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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 LevSunday, July 11, 20212 Av
BelkoAlexander ben SergeiFriday, July 2, 202122 Tammuz
BelotserkovskayaRochel bas MichoelThursday, July 15, 20216 Av
BerkhmanGenady ben MoiseiFriday, July 9, 202129 Tammuz
BersonYosef ben YakovFriday, June 25, 202115 Tammuz
BodnyaTsilya bas NaumSunday, June 27, 202117 Tammuz
BondarenkoGersh ben YosefSunday, July 18, 20219 Av
BronevskyFelix ben YosefMonday, July 5, 202125 Tammuz
ChebotarevaRaizel Malka bas HirshWednesday, June 30, 202120 Tammuz
DanilovNatan Chaim ben ShamaiWednesday, June 30, 202120 Tammuz
Dekhtyar Iosif ben NahumSunday, July 18, 20219 Av
DeychLeonid ben MoiseySaturday, July 17, 20218 Av
EpshteynSerafima bas MichailFriday, July 2, 202122 Tammuz
EydinovYakov ben BorisSunday, July 25, 202116 Av
FaynIsaak ben LazarThursday, July 8, 202128 Tammuz
FishSluva bas NaftoliThursday, July 8, 202128 Tammuz
FleyshonRakhil ben YakovFriday, July 23, 202114 Av
FridmanSarah bas ZalmanSaturday, July 10, 20211 Av
FurmanLeah bas MironSaturday, June 26, 202116 Tammuz
GershengornPerel bas NuchemMonday, July 12, 20213 Av
GilerChaim ben LeibFriday, June 25, 202115 Tammuz
GoizmanSemen ben ZaveliyFriday, June 25, 202115 Tammuz
GoldshteynSemen ben ZalmanMonday, June 28, 202118 Tammuz
GombergSara bas IsraelSunday, July 4, 202124 Tammuz
GorodnitskayaLina bas MendelThursday, July 1, 202121 Tammuz
GozenpudLeonid ben TevelMonday, July 5, 202125 Tammuz
KaplanEva Charusya bas ?Monday, June 28, 202118 Tammuz
KaplanEva bas LazarMonday, June 28, 202118 Tammuz
KaplanLuba bas MeirThursday, July 1, 202121 Tammuz
KarelshteynBasya bas IsraelSaturday, July 3, 202123 Tammuz
KarelshteynYosel ben FalikWednesday, June 30, 202120 Tammuz
KishinevskyBoris ben ZinoviyTuesday, July 13, 20214 Av
KleynerMoshe ben BerelTuesday, June 29, 202119 Tammuz
KoganBoruch ben YakovMonday, July 12, 20213 Av
KorobovYakov ben NaumSunday, July 11, 20212 Av
KupermanMenya bas ZeligMonday, July 12, 20213 Av
KurolapnikAlexander ben YitzchakSunday, July 25, 202116 Av
KushnirBoruch ben IosifSunday, June 27, 202117 Tammuz
LanderMoshe ben IsaakFriday, July 9, 202129 Tammuz
LeshchinskayaIllya bas GershonThursday, July 22, 202113 Av
LevitLeah bas Monday, July 5, 202125 Tammuz
LimberskyLionira bas AvrahamSunday, July 4, 202124 Tammuz
LonginaLeonora bas FeivishSunday, July 4, 202124 Tammuz
MelnikovEugene ben NikolaiFriday, June 25, 202115 Tammuz
MironchukFrida bas BerelSaturday, July 17, 20218 Av
MoldavskayaZoya bas YakovThursday, July 15, 20216 Av
MozesIzia ben MonesSaturday, July 17, 20218 Av
NadelAlex ben LeoThursday, July 8, 202128 Tammuz
NaryzhnyIlana bas VladimirSunday, July 11, 20212 Av
NatanovaKhana bas AronThursday, July 1, 202121 Tammuz
NigelPolina bas TevelMonday, June 28, 202118 Tammuz
PeisinLiba bas Sheina LeahSunday, July 25, 202116 Av
PesinaNatalya bas EliezerThursday, July 8, 202128 Tammuz
PlotkinSheyndel bas MoiseyMonday, June 28, 202118 Tammuz
PolischukUsher ben EfraimThursday, July 1, 202121 Tammuz
PolyashukToiva bas LeibSunday, July 4, 202124 Tammuz
PriyatelMarina bas BinyominWednesday, June 30, 202120 Tammuz
PustylnikYakov ben MendelFriday, July 16, 20217 Av
ReznikGenya bas ChaiykelTuesday, July 20, 202111 Av
ReznikovViktor ben GershFriday, July 16, 20217 Av
RozmanSemen ben DavidWednesday, July 14, 20215 Av
RudermanIsaak ben ChaimSaturday, July 24, 202115 Av
RudnikBasya bas AvrahamMonday, July 5, 202125 Tammuz
SafronVladimir ben NoachThursday, July 15, 20216 Av
SagalovskayaLiza bas SalomonMonday, July 12, 20213 Av
ShapiroLeonid ben MichaelTuesday, July 6, 202126 Tammuz
ShepetievskyYakov ben MarkSaturday, July 17, 20218 Av
SheynVladiimir ben ChayimFriday, July 23, 202114 Av
ShifrisItsko ben LeibThursday, July 22, 202113 Av
ShkolnikLeib ben ReuvenTuesday, July 13, 20214 Av
ShlubskyAlexei ben MichaelFriday, July 9, 202129 Tammuz
ShmuklerRaisa bas AvrahamTuesday, June 29, 202119 Tammuz
ShnaydmanRoza bas Monday, July 12, 20213 Av
ShnaydmanAlexander ben AharonFriday, June 25, 202115 Tammuz
ShtromBella Leah bas Yehuda LeibSunday, July 4, 202124 Tammuz
ShtutmanGenya bas ReuvenSunday, June 27, 202117 Tammuz
ShvartsmanYefim ben MatveySunday, July 11, 20212 Av
SinogachDarya bas GregoryMonday, July 5, 202125 Tammuz
SobolevYuriy ben YakovWednesday, July 21, 202112 Av
SokolovskyKlara bas BerkSaturday, July 17, 20218 Av
StrashnovShmuel ben LeibMonday, July 19, 202110 Av
StrelchinLeib ben MoiseiFriday, July 23, 202114 Av
TankhilevichAlexandra bas VladimirSaturday, June 26, 202116 Tammuz
TaradayYelena bas PinchasTuesday, July 13, 20214 Av
TolanLeika bas HarrySaturday, July 24, 202115 Av
VaynerNoach ben TzalTuesday, July 6, 202126 Tammuz
VaysmanRiva bas DovidMonday, July 19, 202110 Av
VekslerLazar ben MordechaiFriday, July 23, 202114 Av
VyazovskayaAsya bas GershSaturday, July 17, 20218 Av
VynbergSheyndel bas MoisieyFriday, July 2, 202122 Tammuz
YelkonovichDavid Velvel ben Yosef IssurFriday, July 16, 20217 Av
ZamanskayaGesia bas DovidSunday, July 4, 202124 Tammuz
ZaretserMichail ben AvrahamTuesday, July 13, 20214 Av
ZavodnikChaim ben BerkWednesday, June 30, 202120 Tammuz
ZazulinskiyYuri ben Thursday, July 22, 202113 Av
ZeldinVladimir ben MordechaiThursday, July 15, 20216 Av
ZelenchenkoEta bas SamuilTuesday, July 13, 20214 Av
ZizemskyYitzchak ben YisroelTuesday, July 6, 202126 Tammuz

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