Being alive isn’t necessary for a parent to be honored on Mother’s Day.
Westchester’s Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary will have a Mother’s Day Remembrance Service from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11th.
The public event will honor living and late mothers through Jewish prayer and candle-lighting ceremonies, as well as live music.
Notes and prayers written in remembrance of mothers may be left with Hillside Memorial, to be later placed in the sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh will lead the service with sibling Cantors Marcelo and Mariana Gindlin.
Missaghieh has served as associate rabbi at Temple Israel in Hollywood since 1996. She is also a contributing writer for the Jewish Journal.
Marcelo and Mariana Gindlin were born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both have studied at the Latin American Rabbinical Assembly.
Mariana Gindlin is a cantor at Temple Sinai of Glendale and Marcelo Gindlin is a cantor at the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue.
The day will also feature the Kaplan String Quartet and an onsite florist.
In keeping with the Jewish ideal of giving to charity —known as tzedakah — donations such as canned and packaged food, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and cell phones will be accepted.
Hillside was founded in 1942 and has served as a sanctuary for the Los Angeles area Jewish community. It is a community service of Temple Israel.
The cemetery is located at 6001 Centinela Ave. in Westchester.