Address: 91 Leinster St, Saint John, NB E2L 1J2

(506) 657-4790
the meaning of

Yahrzeit

Yahrzeit s a Yiddish word meaning anniversary of a death. It is the yearly anniversary of a loved one’s death (traditionally the anniversary of the Hebrew date, not the Gregorian date). Jews observe yahrzeit at home by lighting a special long-burning candle in memory of the deceased.

yizkor candles

Yahrzeit candles are also known as yizkor candles, because they are also lit on behalf of loved ones on the four Jewish holidays (Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Passover and Shavuot) that include a Yizkor, or Jewish memorial, service.


It is customary to light the yahrzeit candle at sundown on the Hebrew anniversary (Jewish days begin at sundown, rather than midnight).

we remember

At Congregation Shaarei Zedek there are over 500 plaques in our Sanctuary with our loved ones names and dates of death.

We send out a weekly list of the yahrzeits for the coming week and turn on the memorial lights beside the appropriate name.

The Mourner’s Kaddish is recited as part of the Friday night Shabbat service.
This month

Yahrzeit

Yahrzeit is a Yiddish term that refers to the anniversary of a loved one's death, traditionally on the Hebrew date rather than the Gregorian date. On this occasion, Jews light a special long-burning candle at home in memory of the deceased.
Thu, Jun 20
Fine, Zelig
Fri, Jun 21
Marcus, Jacob
Sat, Jun 22
Gilbert, Annie
Sat, Jun 22
Kashetsky, Lillian
Sat, Jun 22
Koven, Sydney
Mon, Jun 24
Koven, Bessie
Fri, Jun 28
Jacobson, Esther
Fri, Jun 28
Zebberman, Bella
Sat, Jun 29
Boyaner, Esther
Sat, Jun 29
Goldstein, Lillian
Sun, Jun 30
Budovitch, Myer
Sun, Jun 30
Fransblow, Max
Sun, Jun 30
Goldman, Elaine
Mon, Jul 01
Meltzer, Nathan
Tue, Jul 02
Fine, Hinda
Tue, Jul 02
Selick, Harry William (Hank)
Wed, Jul 03
Gaum, Dorothy
Wed, Jul 03
Selick, Maurice
Thu, Jul 04
Bloom, Delores
Thu, Jul 04
Rozovsky, Goldie
Sat, Jul 06
Goldman, Abraham Percy
Sun, Jul 07
Smith, Elias
Wed, Jul 10
Davis, Ronald
Wed, Jul 10
Hans, Jacob
Wed, Jul 10
Bassen, Minnie
CONTACT / LOCATION

Contact info

Address: 91 Leinster St,
Saint John, NB, E2L 1J2
Phone: (506) 657-4790
Email: info@shaareizedeksaintjohn.ca
Mailing Address:P.O. BOX 2041
Saint John, NB,  E2L 3T5

Gathering Times

Friday:
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday:
10:00am

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