Saying Kaddish at Home — A Brief Meditation and Memorial Prayer

We know many people have been unable to say Kaddish for a loved one in a communal setting due to the Pandemic. Here is a brief meditation and memorial prayer that can be said in the privacy of your home that will allow you to fulfill the mitzvah. We have included a reading that adapts the Kaddish for those who must do the prayer without the presence of a minyan. The full Kaddish and El Maleh are also included.


May those of you who mourn be comforted and may the memory and life of those we have lost serve as a source of inspiration and love

Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min.



About Rabbi Richard Address 701 Articles
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the Founder and Director of Rabbi Address served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism; first as a Regional Director and then, beginning in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the areas of family related programming. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles congregations. He also served as a part time rabbi for Beth Hillel in Carmel, NJ while regional director and, after his URJ tenure, served as senior rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ from 2011-2014.

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