The Mourner’s Kaddish is said during the three daily prayer services, in the presence of a minyan (quorum of ten adult Jews), during:

  • Eleven months following the death of a parent or close relative,
  • On the Yahrzeit (anniversary), of the death of a parent or close relative. The date for observing Yahrzeit follows the Hebrew calendar, beginning with the evening service, and continues through the following morning and afternoon services. A tool for converting secular calendar dates to Hebrew dates can be found at:

Click Here: PRINT version  with Hebrew transliteration and English translation.
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In addition to the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish, there are four memorial services following a death or on a Yahrzeit (anniversary), termed Yizkor services.

Here is a list of days when Yizkor is to be recited for 2018 -2020: 5778-5780

Passover Shavuot Yom Kippur Shemini Atzeret
2018 April 7
(In Israel, April 6)
May 21
(In Israel, May 20)
September 19 October 1
2019 April 27
(In Israel, April 26)
June 10
(In Israel, June 9)
October 9 October 21
2020 April 16
(In Israel, April 15)
May 30
(In Israel, May 29)
September 28 October 10

For questions regarding Yizkor service, Please contact Moshe Pinchover: Email or 860-236-1275. Visit our homepage for scheduled minyan times.

The Minyan Experience: 11 month journey of healing

A few years ago, several congregants began attending daily minyan to say kaddish for the recent loss of a Minchael Birnbaum webparent. By attending minyan regularly, the individuals became a cohort, comfort and support for each other.

Click HERE to read more about their personal journey of healing minyan experience