Mourner's Kaddish (prayer) Service

Reciting Kaddish

Kaddish has been said for nearly 2,000 years to honor and commemorate parents who have passed away. Today, some recite the Mourner’s Kaddish for the deceased of other familial relations as well. It is one of the most widely recognized prayers of the Jewish faith and is one of its fundamental customs, reflecting on life, tradition and family. Reciting the Mourner's Kaddish is one of Judaism’s greatest mitzvahs, or good deeds.

Kaddish must be said in a quorum of 10, which is called a minyan. Traditionally, the Kaddish is said daily for 11 months after the passing of a parent, and again on the Yahrzeit, the anniversary of their passing. Many in the Jewish faith try to adhere to this time-honored tradition and recite the Kaddish in accordance with their Jewish beliefs.

Baron de Hirsch - Back River Cemetaries conducts Mincha services weekly at both our cemetaries for members of the community who wish to recite the Mourner's Kaddish close to their loved one's grave:

Baron de Hirsch Cemetary : 5015 de la savane : Every Sunday's at 2:00 pm

Back River Cemetary :  5660 rue Berri: Every Monday's at 2:pm

Please contact the office for further details at (514) 735-4696 ext 2101 or [email protected]