Yartzeit 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 yartzeit candle is lit, and tzedaka (charity) is given. Some families recite psalms or complete a tractate of Talmud or mishna in honor of a yartzeit.
Doing mitzvas and giving charity are powerful ways to memorialize the passing of loved ones, who influenced and inspired us during their lives. They continue to do so even after their passing. 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 the passing of a loved one, by giving charity in their memory. Please see Donation Box above.
When donating in honor of a Yartzeit, please record the person's name in English and the date of their passing in the comments box on the donation page.
For Nichum Aveilim/Sympathy cards, please click here