Mazeltov to Darren and Batia Cohen on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Phillip and Roslyn Cohen and Hylton Surat and Vanessa Surat.    Mazeltov to Stanton and Belinda Roux, on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Lester and Carol Chadwick.    Mazeltov to Ross and Ari Tucker on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Stephen and Alicia Tucker and Selwyn and Andy Diamond.    Condolences on the passing of Terry Hepker husband of Lynda Hepker, father of Jedd and Claudia.    Condolences on the passing of Denbeigh Joselowsky wife of Solly Joselwosky, mother of Rhett Davis and Wendy Diamond.

Yahrzeit

Mourner’s Kaddish

Kaddish is a tremendous merit and source of elevation for the soul

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.
Kaddish is customary recited for eleven months after death, and thereafter, each year on the yahrzeit (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 for their parents, 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. Contact the Rabbi to discuss this. One time-honoured custom is to donate money to a charity in memory of the deceased.
Below is the Kaddish prayer for you to recite with a podcast of the Kaddish:
Hebrew

 

 

Transliteration

Yitgaddal v’yitkaddash sh’may rabbah
B’almah dee-v’ra chiru-tay
V’yamlich malchutay
B’chay-yechon uv’yo-meychon
Uv’chay-yay de-chol beit yisra-el
Ba-agalah uvizman kareev;
V’imru Amen.
Y’hey sh’mey rabbah m’varach
L’olam ul’olmey almah-yah.
Yitbarach, v’yishtabach,
V’yitpa-ar v’yitromam
V’yisnassay v’yit-haddar
V’yit-alleh v’yit-hallal
Sh’mey de kudshah b’reech hu
L’eylah min kol birchatah v’shiratah
Tush-b’chatah v’nechematah
Daa-amiran b’almah
V’imru Amen.
Y’heh sh’lamah rabbah min sh’mayah
V’chay-yim alenu v’al kol yisra-el
V’imru amen.
O-seh shalom bimromav
Hu ya-aseh shalom
Alenu v’al kol yisra-el
V’imru Amen.

Translation:
Exalted and hallowed be His great Name. (Congregation responds: “Amen.”)
Throughout the world which He has created according to His will. May He establish His kingship, bring forth His redemption and hasten the coming of His Moshiach. (Cong: “Amen.”)
In your lifetime and in your days and in the lifetime of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon, and say, Amen.
(Cong: “Amen. May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity, blessed.”)
Blessed and praised, glorified, exalted and extolled, honoured, adored and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, blessed be He. (Cong: “Amen.”)
Beyond all the blessings, hymns, praises and consolations that are uttered in the world; and say, Amen.(Cong: “Amen.”)
May there be abundant peace from heaven, and a good life for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen. (Cong: “Amen.”)
He Who makes peace in His heavens, may He make peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

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