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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
??Shmuel Meir ben YosefFriday, August 3, 201822 Av
AbolnikovYelizaveta bas MarkFriday, August 10, 201829 Av
AgranatGilya ben GregoriySaturday, August 11, 201830 Av
AronskayaLora bas LevFriday, August 3, 201822 Av
BarrettDov Ber ben YehudaWednesday, August 8, 201827 Av
BelotserkovskayaRaisa bas MichailWednesday, July 18, 20186 Av
BershitskayaRimma bas AsherFriday, August 3, 201822 Av
BondarenkoGersh ben YosefSaturday, July 21, 20189 Av
ButovetskyIlya ben SolomonWednesday, August 15, 20184 Elul
Dukelskaya-DiklerFaina bas MichailFriday, August 3, 201822 Av
EppelbaumMotel ben ShlomoFriday, August 10, 201829 Av
EydinovYakov ben BorisSaturday, July 28, 201816 Av
FaymanChana bas YitzchakWednesday, August 1, 201820 Av
FeldmanRoza bas IsaakSaturday, August 11, 201830 Av
FeldmanChaya Manya bas DovidTuesday, August 7, 201826 Av
FreydinBoruch ben MosheMonday, August 13, 20182 Elul
GalpernAnna bas MarkFriday, August 3, 201822 Av
GershengornPerel bas NuchemSunday, July 15, 20183 Av
GerstenYitzchak ben IsraelSunday, August 12, 20181 Elul
GilburdAvraham ben YakovWednesday, August 1, 201820 Av
GilmanovLuba bas YakovWednesday, August 8, 201827 Av
GolubGregory ben SalimThursday, August 9, 201828 Av
GukManya bas YitzchakSunday, August 5, 201824 Av
GutnikSara bas IsaakWednesday, August 8, 201827 Av
KantorEster bas NuchimSunday, July 29, 201817 Av
KaplanIda bas Sunday, August 5, 201824 Av
KarlinaSarah Dora bas Hirsh IsaakSunday, July 29, 201817 Av
KatsSamuil ben DavidTuesday, August 7, 201826 Av
KhaysmanZalman ben GregoryWednesday, August 15, 20184 Elul
KishinevskyMaria bas ChananTuesday, July 31, 201819 Av
KucherskaSofiya bas ?Tuesday, August 7, 201826 Av
KupermanMenya bas ZeligSunday, July 15, 20183 Av
KurolapnikAlexander ben YitzchakSaturday, July 28, 201816 Av
LamazovRudolf ben YevelSaturday, August 11, 201830 Av
LeshchinskayaIllya bas GershonWednesday, July 25, 201813 Av
LifshitsNochum ben Yakov AharonFriday, August 3, 201822 Av
LinskySheyndl bas GershSaturday, August 4, 201823 Av
MastitsGenya bas Sunday, August 5, 201824 Av
MastitsLev ben ZalmanThursday, August 9, 201828 Av
MelandovichTsilya bas LazarThursday, August 2, 201821 Av
MironchukFrida bas BerelFriday, July 20, 20188 Av
MoldavskayaZoya bas YakovWednesday, July 18, 20186 Av
MovirerMichel ben YosefSunday, August 12, 20181 Elul
MozesIzia ben MonesFriday, July 20, 20188 Av
MulmanFeiga bas ShmuelWednesday, August 1, 201820 Av
PeisinLiba bas Sheina LeahSaturday, July 28, 201816 Av
PentoYevgeniya bas AlexanderWednesday, August 15, 20184 Elul
PismennayaGittle bas YosefWednesday, August 8, 201827 Av
PustylnikYakov ben MendelThursday, July 19, 20187 Av
RekhtmanMaya bas MeirSaturday, August 4, 201823 Av
ReznikGenya bas ChaiykelMonday, July 23, 201811 Av
ReznikovViktor ben GershThursday, July 19, 20187 Av
RozmanSemen ben DavidTuesday, July 17, 20185 Av
RubinAvraham ben MoiseyFriday, August 3, 201822 Av
RudermanIsaak ben ChaimFriday, July 27, 201815 Av
SafronVladimir ben NoachWednesday, July 18, 20186 Av
SagalovskayaLiza bas SalomonSunday, July 15, 20183 Av
ShagalovAnna bas LeibFriday, August 10, 201829 Av
ShalmanTanya bas AharonTuesday, August 14, 20183 Elul
ShepetievskyYakov ben MarkFriday, July 20, 20188 Av
SheynVladiimir ben ChayimThursday, July 26, 201814 Av
ShifrisItsko ben LeibWednesday, July 25, 201813 Av
ShlyakhtichmanYerachmiel ben NachmanTuesday, July 31, 201819 Av
ShpigelskiyMoisey ben Friday, August 3, 201822 Av
ShvartsBetya bas MordechaiMonday, July 30, 201818 Av
SimanduyevSimantu ben Wednesday, August 8, 201827 Av
SokolovskyKlara bas BerkFriday, July 20, 20188 Av
SolovyevAvraham ben AharonTuesday, August 7, 201826 Av
SpektorIlya ben OvseySunday, August 5, 201824 Av
SteselInna bas FeivelMonday, August 13, 20182 Elul
StrashnovShmuel ben LeibSunday, July 22, 201810 Av
SulpovarRivka bas RuvimSunday, August 5, 201824 Av
TkachDavid ben SamuilTuesday, August 7, 201826 Av
TomashpolskyRivka bas IsaakSaturday, August 4, 201823 Av
VaksmanIsrael ben YudelSunday, August 5, 201824 Av
VaynshteynVladimir ben GregroriySunday, August 12, 20181 Elul
VaysmanRiva bas DovidSunday, July 22, 201810 Av
VekslerLazar ben MordechaiThursday, July 26, 201814 Av
VinokurNelya bas SemyonFriday, August 3, 201822 Av
VladimirskiyBaruch ben Shmuel MosheSunday, August 12, 20181 Elul
VyazovskayaAsya bas GershFriday, July 20, 20188 Av
XAnna bas LeibWednesday, August 8, 201827 Av
YelkonovichDavid Velvel ben Yosef IssurThursday, July 19, 20187 Av
ZaretserMichail ben AvrahamMonday, July 16, 20184 Av
ZaretskyMichail ben AvrahamMonday, July 30, 201818 Av
ZazulinskiyYuri ben Wednesday, July 25, 201813 Av
ZeldinVladimir ben MordechaiWednesday, July 18, 20186 Av
ZelenchenkoEta bas SamuilMonday, July 16, 20184 Av
ZilbershteynRashel bas SolomonThursday, August 2, 201821 Av

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