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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
AdlerYefim ben HershSaturday, January 23, 202110 Shevat
ArbitmanDavid ben ChaimSaturday, January 23, 202110 Shevat
AvshalumovElisha bas ZevulunWednesday, February 10, 202128 Shevat
AyzenbergGirsh ben YisroelTuesday, February 2, 202120 Shevat
BabitskyMira bas ChaimMonday, February 15, 20213 Adar II
BadalovAvraham ben KhanukoThursday, February 18, 20216 Adar
BalderShmuel ben MordechaiTuesday, February 9, 202127 Shevat
BaronOleg ben LazarThursday, February 11, 202129 Shevat
BarrettShayna Pesha bas YosefMonday, February 1, 202119 Shevat
BerlinerEliezer Yechiel ben NaftoliSaturday, February 20, 20218 Adar II
BermanMaria bas YakovSunday, February 7, 202125 Shevat
BesprozvannyyMichael ben ShayaFriday, February 5, 202123 Shevat
BeyzinSolomon ben DavidFriday, February 12, 202130 Shevat
BlokhAnna bas IlyaFriday, January 22, 20219 Shevat
BlokhSholom ben AvrahamSaturday, February 13, 20211 Adar
BodnerRuchlya bas YitzchokFriday, February 19, 20217 Adar
BraginskyAsya bas MeirTuesday, February 2, 202120 Shevat
ChizhmakovaEster bas Avraham YitzhokSaturday, February 13, 20211 Adar II
DanilovLeonid ben AvrahamWednesday, February 17, 20215 Adar II
DelmYakov ben MichaelFriday, February 12, 202130 Shevat
DenenbergTsilya bas ZeligFriday, February 5, 202123 Shevat
DimarskyDovid ben EliezerSunday, January 31, 202118 Shevat
DubinskayaRakhil bas DavidWednesday, February 17, 20215 Adar I
DudnikGregory ben RafailThursday, February 11, 202129 Shevat
DudnikIrina bas YakovThursday, February 4, 202122 Shevat
DvoretskiyYudle ben YosefWednesday, February 10, 202128 Shevat
DymerskayaShifra bas EliaSaturday, February 13, 20211 Adar I
EdelsteynZinaida bas MoiseiTuesday, January 26, 202113 Shevat
ElsnerMichail ben KarlTuesday, February 9, 202127 Shevat
EntinBoris ben IsserSunday, February 7, 202125 Shevat
EtingerMariya bas IshayaSaturday, January 23, 202110 Shevat
FeldfuksRiva bas YevseySaturday, February 6, 202124 Shevat
FeldmanAvraham Leib ben ShimonThursday, February 18, 20216 Adar
FerdmanMikhail ben IzrailSaturday, January 23, 202110 Shevat
FintushalMoshe ben AvrahamMonday, January 25, 202112 Shevat
FishkinYefim ben MichailFriday, February 19, 20217 Adar
FridMichail ben IsraelSunday, February 21, 20219 Adar I
FridmanBoruch Moshe ben MonesSaturday, January 23, 202110 Shevat
FridmanEduard ben MoiseySunday, January 31, 202118 Shevat
FurmanSender ben MosheFriday, January 22, 20219 Shevat
GershteynFelix ben SamsonTuesday, January 26, 202113 Shevat
GlikmanAlexander ben YefimWednesday, February 3, 202121 Shevat
GoldyukNaum ben SolomonSunday, January 24, 202111 Shevat
GoncharMichail ben GregoriySaturday, February 6, 202124 Shevat
GorelikSemyon ben BinyominFriday, February 5, 202123 Shevat
GorenshteynRoza bas DovidSaturday, February 13, 20211 Adar I
GreymanPeisach ben AlexanderThursday, February 18, 20216 Adar II
GrinPesya bas IsaakMonday, February 15, 20213 Adar II
GrinshpunSofia bas VictorMonday, February 15, 20213 Adar
GrinshtpanChaya bas YudelFriday, February 12, 202130 Shevat
GruninMila bas Gersh Yehuda LeSaturday, January 23, 202110 Shevat
GutinLeonid ben SemenThursday, January 28, 202115 Shevat
GutinaRiva bas DavidSunday, January 24, 202111 Shevat
IvankovaBella bas VladimirTuesday, February 2, 202120 Shevat
KaganovichBella bas YevseySaturday, February 13, 20211 Adar II
KaminskyIlya ben DavidMonday, February 15, 20213 Adar I
KaparovskayaDanya bas EliyahuSaturday, February 13, 20211 Adar
KatsGregoriy ben AvrahamSunday, February 14, 20212 Adar II
KatsevKevin ben VladimirThursday, January 21, 20218 Shevat
KatsevAnna bas Sunday, January 31, 202118 Shevat
KatsmanAbram ben RuvenWednesday, February 10, 202128 Shevat
KhaitGenya bas LeibThursday, February 11, 202129 Shevat
KhanukZhenya bas HershelWednesday, January 27, 202114 Shevat
KholyavskayaGenrietta bas LazarFriday, February 19, 20217 Adar
KirovAlexander bas ToivelMonday, February 8, 202126 Shevat
KleynermanRatsya bas RafaelWednesday, February 10, 202128 Shevat
KrasinskayaEster bas ShlomoThursday, January 21, 20218 Shevat
KritsmarYakov ben VolfTuesday, January 26, 202113 Shevat
KrugmanYosef ben MendelWednesday, February 3, 202121 Shevat
KuchukChaim ben YoselThursday, January 21, 20218 Shevat
LagunovLeonid ben HershelWednesday, January 27, 202114 Shevat
LevinaNechama bas DavidSaturday, February 6, 202124 Shevat
LevitinAnatoly ben YefimThursday, February 4, 202122 Shevat
LinchukLyuba bas IsaakWednesday, February 17, 20215 Adar I
LivshitsLeonid ben AvrahamSunday, January 31, 202118 Shevat
MargolinIkar ben LevWednesday, February 17, 20215 Adar
MatsGirsh ben YisroelMonday, February 15, 20213 Adar I
MazyaTsilyam bas MichaelSunday, February 21, 20219 Adar
MelandovichYakov ben BorisWednesday, February 10, 202128 Shevat
MelmanIta Liba bas YidleMonday, February 15, 20213 Adar
MelnikMoshe ben ShlomoSaturday, January 23, 202110 Shevat
MenBronya bas EliyahuTuesday, February 9, 202127 Shevat
MereshchenskayaTsilya bas IsaakThursday, February 11, 202129 Shevat
MeyerzonAnna bas MoiseiThursday, January 28, 202115 Shevat
MeytisFaina bas GregorySunday, February 14, 20212 Adar
MileykovskyRachil bas YefimTuesday, February 16, 20214 Adar
MilikhikerIsaak ben LazarThursday, February 4, 202122 Shevat
MillerSofia bas GregoryFriday, February 5, 202123 Shevat
MoiseyevaMazaltov bas YakubSaturday, February 6, 202124 Shevat
MonisovLazar ben AvrahamFriday, January 29, 202116 Shevat
NamtsIosif ben MichailSunday, February 14, 20212 Adar
NaryzhnyGalina bas IosifThursday, February 11, 202129 Shevat
NirshbergGena ben NaumFriday, January 22, 20219 Shevat
NovoselskyBraindle bas Pinchas HirschWednesday, February 17, 20215 Adar I
OstrovskayaOlga bas IsaakSunday, January 24, 202111 Shevat
OstrovskyGennady ben MoiseySaturday, January 30, 202117 Shevat
PavchinskyBoris ben PolinaSunday, January 24, 202111 Shevat
PavlotskayaRachel bas AvrahamMonday, January 25, 202112 Shevat
PeisinYosef ben DvoraThursday, January 28, 202115 Shevat
PekerIda bas GregorySunday, February 7, 202125 Shevat
PeltsFrida bas FeivelSaturday, January 30, 202117 Shevat
PesinEliezer ben EliyahuMonday, February 15, 20213 Adar
PolyakovChansya bas VladimirTuesday, February 16, 20214 Adar I
PortnovMichail ben ZyamaTuesday, February 9, 202127 Shevat
RabinovichEtel bas ShmuelSaturday, January 30, 202117 Shevat
RaikinIosif ben LevMonday, February 1, 202119 Shevat
RiklesYosef ben SolomonTuesday, February 16, 20214 Adar
RobergMaria bas GodelThursday, February 18, 20216 Adar I
RokhkindMera bas LazarSunday, January 24, 202111 Shevat
RubinshteynYevgeniya bas IlyaSaturday, February 20, 20218 Adar II
RudyakIda bas MarkSaturday, January 30, 202117 Shevat
RyklinRivka bas MendelSaturday, February 6, 202124 Shevat
ShakhnovskayaMariya bas YerachmielSunday, January 24, 202111 Shevat
ShapiroPolina bas MoiseySaturday, January 23, 202110 Shevat
ShevtsovaChaya Zisel bas NatanFriday, February 19, 20217 Adar II
ShiltBronya bas ShlomoWednesday, February 10, 202128 Shevat
ShmelevichGenya bas MendelFriday, February 19, 20217 Adar
ShmutsManya bas IosifFriday, January 29, 202116 Shevat
ShvartserNelya bas IsroelSaturday, February 20, 20218 Adar II
SimanduyevValeriy ben IrmisSunday, January 31, 202118 Shevat
SimanduyevGena ben IrmiyahuThursday, February 4, 202122 Shevat
SimkinaTatyana bas AharonSunday, February 21, 20219 Adar II
SkoropistzevaLyudmila bas SemyonSaturday, January 30, 202117 Shevat
SlutskayaFira bas MosheMonday, February 8, 202126 Shevat
SobolRoza bas IsaakSaturday, January 30, 202117 Shevat
SokiryanskayaIrina bas MarkSunday, February 14, 20212 Adar I
StrelchinEsfir bas AvrahamThursday, February 4, 202122 Shevat
TokarBeyla bas MendelFriday, February 5, 202123 Shevat
TsyrkinMoisey ben ZalmanSaturday, February 20, 20218 Adar I
TuretskayaMalka bas YakovThursday, January 28, 202115 Shevat
UmanBaruch ben YerachmielSunday, February 21, 20219 Adar II
VayYakov ben AvrahamSaturday, February 6, 202124 Shevat
VaysmanYakov ben BorisSaturday, February 13, 20211 Adar
ViderHinda bas YitzchakWednesday, February 10, 202128 Shevat
VinokurovaRachil bas LeibSunday, January 24, 202111 Shevat
VorobyevaRoza bas ChaimMonday, January 25, 202112 Shevat
XAvraham ben AharonWednesday, February 3, 202121 Shevat
YablokovArkady ben Thursday, February 18, 20216 Adar
YalovetskyDmitry ben MichailSaturday, February 20, 20218 Adar II
YelkonovichFenya bas MichaelTuesday, January 26, 202113 Shevat
YeruchimovichMisha ben Saturday, February 6, 202124 Shevat
YusimChaim ben MenachemFriday, February 19, 20217 Adar II
ZakDavid ben VladimirTuesday, February 16, 20214 Adar
ZakusiloYuri ben MariaThursday, February 11, 202129 Shevat
ZaretskayaChava bas ShmerlWednesday, January 27, 202114 Shevat
ZaturenskayaEster bas ShmuelSaturday, February 6, 202124 Shevat
ZavlinaInna bas ZinoviyMonday, February 8, 202126 Shevat
ZayatsElka bas MarkSaturday, February 6, 202124 Shevat
ZeldichDavid ben MironSaturday, February 13, 20211 Adar I
ZilbergleytSofia bas DovidTuesday, January 26, 202113 Shevat
ZilbermanOlga bas AvrahamSunday, February 21, 20219 Adar II
ZingmanRiva bas YakovSaturday, February 20, 20218 Adar
ZingmanLiliya bas IsraelSunday, February 21, 20219 Adar I

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