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Yahrzeit calendar search

Hebcal’s Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar lets you create a personal list of Yahrzeit (memorial) and Yizkor dates, Hebrew Birthdays and Anniversaries for 20+ years. Once your personal list has been created, you can subscribe to free annual email reminders & calendar downloads to Apple, Google, Outlook, and more.

To keep things simple, Hebcal does not require any user registration or login. After creating your calendar, you may optionally sign up to receive annual reminder emails (sent one week before and one day before each anniversary).

If you have signed up for annual email reminders and would like to view or make changes to an existing calendar, the easiest way to find your calendar is by searching for an existing Yahrzeit + Anniversary Calendar by email address. If your email address is found, a confirmation email message will be sent to your email address containing personal calendar link(s). Click the link(s) within that message to view your personal calendars.

Yizkor Memorial Prayer

Yizkor (Hebrew: יִזְכּוֹר) is an Ashkenazi Jewish memorial prayer service for the dead. Yizkor is recited in synagogue as part of the service during four holidays each year:

  1. Yom Kippur
  2. Shmini Atzeret
  3. The final day of Passover (8th day Pesach in Diaspora, 7th day Pesach in Israel)
  4. Shavuot (2nd day Shavuot in Diaspora)

Select the “Include Yizkor dates” option when you create your personal Hebcal Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar to be reminded of these dates.

Read more about Yikzor from My Jewish Learning, Chabad, and Wikipedia.

Yahrzeit refers to the anniversary, according to the Hebrew calendar, of the day of death of a loved one.

Tanakh Yomi / תנ״ך יומי

From ancient biblical times, the Torah has been divided into portions which are read each week on a yearly calendar. In line with this tradition, various calendars have emerged to facilitate groups of learners in collectively studying designated texts.

Tanakh Yomi is a daily learning cycle for completing Tanakh annually. On weekdays, 293 chapters of Prophets (Nevi’im) and Writings (Ketuvim) are recited according to the ancient Masoretic division of sedarim. On Shabbat, each Torah portion is recited.

In addition to Shabbat, the Tanakh Yomi calendar also skips major holidays (Pesach days 1 and 7, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana , Yom Kippur, Sukkot day 1, Shmini Atzeret), Purim, Yom HaAtzma’ut, and Tish’a B’Av.

The Tanakh Yomi cycle completes each year and restarts the day after Shmini Atzeret. The cycle follows the Israeli schedule in the sense that it does not make any special accommodations for yom tov sheini. The Hebcal implementation was created after careful study of the schedule posted at דף הבית | תנ״ך יומי website.

You’ll find Tanakh Yomi on our Daily Learning pages and also on the Downloads page.

Changing timezone causes Outlook all-day events to shift

We occasionally receive reports from Outlook on Windows users experiencing a problem with Hebcal calendar events spanning two days. For example, rather than a holiday appearing as an “all-day” event with no particular time, each event appears to be a 24-hour long event that starts at 11pm (23:00) on one day, and end at 11pm on the other day.

The root cause of the problem seems to be when the computer changes time zones. For example, the Hebcal calendar feed was generated for Tel Aviv, but then the computer or Outlook timezone was changed to London, England.

We have been able to reproduce this issue on Windows 11, and the fix involves 3 steps:

  1. Adjusting the computer’s timezone to match the calendar feed timezone
  2. Adjusting Outlook’s timezone to match the calendar feed timezone
  3. Restarting Microsoft Outlook

If you are experiencing this problem, here are a few examples of what settings to look for and adjust:

Delete a Yahrzeit / personal anniversary calendar

To delete a Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar from Hebcal’s servers, you can edit an existing calendar and remove all of the names.

1. First, navigate to

2. Next, click the existing calendar link under the “View or edit an existing personal calendar” section of the page

3. For each name on the list, click the red Delete button with the trash-can icon

Screenshot of how to delete names from Hebcal yahrzeit page

4. To save your changes, click the Create Calendar button