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Anniversaries are natural occasions for remembrance. The anniversary of the passing of someone near and dear, the yahrzeit, is no exception. It evokes bittersweet emotions. Echoes of voices long silenced are still heard. Images of experiences once shared crowd in upon us. Smiling faces, never fully erased from our memory, capture our attention. Special gestures, special customs, special scenes are especially vivid on yahrzeit days. We relive pleasant occasions, and, sadly, relive times of sadness too. When it is possible to do so, we visit the graves of our loved ones at such times, allowing our stream of consciousness to join us to them through the miracle of memory.

But the yahrzeit of a person near and dear to us is more than just an occasion for sentiment and sadness. It reestablishes links, which transcend the passing of time, links that are forged by the ongoing acceptance of responsibility for those we love – even beyond the grave.

Our tradition maintains that the initial judgment of our loved ones takes place within twelve month of their passing. However, it also holds that the elevation of their souls at that time is not final. Through our continued commitment to our faith and our unceasing pursuit of good deeds, we help assure their continued progress through the heavenly spheres, enhancing their existence as they draw ever nearer to God – the Source of all existence. Our tradition also says that the spiritual progression of our beloved departed takes place in annual stages, and that their progress is determined on each yahrzeit.

Customs of observing Yahrzeit

A candle should burn in every residence where the yahrzeit is observed. It should be kindled in the evening, burn for the entire next day until it goes out on its own. Special “yahrzeit candles” are sold at Jewish book and food stores. Many people fast on the yahrzeit of their parents. It is customary to have a Memorial prayer recited in the synagogue. Try to visit the cemetery and recite special prayers. If possible, arrange a Torah study group at home on the day of yahrzeit. You should try to attend a synagogue and say Kadish on the day of the yahrzeit, or at least ask somebody to say Kadish on behalf of your grandmother. When saying Kadish you should have in mind the Jewish name and the father’s name of the deceased. Send donation in memory of the deceased.

Our Synagogue has Memorial Board with plaques recording the Hebrew and English name of the deceased and the Hebrew date of death.

If you need assistance in conducting a Yahrzeit service please contact our Synagogue.

Last NameHebrew NameDateHebrew Date
AyzemanMenicha bas BentzionTuesday, May 18, 20217 Sivan
BakunVladimir ben EmanuilSunday, May 9, 202127 Iyyar
BelskyRivka bas GershonWednesday, April 28, 202116 Iyyar
BerkmanYakov ben YitzchokTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
BermanYakov ben Chaim leibWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
BezzubovPeysach ben GedaliaMonday, May 10, 202128 Iyyar
BlyumenkrantsAron ben YosefMonday, May 10, 202128 Iyyar
BolotinWolf ben YosephWednesday, May 12, 20211 Sivan
BondarMalkah bas PinchasSaturday, May 1, 202119 Iyyar
BoroditskyBella bas BoruchWednesday, April 21, 20219 Iyyar
BrinBoris ben AbramTuesday, May 4, 202122 Iyyar
BrodskyLubay bas YefimMonday, May 3, 202121 Iyyar
BuhgalterChaya bas GirshThursday, May 13, 20212 Sivan
DarerEster bas AvrahamYitzchakTuesday, April 20, 20218 Iyyar
DavydovaSura bas YeshiaWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
DonskayaKlara bas EliaThursday, May 13, 20212 Sivan
DrabkinaYaninia bas VolfTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
EisenbergLeib ben ShlomoWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
EppelYelena bas BorisMonday, April 26, 202114 Iyyar
FaynRoza bas MichailFriday, May 14, 20213 Sivan
FiksLidiya bas FilipFriday, May 14, 20213 Sivan
FilinAnya bas ChonaFriday, April 23, 202111 Iyyar
FishkinRiva bas MoiseyTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
GlebitskayaSofia bas WolfWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
GrinbergSvetlana bas SemenTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
GrosfilerYelena bas GershonMonday, May 3, 202121 Iyyar
KaganovaChana bas AvrahamSunday, May 16, 20215 Sivan
KantorovichFaina bas GershonWednesday, May 12, 20211 Sivan
KaplanYefim ben ShimonTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
KatsmanRiva bas AbramMonday, May 17, 20216 Sivan
KatzJoseph ben MatveySunday, May 16, 20215 Sivan
KavalerchikAsya bas GregoryThursday, May 20, 20219 Sivan
KemelLeah bas YonaTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
KhodarkovskyKlara bas MosheMonday, May 3, 202121 Iyyar
KholodenkoGalina bas AlexanderSunday, May 9, 202127 Iyyar
KishinevskayaChana Devorah bas LeizerWednesday, April 21, 20219 Iyyar
KoganElka bas DovidSaturday, May 15, 20214 Sivan
KomornikGolda bas MoiseiTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
KozarovitskyMaya bas ItzchakSaturday, May 1, 202119 Iyyar
KupershmidtIsrael ben ZusThursday, April 22, 202110 Iyyar
KurtzmanLeonid ben YakovMonday, May 3, 202121 Iyyar
LapidusRochel Leah bas RuvimWednesday, May 12, 20211 Sivan
LibermanBronia bas ShmuelMonday, May 3, 202121 Iyyar
LibmanKlara bas YisroelSunday, April 25, 202113 Iyyar
LozovskyElla bas IosifSaturday, May 1, 202119 Iyyar
MargulisVladimir ben BentzionFriday, April 30, 202118 Iyyar
MatzMoshe Gershon ben YitzchokSaturday, May 15, 20214 Sivan
MedvinskiyYuriy ben AlexandeerMonday, May 10, 202128 Iyyar
MincuZinaida bas SamuilTuesday, May 18, 20217 Sivan
MisionzhnikIda bas ElchononFriday, April 23, 202111 Iyyar
ModilevskyEduard ben GeinechThursday, May 13, 20212 Sivan
MorgenshternMaria bas Friday, May 7, 202125 Iyyar
PanichEduard ben BorisMonday, May 17, 20216 Sivan
PeisinPnina bas YosefWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
PerelLeontiy ben YakovSunday, May 16, 20215 Sivan
PerkasSlava bas MottleSunday, May 9, 202127 Iyyar
PerlmanMichail ben IlyaTuesday, April 20, 20218 Iyyar
PestunovichEster bas GershMonday, May 3, 202121 Iyyar
PolakAlta bas ShulimFriday, April 23, 202111 Iyyar
PolishchukYakov ben EfraimThursday, April 29, 202117 Iyyar
RadovskiyAkiva ben YosefMonday, April 26, 202114 Iyyar
RaginskayaMalka bas YosefThursday, May 20, 20219 Sivan
RapoportBluma ben AvrahamThursday, May 13, 20212 Sivan
RapoportZalman ben ZundelMonday, May 17, 20216 Sivan
RokhlenkoNaum ben GershSunday, April 25, 202113 Iyyar
RozenbaumSheiva bas IsraelSaturday, May 15, 20214 Sivan
SakovichEster bas YosefSaturday, April 24, 202112 Iyyar
ShapiroYakov ben EliezerSaturday, April 24, 202112 Iyyar
ShechtmanEliezer ben ShulimThursday, April 29, 202117 Iyyar
ShifYakov ben MaximThursday, April 29, 202117 Iyyar
ShklyarSofia bas AlterFriday, April 23, 202111 Iyyar
ShpritsRoald ben AronTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
ShtarkmanIosif ben LazarWednesday, April 28, 202116 Iyyar
ShteynIgor ben AlterWednesday, April 21, 20219 Iyyar
ShvetsChaim ben NatanSaturday, May 8, 202126 Iyyar
SteymanMaria bas LevSaturday, May 1, 202119 Iyyar
TaranLev ben LeonidTuesday, April 20, 20218 Iyyar
TetelmanMichail ben BorisThursday, April 22, 202110 Iyyar
TsentsiperSemen ben GershSaturday, May 1, 202119 Iyyar
TsinmanIda bas MoiseyTuesday, April 20, 20218 Iyyar
TutunikGregory ben StanislavMonday, May 10, 202128 Iyyar
VaksmanAsya bas MosheTuesday, April 27, 202115 Iyyar
VaynbergTzalill ben BoruchSunday, May 2, 202120 Iyyar
VazhinskayaSvetlana bas VictorTuesday, April 27, 202115 Iyyar
VekslerSonya bas MendelTuesday, May 4, 202122 Iyyar
VinarevaDina bas AronFriday, May 7, 202125 Iyyar
VinterZhanel bas IosifTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
YakovYakov ben AharonTuesday, May 11, 202129 Iyyar
YekhevichRaisa bas YosefThursday, May 13, 20212 Sivan
YelperovichTsilya bas Wednesday, April 28, 202116 Iyyar
ZaborenkoDavid ben YakovSunday, May 16, 20215 Sivan
ZakharenkoRita bas MoiseiWednesday, May 12, 20211 Sivan
ZaltzmanHuna ben AvrahamSunday, May 2, 202120 Iyyar
ZastenkerFrida bas ZalmanSaturday, May 8, 202126 Iyyar
ZhitzNaum ben VladimirFriday, May 7, 202125 Iyyar
ZhitzMoshe ben Yisroel VolfThursday, April 29, 202117 Iyyar

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