Yahrzeit is a Yiddish word meaning “a year’s time.” Each year the anniversary of the death is commemorated according to the date of death in the Hebrew calendar. One lights a Yahrzeit candle on the eve of the date, symbolizing the soul and spirit of the deceased.
Yahrzeit is also commemorated by giving tzedakah,or charity in the name of the deceased. Use our calculator below to compute the Yahrzeit of your loved one.
The content above is courtesy of Mt. Sinai Cemetery.