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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
AbramovaGitlya bas Michel BerkovnaThursday, April 16, 202022 Nisan
AksmanMarina bas ArturSaturday, April 11, 202017 Nisan
AyzemanShmuel ben YakovSaturday, April 18, 202024 Nisan
BakmanBasya bas MoiseiSunday, April 5, 202011 Nisan
BalanovValeriy ben MordechaiThursday, April 16, 202022 Nisan
BarengoltsYitzchak ben RuvimMonday, April 6, 202012 Nisan
BenderskayaSofia bas NesanelFriday, May 1, 20207 Iyyar
BenzaquenDvorah bas LeviTuesday, April 7, 202013 Nisan
BerdichevskySamuil ben MordechaiTuesday, April 28, 20204 Iyyar
BerenboimRozanna bas YosefMonday, April 20, 202026 Nisan
BerkhmanEsfir bas SolomonMonday, April 13, 202019 Nisan
BermanFrida bas YakovSaturday, April 25, 20201 Iyyar
BezmanAleksander ben MosheThursday, April 23, 202029 Nisan
BlonshteynChaim ben LeibSunday, April 5, 202011 Nisan
BodnyaNaum ben IsraelTuesday, April 21, 202027 Nisan
BrodskayaSofia bas YuriyWednesday, April 15, 202021 Nisan
BrodskyMichail ben AdolfMonday, April 20, 202026 Nisan
BulbinRefael Eliezer ben ShmuelSaturday, April 18, 202024 Nisan
ButmanGregory ben ShneerWednesday, April 15, 202021 Nisan
CenterAbraham ben YeshayaThursday, April 9, 202015 Nisan
ChalykVladimir ben DovidFriday, May 1, 20207 Iyyar
DivovichTsilya bas YakovSunday, April 5, 202011 Nisan
DrabkinaIrma bas IsaakSunday, April 5, 202011 Nisan
DreyzinaRoza bas SolomonThursday, April 30, 20206 Iyyar
EntelisSemen ben FedorWednesday, April 8, 202014 Nisan
FinkelManya bas NaumMonday, April 27, 20203 Iyyar
FintushalAvraham ben HershelFriday, April 24, 202030 Nisan
FishmanZhenya bas Friday, April 3, 20209 Nisan
FurmanRoman ben MarkusFriday, May 1, 20207 Iyyar
GarbarRiva bas IosifSunday, April 5, 202011 Nisan
GarshteynBella bas NaumThursday, April 2, 20208 Nisan
GashinskyYefim bas RuvimWednesday, April 8, 202014 Nisan
GinsburgPolina bas YefimTuesday, April 28, 20204 Iyyar
GinzburgYelena bas DovidFriday, May 1, 20207 Iyyar
GitlevichYitzchak Chaim ben NachumTuesday, April 28, 20204 Iyyar
GolubYelena bas YuriMonday, April 27, 20203 Iyyar
GorokhovskyChaim ben IsaakThursday, April 2, 20208 Nisan
GozenpudEster bas ElyaWednesday, April 29, 20205 Iyyar
IdlanskyZina bas Saturday, April 11, 202017 Nisan
KaganFelix ben YakovFriday, April 17, 202023 Nisan
KaganovichBoris ben YevseyFriday, April 17, 202023 Nisan
KaganovichYudifia bas MoiseiFriday, April 17, 202023 Nisan
KalyuzhnyYosef ben YitzchakSunday, April 26, 20202 Iyyar
KatsChaim ben EliezerThursday, April 30, 20206 Iyyar
KatsmanGenya bas ChaimThursday, April 16, 202022 Nisan
KhazinMunia ben TzviFriday, April 24, 202030 Nisan
KislenkoAlla bas IsraelFriday, April 24, 202030 Nisan
KitaigorodskiyMordechai ben EvelSunday, April 5, 202011 Nisan
KolchinskyMina bas ShimonTuesday, April 21, 202027 Nisan
KorniyetsDmitry ben DavidMonday, April 6, 202012 Nisan
KotlyarLeah bas BoruchFriday, April 24, 202030 Nisan
KravetsDavid ben SimchaWednesday, April 15, 202021 Nisan
KravetskiyMeir ben BoruchTuesday, April 28, 20204 Iyyar
KroshinskayaSonya bas IsroelMonday, April 20, 202026 Nisan
KupershmidtLucy bas YontelSunday, April 26, 20202 Iyyar
KurtzerRaisa bas MoiseiSunday, April 12, 202018 Nisan
LandaDora bas AvrahamWednesday, April 15, 202021 Nisan
LandauLina bas ShalomTuesday, April 28, 20204 Iyyar
LazarusShoshana bas LeviTuesday, April 7, 202013 Nisan
LelchitskySimcha ben ChaimFriday, April 10, 202016 Nisan
LibmanPolina bas Tuesday, April 14, 202020 Nisan
LitovskyBoris ben AharonTuesday, April 28, 20204 Iyyar
LitvinskayaLarisa bas LazarTuesday, April 28, 20204 Iyyar
LivshitsSofia bas VulfMonday, April 20, 202026 Nisan
LubelchikShulamis bas AbaSaturday, April 25, 20201 Iyyar
MagarychevSemen ben YehudaWednesday, April 29, 20205 Iyyar
MarmurAlla bas LevThursday, April 16, 202022 Nisan
MatzTaybe bas YosefWednesday, April 22, 202028 Nisan
MikhaylovAnatoliy ben BorichThursday, April 23, 202029 Nisan
MurovannySemen ben MatveyFriday, May 1, 20207 Iyyar
NemirovskyOlga bas Saturday, April 11, 202017 Nisan
NirshbergLuda bas ShifraFriday, April 17, 202023 Nisan
OstromogilskayaIdasya bas YosefTuesday, April 21, 202027 Nisan
PasmanGregory ben SamuilMonday, April 6, 202012 Nisan
PeisinDvora bas BrainaMonday, April 27, 20203 Iyyar
PerkasEliyahu ben BentzionMonday, April 13, 202019 Nisan
PodrobinokMina bas Tuesday, April 14, 202020 Nisan
PolyakovGena ben ValentinFriday, April 24, 202030 Nisan
PyatnitskiyBoris ben GregoryFriday, April 24, 202030 Nisan
RakovshchikMeir ben ZundelSaturday, April 11, 202017 Nisan
RapoportSarah bas EfraimTuesday, March 31, 20206 Nisan
ReyfmanAbram ben DavidFriday, May 1, 20207 Iyyar
ReyfmanSofia bas ZusFriday, May 1, 20207 Iyyar
ReznikMichail ben ZacharTuesday, April 14, 202020 Nisan
SeryMichail ben YefimSaturday, April 11, 202017 Nisan
ShadolskyAlexander ben LeonidSaturday, April 25, 20201 Iyyar
ShapiroBasya bas LeibTuesday, April 7, 202013 Nisan
ShekhmeysterLyuba bas GershSunday, April 19, 202025 Nisan
SheynmanAvraham ben AharonFriday, May 1, 20207 Iyyar
ShteyngartAnya bas MarkWednesday, April 15, 202021 Nisan
ShustermanYulia bas ShneyerSunday, April 12, 202018 Nisan
SkladmanNaum ben YitzchakMonday, April 6, 202012 Nisan
SolomonovaMalka bas HirshSunday, April 19, 202025 Nisan
SpektorJane bas EliezerFriday, April 10, 202016 Nisan
StammYitschok Hirsh ben AizikSunday, April 26, 20202 Iyyar
StulBoris ben MoiseyTuesday, April 28, 20204 Iyyar
SverdlikYitzchak ben SimchaThursday, April 30, 20206 Iyyar
TrakhtenbergSemyon ben IsaakTuesday, March 31, 20206 Nisan
TsemakhovichSara bas SolomonWednesday, April 1, 20207 Nisan
TuretskiyYakov ben EliezerMonday, April 20, 202026 Nisan
UmanDvora bas MordechaiThursday, April 2, 20208 Nisan
VaysburgRoza bas DovidSaturday, April 4, 202010 Nisan
VladimirskayaChana bas SholomFriday, May 1, 20207 Iyyar
XRakhil bas MaxMonday, April 13, 202019 Nisan
YakubovLev ben RomanSunday, April 12, 202018 Nisan
ZaborenkoFira bas SolomonTuesday, March 31, 20206 Nisan


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