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CHEVRA CANDLE CARDS - THE MITZVAH OF REMEMBERANCE


Often, we want to honour and remember people we love and whom are no longer with us.

You can do this with a Chevra Candle Card donated in their name and delivered to the family. The Candle Card’s unique design emulates a Yahzheit candle and stands proudly on the mantelpiece of the recipient.

Candle Cards can be purchased in units of Chai (each Chai is $18.00).

Why Chai? What is the significance of the number 18 in Judaism?

The word for "life" in Hebrew is "chai." The two Hebrew letters that make up the word "chai" are chet and yud. In Gematria (the numerical value of Hebrew letters), chai is equivalent to 8 and yud is equivalent to 10. So "chai", chet and yud together, equals 18. Giving money in multiples of $18 is symbolic of giving "chai" or life. Reference: Lisa Katz (About.Com)

To send a candle card, either:

1. Download a form and email or post.
2. Fill in form online.


Candle Card form send to, email candlecards@chevra.org.nz or contact Marcus Tetro.

or post it to our postal address.:

 

 
 
 

 
 
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