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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 IsaakMonday, May 24, 202113 Sivan
AmburgGenadiy ben BorisSunday, June 6, 202126 Sivan
AngertDavid ben VladimirWednesday, May 26, 202115 Sivan
ArshinovYitzchok ben ShevelThursday, June 10, 202130 Sivan
AyzemanMenicha bas BentzionTuesday, May 18, 20217 Sivan
BermanYakov ben Chaim leibWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
BeyzinaTsilya bas AlexandeerTuesday, June 1, 202121 Sivan
BibermanLev ben ShevelSaturday, June 5, 202125 Sivan
BilisRina bas EliezerMonday, June 7, 202127 Sivan
BlindermanEfraim ben ShayaWednesday, June 16, 20216 Tammuz
BluvshteynMoisey ben MenasheTuesday, June 8, 202128 Sivan
BoguslavskyElya ben ShmuelMonday, May 31, 202120 Sivan
BraginaTatyana bas AbramThursday, May 27, 202116 Sivan
BuhgalterAharon ben IsroelThursday, June 3, 202123 Sivan
BurakovskayaZhenya bas AvrahamTuesday, June 8, 202128 Sivan
DanilovaSara bas ShamaiThursday, May 27, 202116 Sivan
DavydovaSura bas YeshiaWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
DavydovaRiva bas SamuilWednesday, June 9, 202129 Sivan
DikopfTatiana bas SamuilSunday, May 23, 202112 Sivan
DimanshteynFayvish ben GetzelFriday, June 11, 20211 Tammuz
DorfmanSophia bas MuniaSaturday, June 5, 202125 Sivan
EisenbergLeib ben ShlomoWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
ElkindIrina bas AlexanderSaturday, June 12, 20212 Tammuz
EskinSemen ben MatveyThursday, June 10, 202130 Sivan
EydelmanAlexander ben MendelFriday, June 11, 20211 Tammuz
FeinboymMoshe ben YisroelSunday, May 30, 202119 Sivan
FridmanAda bas BorisMonday, June 7, 202127 Sivan
GalpersonSima bas NaumSaturday, May 29, 202118 Sivan
GelmanEtel bas BoruchFriday, May 28, 202117 Sivan
GershkovichBoris ben PetrMonday, May 31, 202120 Sivan
GimelmanSofiya bas HershWednesday, May 26, 202115 Sivan
GimplinMichael ben IsaakSaturday, May 29, 202118 Sivan
GitermanDavid ben MendelTuesday, June 8, 202128 Sivan
GlebitskayaSofia bas WolfWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
GleyzerBoris ben AvrahamMonday, May 24, 202113 Sivan
GoldbergMark ben NachmanSaturday, June 5, 202125 Sivan
GoldbergAlexander ben ZinoviyTuesday, June 8, 202128 Sivan
GoltsfarbPolina bas IosifMonday, June 14, 20214 Tammuz
GorodenskiyVelvel ben ZalmanSaturday, May 29, 202118 Sivan
GreenbergNaum ben MoiseyMonday, June 14, 20214 Tammuz
GuterzonLazar ben AvrahamSaturday, June 5, 202125 Sivan
IzaksonMera Dvosya bas EmanuelTuesday, June 1, 202121 Sivan
KantorMatvey ben AronTuesday, May 25, 202114 Sivan
KashetskayaRoza bas AvrahamSaturday, June 5, 202125 Sivan
KatsEtka bas HevelTuesday, May 25, 202114 Sivan
KatsRachel bas Moshe GilyaTuesday, June 15, 20215 Tammuz
KatsmanRiva bas AbramMonday, May 17, 20216 Sivan
KavalerchikAsya bas GregoryThursday, May 20, 20219 Sivan
KaytsnerRakhmil ben YoselThursday, June 3, 202123 Sivan
KechkerEleonora bas DavidThursday, June 10, 202130 Sivan
KeselmanDavid ben ChaimSaturday, May 29, 202118 Sivan
KhavinsonAnna bas YakovSunday, May 30, 202119 Sivan
KhrabkovBoris ben SemyonSaturday, May 22, 202111 Sivan
KishelSofia ben NatanWednesday, June 9, 202129 Sivan
KitaigorodskayaMalka bas MosheSunday, May 23, 202112 Sivan
KoganLev ben AronMonday, June 7, 202127 Sivan
KoltunovaEster Chana bas LeviTuesday, May 25, 202114 Sivan
KotlyarVolf ben BoruchWednesday, June 9, 202129 Sivan
KravetskayaGolda bas MendelMonday, May 24, 202113 Sivan
LelchukAharon ben Moshe HirshTuesday, June 15, 20215 Tammuz
LeschinskyAnna bas SolomonWednesday, June 2, 202122 Sivan
LevinaSarra bas IsaakSaturday, June 5, 202125 Sivan
MazurOlda bas ZalmanThursday, June 17, 20217 Tammuz
MelamedLev ben MoiseiSunday, May 30, 202119 Sivan
MincuZinaida bas SamuilTuesday, May 18, 20217 Sivan
MindichChaya bas NuchimFriday, May 28, 202117 Sivan
MishievMoshe ben MordechaiTuesday, May 25, 202114 Sivan
MishkinYitzchak ben ShlomoSunday, June 6, 202126 Sivan
MistetskayaPesya bas FridelSaturday, May 22, 202111 Sivan
MogilevskyAnshel ben ShulimThursday, June 17, 20217 Tammuz
NaiveltBenya ben MichelTuesday, June 15, 20215 Tammuz
NodelmanRoman ben GedaliaWednesday, June 9, 202129 Sivan
OstrozhanskyMariay bas AharonFriday, May 28, 202117 Sivan
OvrutskayaIda bas YakovSaturday, June 12, 20212 Tammuz
PakMark ben AaronSaturday, June 12, 20212 Tammuz
PanichEduard ben BorisMonday, May 17, 20216 Sivan
PeisinPnina bas YosefWednesday, May 19, 20218 Sivan
PlaxMina bas MoisheWednesday, June 9, 202129 Sivan
RaginskayaMalka bas YosefThursday, May 20, 20219 Sivan
RaikhmanDora bas FishelSunday, May 30, 202119 Sivan
RapoportZalman ben ZundelMonday, May 17, 20216 Sivan
RatnerSender ben ShmuelThursday, June 17, 20217 Tammuz
RaynesIsaak ben MordechaiMonday, May 31, 202120 Sivan
ReznikovGregoriy ben YevseyTuesday, May 25, 202114 Sivan
SchiffRoselyn bas EfraimThursday, May 27, 202116 Sivan
SheyrifBella bas ShimonSunday, June 6, 202126 Sivan
ShillerSosia bas MosheFriday, June 4, 202124 Sivan
ShneyderRoza bas IosifSaturday, June 5, 202125 Sivan
ShtilkindEliyahu ben NuchimSunday, May 23, 202112 Sivan
SinelovAlbert ben FeivelSaturday, June 12, 20212 Tammuz
SitkovetskayaFira bas MaxFriday, June 11, 20211 Tammuz
SmolyanskyMichael ben Wednesday, June 9, 202129 Sivan
SoloveychikSara bas MoiseyThursday, June 3, 202123 Sivan
SoybelmanViktor ben MoiseyWednesday, May 26, 202115 Sivan
SpektorSheina Nesi bas MoisheTuesday, May 25, 202114 Sivan
SpevakLeonid ben AvrahamMonday, May 31, 202120 Sivan
SpivakItzchok ben ChaimWednesday, June 2, 202122 Sivan
SteselYakov ben ChaimWednesday, June 16, 20216 Tammuz
TaranYakovYitzchakCh ben BentzionTuesday, June 15, 20215 Tammuz
TaranYidle Ber ben HevelWednesday, June 9, 202129 Sivan
TeleshevskyEster bas DovidThursday, May 27, 202116 Sivan
TsentsiperZina bas MoiseiFriday, June 4, 202124 Sivan
UchitelNelya bas MuniaMonday, May 24, 202113 Sivan
UrinovaZoya bas ArkadiySaturday, May 29, 202118 Sivan
VaynshteynBodana bas AvrahamThursday, June 10, 202130 Sivan
VinokurovLev ben MosheWednesday, May 26, 202115 Sivan
VorobeychikLeonid ben NaumThursday, May 27, 202116 Sivan
YampolskayaEtel bas MordechaiSaturday, June 12, 20212 Tammuz
Zakharenko-ElgortMark ben MuniaWednesday, June 16, 20216 Tammuz
ZaltzmanGitya bas ShlomoSaturday, May 22, 202111 Sivan
ZatzRivka bas ShmuelFriday, June 11, 20211 Tammuz
ZavilyanskyYeva bas DovidThursday, June 10, 202130 Sivan
ZavinYitzchak ben ElikSaturday, May 29, 202118 Sivan
ZavodnikSura bas ShlomoTuesday, June 8, 202128 Sivan

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