Traditions

Yahrzeit

lit yahrzeit candle

Remembering Your Loved Ones

May their memory be a blessing.

Marking a Yahrzeit

It is our custom to say the names of deceased loved ones at the Friday evening Shabbat service preceding the anniversary of a loved one’s passing. You can find the date of a yahrzeit using this yahrzeit calculator. If you’d like and you’re a temple member, we’d be happy to send you email reminders ahead of the yahrzeits of your loved ones. You can let us know by clicking the “Request a Reminder” button below.

Yahrzeit Candles & Kaddish

It is a tradition to light a yahrzeit candle on the eve of the anniversary of a loved one’s death and to recite Kaddish in honor of their memory. Candles are available at our Judaica gift shop during office hours and during religious school on Sunday mornings.

Honor the Memory of Your Loved One

It is also customary to give tzedakah in memory of our loved ones. Donations can be made by clicking the “Honor a Loved One” button below, emailing the Temple office, or reaching us by phone at 225-343-0111.