This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which SayKaddish collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the SayKaddish.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by SayKaddish.


Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, place an order, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.


Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.


Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.


How we use collected information

SayKaddish collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:


  • To improve customer service: Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

  • To process transactions: We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

  • To send periodic emails: The email address Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order.


How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.


Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.


Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.


Changes to this privacy policy

SayKaddish has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.


Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:


SayKaddish
SayKaddish.com
Rabbi Shlomo Friedman
Lubavitch Youth Organization
770 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, N.Y. 11213
718-953-1000
rabbifriedman@lubavitchyouth.org

This document was last updated on April 26, 2012

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<p>Kaddish: For over 1,800 years, we have honored our parents by saying the Kaddish prayer. Kaddish is a Mitzvah, a true act of kindness, and one of the basic cornerstones of Jewish life. It has the power to lift the soul from one spiritual world to the next, ever higher, every year. Many people wish to say Kaddish for their loved ones, but for various reasons, find it difficult or even impossible. We are one people with one soul. Hence, Torah law teaches that when needed, one Jew can say Kaddish on behalf of any another. Say Kaddish is a service that arranges Kaddish to be said, according to tradition, on behalf of whomever you choose. </p> <p> ABOUT US Since 1955, the Lubavitch Youth Organization continues its effort to awaken American Jews to Torah, Mitzvot, and our proud heritage. Saykaddish.com was created for today's technology, but we have been providing Kaddish arrangements for over 15 years. With our other programs including lectures, campus visits, Shabbat weekends, annual seminars, and the famous Mitzvah Mobiles,the Lubavitch Youth Organization is successfully rekindling the inherent spark in the hearts and minds of the Jewish people. </p> <p>saying the Kaddish, rabbis in Israel who are fully observant of Jewish law, tradition, and practices. You can apply conveniently and safely with our secure online order form, or use our printout form and forward your request by mail or fax. We will mail a confirmation of correct billing, personal information, and service. You will also receive an annual reminder of the upcoming date of the Yahrtzeit when Kaddish will be said. Our organization is committed to the correct performance of this important Mitzvah you share with us. </p> <p> PLANS Kaddish is traditionally said daily for 11 months after a parent's passing, then again on each anniversary, the Yarhtzeit. It is recited on these days as part of the morning, afternoon and evening congregational prayers. </p> <p> ORDERING Visa, Master, and American Express card holders can utilize our convenient and secure* online form. Those who wish to return the form by fax, mail, or pay by check or money order, should use our printout form. The Mishabarach prayer for the sick is a free service. All applicants can use our quick online Mi Shebeirach form. Though we can work on short notice, please allow us a minimum of 24 hours before the Yahrtzeit. *Our online ordering system is processed on a special secure, encrypted, server that prevents unauthorized viewing of your personal information. </p> <p> CONTACT Contact us with special requests or questions about our Kaddish service. Phone: 1-718-953-1000 and ask for Rabbi Shlomo Friedman at ext 13 Fax: (718) 771-6315 Mail: Kaddish Services Lubavitch Youth Organization 770 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, N.Y. 11213 Email: Rabbi@saykaddish.com </p> <p> KADDISH Q AND A -About Kaddish- What is Kaddish? Kaddish is commonly referred to as the "Mourner's Prayer" as it is recited for the deceased. See a complete text and translation of the Kaddish Prayer. Where did the practice of saying Kaddish come from? Rabbi Akiva, one of the great sages of the Mishna and Talmud, instituted Kaddish circa 200 C.E. Do most Jews say Kaddish, or is it only minor detail in our faith? Kaddish is a strongly held tradition that is widely practiced in all circles of the Jewish community. For whom does Kaddish need to be said? Kaddish is said for any member of the Jewish People who has passed on. Who should be saying the Kaddish? Preferably, the deceased's son should recite Kaddish. If the person had no sons or if the son is unable, then Kaddish can be said by a relative, friend or student. One may also hire someone to recite the Kaddish, a practice dating back over 500 years. When is the Kaddish said? Kaddish is said on the day of the Yahrtzeit (anniversary of the Jewish Calendar date of passing. Additionally, Kaddish is recited every day for the first eleven months after the persons passing. Generally, the Mourner's Kaddish is recited once at each of the three daily prayers. Traditionally, also, the mourner should lead the daily services. He will then be the one to recite the kaddishim which are part of the regular prayers. Both these and the additional mourner's Kaddish are "credited " to the deceased. By leading services, the total Kaddishim said would be 16, as per the recommendation of the Kabbalah. What are the requirements for saying Kaddish? Kaddish needs to be said in the presence of a Minyan, a quorum of ten, and only after the recitation of Torah verses said in prayer or in study, either scripture or Talmud. Why do we say a Mishna along with the Kaddish prayer? In Hebrew, the word for "soul," is called "Neshama". Neshama is spelled with the same letters as the word "Mishna." Therefore, when fulfilling the requirement to recite verses of Torah before the Kaddish, Mishna is preferable. If Kaddish was never said for an individual, even years after passing, can Kaddish still be said for them? Yes, no matter if a Jew had a traditional burial or not, the Kaddish can and should be said on the their Yahrtzeit, annually. -The Jewish Spirit- Aside from my memories, where is my deceased loved one right now? The Jewish soul is eternal. The world we know is only one of many, and is known as the Physical World. After the physical body and the spiritual soul separate, the soul continues living in the spiritual worlds. The merit that is gained through Mitzvot and good deeds in the physical life determine the "spiritual level" on which the soul will live on. Once separated from the body (by death) the soul continuously climes to higher levels, growing constantly closer to G-d. What happens to them when I say Kaddish for them? Kaddish being recited on a soul's behalf is what allows it to climb to the next level or "world". What else can we do to help our departed? All good deeds done in their memory will be a merit to them. Traditionally, the most common tributes are the giving of charity and the study of Torah, specifically Mishna. Incidentally, the word Mishna has the same Hebrew letters as the word, "Neshama," which is the Hebrew word for "soul." -Kaddish for Others- How can someone say Kaddish for another they've never even met? The Torah tells us that all Jews are responsible for one another - in all respects In fact, there is a tradition of reciting the Kaddish for "Meisei Olam", the collective of all Jews who have passed on who may not have someone saying Kaddish on their behalf. When did we start hiring others to say Kaddish? The practice of hiring someone to say Kaddish dates back at least to the 16th century. It is especially helpful when the deceased had no sons able to say Kaddish according to tradition. -Suggested Reading- For more information about this and related topics we suggest reading: The Kaddish Prayer by Artscroll The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning My Prayer by Kehot Publications The Tanya by Rabbi Schneur Zalman, Kehot Publications </p>