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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
AvshalumovElisha bas ZevulunSunday, February 3, 201928 Shevat
AyzenbergGirsh ben YisroelSaturday, January 26, 201920 Shevat
BalderShmuel ben MordechaiSaturday, February 2, 201927 Shevat
BaronOleg ben LazarMonday, February 4, 201929 Shevat
BarrettShayna Pesha bas YosefFriday, January 25, 201919 Shevat
BermanMaria bas YakovThursday, January 31, 201925 Shevat
BeyzinSolomon ben DavidTuesday, February 5, 201930 Shevat
BraginskyAsya bas MeirSaturday, January 26, 201920 Shevat
ChtekhinFania bas YakovTuesday, February 19, 201914 Adar I
DelmYakov ben MichaelTuesday, February 5, 201930 Shevat
DenenbergTsilya bas ZeligTuesday, January 29, 201923 Shevat
DimarskyDovid ben EliezerThursday, January 24, 201918 Shevat
DubinskayaRakhil bas DavidSunday, February 10, 20195 Adar I
DudnikIrina bas YakovMonday, January 28, 201922 Shevat
DudnikGregory ben RafailMonday, February 4, 201929 Shevat
DudnikMary bas Leib ZisisWednesday, February 20, 201915 Adar I
DvoretskiyYudle ben YosefSunday, February 3, 201928 Shevat
DymerskayaShifra bas EliaWednesday, February 6, 20191 Adar I
ElsnerMichail ben KarlSaturday, February 2, 201927 Shevat
EntinBoris ben IsserThursday, January 31, 201925 Shevat
FeldfuksRiva bas YevseyWednesday, January 30, 201924 Shevat
FisherZhanna bas YakovThursday, February 21, 201916 Adar I
FridMichail ben IsraelThursday, February 14, 20199 Adar I
FridmanEduard ben MoiseyThursday, January 24, 201918 Shevat
GeydenreykhMark ben NikolaiThursday, February 21, 201916 Adar I
GeysherikFeyga bas LazarMonday, February 18, 201913 Adar I
GilerLeib ben DovidTuesday, February 19, 201914 Adar I
GlikmanAlexander ben YefimSunday, January 27, 201921 Shevat
GoncharMichail ben GregoriyWednesday, January 30, 201924 Shevat
GorelikSemyon ben BinyominTuesday, January 29, 201923 Shevat
GorenshteynRoza bas DovidWednesday, February 6, 20191 Adar I
GrinshtpanChaya bas YudelTuesday, February 5, 201930 Shevat
GruzmanMark ben SolomonThursday, February 21, 201916 Adar I
GutinIza ben ZalmanMonday, February 18, 201913 Adar I
KaminskyIlya ben DavidFriday, February 8, 20193 Adar I
KatsevAnna bas Thursday, January 24, 201918 Shevat
KatsmanAbram ben RuvenSunday, February 3, 201928 Shevat
KhaitGenya bas LeibMonday, February 4, 201929 Shevat
KirovAlexander bas ToivelFriday, February 1, 201926 Shevat
KrugmanYosef ben MendelSunday, January 27, 201921 Shevat
KupermanYuri ben SolomonWednesday, February 20, 201915 Adar I
LevitinAnatoly ben YefimMonday, January 28, 201922 Shevat
LibmanEbert ben KushelWednesday, February 20, 201915 Adar I
LinchukLyuba bas IsaakSunday, February 10, 20195 Adar I
LivshitsLeonid ben AvrahamThursday, January 24, 201918 Shevat
MatsGirsh ben YisroelFriday, February 8, 20193 Adar I
MelandovichYakov ben BorisSunday, February 3, 201928 Shevat
MenBronya bas EliyahuSaturday, February 2, 201927 Shevat
MereshchenskayaTsilya bas IsaakMonday, February 4, 201929 Shevat
MilikhikerIsaak ben LazarMonday, January 28, 201922 Shevat
MoiseyevaMazaltov bas YakubWednesday, January 30, 201924 Shevat
MonisovLazar ben AvrahamTuesday, January 22, 201916 Shevat
NaryzhnyGalina bas IosifMonday, February 4, 201929 Shevat
NovoselskyBraindle bas Pinchas HirschSunday, February 10, 20195 Adar I
OstrovskyGennady ben MoiseyWednesday, January 23, 201917 Shevat
PatentGenya bas BoruchWednesday, February 20, 201915 Adar I
PeltsFrida bas FeivelWednesday, January 23, 201917 Shevat
PluchikAnna bas YisroelSaturday, February 16, 201911 Adar I
PortnovMichail ben ZyamaSaturday, February 2, 201927 Shevat
RabinovichEtel bas ShmuelWednesday, January 23, 201917 Shevat
RaikinIosif ben LevFriday, January 25, 201919 Shevat
RobergMaria bas GodelMonday, February 11, 20196 Adar I
RudyakIda bas MarkWednesday, January 23, 201917 Shevat
RyklinRivka bas MendelWednesday, January 30, 201924 Shevat
ShapiroYuri ben MordechaiFriday, February 22, 201917 Adar I
ShiltBronya bas ShlomoSunday, February 3, 201928 Shevat
ShmutsManya bas IosifTuesday, January 22, 201916 Shevat
SimanduyevValeriy ben IrmisThursday, January 24, 201918 Shevat
SkoropistzevaLyudmila bas SemyonWednesday, January 23, 201917 Shevat
SlutskayaFira bas MosheFriday, February 1, 201926 Shevat
SmolyanskyOlga bas MoiseiThursday, February 21, 201916 Adar I
SobolRoza bas IsaakWednesday, January 23, 201917 Shevat
StarikovskyYefim ben RomanFriday, February 22, 201917 Adar I
StrelchinEsfir bas AvrahamMonday, January 28, 201922 Shevat
TokarBeyla bas MendelTuesday, January 29, 201923 Shevat
ToporovskyYuli ben Yakov DovidSunday, February 17, 201912 Adar I
TsyrkinMoisey ben ZalmanWednesday, February 13, 20198 Adar I
VayYakov ben AvrahamWednesday, January 30, 201924 Shevat
ViderHinda bas YitzchakSunday, February 3, 201928 Shevat
VoloshinaChana bas MoiseiFriday, February 22, 201917 Adar I
XAvraham ben AharonSunday, January 27, 201921 Shevat
YablochnikBronya bas IsaakTuesday, February 19, 201914 Adar I
YeruchimovichMisha ben Wednesday, January 30, 201924 Shevat
ZaturenskayaEster bas ShmuelWednesday, January 30, 201924 Shevat
ZayatsElka bas MarkWednesday, January 30, 201924 Shevat

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