Remembrance and Renewal
The BJ community ushered in 5778 with new siddurim – Siddur Lev Shalem – from the Rabbincal Assembly. We have purchased 1,000 copies of this exciting new edition, which includes commentary and transliteration within its beautifully laid-out pages.
Almost half of the new siddurim have already been dedicated, but BJ members still have the opportunity to memorialize loved ones or celebrate lifecycle events by dedicating a siddur for $36. The newly designed bookplates offer a chance to share a few words about the person being honored or memorialized. (Click the sample image on the right to see the bookplate design).
Another special way to honor a loved one’s memory at BJ is to inscribe their name on our Memorial Plaque in the Sanctuary. Donations start at $1,800 for a single name, and $2,400 to memorialize a couple.
Members who inscribe the name of loved ones on BJ’s Memorial Plaque participate in a short, moving Dedication Ceremony, and share a few words about the person they’re memorializing. Family and friends are welcome to participate.
In 2017, we introduced an online Yizkor Book, which can be viewed on the BJ website all year and will be renewed annually. Each year’s Yizkor Book will open for submissions in the lead-up to the High Holy Days.
Click “Remember and Renew Now” below to take part in any of the above opportunities, or contact Lyndsey Hunter with any questions.