yahrzeit candlesIt is a mitzvah to remember loved ones who are no longer with us. At our Shabbat services, we read the names of those whose yahrtzeits (anniversary of death) occur during the week. Temple members are notified, in advance, of the date that their loved one's name will be read and also the date that a yahrzeit candle should be lit in his/her memory. A wonderful way to honor a loved one is to purchase a yahrtzeit plaque in his/her honor.