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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 16, 201913 Sivan
AyzemanMenicha bas BentzionMonday, June 10, 20197 Sivan
BerkmanYakov ben YitzchokMonday, June 3, 201929 Iyyar
BermanYakov ben Chaim leibTuesday, June 11, 20198 Sivan
BeyzinaTsilya bas AlexandeerMonday, June 24, 201921 Sivan
BezzubovPeysach ben GedaliaSunday, June 2, 201928 Iyyar
BlyumenkrantsAron ben YosefSunday, June 2, 201928 Iyyar
BolotinWolf ben YosephTuesday, June 4, 20191 Sivan
BraginaTatyana bas AbramWednesday, June 19, 201916 Sivan
BuhgalterChaya bas GirshWednesday, June 5, 20192 Sivan
BuhgalterAharon ben IsroelWednesday, June 26, 201923 Sivan
DavydovaSura bas YeshiaTuesday, June 11, 20198 Sivan
DonskayaKlara bas EliaWednesday, June 5, 20192 Sivan
EisenbergLeib ben ShlomoTuesday, June 11, 20198 Sivan
FaynRoza bas MichailThursday, June 6, 20193 Sivan
FeinboymMoshe ben YisroelSaturday, June 22, 201919 Sivan
FiksLidiya bas FilipThursday, June 6, 20193 Sivan
FishkinRiva bas MoiseyMonday, June 3, 201929 Iyyar
GelmanEtel bas BoruchThursday, June 20, 201917 Sivan
GershkovichBoris ben PetrSunday, June 23, 201920 Sivan
GimplinMichael ben IsaakFriday, June 21, 201918 Sivan
GlebitskayaSofia bas WolfTuesday, June 11, 20198 Sivan
GleyzerBoris ben AvrahamSunday, June 16, 201913 Sivan
GorodenskiyVelvel ben ZalmanFriday, June 21, 201918 Sivan
GrinbergSvetlana bas SemenMonday, June 3, 201929 Iyyar
GrosfilerYelena bas GershonSunday, May 26, 201921 Iyyar
IzaksonMera Dvosya bas EmanuelMonday, June 24, 201921 Sivan
KaganovaChana bas AvrahamSaturday, June 8, 20195 Sivan
KantorMatvey ben AronMonday, June 17, 201914 Sivan
KantorovichFaina bas GershonTuesday, June 4, 20191 Sivan
KaplanYefim ben ShimonMonday, June 3, 201929 Iyyar
KatsEtka bas HevelMonday, June 17, 201914 Sivan
KatzJoseph ben MatveySaturday, June 8, 20195 Sivan
KavalerchikAsya bas GregoryWednesday, June 12, 20199 Sivan
KaytsnerRakhmil ben YoselWednesday, June 26, 201923 Sivan
KemelLeah bas YonaMonday, June 3, 201929 Iyyar
KeselmanDavid ben ChaimFriday, June 21, 201918 Sivan
KhavinsonAnna bas YakovSaturday, June 22, 201919 Sivan
KhodarkovskyKlara bas MosheSunday, May 26, 201921 Iyyar
KholodenkoGalina bas AlexanderSaturday, June 1, 201927 Iyyar
KhrabkovBoris ben SemyonFriday, June 14, 201911 Sivan
KitaigorodskayaMalka bas MosheSaturday, June 15, 201912 Sivan
KoganElka bas DovidFriday, June 7, 20194 Sivan
KoltunovaEster Chana bas LeviMonday, June 17, 201914 Sivan
KomornikGolda bas MoiseiMonday, June 3, 201929 Iyyar
KravetskayaGolda bas MendelSunday, June 16, 201913 Sivan
KurtzmanLeonid ben YakovSunday, May 26, 201921 Iyyar
LeschinskyAnna bas SolomonTuesday, June 25, 201922 Sivan
LibermanBronia bas ShmuelSunday, May 26, 201921 Iyyar
MatzMoshe Gershon ben YitzchokFriday, June 7, 20194 Sivan
MedvinskiyYuriy ben AlexandeerSunday, June 2, 201928 Iyyar
MelamedLev ben MoiseiSaturday, June 22, 201919 Sivan
MincuZinaida bas SamuilMonday, June 10, 20197 Sivan
MindichChaya bas NuchimThursday, June 20, 201917 Sivan
MistetskayaPesya bas FridelFriday, June 14, 201911 Sivan
ModilevskyEduard ben GeinechWednesday, June 5, 20192 Sivan
MorgenshternMaria bas Thursday, May 30, 201925 Iyyar
PanichEduard ben BorisSunday, June 9, 20196 Sivan
PerelLeontiy ben YakovSaturday, June 8, 20195 Sivan
PerkasSlava bas MottleSaturday, June 1, 201927 Iyyar
PestunovichEster bas GershSunday, May 26, 201921 Iyyar
RaginskayaMalka bas YosefWednesday, June 12, 20199 Sivan
RaikhmanDora bas FishelSaturday, June 22, 201919 Sivan
RapoportZalman ben ZundelSunday, June 9, 20196 Sivan
RapoportBluma ben AvrahamWednesday, June 5, 20192 Sivan
RaynesIsaak ben MordechaiSunday, June 23, 201920 Sivan
ReznikovGregoriy ben YevseyMonday, June 17, 201914 Sivan
SchiffRoselyn bas EfraimWednesday, June 19, 201916 Sivan
ShpritsRoald ben AronMonday, June 3, 201929 Iyyar
ShtilkindEliyahu ben NuchimSaturday, June 15, 201912 Sivan
ShvetsChaim ben NatanFriday, May 31, 201926 Iyyar
SoloveychikSara bas MoiseyWednesday, June 26, 201923 Sivan
SoybelmanViktor ben MoiseyTuesday, June 18, 201915 Sivan
SpektorSheina Nesi bas MoisheMonday, June 17, 201914 Sivan
SpevakLeonid ben AvrahamSunday, June 23, 201920 Sivan
SpivakItzchok ben ChaimTuesday, June 25, 201922 Sivan
TeleshevskyEster bas DovidWednesday, June 19, 201916 Sivan
TutunikGregory ben StanislavSunday, June 2, 201928 Iyyar
UchitelNelya bas MuniaSunday, June 16, 201913 Sivan
UrinovaZoya bas ArkadiyFriday, June 21, 201918 Sivan
VekslerSonya bas MendelMonday, May 27, 201922 Iyyar
VinarevaDina bas AronThursday, May 30, 201925 Iyyar
VinokurovLev ben MosheTuesday, June 18, 201915 Sivan
VinterZhanel bas IosifMonday, June 3, 201929 Iyyar
YakovYakov ben AharonMonday, June 3, 201929 Iyyar
YekhevichRaisa bas YosefWednesday, June 5, 20192 Sivan
ZaborenkoDavid ben YakovSaturday, June 8, 20195 Sivan
ZaltzmanGitya bas ShlomoFriday, June 14, 201911 Sivan
ZavinYitzchak ben ElikFriday, June 21, 201918 Sivan
ZhitzNaum ben VladimirThursday, May 30, 201925 Iyyar


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