Gifts in Honor or Memory

Celebrate the important people and milestones in your life with a gift that will help seniors.

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Tribute Gifts

Remember the special people and moments in your life with a gift to Hebrew SeniorLife. You can make a gift to remember a loved one or perhaps to recognize the care that a family member received at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.

A gift to Hebrew SeniorLife is also a meaningful way to honor special occasions like birthdays, bar mitzvahs, weddings, and anniversaries. We’ll notify the tribute recipient or their family of your thoughtful gift.

Make a Tribute Gift

Obituary Information

We deeply appreciate those who choose to direct donations to Hebrew SeniorLife to honor the life of a loved one. Here is some suggested wording:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of [deceased name] to Hebrew SeniorLife, Development Department, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 or via give.hebrewseniorlife.org/tribute.

Please notify us at 617-971-5775 or email MadelineGarcia@hsl.harvard.edu so we can thank those who give.

Memorial Tablets or Perpetual Yahrzeit Observance

Memorial tablets, located in the synagogue at our Boston campus, are cast in bronze and inscribed with the individual’s name and date of death. Every plaque bears a small light, which is lit on the anniversary of your loved one’s death based on the Hebrew calendar.

The perpetual yahrzeit observance will memorialize your loved one during the week of the anniversary of their death with the recitation of the traditional memorial prayer. You’ll be notified of the yahrzeit date by mail.

To remember a loved one with a memorial tablet or observance, contact Elizabeth Mills at 617-971-5781 or Mills@hsl.harvard.edu.