones’ memory be for a blessing.

* Prior to 2018 our loved ones were remembered in the Progressive Judaism Victoria (PJV) Memorial Book. If you would like to have a listing also in the PJV Memorial Book and website, please contact Progressive Judaism Victoria directly on 9533 9930 or email [email protected]