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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
ArenskyYelizaveta bas IsaakThursday, October 7, 20211 Heshvan
BarandesMikhail ben AlexanderSunday, September 19, 202113 Tishri
BardensteinItzchak ben YakovMonday, October 11, 20215 Heshvan
BelsonSemyon ben AvrahamSaturday, October 16, 202110 Heshvan
BerdichevskyMichail ben YisroelSaturday, October 16, 202110 Heshvan
BerezovskyDmitriy ben ArkadiySunday, September 19, 202113 Tishri
BolotinaKlara chaya bas YitzchakFriday, October 15, 20219 Heshvan
BraginskyYefim ben GregoryTuesday, September 28, 202122 Tishri
BrodskiyIsrael ben MosheMonday, October 11, 20215 Heshvan
BudilovskiyMevsha ben HirshMonday, September 20, 202114 Tishri
BurdGershon Binyomin ben EliezerFriday, October 8, 20212 Heshvan
ChetverechenkoIrina bas AnatolyMonday, September 20, 202114 Tishri
DamanIsaak ben MoisieyFriday, October 1, 202125 Tishri
DekhtermanMoshe ben BoruchSunday, October 3, 202127 Tishri
DinenzonGrigoriy ben IsaacMonday, October 11, 20215 Heshvan
DuzhanskayaShura bas WolfSaturday, October 2, 202126 Tishri
ElkinAvraham ben YitzchokSaturday, October 16, 202110 Heshvan
EpshteynBoruch Chaim ben SolomonThursday, September 23, 202117 Tishri
EydelshteynZina bas NevachFriday, September 17, 202111 Tishri
FrukhlenderVladimir ben LeibThursday, September 30, 202124 Tishri
FurmanRaisa bas YisroelThursday, September 30, 202124 Tishri
GalperAizik ben TevelFriday, October 15, 20219 Heshvan
GofmanManya bas AharonFriday, October 15, 20219 Heshvan
GofshteynSofia bas GirshFriday, October 8, 20212 Heshvan
GolubLarisa bas FeitelThursday, October 14, 20218 Heshvan
GrinshpanYelena bas BinyominMonday, October 4, 202128 Tishri
GutinSemen ben LipaFriday, September 17, 202111 Tishri
HaytinZyama ben GershonMonday, October 4, 202128 Tishri
InzelbuchBaila bas NaftoliSaturday, September 18, 202112 Tishri
IoffeTuvia ben Efraim ReuvenTuesday, October 5, 202129 Tishri
KanevskyAnatoly ben Wednesday, September 29, 202123 Tishri
KatsRema bas YefimWednesday, September 22, 202116 Tishri
KelrikhSheina Raizel bas ShimonMonday, September 20, 202114 Tishri
KerzhenevichSonia bas AbramSunday, October 10, 20214 Heshvan
KhaitSofiya bas MoiseyWednesday, October 6, 202130 Tishri
KleymanViktor ben IosifMonday, September 20, 202114 Tishri
KnobelDavid ben MordechaiSunday, October 10, 20214 Heshvan
KukulevskyNikita ben BorisFriday, September 17, 202111 Tishri
KunovskayaMatlya bas VulfTuesday, September 21, 202115 Tishri
KupermanIlya ben ShlomoSunday, September 26, 202120 Tishri
KushnirAlexander ben GregoryFriday, October 8, 20212 Heshvan
LeitesLuba bas Thursday, October 14, 20218 Heshvan
LevitTsila bas BerelWednesday, October 13, 20217 Heshvan
LeykekhmanLarisa bas VolfSunday, September 26, 202120 Tishri
LeykekhmanShunya ben ShimshonSaturday, September 25, 202119 Tishri
LormanBella bas IsaakWednesday, September 29, 202123 Tishri
LyandresSemen ben LazarThursday, September 23, 202117 Tishri
MoinaRoza bas DovidTuesday, October 5, 202129 Tishri
MoldavskiyIosif ben AvrahamFriday, October 1, 202125 Tishri
MonisovaRaisa bas AharonMonday, October 11, 20215 Heshvan
NaydenovaBella bas DavidFriday, September 17, 202111 Tishri
NilevskayaSofiya bas BentzionFriday, October 8, 20212 Heshvan
ObodyanikChana bas YakovSaturday, September 18, 202112 Tishri
OstrozhanskyNikolay ben YefimWednesday, September 22, 202116 Tishri
PitetskaManya bas MosheThursday, October 7, 20211 Heshvan
PolyachenkoIrina bas SemenSunday, October 3, 202127 Tishri
PolyakovValentin ben IvanMonday, September 27, 202121 Tishri
PushelMiriam bas Friday, September 17, 202111 Tishri
RabinovichYitzchak ben EliezerFriday, September 17, 202111 Tishri
RaykhlinIosif ben MelechMonday, September 20, 202114 Tishri
RozmanChaya bas VolfFriday, October 1, 202125 Tishri
RozovskyBoris ben YefimSaturday, September 25, 202119 Tishri
RubinIosif ben SamuilSaturday, October 9, 20213 Heshvan
RyazanovaIrina bas AbramFriday, September 24, 202118 Tishri
SeklerEnna bas YefimSaturday, October 2, 202126 Tishri
ShapiroBinyomin ben YakovTuesday, October 12, 20216 Heshvan
ShatsEvgeniya bas GregorySunday, October 10, 20214 Heshvan
SheinkmanAvraham ben AkivaMonday, October 4, 202128 Tishri
ShekhterMaks ben MoiseiWednesday, October 6, 202130 Tishri
ShmaryanAnya bas NusimTuesday, October 5, 202129 Tishri
SimachevskayaRoza bas MelechSaturday, October 2, 202126 Tishri
SpektorTema Reiza bas MichailMonday, October 11, 20215 Heshvan
SpektorVeniamin ben MarkSunday, October 17, 202111 Heshvan
SteymatskayaSvetlana bas AsirFriday, September 24, 202118 Tishri
SutinYaakov ben GershFriday, September 24, 202118 Tishri
TarasovReuven ben Gavsei MeirSunday, October 10, 20214 Heshvan
TokarskiyIsaak ben MoiseyMonday, October 4, 202128 Tishri
TsipisEster Rivka bas MendelSunday, September 26, 202120 Tishri
UretskiyMatvey ben NochumFriday, September 24, 202118 Tishri
VayntrubBoris ben GregoryThursday, October 7, 20211 Heshvan
XYuri ben SheilakFriday, October 8, 20212 Heshvan
YakersonSulamif bas YevseiThursday, September 30, 202124 Tishri
YampolskayaMeri bas BoruchMordechaiFriday, October 1, 202125 Tishri
YanovaYulia bas MoiseiSunday, September 19, 202113 Tishri
YurkovskyRefail ben MeirSunday, September 26, 202120 Tishri
ZaidelSarah bas TzadokMonday, September 27, 202121 Tishri

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