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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
BabaninaSonya bas LevSaturday, August 3, 20192 Av
BelkoAlexander ben SergeiThursday, July 25, 201922 Tammuz
BelotserkovskayaRaisa bas MichailWednesday, August 7, 20196 Av
BerkhmanGenady ben MoiseiThursday, August 1, 201929 Tammuz
BersonYosef ben YakovThursday, July 18, 201915 Tammuz
BodnyaTsilya bas NaumSaturday, July 20, 201917 Tammuz
BondarenkoGersh ben YosefSaturday, August 10, 20199 Av
BronevskyFelix ben YosefSunday, July 28, 201925 Tammuz
DanilovNatan Chaim ben ShamaiTuesday, July 23, 201920 Tammuz
DeychLeonid ben MoiseyFriday, August 9, 20198 Av
EpshteynSerafima bas MichailThursday, July 25, 201922 Tammuz
FaynIsaak ben LazarWednesday, July 31, 201928 Tammuz
FishSluva bas NaftoliWednesday, July 31, 201928 Tammuz
FleyshonRakhil ben YakovThursday, August 15, 201914 Av
FridmanSarah bas ZalmanFriday, August 2, 20191 Av
FurmanLeah bas MironFriday, July 19, 201916 Tammuz
GershengornPerel bas NuchemSunday, August 4, 20193 Av
GilerChaim ben LeibThursday, July 18, 201915 Tammuz
GoizmanSemen ben ZaveliyThursday, July 18, 201915 Tammuz
GoldshteynSemen ben ZalmanSunday, July 21, 201918 Tammuz
GombergSara bas IsraelSaturday, July 27, 201924 Tammuz
GorelikHaim ben WolfTuesday, July 16, 201913 Tammuz
GorodnitskayaLina bas MendelWednesday, July 24, 201921 Tammuz
GozenpudLeonid ben TevelSunday, July 28, 201925 Tammuz
KaplanLuba bas MeirWednesday, July 24, 201921 Tammuz
KaplanEva bas LazarSunday, July 21, 201918 Tammuz
KaplanEva Charusya bas ?Sunday, July 21, 201918 Tammuz
KarelshteynBasya bas IsraelFriday, July 26, 201923 Tammuz
KarelshteynYosel ben FalikTuesday, July 23, 201920 Tammuz
KleynerMoshe ben BerelMonday, July 22, 201919 Tammuz
KoganBoruch ben YakovSunday, August 4, 20193 Av
KorobovYakov ben NaumSaturday, August 3, 20192 Av
KroshinskySemen ben PaltielWednesday, July 17, 201914 Tammuz
KupermanMenya bas ZeligSunday, August 4, 20193 Av
KushnirBoruch ben IosifSaturday, July 20, 201917 Tammuz
LeshchinskayaIllya bas GershonWednesday, August 14, 201913 Av
LevitLeah bas Sunday, July 28, 201925 Tammuz
LimberskyLionira bas AvrahamSaturday, July 27, 201924 Tammuz
LonginaLeonora bas FeivishSaturday, July 27, 201924 Tammuz
MelnikovEugene ben NikolaiThursday, July 18, 201915 Tammuz
MironchukFrida bas BerelFriday, August 9, 20198 Av
MoldavskayaZoya bas YakovWednesday, August 7, 20196 Av
MozesIzia ben MonesFriday, August 9, 20198 Av
NatanovaKhana bas AronWednesday, July 24, 201921 Tammuz
NigelPolina bas TevelSunday, July 21, 201918 Tammuz
PesinaNatalya bas EliezerWednesday, July 31, 201928 Tammuz
PolischukUsher ben EfraimWednesday, July 24, 201921 Tammuz
PriyatelMarina bas BinyominTuesday, July 23, 201920 Tammuz
PustylnikYakov ben MendelThursday, August 8, 20197 Av
ReznikGenya bas ChaiykelMonday, August 12, 201911 Av
ReznikovViktor ben GershThursday, August 8, 20197 Av
RozmanSemen ben DavidTuesday, August 6, 20195 Av
RudermanIsaak ben ChaimFriday, August 16, 201915 Av
RudnikBasya bas AvrahamSunday, July 28, 201925 Tammuz
SafronVladimir ben NoachWednesday, August 7, 20196 Av
SagalovskayaLiza bas SalomonSunday, August 4, 20193 Av
ShapiroLeonid ben MichaelMonday, July 29, 201926 Tammuz
ShepetievskyYakov ben MarkFriday, August 9, 20198 Av
SheynVladiimir ben ChayimThursday, August 15, 201914 Av
ShifrisItsko ben LeibWednesday, August 14, 201913 Av
ShlubskyAlexei ben MichaelThursday, August 1, 201929 Tammuz
ShmuklerRaisa bas AvrahamMonday, July 22, 201919 Tammuz
ShnaydmanAlexander ben AharonThursday, July 18, 201915 Tammuz
ShokodkoRaisa bas MaximTuesday, July 16, 201913 Tammuz
ShtromBella Leah bas Yehuda LeibSaturday, July 27, 201924 Tammuz
ShtutmanGenya bas ReuvenSaturday, July 20, 201917 Tammuz
ShvartsmanYefim ben MatveySaturday, August 3, 20192 Av
SokolovskyKlara bas BerkFriday, August 9, 20198 Av
StrashnovShmuel ben LeibSunday, August 11, 201910 Av
TolanLeika bas HarryFriday, August 16, 201915 Av
VaynerNoach ben TzalMonday, July 29, 201926 Tammuz
VaysmanRiva bas DovidSunday, August 11, 201910 Av
VekslerLazar ben MordechaiThursday, August 15, 201914 Av
VyazovskayaAsya bas GershFriday, August 9, 20198 Av
YelkonovichDavid Velvel ben Yosef IssurThursday, August 8, 20197 Av
ZamanskayaGesia bas DovidSaturday, July 27, 201924 Tammuz
ZaretserMichail ben AvrahamMonday, August 5, 20194 Av
ZavodnikChaim ben BerkTuesday, July 23, 201920 Tammuz
ZazulinskiyYuri ben Wednesday, August 14, 201913 Av
ZeldinVladimir ben MordechaiWednesday, August 7, 20196 Av
ZelenchenkoEta bas SamuilMonday, August 5, 20194 Av
ZizemskyYitzchak ben YisroelMonday, July 29, 201926 Tammuz

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