If you have a loved one’s name you want to add to the yahrzeit boards for the 2020/21 year, please make sure to fill out the Yahrzeit Board form.
Please click here to fill the Yahrzeit Board form
The deadline for adding names is Friday, Juy 31, 2020
Below are examples of the two formats to choose from:
1. English date of death – Hebrew date of death
June 3, 2019 – 29 Iyar 5779
2. English date of birth – English date of death
May 1, 1929 – June 3, 2019
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Weinthal
TBS’ Yahrzeit boards reflect the dignity, sensitivity and respect we all share for the memories of our loved ones. However, as with anything new, adjustments need to be made before the boards are completed. Please take a moment and visit the Yahrzeit boards and look for any spelling, date or other errors that we need to correct.
The initial lists, as completed by the contractor, were in alphabetical order. We have a one time opportunity to make any changes we want such as listing loved ones together as a family or group. If you want to request any corrections, changes, or other modifications, contact the front office. We understand this is a deeply emotional and sensitive project and we look forward to your input to make sure we pay the proper respects to our cherished family members.
“It is traditional that the the only people who stand for kaddish are those who are in mourning or observing a yahrzeit. However, there was a tradition that began in the early 19th century because of people who were so uncomfortable reciting the words of kaddish that they turned to young rabbinic students for help. Not to teach them the words, rather, people would pay the rabbinic students to stand in their place for kaddish and recite the ancient prayer on their behalf.
This tradition then developed into the entire congregation rising for kaddish so that no one would know who was reciting kaddish for a loved one or who was there to support another.”
— Rabbi Cohen (read the Rabbi’s full trash on Yahrzeit from 2013)