Yahrtzeit Commemoration Opportunities

It is the Jewish custom to remember family members and friends on the anniversary of their passing. Kaddish- a memorial prayer is recited, a yahrtzeit candle is lit, and tzedaka (charity) is given. Some families recite psalms or complete a tractate of Talmud or mishna in honor of a yahrtzeit.

Doing mitzvas and giving charity are a powerful way to memorialize the passing of a loved one. They influenced us and inspired us during their lives, and continue to do so even now. Additionally, our tradition teaches us that by taking meritorious actions in honor of the deceased, and giving tzedaka in their merit, it is counted as if they themselves performed the mitzvos.

Yad Eliezer offers various options to commemorate a loved one. Please see Donation Box above.

When making a donation in honor of a Yartzeit, please indicate the name of the person in English and the date of their passing in the comments box on the donation page.

Yizkor Donation Program

Yahrtzeit

Yizkor is a memorial prayer recited four times a year: on the last day of Passover, Shavuot, Yom Kippur and Shmini Atzeret. It is a solemn and meaningful prayer commemorating the lives and the passing of a beloved member of the family. Our tradition teaches us that family members who are no longer in this world still maintain a powerful spiritual connection to the living, and that reciting prayers and giving tzedaka on their behalf can bring them eternal benefit.

The word Yizkor means to remember. For us, remembering is not only a matter of thought, rather we take action to benefit others in the merit of our loved one. In fact, within the text of the yizkor prayer we promise to give tzedaka in the merit of the deceased. By donating to Yad Eliezer in honor of Yizkor, you will bring great benefit to both the living and the departed.

Yad Eliezer offers various options to commemorate a loved one. Please see Donation Box above.

When making a donation in honor of Yizkor, please indicate the name of the person in English and the date of their passing in the comments box on the donation page.

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