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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
AleshkerVera bas IsaakSunday, June 12, 202213 Sivan
AngertDavid ben VladimirTuesday, June 14, 202215 Sivan
AyzemanMenicha bas BentzionMonday, June 6, 20227 Sivan
BakunBrayndl bas AharonFriday, June 10, 202211 Sivan
BakunVladimir ben EmanuilSaturday, May 28, 202227 Iyyar
BerkmanYakov ben YitzchokMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
BermanYakov ben Chaim leibTuesday, June 7, 20228 Sivan
BeyzinaTsilya bas AlexandeerMonday, June 20, 202221 Sivan
BezzubovPeysach ben GedaliaSunday, May 29, 202228 Iyyar
BilisRina bas EliezerFriday, June 17, 202218 Sivan
BlyumenkrantsAron ben YosefSunday, May 29, 202228 Iyyar
BoguslavskyElya ben ShmuelSunday, June 19, 202220 Sivan
BolotinWolf ben YosephTuesday, May 31, 20221 Sivan
BondarMalkah bas PinchasFriday, May 20, 202219 Iyyar
BraginaTatyana bas AbramWednesday, June 15, 202216 Sivan
BrinBoris ben AbramMonday, May 23, 202222 Iyyar
BrodskyLuba bas YefimSunday, May 22, 202221 Iyyar
BuhgalterChaya bas GirshWednesday, June 1, 20222 Sivan
DanilovaSara bas ShamaiWednesday, June 15, 202216 Sivan
DavydovaSura bas YeshiaTuesday, June 7, 20228 Sivan
DikopfTatiana bas SamuilSaturday, June 11, 202212 Sivan
DonskayaKlara bas EliaWednesday, June 1, 20222 Sivan
DrabkinaYaninia bas VolfMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
EisenbergLeib ben ShlomoTuesday, June 7, 20228 Sivan
EkelmanBoris ben AbramFriday, June 10, 202211 Sivan
FaynRoza bas MichailThursday, June 2, 20223 Sivan
FeinboymMoshe ben YisroelSaturday, June 18, 202219 Sivan
FiksLidiya bas FilipThursday, June 2, 20223 Sivan
FishkinRiva bas MoiseyMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
GalpersonSima bas NaumFriday, June 17, 202218 Sivan
GelmanEtel bas BoruchThursday, June 16, 202217 Sivan
GershkovichBoris ben PetrSunday, June 19, 202220 Sivan
GimelmanSofiya bas HershTuesday, June 14, 202215 Sivan
GimplinMichael ben IsaakFriday, June 17, 202218 Sivan
GlebitskayaSofia bas WolfTuesday, June 7, 20228 Sivan
GleyzerBoris ben AvrahamSunday, June 12, 202213 Sivan
GorodenskiyVelvel ben ZalmanFriday, June 17, 202218 Sivan
GrachAllan ben GaryTuesday, June 7, 20228 Sivan
GrinbergSvetlana bas SemenMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
GrosfilerYelena bas GershonSunday, May 22, 202221 Iyyar
GrossLeonid ben IsaakTuesday, May 31, 20221 Sivan
IoffeMottle ben AharonFriday, June 3, 20224 Sivan
IzaksonMera Dvosya bas EmanuelMonday, June 20, 202221 Sivan
KaganovaChana bas AvrahamSaturday, June 4, 20225 Sivan
KantorMatvey ben AronMonday, June 13, 202214 Sivan
KantorovichFaina bas GershonTuesday, May 31, 20221 Sivan
KaplanYefim ben ShimonMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
KatsEtka bas HevelMonday, June 13, 202214 Sivan
KatsmanRiva bas AbramSunday, June 5, 20226 Sivan
KatzJoseph ben MatveySaturday, June 4, 20225 Sivan
KavalerchikAsya bas GregoryWednesday, June 8, 20229 Sivan
KemelLeah bas YonaMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
KeselmanDavid ben ChaimFriday, June 17, 202218 Sivan
KhavinsonAnna bas YakovSaturday, June 18, 202219 Sivan
KhodarkovskyKlara bas MosheSunday, May 22, 202221 Iyyar
KholodenkoGalina bas AlexanderSaturday, May 28, 202227 Iyyar
KhrabkovBoris ben SemyonFriday, June 10, 202211 Sivan
KitaigorodskayaMalka bas MosheSaturday, June 11, 202212 Sivan
KoganElka bas DovidFriday, June 3, 20224 Sivan
KoltunovaEster Chana bas LeviMonday, June 13, 202214 Sivan
KomornikGolda bas MoiseiMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
KorneyevaRivka bas MosheSunday, June 5, 20226 Sivan
KozarovitskyMaya bas ItzchakFriday, May 20, 202219 Iyyar
KravetskayaGolda bas MendelSunday, June 12, 202213 Sivan
KurtzmanLeonid ben YakovSunday, May 22, 202221 Iyyar
LapidusRochel Leah bas RuvimTuesday, May 31, 20221 Sivan
LibermanBronia bas ShmuelSunday, May 22, 202221 Iyyar
LozovskyElla bas IosifFriday, May 20, 202219 Iyyar
MatzMoshe Gershon ben YitzchokFriday, June 3, 20224 Sivan
MedvinskiyYuriy ben AlexandeerSunday, May 29, 202228 Iyyar
MelamedLev ben MoiseiSaturday, June 18, 202219 Sivan
MilyavskayaNinel bas BorisMonday, June 20, 202221 Sivan
MincuZinaida bas SamuilMonday, June 6, 20227 Sivan
MindichChaya bas NuchimThursday, June 16, 202217 Sivan
MirskiyIlya ben AvrumSunday, May 29, 202228 Iyyar
MishievMoshe ben MordechaiMonday, June 13, 202214 Sivan
MistetskayaPesya bas FridelFriday, June 10, 202211 Sivan
ModilevskyEduard ben GeinechWednesday, June 1, 20222 Sivan
MorgenshternMaria bas Thursday, May 26, 202225 Iyyar
OstrozhanskyMariay bas AharonThursday, June 16, 202217 Sivan
OvnanyanMaria bas LevWednesday, June 1, 20222 Sivan
PanichEduard ben BorisSunday, June 5, 20226 Sivan
PeisinPnina bas YosefTuesday, June 7, 20228 Sivan
PerelLeontiy ben YakovSaturday, June 4, 20225 Sivan
PerkasSlava bas MottleSaturday, May 28, 202227 Iyyar
PestunovichEster bas GershSunday, May 22, 202221 Iyyar
RaginskayaMalka bas YosefWednesday, June 8, 20229 Sivan
RaikhmanDora bas FishelSaturday, June 18, 202219 Sivan
RapoportBluma ben AvrahamWednesday, June 1, 20222 Sivan
RapoportZalman ben ZundelSunday, June 5, 20226 Sivan
RaynesIsaak ben MordechaiSunday, June 19, 202220 Sivan
ReznikovGregoriy ben YevseyMonday, June 13, 202214 Sivan
RifmanBronya bas MordechaiTuesday, June 7, 20228 Sivan
RozenbaumSheiva bas IsraelFriday, June 3, 20224 Sivan
SamoylovichSima bas VolfMonday, June 6, 20227 Sivan
SchiffRoselyn bas EfraimWednesday, June 15, 202216 Sivan
ShpritsRoald ben AronMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
ShtilkindEliyahu ben NuchimSaturday, June 11, 202212 Sivan
ShvetsChaim ben NatanFriday, May 27, 202226 Iyyar
SoybelmanViktor ben MoiseyTuesday, June 14, 202215 Sivan
SpektorSheina Nesi bas MoisheMonday, June 13, 202214 Sivan
SpevakLeonid ben AvrahamSunday, June 19, 202220 Sivan
SteymanMaria bas LevFriday, May 20, 202219 Iyyar
TeleshevskyEster bas DovidWednesday, June 15, 202216 Sivan
TsentsiperSemen ben GershFriday, May 20, 202219 Iyyar
TutunikGregory ben StanislavSunday, May 29, 202228 Iyyar
UchitelNelya bas MuniaSunday, June 12, 202213 Sivan
UrinovaZoya bas ArkadiyFriday, June 17, 202218 Sivan
VaynbergTzalill ben BoruchSaturday, May 21, 202220 Iyyar
VekslerSonya bas MendelMonday, May 23, 202222 Iyyar
VinarevaDina bas AronThursday, May 26, 202225 Iyyar
VinokurovLev ben MosheTuesday, June 14, 202215 Sivan
VinterZhanel bas IosifMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
VorobeychikLeonid ben NaumWednesday, June 15, 202216 Sivan
YakovYakov ben AharonMonday, May 30, 202229 Iyyar
YekhevichRaisa bas YosefWednesday, June 1, 20222 Sivan
ZaborenkoDavid ben YakovSaturday, June 4, 20225 Sivan
ZakharenkoRita bas MoiseiTuesday, May 31, 20221 Sivan
ZaltzmanGitya bas ShlomoFriday, June 10, 202211 Sivan
ZaltzmanHuna ben AvrahamSaturday, May 21, 202220 Iyyar
ZastenkerFrida bas ZalmanFriday, May 27, 202226 Iyyar
ZavinYitzchak ben ElikFriday, June 17, 202218 Sivan
ZhitzNaum ben VladimirThursday, May 26, 202225 Iyyar


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