One of the most sacred rituals observed by all Jews throughout the generations is the practice of reciting the Kaddish prayer for those who have passed on from physical life.
Kaddish is a tremendous merit and source of elevation for the soul
Kaddish is recited for eleven months after death, and thereafter, each year on the yahrtzeit (anniversary) of the passing. It is a tremendous merit and source of elevation for the soul.
The ideal preference is that the children of the deceased recite Kaddish after their parents, three times daily, for the first eleven months after the passing. When this is not possible, or as a supplement or safeguard to that, another person can be hired to do so. One time-honored custom is to donate money to a charity that supports the poor and needy in the Holy Land and, in return, Torah scholars there recite the Kaddish in the merit of the deceased.
For your convenience, we have arranged to help you with this choice, if you'd like.
We have arranged with Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously operating charity of its kind in Israel, to recite Kaddish in Jerusalem. Established in 1788 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the organization provides direct, meaningful help to the neediest in Israel, regardless of background or affiliation, in a manner that preserves and enhances their dignity. A portion of the funds contributed for Kaddish will support widows and orphans in the Holy Land.
Your gift also helps support the work of the Chabad.org website.