Yahrzeit, meaning “year’s time” in Yiddish, marks the anniversary of one’s death according to the Jewish calendar. Traditionally, a yahrzeit candle is lit at sunset the night before the corresponding date and kept lit throughout the following day until it burns itself out. Although there are no standard prayers to commemorate a yahrzeit, many people recite some of the psalms that relate to the funeral service or say other prayers or readings that seem appropriate.
Some people also visit the cemetery around this time. Some give tzedakah (charitable donations) to commemorate the yahrzeit.
Hillside is pleased to provide you with a complimentary 20-year calendar listing the dates of your loved one’s yahrzeit corresponding to the secular calendar. To request your Yahrzeit Calendar, please call our office at (800) 576-1994 or (310) 641-0707.