The Yahrzeit of a departed family member is a somber time as well as a time of celebration, as the soul is elevated to its heavenly abode.   We realize that the ability to properly remember and acknowledge the Yahrzeit is not always easy, but the need to truly show respect and honor to the departed soul is of utmost importance to those left behind.

It is for that reason that Yad Ezrah started its Yahrzeit Program over fifty years ago.  This special service includes the daily recitation of Kaddish by a Yad Ezrah member for the entire first year of mourning, which greatly benefits the departed soul.

In addition, a Yad Ezrah member recites the Kaddish prayer on the actual day of the Yahrzeit as is required by halacha, on all subsequent years. An annual reminder of the Yahrtzeit is sent to the family – reminding them of the upcoming date of the Yahrzeit, so that they too can recite the Kaddish prayers on the actual Yahrzeit date.

It is also possible to dedicate a day of learning Torah in one of our Torah institutions.  The day will be spent learning for the merit of the deceased.  The rewards of learning Torah are far reaching for both the departed and those left behind.

For more information, please contact Yad Ezrah via email or telephone.

  • Tel:  845-357-5900
  • helpinghand@yadezrah.org.il 

והנה כל היסוד של שלום הבית היהודי הוא היסוד של כלל ישראלת כי הפרט הוא הכללת ועל ידי התחזקות והתייסדות הטובה של הפרט מתחזק הכלל כולו

From Reb Asher Freund

"It is my wish, hope and prayer that Hashem will answer your personal prayers for all that is good, and He will awaken your heart to do acts of benevolence and charity. May you thereby merit to be a partner and a witness to our final redemption."

From Reb Asher Freund