Our Memorial Book is more than just a list of names - it's an opportunity to share your reflections and favorite memories of your loved ones.
The Friedland-Oliker and Friedland-Parisoli Families remember their mother and grandmother, Ruth Friedland
Ruth was a terrific mother and wife; a caring person who loved everyone and who was loved by everyone.
We hope you'll share a short piece about a person you loved, perhaps focusing on who they were, what they taught you, or how we all can learn from their lives. Write about one person in particular or multiple pieces about different people, whether the loss occurred in the past year or previously. (Note: stories are limited to 100 words.)
Please note that only the names of those who died since last Rosh Hashanah (September 29, 2011) are read aloud during the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur afternoon.
Mel Furman remembers her aunt, Mary Richard
I remember her at 89, brilliant white hair and sightless eyes luminous as the Aegean. Never again will I see such grace. I remember her at 39, the generous and vivacious older sister of my overwhelmed mom. She'd arrive at 5 in her tiny black Mercedes, put out a dish of celery and olives, and mix the martinis. Or she'd scoop up my sister and me and head for Manhattan. Or we'd put on a play and she'd laugh until she wet her pants.
Click here to add your loved ones to the Memorial Book. If you participated last year, you can request a copy of your submission from the JRC office to review. You can also download a pdf of the Memorial Book that can be completed and dropped off at JRC.