It is a mitzvah to observe the yahrzeit (the anniversary of the day of death) with the recitation of Kaddish at synagogue services. It is customary to light a yahrzeit candle on the eve of the yarzheit date. On the Shabbat before the yahrzeit the deceased’s name will be read before Kaddish. The Gabbayim will contact the family members before the Yarzheit and invite them to come to Shul and receive an alyiah to honor the memory and bring merit to the departed.