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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
AvrutinaBeba bas VolfTuesday, January 23, 20187 Shevat
AvshalumovElisha bas ZevulunTuesday, February 13, 201828 Shevat
AyzenbergGirsh ben YisroelMonday, February 5, 201820 Shevat
BabitskyMira bas ChaimSunday, February 18, 20183 AdarII
BadalovAvraham ben KhanukoWednesday, February 21, 20186 AdarI
BalderShmuel ben MordechaiMonday, February 12, 201827 Shevat
BaronOleg ben LazarWednesday, February 14, 201829 Shevat
BarrettShayna Pesha bas YosefSunday, February 4, 201819 Shevat
BerlinerEliezer Yechiel ben NaftoliFriday, February 23, 20188 AdarII
BermanMaria bas YakovSaturday, February 10, 201825 Shevat
BeyzinSolomon ben DavidThursday, February 15, 201830 Shevat
BlokhSholom ben AvrahamFriday, February 16, 20181 AdarI
BlokhAnna bas IlyaThursday, January 25, 20189 Shevat
BodnerRuchlya bas YitzchokThursday, February 22, 20187 AdarI
BraginskyAsya bas MeirMonday, February 5, 201820 Shevat
ChizhmakovaEster bas Avraham YitzhokFriday, February 16, 20181 AdarII
DanilovLeonid ben AvrahamTuesday, February 20, 20185 AdarII
DelmYakov ben MichaelThursday, February 15, 201830 Shevat
DenenbergTsilya bas ZeligThursday, February 8, 201823 Shevat
DimarskyDovid ben EliezerSaturday, February 3, 201818 Shevat
DubinskayaRakhil bas DavidTuesday, February 20, 20185 AdarI
DudnikGregory ben RafailWednesday, February 14, 201829 Shevat
DudnikIrina bas YakovWednesday, February 7, 201822 Shevat
DvoretskiyYudle ben YosefTuesday, February 13, 201828 Shevat
DymerskayaShifra bas EliaFriday, February 16, 20181 AdarI
ElsnerMichail ben KarlMonday, February 12, 201827 Shevat
EntinBoris ben IsserSaturday, February 10, 201825 Shevat
EtingerMariya bas IshayaFriday, January 26, 201810 Shevat
FeldmanAvraham Leib ben ShimonWednesday, February 21, 20186 AdarI
FerdmanMikhail ben IzrailFriday, January 26, 201810 Shevat
FintushalMoshe ben AvrahamSunday, January 28, 201812 Shevat
FridmanEduard ben MoiseySaturday, February 3, 201818 Shevat
FridmanBoruch Moshe ben MonesFriday, January 26, 201810 Shevat
GimelmanDoba bas Avraham YudelTuesday, January 23, 20187 Shevat
GoncharMichail ben GregoriyFriday, February 9, 201824 Shevat
GorelikSemyon ben BinyominThursday, February 8, 201823 Shevat
GorenshteynRoza bas DovidFriday, February 16, 20181 AdarI
GreymanPeisach ben AlexanderWednesday, February 21, 20186 AdarII
GrinshpunSofia bas VictorSunday, February 18, 20183 AdarI
GrinshtpanChaya bas YudelThursday, February 15, 201830 Shevat
GruninMila bas Gersh Yehuda LeFriday, January 26, 201810 Shevat
GutinaRiva bas DavidSaturday, January 27, 201811 Shevat
KaganovichBella bas YevseyFriday, February 16, 20181 AdarII
KaminskyIlya bas DavidSunday, February 18, 20183 AdarI
KaparovskayaDanya bas EliyahuFriday, February 16, 20181 AdarI
KatsGregoriy ben AvrahamSaturday, February 17, 20182 AdarII
KatsmanAbram ben RuvenTuesday, February 13, 201828 Shevat
KhaitGenya bas LeibWednesday, February 14, 201829 Shevat
KhanukZhenya bas HershelTuesday, January 30, 201814 Shevat
KholyavskayaGenrietta bas LazarThursday, February 22, 20187 AdarI
KirovAlexander bas ToivelSunday, February 11, 201826 Shevat
KrasinskayaEster bas ShlomoWednesday, January 24, 20188 Shevat
KritsmarYakov ben VolfMonday, January 29, 201813 Shevat
KrugmanYosef ben MendelTuesday, February 6, 201821 Shevat
KuchukChaim ben YoselWednesday, January 24, 20188 Shevat
KuznetsovNachum ben YitzchokTuesday, January 23, 20187 Shevat
LagunovLeonid ben HershelTuesday, January 30, 201814 Shevat
LevitinAnatoly ben YefimWednesday, February 7, 201822 Shevat
LinchukLyuba bas IsaakTuesday, February 20, 20185 AdarI
LivshitsLeonid ben AvrahamSaturday, February 3, 201818 Shevat
MargolinIkar ben LevTuesday, February 20, 20185 AdarI
MatsGirsh ben YisroelSunday, February 18, 20183 AdarI
MelandovichYakov ben BorisTuesday, February 13, 201828 Shevat
MelmanIta Liba bas YidleSunday, February 18, 20183 AdarI
MelnikMoshe ben ShlomoFriday, January 26, 201810 Shevat
MenBronya bas EliyahuMonday, February 12, 201827 Shevat
MereshchenskayaTsilya bas IsaakWednesday, February 14, 201829 Shevat
MeytisFaina bas GregorySaturday, February 17, 20182 AdarI
MileykovskyRachil bas YefimMonday, February 19, 20184 AdarI
MoiseyevaMazaltov bas YakubFriday, February 9, 201824 Shevat
MonisovLazar ben AvrahamThursday, February 1, 201816 Shevat
NamtsIosif ben MichailSaturday, February 17, 20182 AdarI
NaryzhnyGalina bas IosifWednesday, February 14, 201829 Shevat
NirshbergGena ben NaumThursday, January 25, 20189 Shevat
NovoselskyBraindle bas Pinchas HirschTuesday, February 20, 20185 AdarI
OstrovskayaOlga bas IsaakSaturday, January 27, 201811 Shevat
OstrovskyGennady ben MoiseyFriday, February 2, 201817 Shevat
PavchinskyBoris ben PolinaSaturday, January 27, 201811 Shevat
PavlotskayaRachel bas AvrahamSunday, January 28, 201812 Shevat
PeisinYosef ben DvoraWednesday, January 31, 201815 Shevat
PeltsFrida bas FeivelFriday, February 2, 201817 Shevat
PesinEliezer ben EliyahuSunday, February 18, 20183 AdarI
PolyakFaina bas DovidTuesday, January 23, 20187 Shevat
PortnovMichail ben ZyamaMonday, February 12, 201827 Shevat
RabinovichEtel bas ShmuelFriday, February 2, 201817 Shevat
RaikinIosif ben LevSunday, February 4, 201819 Shevat
RiklesYosef ben SolomonMonday, February 19, 20184 AdarI
RobergMaria bas GodelWednesday, February 21, 20186 AdarI
RubinshteynYevgeniya bas IlyaFriday, February 23, 20188 AdarII
RudyakIda bas MarkFriday, February 2, 201817 Shevat
RyklinRivka bas MendelFriday, February 9, 201824 Shevat
ShakhnovskayaMariya bas YerachmielSaturday, January 27, 201811 Shevat
ShapiroPolina bas MoiseyFriday, January 26, 201810 Shevat
ShevtsovaChaya Zisel bas NatanThursday, February 22, 20187 AdarII
ShiltBronya bas ShlomoTuesday, February 13, 201828 Shevat
ShmelevichGenya bas MendelThursday, February 22, 20187 AdarI
ShmutsManya bas IosifThursday, February 1, 201816 Shevat
ShvartserNelya bas IsroelFriday, February 23, 20188 AdarII
SimanduyevValeriy ben IrmisSaturday, February 3, 201818 Shevat
SkoropistzevaLyudmila bas SemyonFriday, February 2, 201817 Shevat
SlutskayaFira bas MosheSunday, February 11, 201826 Shevat
SobolRoza bas IsaakFriday, February 2, 201817 Shevat
StrelchinEsfir bas AvrahamWednesday, February 7, 201822 Shevat
TokarBeyla bas MendelThursday, February 8, 201823 Shevat
TsyrkinMoisey ben ZalmanFriday, February 23, 20188 AdarI
TuretskayaMalka bas YakovWednesday, January 31, 201815 Shevat
VayYakov ben AvrahamFriday, February 9, 201824 Shevat
VaysmanYakov ben BorisFriday, February 16, 20181 AdarI
VinokurovaRachil bas LeibSaturday, January 27, 201811 Shevat
VorobyevaRoza bas ChaimSunday, January 28, 201812 Shevat
XAvraham ben AharonTuesday, February 6, 201821 Shevat
YablokovArkady ben Wednesday, February 21, 20186 AdarI
YalovetskyDmitry ben MichailFriday, February 23, 20188 AdarII
YelkonovichFenya bas MichaelMonday, January 29, 201813 Shevat
YeruchimovichMisha ben Friday, February 9, 201824 Shevat
ZaretskayaChava bas ShmerlTuesday, January 30, 201814 Shevat
ZaturenskayaEster bas ShmuelFriday, February 9, 201824 Shevat
ZayatsElka bas MarkFriday, February 9, 201824 Shevat
ZilbergleytSofia bas DovidMonday, January 29, 201813 Shevat

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