At Temple Beth Torah, we value the role of the congregation as a support system for our congregants during their period of mourning. When death is imminent, a member of the family should notify the Mitzvah Coordinator, who is the assistance respresentative of Sisterhood. She assists to facilitate and ease in handling life cycle situations. They should be contacted whenever death or severe /debilitating illnesses occur.
The committee member should ask for any immediate needs, such as Minyans, services, preparing foods for those sitting Shiva. The rabbi and the president of the temple should be notified next, so that a decision can be made as to what needs to be done and the time in which in should be done. The congregation should be notified and given the information.
Temple Beth Torah Memorial Wall
A Yahrzeit (Yiddish for “a year’s time”) is the anniversary of the death of a loved one, typically a parent, spouse, sibling, or child. Synagogues have a Memorial Wall or Yahrzeit Board as a way to remember our departed love ones and to honor them by placing their name on a plaque to be displayed prominently in the sanctuary. A light next to their name will be lit for each individual on their Yahrzeit and during Yizkor observances.
We are proud to have a Memorial Wall in our new synagogue. A picture of the design can be seen here. Plaques are brass and will be engraved with your loved one’s name and date of passing. Each plaque is approximately 1.5” x 8”.
The Memorial Wall will hold up to 150 names and orders can be placed at any time.
To order your yahrzeit plaque(s), please complete the order form and attach a check for $250 per nameplate. Forms can be turned in at religious school or mailed to: Temple Beth Torah P.O. Box 2020 Centreville, VA 20122 If you have any questions, please click here.
For more information about making a contribution in memory of your loved one, please click here.