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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
AltmanMaria bas ShayaSaturday, November 7, 202020 Heshvan
BardensteinItzchak ben YakovFriday, October 23, 20205 Heshvan
BekerFanya bas GregorySaturday, November 14, 202027 Heshvan
BelsonSemyon ben AvrahamWednesday, October 28, 202010 Heshvan
BerdichevskyMichail ben YisroelWednesday, October 28, 202010 Heshvan
BergerBoris ben RuvimTuesday, November 17, 20201 Kislev
BermanLeika bas LeibTuesday, November 17, 20201 Kislev
BoguslavskyMark ben MichailThursday, November 19, 20203 Kislev
BoguslavskyVladimir ben GershWednesday, November 11, 202024 Heshvan
BolotinaKlara chaya bas YitzchakTuesday, October 27, 20209 Heshvan
BorukhovichDevora bas FeivelSaturday, November 14, 202027 Heshvan
BraginskyLuba bas MoiseiThursday, November 19, 20203 Kislev
BrodskiyIsrael ben MosheFriday, October 23, 20205 Heshvan
BukhaloTala bas MuniaWednesday, November 4, 202017 Heshvan
ChernovaAnna bas ChaimSunday, November 15, 202028 Heshvan
DinenzonGrigoriy ben IsaacFriday, October 23, 20205 Heshvan
DrozdovSofia bas IosifTuesday, November 3, 202016 Heshvan
DubinskiyYuriy ben DavidFriday, November 6, 202019 Heshvan
ElkinAvraham ben YitzchokWednesday, October 28, 202010 Heshvan
FaktorovichMila bas GregorySaturday, November 7, 202020 Heshvan
FilipovaLilia bas VelvelTuesday, November 3, 202016 Heshvan
FridPolina bas BorisSaturday, November 7, 202020 Heshvan
FurmanLyudmila bas BorisSunday, November 15, 202028 Heshvan
GalperAizik ben TevelTuesday, October 27, 20209 Heshvan
GershmanChana bas LeibFriday, October 30, 202012 Heshvan
GofmanManya bas AharonTuesday, October 27, 20209 Heshvan
GoldenbergIda bas MironSaturday, October 31, 202013 Heshvan
GolubLarisa bas FeitelMonday, October 26, 20208 Heshvan
IndmanSholom Ber ben Shlomo MeirTuesday, November 17, 20201 Kislev
KaminskyAlik ben IosifTuesday, November 3, 202016 Heshvan
KantorovichYakov ben IsaakFriday, November 6, 202019 Heshvan
KatsYakov ben MoiseyWednesday, November 11, 202024 Heshvan
KatsapRivka bas YosefThursday, November 5, 202018 Heshvan
KatzTilia bas ShulimFriday, November 13, 202026 Heshvan
KazakIta bas NochimFriday, November 13, 202026 Heshvan
KazinetsSonya bas BerkoThursday, November 5, 202018 Heshvan
KechkerAvraham ben YishaySunday, November 8, 202021 Heshvan
KerzhenevichSonia bas AbramThursday, October 22, 20204 Heshvan
KipnisMichail ben Friday, November 6, 202019 Heshvan
KnobelDavid ben MordechaiThursday, October 22, 20204 Heshvan
KoganZhanna bas GregoryMonday, November 16, 202029 Heshvan
KoganFeiga bas NuchimSaturday, November 14, 202027 Heshvan
KokotovYakov ben LeibWednesday, November 11, 202024 Heshvan
KryskivIvan ben PetrMonday, November 9, 202022 Heshvan
KupershtokVladimir ben YefimFriday, October 30, 202012 Heshvan
KushnirRevekka bas YevseyThursday, November 5, 202018 Heshvan
KuzminskayaLeah bas LazarTuesday, November 17, 20201 Kislev
LadyzhenskayaBronya bas IsroelWednesday, November 11, 202024 Heshvan
LeitesLuba bas Monday, October 26, 20208 Heshvan
LevitMark ben YehudaTuesday, November 17, 20201 Kislev
LeybovichChaya Sarah bas NisanFriday, November 13, 202026 Heshvan
LeykinaBella bas DovidFriday, November 20, 20204 Kislev
LormanElka bas Monday, November 16, 202029 Heshvan
MalinSamuil ben MarkSaturday, November 21, 20205 Kislev
MironchukGregory ben SolomonMonday, November 2, 202015 Heshvan
MogilnerVladimir ben ElyaWednesday, November 18, 20202 Kislev
MonisovaRaisa bas AharonFriday, October 23, 20205 Heshvan
MorozovYulian ben YosefFriday, November 6, 202019 Heshvan
MuchnikEfraim ben IsraelSunday, November 15, 202028 Heshvan
NemirovskayaGita bas IosifMonday, November 16, 202029 Heshvan
NisnevichBerta bas IosifTuesday, November 10, 202023 Heshvan
NoussLeib ben YosefWednesday, November 4, 202017 Heshvan
OlshanskayaNina bas YefimSaturday, November 14, 202027 Heshvan
OlshanskyTzali ben Yehoshua MendelSunday, November 1, 202014 Heshvan
PeisinDaniil ben MoiseyMonday, November 2, 202015 Heshvan
PetrashkoMikhail ben SamuilWednesday, November 11, 202024 Heshvan
PikusElkon ben YosefSaturday, November 14, 202027 Heshvan
PolischukYechiel ben EfraimThursday, November 19, 20203 Kislev
PolonskiyShepsel ben EfraimWednesday, November 18, 20202 Kislev
RabovitserAron ben Chaim LeibWednesday, November 4, 202017 Heshvan
RadovskayaKlara bas YuzefSunday, November 8, 202021 Heshvan
RakhunovaKhana bas MoshkaFriday, November 6, 202019 Heshvan
RobeySarah bas AharonMonday, November 2, 202015 Heshvan
RozbamLeib ben NusyaSaturday, November 21, 20205 Kislev
RubinIosif ben SamuilWednesday, October 21, 20203 Heshvan
RyabayaZoya bas EliezerThursday, November 5, 202018 Heshvan
RyaboyAharon ben BaruchThursday, November 5, 202018 Heshvan
ShafranMusya bas AvrahamFriday, November 6, 202019 Heshvan
ShapiroBinyomin ben YakovSaturday, October 24, 20206 Heshvan
ShapiroKhariton ben PinchasThursday, November 19, 20203 Kislev
ShatsEvgeniya bas GregoryThursday, October 22, 20204 Heshvan
ShlainReizel bas YitschakFriday, November 13, 202026 Heshvan
ShnaydershteynLev ben YonaFriday, November 6, 202019 Heshvan
SinelnikovaRoza bas IsaacTuesday, November 10, 202023 Heshvan
SkalrudEfraim ben ShulemFriday, November 13, 202026 Heshvan
SlezbergFanya bas AronWednesday, November 11, 202024 Heshvan
SorsherGenya bas SamuilWednesday, November 4, 202017 Heshvan
SpektorVeniamin ben MarkThursday, October 29, 202011 Heshvan
SpektorTema Reiza bas MichailFriday, October 23, 20205 Heshvan
SverdlikRoza bas AvrahamSunday, November 15, 202028 Heshvan
TarasovReuven ben Gavsei MeirThursday, October 22, 20204 Heshvan
TriliskayaSofia bas NislSunday, November 15, 202028 Heshvan
TsygenbardAnya bas AvrahamTuesday, November 3, 202016 Heshvan
VerchenkoVera bas MichailThursday, November 19, 20203 Kislev
VernikValentina bas ChaimSunday, November 8, 202021 Heshvan
YankelevichPerlya bas GregoryTuesday, November 3, 202016 Heshvan
YanovskyRoza bas YakovThursday, November 19, 20203 Kislev
YuditskayaIra bas RomanSaturday, October 31, 202013 Heshvan
ZaidelDavid ben GershonWednesday, November 4, 202017 Heshvan
ZalkindIrina bas BorisTuesday, November 10, 202023 Heshvan
ZaslavskyBella bas SolomonWednesday, November 18, 20202 Kislev
ZeldinaSara bas ZalmanTuesday, November 3, 202016 Heshvan
ZemlinskyArkady ben YitzchakSaturday, November 14, 202027 Heshvan


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