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: http://www.hebcal.com
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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
(In Israel, April 6)
(In Israel, May 20)
(In Israel, April 26)
(In Israel, June 9)
(In Israel, April 15)
(In Israel, May 29)
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 parent. 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