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. Yizkor service is held on Yom Kippur, Pesah, Shavuot, and Sh’mini Atzeret. The Yizkor dates for 5777 (2017-2018) are:

  • Yom Kippur, September 30, 2017/ 10 Tishre
  • Sh’mini Atzeret: October 12, 2017/ 22 Tishre
  • Pesah: April 7/ 22 Nisan
  • Shavuot: May 21, 2018/ 7 Sivan

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