Yahrzeit Plaques

Losing a loved one is probably one of life’s most difficult trials. While the loved one lives on in our own personal memories, some of us seek ways to honor this person with a tangible memorial. A yahrzeit plaque may be purchased in memory of a loved one, whether or not the deceased was a member of Congregation Beth Israel. Each plaque will accommodate the name of one person.

Each Yahrzeit Plaque is 1 ½” tall by 6 ½” wide, and will allow for your loved one’s name, and dates of birth and death to be etched onto the plaque. The plaques are permanently installed on our Sanctuary walls in alphabetic order.

Individual memorial plaques are available for $210 each and are placed on the Sanctuary Memorial Wall panels. Twelve wooded units hold plaques placed in alphabetical order that are lit on the anniversary of a person’s yahrzeit and on Yom Kippur.

The name line may be up to 26 characters, including spaces and punctuation. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY. The next line will include dates of birth (if known) and death. Examples are below:

April 13, 1920 –
March 23, 1988


1923 –
December 2, 1970

Orders are processed quarterly (or sooner if there are enough orders to meet the vendor minimum requirements), with an approximate 8-week production time after the proof is approved. You will receive the proof by email.

The due date for the High Holy Days is JULY 1, 2020

If you are interested in purchasing a Yahrzeit Plaque, please fill out the form below or download it here. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Parven, Cemetery Director, or call 713-771-6221 x310.