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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
AizenbergIsrail ben YisroelWednesday, October 2, 20193 Tishri
AshBoris ben SolomonMonday, September 30, 20191 Tishri
AverbukhYehuda ben EduardFriday, September 27, 201927 Elul
BarandesMikhail ben AlexanderSaturday, October 12, 201913 Tishri
BerezovskyDmitriy ben ArkadiySaturday, October 12, 201913 Tishri
BraginskyYefim ben GregoryMonday, October 21, 201922 Tishri
BudilovskiyMevsha ben HirshSunday, October 13, 201914 Tishri
ChetverechenkoIrina bas AnatolySunday, October 13, 201914 Tishri
EtusMaks ben FeivelMonday, September 23, 201923 Elul
FeksonSofa bas GershSunday, October 6, 20197 Tishri
FintushalSulia bas ElyaWednesday, September 25, 201925 Elul
FrumkinBoris ben ChatzkelSunday, September 29, 201929 Elul
FurmanFelix ben LeibThursday, October 3, 20194 Tishri
GabrielevEliyahu ben LipaSunday, October 6, 20197 Tishri
GelfmanBoris ben LevSaturday, October 5, 20196 Tishri
GenchanokYefim ben YakovThursday, October 3, 20194 Tishri
GolberAlexander ben Saturday, October 5, 20196 Tishri
GrechanikAsya bas AliThursday, September 26, 201926 Elul
GrechanikMordechai ben Monday, October 7, 20198 Tishri
GurevichIda bas MosheWednesday, October 9, 201910 Tishri
GutinSemen ben LipaThursday, October 10, 201911 Tishri
InzelbuchBaila bas NaftoliFriday, October 11, 201912 Tishri
KanevskiySamuil ben YakovWednesday, October 2, 20193 Tishri
KatsRema bas YefimTuesday, October 15, 201916 Tishri
KelrikhSheina Raizel bas ShimonSunday, October 13, 201914 Tishri
KhaimchikRachel bas YakovSaturday, September 28, 201928 Elul
KhodorkovskayaYelya bas SemenSunday, September 22, 201922 Elul
KleymanViktor ben IosifSunday, October 13, 201914 Tishri
KleynerMottle ben BerelTuesday, October 8, 20199 Tishri
KorchnoyViktor ben YuzefThursday, September 26, 201926 Elul
KravtsovaAsya bas AharonFriday, October 4, 20195 Tishri
KukulevskyNikita ben BorisThursday, October 10, 201911 Tishri
KunovskayaMatlya bas VulfMonday, October 14, 201915 Tishri
KupermanIlya ben ShlomoSaturday, October 19, 201920 Tishri
LeykekhmanShunya ben ShimshonFriday, October 18, 201919 Tishri
LeykekhmanLarisa bas VolfSaturday, October 19, 201920 Tishri
LivshotsYuri ben LeonidTuesday, September 24, 201924 Elul
LormanYevsey bas RuvilTuesday, September 24, 201924 Elul
LyandresSemen ben LazarWednesday, October 16, 201917 Tishri
MatsYisroel ben ChaimThursday, October 3, 20194 Tishri
MermanAnna bas IlyaWednesday, September 25, 201925 Elul
MilitsinRoza bas Sunday, October 6, 20197 Tishri
NaydenovaBella bas DavidThursday, October 10, 201911 Tishri
ObodyanikChana bas YakovFriday, October 11, 201912 Tishri
PanichEster bas DovidFriday, September 27, 201927 Elul
PastronGiler ben Thursday, October 3, 20194 Tishri
PekelisRachel bas ZalmanThursday, September 26, 201926 Elul
PerelZhanna bas MeirTuesday, October 1, 20192 Tishri
PolishchukFreida bas BoruchThursday, October 3, 20194 Tishri
PolyakovValentin ben IvanSunday, October 20, 201921 Tishri
PushelMiriam bas Thursday, October 10, 201911 Tishri
RabinovichYitzchak ben EliezerThursday, October 10, 201911 Tishri
RaykhlinIosif ben MelechSunday, October 13, 201914 Tishri
RoytburdMargarita bas Wednesday, October 2, 20193 Tishri
RozenbaumIosif ben YakovSunday, September 29, 201929 Elul
RozovskyBoris ben YefimFriday, October 18, 201919 Tishri
RubinaSheina Hinda bas AharonFriday, September 27, 201927 Elul
RyazanovaIrina bas AbramThursday, October 17, 201918 Tishri
Shepsel VolfFeiga bas BerlThursday, September 26, 201926 Elul
ShmuylovskayaRaisa bas Tuesday, October 1, 20192 Tishri
ShteyngartKarl ben YakovMonday, September 30, 20191 Tishri
ShusterFeiga bas BinyominSunday, September 22, 201922 Elul
ShustermanRiva bas YidleSaturday, September 28, 201928 Elul
SimkinVictor ben YakovThursday, October 3, 20194 Tishri
SkladmanZlata bas FroykFriday, September 27, 201927 Elul
SklyarAharon bas AvrahamMonday, September 30, 20191 Tishri
SmelyanskyRakhil bas MeirMonday, September 23, 201923 Elul
StreminskyGedaliya ben SamuilTuesday, October 1, 20192 Tishri
SutinYaakov ben GershThursday, October 17, 201918 Tishri
TenenbaumLeah bas YisroelWednesday, October 9, 201910 Tishri
TrogubArkady ben YakovThursday, October 3, 20194 Tishri
TsipisEster Rivka bas MendelSaturday, October 19, 201920 Tishri
TsyganovSofa bas David HirshTuesday, September 24, 201924 Elul
VilenskayaLarisa bas MoiseySunday, September 22, 201922 Elul
YankovskayaBluma bas Wednesday, October 9, 201910 Tishri
YanovaYulia bas MoiseiSaturday, October 12, 201913 Tishri
YurkovetsYevgenia bas MichailTuesday, September 24, 201924 Elul
YurkovskyRefail ben MeirSaturday, October 19, 201920 Tishri
ZaidelSarah bas TzadokSunday, October 20, 201921 Tishri

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