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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 ben ZevulunSunday, February 19, 202328 Shevat
AyzenbergGirsh ben YisroelSaturday, February 11, 202320 Shevat
BabitskyMira bas ChaimFriday, February 24, 20233 Adar II
BadalovAvraham ben KhanukoMonday, February 27, 20236 Adar
BalderShmuel ben MordechaiSaturday, February 18, 202327 Shevat
BaronOleg ben LazarMonday, February 20, 202329 Shevat
BarrettShayna Pesha bas YosefFriday, February 10, 202319 Shevat
BerkovichAda bas IsraelFriday, February 3, 202312 Shevat
BerlinerEliezer Yechiel ben NaftoliWednesday, March 1, 20238 Adar II
BermanMaria bas YakovThursday, February 16, 202325 Shevat
BesprozvannyyMichael ben ShayaTuesday, February 14, 202323 Shevat
BeyzinSolomon ben DavidTuesday, February 21, 202330 Shevat
BlokhSholom ben AvrahamWednesday, February 22, 20231 Adar
BodnerRuchlya bas YitzchokTuesday, February 28, 20237 Adar
BraginskyAsya bas MeirSaturday, February 11, 202320 Shevat
BudilovskyIzabella bas MevshaMonday, February 13, 202322 Shevat
BurmanIosif ben ShmuelSaturday, February 18, 202327 Shevat
ChizhmakovaEster bas Avraham YitzhokWednesday, February 22, 20231 Adar II
DanilovLeonid ben AvrahamSunday, February 26, 20235 Adar II
DelmYakov ben MichaelTuesday, February 21, 202330 Shevat
DenenbergTsilya bas ZeligTuesday, February 14, 202323 Shevat
DimarskyDovid ben EliezerThursday, February 9, 202318 Shevat
DubinskayaRakhil bas DavidSunday, February 26, 20235 Adar I
DubrovinskayaFanya bas BorisFriday, February 3, 202312 Shevat
DudnikGregory ben RafailMonday, February 20, 202329 Shevat
DudnikIrina bas YakovMonday, February 13, 202322 Shevat
DvoretskiyYudle ben YosefSunday, February 19, 202328 Shevat
DymerskayaShifra bas EliaWednesday, February 22, 20231 Adar I
EdelsteynZinaida bas MoiseiSaturday, February 4, 202313 Shevat
ElsnerMichail ben KarlSaturday, February 18, 202327 Shevat
EntinBoris ben IsserThursday, February 16, 202325 Shevat
FeldfuksRiva bas YevseyWednesday, February 15, 202324 Shevat
FeldmanAvraham Leib ben ShimonMonday, February 27, 20236 Adar
FintushalMoshe ben AvrahamFriday, February 3, 202312 Shevat
FishkinYefim ben MichailTuesday, February 28, 20237 Adar
FridMichail ben IsraelThursday, March 2, 20239 Adar I
FridmanEduard ben MoiseyThursday, February 9, 202318 Shevat
GershteynFelix ben SamsonSaturday, February 4, 202313 Shevat
GlikmanAlexander ben YefimSunday, February 12, 202321 Shevat
GoldyukNaum ben SolomonThursday, February 2, 202311 Shevat
GoncharMichail ben GregoriyWednesday, February 15, 202324 Shevat
GorelikSemyon ben BinyominTuesday, February 14, 202323 Shevat
GorenshteynRoza bas DovidWednesday, February 22, 20231 Adar I
GreymanPeisach ben AlexanderMonday, February 27, 20236 Adar II
GrinPesya bas IsaakFriday, February 24, 20233 Adar II
GrinshpanGregory ben AbramThursday, March 2, 20239 Adar
GrinshpunSofia bas VictorFriday, February 24, 20233 Adar
GrinshtpanChaya bas YudelTuesday, February 21, 202330 Shevat
GutinLeonid ben SemenMonday, February 6, 202315 Shevat
GutinaRiva bas DavidThursday, February 2, 202311 Shevat
IvankovaBella bas VladimirSaturday, February 11, 202320 Shevat
KaganovichBella bas YevseyWednesday, February 22, 20231 Adar II
KaminskyIlya ben DavidFriday, February 24, 20233 Adar I
KanevskiyAnatoliy ben MoiseiMonday, February 20, 202329 Shevat
KantarovichLilya bas LeopoldFriday, February 24, 20233 Adar II
KaparovskayaDanya bas EliyahuWednesday, February 22, 20231 Adar
KatsGregoriy ben AvrahamThursday, February 23, 20232 Adar II
KatsevAnna bas Thursday, February 9, 202318 Shevat
KatsmanAbram ben RuvenSunday, February 19, 202328 Shevat
KhaitGenya bas LeibMonday, February 20, 202329 Shevat
KhanukZhenya bas HershelSunday, February 5, 202314 Shevat
KholyavskayaGenrietta bas LazarTuesday, February 28, 20237 Adar
KirovAlexander ben ToivelFriday, February 17, 202326 Shevat
KleynermanRatsya bas RafaelSunday, February 19, 202328 Shevat
KostovetskyAnna bas IserWednesday, February 22, 20231 Adar
KritsmarYakov ben VolfSaturday, February 4, 202313 Shevat
KrugmanYosef ben MendelSunday, February 12, 202321 Shevat
KutmanManya bas MendelFriday, February 17, 202326 Shevat
LagunovLeonid ben HershelSunday, February 5, 202314 Shevat
LevinaNechama bas DavidWednesday, February 15, 202324 Shevat
LevitinAnatoly ben YefimMonday, February 13, 202322 Shevat
LiechtenIrina bas SergeiSunday, February 26, 20235 Adar I
LinchukLyuba bas IsaakSunday, February 26, 20235 Adar I
LitovskayBronya bas YakovSunday, February 12, 202321 Shevat
LivshitsLeonid ben AvrahamThursday, February 9, 202318 Shevat
MakhoverLazar ben NaumMonday, February 27, 20236 Adar
MargolinIkar ben LevSunday, February 26, 20235 Adar
MatsGirsh ben YisroelFriday, February 24, 20233 Adar I
MaziyaTsilya bas MichaelThursday, March 2, 20239 Adar
MedisitskyIlya ben YuzefSunday, February 12, 202321 Shevat
MelandovichYakov ben BorisSunday, February 19, 202328 Shevat
MelmanIta Liba bas YidleFriday, February 24, 20233 Adar
MenBronya bas EliyahuSaturday, February 18, 202327 Shevat
MereshchenskayaTsilya bas IsaakMonday, February 20, 202329 Shevat
MeyerzonAnna bas MoiseiMonday, February 6, 202315 Shevat
MeytisFaina bas GregoryThursday, February 23, 20232 Adar
MileykovskyRachil bas YefimSaturday, February 25, 20234 Adar
MilikhikerIsaak ben LazarMonday, February 13, 202322 Shevat
MillerSofia bas GregoryTuesday, February 14, 202323 Shevat
MoiseyevaMazaltov bas YakubWednesday, February 15, 202324 Shevat
MonisovLazar ben AvrahamTuesday, February 7, 202316 Shevat
MuchnikIsrael ben YefimFriday, February 17, 202326 Shevat
NadelLeonid ben ArnoldThursday, March 2, 20239 Adar I
NamtsIosif ben MichailThursday, February 23, 20232 Adar
NaryzhnyGalina bas IosifMonday, February 20, 202329 Shevat
NovoselskyBraindle bas Pinchas HirschSunday, February 26, 20235 Adar I
OstrovskayaOlga bas IsaakThursday, February 2, 202311 Shevat
OstrovskyGennady ben MoiseyWednesday, February 8, 202317 Shevat
PavchinskyBoris ben PolinaThursday, February 2, 202311 Shevat
PavlotskayaRachel bas AvrahamFriday, February 3, 202312 Shevat
PeisinYosef ben DvoraMonday, February 6, 202315 Shevat
PekerIda bas GregoryThursday, February 16, 202325 Shevat
PeklerFanya bas YevgeniyTuesday, February 21, 202330 Shevat
PeltsFrida bas FeivelWednesday, February 8, 202317 Shevat
PesinEliezer ben EliyahuFriday, February 24, 20233 Adar
PolyakovChansya bas VladimirSaturday, February 25, 20234 Adar I
PortnovMichail ben ZyamaSaturday, February 18, 202327 Shevat
RabinovichEtel bas ShmuelWednesday, February 8, 202317 Shevat
RaikinIosif ben LevFriday, February 10, 202319 Shevat
RaykhlinaBerta bas YakovThursday, February 23, 20232 Adar I
ReiderZachar ben YakovSaturday, February 11, 202320 Shevat
RiklesYosef ben SolomonSaturday, February 25, 20234 Adar
RobergMaria bas GodelMonday, February 27, 20236 Adar I
RokhkindMera bas LazarThursday, February 2, 202311 Shevat
RubinshteynYevgeniya bas IlyaWednesday, March 1, 20238 Adar II
RudyakIda bas MarkWednesday, February 8, 202317 Shevat
RyklinRivka bas MendelWednesday, February 15, 202324 Shevat
SafronovIlya ben NaumFriday, February 3, 202312 Shevat
ShakhnovskayaMariya bas YerachmielThursday, February 2, 202311 Shevat
ShevtsovaChaya Zisel bas NatanTuesday, February 28, 20237 Adar II
ShiltBronya bas ShlomoSunday, February 19, 202328 Shevat
ShklyarZina bas SemenSaturday, February 11, 202320 Shevat
ShlyakhtichmanKaila bas NachmanFriday, February 10, 202319 Shevat
ShmelevichGenya bas MendelTuesday, February 28, 20237 Adar
ShmutsManya bas IosifTuesday, February 7, 202316 Shevat
ShvartserNelya bas IsroelWednesday, March 1, 20238 Adar II
SimanduyevValeriy ben IrmisThursday, February 9, 202318 Shevat
SimanduyevGena ben IrmiyahuMonday, February 13, 202322 Shevat
SimkinaTatyana bas AharonThursday, March 2, 20239 Adar II
SkoropistzevaLyudmila bas SemyonWednesday, February 8, 202317 Shevat
SlutskayaFira bas MosheFriday, February 17, 202326 Shevat
SobolRoza bas IsaakWednesday, February 8, 202317 Shevat
SokiryanskayaIrina bas MarkThursday, February 23, 20232 Adar I
StrelchinEsfir bas AvrahamMonday, February 13, 202322 Shevat
TokarBeyla bas MendelTuesday, February 14, 202323 Shevat
TorchinskayaChaya Bela bas BoruchTuesday, February 28, 20237 Adar II
TsyrkinMoisey ben ZalmanWednesday, March 1, 20238 Adar I
TuretskayaMalka bas YakovMonday, February 6, 202315 Shevat
UmanBaruch ben YerachmielThursday, March 2, 20239 Adar II
VaksinaMargarita bas IosifFriday, February 17, 202326 Shevat
VayYakov ben AvrahamWednesday, February 15, 202324 Shevat
VaysmanYakov ben BorisWednesday, February 22, 20231 Adar
ViderHinda bas YitzchakSunday, February 19, 202328 Shevat
VinokurovaRachil bas LeibThursday, February 2, 202311 Shevat
VorobyevaRoza bas ChaimFriday, February 3, 202312 Shevat
XAvraham ben AharonSunday, February 12, 202321 Shevat
YablokovArkady ben Monday, February 27, 20236 Adar
YalovetskyDmitry ben MichailWednesday, March 1, 20238 Adar II
YelkonovichFenya bas MichaelSaturday, February 4, 202313 Shevat
YeruchimovichMisha ben Wednesday, February 15, 202324 Shevat
YusimChaim ben MenachemTuesday, February 28, 20237 Adar II
ZakDavid ben VladimirSaturday, February 25, 20234 Adar
ZakusiloYuri ben MariaMonday, February 20, 202329 Shevat
ZaretskayaChava bas ShmerlSunday, February 5, 202314 Shevat
ZaturenskayaEster bas ShmuelWednesday, February 15, 202324 Shevat
ZavlinaInna bas ZinoviyFriday, February 17, 202326 Shevat
ZayatsElka bas MarkWednesday, February 15, 202324 Shevat
ZeldichDavid ben MironWednesday, February 22, 20231 Adar I
ZhivilikDoba bas BerelMonday, February 27, 20236 Adar I
ZilbergleytSofia bas DovidSaturday, February 4, 202313 Shevat
ZilbermanOlga bas AvrahamThursday, March 2, 20239 Adar II
ZingmanRiva bas YakovWednesday, March 1, 20238 Adar
ZingmanLiliya bas IsraelThursday, March 2, 20239 Adar I


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