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 yahrzeit (anniversary of death) occurs 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 way to honor a loved one is to purchase a yahrzeit plaque which will be illuminated during the week of the yahrzeit and on Yom Kippur, may also be purchased as a meaningful way to honor a loved one.