What is Yahrzeit?
The yahrzeit, or anniversary of a loved one’s passing, is a time to remember the person, in the synagogue by reciting the kaddish prayer, through the giving of extra charity and through learning.
For over 1,800 years, we have honoured our departed parents by sayng the Kaddish prayer. Kaddish is a Mitzvah, a true act of kindness, and one of the basic cornerstones of Jewish life. Many people wish to say Kaddish for their loved ones, but for various reasons, find it difficult or even impossible. We at Chabad provide a service that arranges Kaddish to be said, according to tradition, on behalf of whomever you choose. See our brochure for more information.