Announcing Yahrzeits in Community


Does the service leader announce, “we are saying yahrzeit for” and say the mourner’s names first followed by “has yahrzeit for” followed by their relation to the deceased (i.e. “their mother”) and then the deceased name? Or do they announce, “we are saying yahrzeit for” …the deceased’s name, followed by the relationship (i.e. “mother of”) then the mourner’s name?



  1. As far as I am aware there is no fixed protocol for such announcements. If the community has a rabbi, he should be asked which one to use for the announcements. If there is no rabbi, I think that it would be sensible for the lay-leaders of the community to decide which text and protocol should be used.

    Best wishes from the Team