The anniversary of a death is called Yahrzeit. It is observed each year on the Hebrew date of death by reciting Kaddish at a synagogue or with a minyan, and by lighting a memorial candle/lamp at home in memory of your loved one. The candle/lamp is lit at sundown the evening before the civil date. To compute a yahrzeit date, click here or contact your funeral director for a yahrzeit calendar.

Note: if one passes after sundown, the date of death would be the following day’s Hebrew date. Example: a passing at 10 p.m. on October 28th on the English Calendar would correspond to the Hebrew Calendar date for October 29th – the following day.