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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 IsaakFriday, June 5, 202013 Sivan
AmburgGenadiy ben BorisThursday, June 18, 202026 Sivan
AngertDavid ben VladimirSunday, June 7, 202015 Sivan
ArshinovYitzchok ben ShevelMonday, June 22, 202030 Sivan
AyzemanMenicha bas BentzionSaturday, May 30, 20207 Sivan
BermanYakov ben Chaim leibSunday, May 31, 20208 Sivan
BeyzinaTsilya bas AlexandeerSaturday, June 13, 202021 Sivan
BibermanLev ben ShevelWednesday, June 17, 202025 Sivan
BlindermanEfraim ben ShayaSunday, June 28, 20206 Tammuz
BluvshteynMoisey ben MenasheSaturday, June 20, 202028 Sivan
BraginaTatyana bas AbramMonday, June 8, 202016 Sivan
BratslavskayaYocheved bas ShlomoTuesday, June 30, 20208 Tammuz
BuhgalterAharon ben IsroelMonday, June 15, 202023 Sivan
BurakovskayaZhenya bas AvrahamSaturday, June 20, 202028 Sivan
DanilovaSara bas ShamaiMonday, June 8, 202016 Sivan
DavydovaRiva bas SamuilSunday, June 21, 202029 Sivan
DavydovaSura bas YeshiaSunday, May 31, 20208 Sivan
DikopfTatiana bas SamuilThursday, June 4, 202012 Sivan
DimanshteynFayvish ben GetzelTuesday, June 23, 20201 Tammuz
DorfmanSophia bas MuniaWednesday, June 17, 202025 Sivan
EisenbergLeib ben ShlomoSunday, May 31, 20208 Sivan
ElkindIrina bas AlexanderWednesday, June 24, 20202 Tammuz
EskinSemen ben MatveyMonday, June 22, 202030 Sivan
EydelmanAlexander ben MendelTuesday, June 23, 20201 Tammuz
FeinboymMoshe ben YisroelThursday, June 11, 202019 Sivan
FridmanAda bas BorisFriday, June 19, 202027 Sivan
GelmanEtel bas BoruchTuesday, June 9, 202017 Sivan
GershkovichBoris ben PetrFriday, June 12, 202020 Sivan
GimelmanSofiya bas HershSunday, June 7, 202015 Sivan
GimplinMichael ben IsaakWednesday, June 10, 202018 Sivan
GitermanDavid ben MendelSaturday, June 20, 202028 Sivan
GlebitskayaSofia bas WolfSunday, May 31, 20208 Sivan
GleyzerBoris ben AvrahamFriday, June 5, 202013 Sivan
GoldbergAlexander ben ZinoviySaturday, June 20, 202028 Sivan
GoltsfarbPolina bas IosifFriday, June 26, 20204 Tammuz
GorodenskiyVelvel ben ZalmanWednesday, June 10, 202018 Sivan
GreenbergNaum ben MoiseyFriday, June 26, 20204 Tammuz
GuterzonLazar ben AvrahamWednesday, June 17, 202025 Sivan
IzaksonMera Dvosya bas EmanuelSaturday, June 13, 202021 Sivan
KantorMatvey ben AronSaturday, June 6, 202014 Sivan
KashetskayaRoza bas AvrahamWednesday, June 17, 202025 Sivan
KatsRachel bas Moshe GilyaSaturday, June 27, 20205 Tammuz
KatsEtka bas HevelSaturday, June 6, 202014 Sivan
KavalerchikAsya bas GregoryMonday, June 1, 20209 Sivan
KaytsnerRakhmil ben YoselMonday, June 15, 202023 Sivan
KechkerEleonora bas DavidMonday, June 22, 202030 Sivan
KeselmanDavid ben ChaimWednesday, June 10, 202018 Sivan
KhavinsonAnna bas YakovThursday, June 11, 202019 Sivan
KhrabkovBoris ben SemyonWednesday, June 3, 202011 Sivan
KitaigorodskayaMalka bas MosheThursday, June 4, 202012 Sivan
KoganLev ben AronFriday, June 19, 202027 Sivan
KoltunovVladimir ben LeonidTuesday, June 30, 20208 Tammuz
KoltunovaEster Chana bas LeviSaturday, June 6, 202014 Sivan
KotlyarVolf ben BoruchSunday, June 21, 202029 Sivan
KravetskayaGolda bas MendelFriday, June 5, 202013 Sivan
LelchukAharon ben Moshe HirshSaturday, June 27, 20205 Tammuz
LeschinskyAnna bas SolomonSunday, June 14, 202022 Sivan
LevinaSarra bas IsaakWednesday, June 17, 202025 Sivan
MamlinaNelya bas IsaakTuesday, June 30, 20208 Tammuz
MarkovichRochel bas YakovTuesday, June 30, 20208 Tammuz
MazurOlda bas ZalmanMonday, June 29, 20207 Tammuz
MelamedLev ben MoiseiThursday, June 11, 202019 Sivan
MincuZinaida bas SamuilSaturday, May 30, 20207 Sivan
MindichChaya bas NuchimTuesday, June 9, 202017 Sivan
MishkinYitzchak ben ShlomoFriday, June 19, 202027 Sivan
MistetskayaPesya bas FridelWednesday, June 3, 202011 Sivan
MogilevskyAnshel ben ShulimMonday, June 29, 20207 Tammuz
NaiveltBenya ben MichelSaturday, June 27, 20205 Tammuz
NodelmanRoman ben GedaliaSunday, June 21, 202029 Sivan
OvrutskayaIda bas YakovWednesday, June 24, 20202 Tammuz
PakMark ben AaronWednesday, June 24, 20202 Tammuz
PeisinPnina bas YosefSunday, May 31, 20208 Sivan
PlaxMina bas MoisheSunday, June 21, 202029 Sivan
RaginskayaMalka bas YosefMonday, June 1, 20209 Sivan
RaikhmanDora bas FishelThursday, June 11, 202019 Sivan
RatnerSender ben ShmuelMonday, June 29, 20207 Tammuz
RaynesIsaak ben MordechaiFriday, June 12, 202020 Sivan
ReznikovGregoriy ben YevseySaturday, June 6, 202014 Sivan
SchiffRoselyn bas EfraimMonday, June 8, 202016 Sivan
SheyrifBella bas ShimonThursday, June 18, 202026 Sivan
ShillerSosia bas MosheTuesday, June 16, 202024 Sivan
ShneyderRoza bas IosifWednesday, June 17, 202025 Sivan
ShtilkindEliyahu ben NuchimThursday, June 4, 202012 Sivan
SinelovAlbert ben FeivelWednesday, June 24, 20202 Tammuz
SitkovetskayaFira bas MaxTuesday, June 23, 20201 Tammuz
SoloveychikSara bas MoiseyMonday, June 15, 202023 Sivan
SoybelmanViktor ben MoiseySunday, June 7, 202015 Sivan
SpektorSheina Nesi bas MoisheSaturday, June 6, 202014 Sivan
SpevakLeonid ben AvrahamFriday, June 12, 202020 Sivan
SpivakItzchok ben ChaimSunday, June 14, 202022 Sivan
SteselYakov ben ChaimSunday, June 28, 20206 Tammuz
TaranYidle Ber ben HevelSunday, June 21, 202029 Sivan
TaranYakovYitzchakCh ben BentzionSaturday, June 27, 20205 Tammuz
TeleshevskyEster bas DovidMonday, June 8, 202016 Sivan
UchitelNelya bas MuniaFriday, June 5, 202013 Sivan
UrinovaZoya bas ArkadiyWednesday, June 10, 202018 Sivan
VaynshteynBodana bas AvrahamMonday, June 22, 202030 Sivan
VinokurovLev ben MosheSunday, June 7, 202015 Sivan
YampolskayaEtel bas MordechaiWednesday, June 24, 20202 Tammuz
Zakharenko-ElgortMark ben MuniaSunday, June 28, 20206 Tammuz
ZaltzmanGitya bas ShlomoWednesday, June 3, 202011 Sivan
ZatzRivka bas ShmuelTuesday, June 23, 20201 Tammuz
ZavilyanskyYeva bas DovidMonday, June 22, 202030 Sivan
ZavinYitzchak ben ElikWednesday, June 10, 202018 Sivan
ZavodnikSura bas ShlomoSaturday, June 20, 202028 Sivan


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