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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
AltmanMaria bas ShayaMonday, November 18, 201920 Heshvan
AmusinLeib ben ZalmanFriday, December 6, 20198 Kislev
BarashMoshe ben NutaThursday, December 12, 201914 Kislev
BekerFanya bas GregoryMonday, November 25, 201927 Heshvan
BermanLeika bas LeibFriday, November 29, 20191 Kislev
BirmanFelix ben NaumFriday, December 6, 20198 Kislev
BoguslavskyMark ben MichailSunday, December 1, 20193 Kislev
BoguslavskyVladimir ben GershFriday, November 22, 201924 Heshvan
BorukhovichDevora bas FeivelMonday, November 25, 201927 Heshvan
BraginskyLuba bas MoiseiSunday, December 1, 20193 Kislev
BukhaloTala bas MuniaFriday, November 15, 201917 Heshvan
ChernovaAnna bas ChaimTuesday, November 26, 201928 Heshvan
ChernyYuri ben SergeiThursday, December 12, 201914 Kislev
ChitmanRoma ben EliezerThursday, December 5, 20197 Kislev
DrozdovSofia bas IosifThursday, November 14, 201916 Heshvan
DubinskiyYuriy ben DavidSunday, November 17, 201919 Heshvan
EydelmanRaisa bas MendelWednesday, December 11, 201913 Kislev
FeldmanFaina bas IosifFriday, December 6, 20198 Kislev
FilipovaLilia bas VelvelThursday, November 14, 201916 Heshvan
FridPolina bas BorisMonday, November 18, 201920 Heshvan
FridEsfir bas YitzchokTuesday, December 10, 201912 Kislev
FridbergGalina bas LevThursday, December 12, 201914 Kislev
FurmanLyudmila bas BorisTuesday, November 26, 201928 Heshvan
GershgorinaChana bas AvrahamSunday, December 8, 201910 Kislev
GleizerTzvi Hirsch ben YaakovThursday, December 5, 20197 Kislev
GleizerLeyba bas DavidWednesday, December 4, 20196 Kislev
GokhmanDvorah bas BentzionFriday, December 13, 201915 Kislev
IndmanSholom Ber ben Shlomo MeirFriday, November 29, 20191 Kislev
KaminskyAlik ben IosifThursday, November 14, 201916 Heshvan
KanevskiyMichail ben DavidFriday, December 6, 20198 Kislev
KantorovichYakov ben IsaakSunday, November 17, 201919 Heshvan
KarasikAnna bas LevThursday, December 5, 20197 Kislev
KatsYakov ben MoiseyFriday, November 22, 201924 Heshvan
KatsapRivka bas YosefSaturday, November 16, 201918 Heshvan
KatzTilia bas ShulimSunday, November 24, 201926 Heshvan
KazakIta bas NochimSunday, November 24, 201926 Heshvan
KazakevichPerl bas MironWednesday, December 11, 201913 Kislev
KazinetsSonya bas BerkoSaturday, November 16, 201918 Heshvan
KechkerAvraham ben YishayTuesday, November 19, 201921 Heshvan
KharchenkoEudard ben SofaSunday, December 8, 201910 Kislev
KipnisMichail ben Sunday, November 17, 201919 Heshvan
KoganZhanna bas GregoryWednesday, November 27, 201929 Heshvan
KokotovYakov ben LeibFriday, November 22, 201924 Heshvan
KottelVladimir ben YuriWednesday, December 11, 201913 Kislev
KryskivIvan ben PetrWednesday, November 20, 201922 Heshvan
KushnirRevekka bas YevseySaturday, November 16, 201918 Heshvan
KutsenokLeonid ben IosifTuesday, December 10, 201912 Kislev
KuzminskayaLeah bas LazarFriday, November 29, 20191 Kislev
LadyzhenskayaBronya bas IsroelFriday, November 22, 201924 Heshvan
LevinaDora bas ChaimTuesday, December 10, 201912 Kislev
LevitMark ben YehudaFriday, November 29, 20191 Kislev
LeybovichChaya Sarah bas NisanSunday, November 24, 201926 Heshvan
LeykinaBella bas DovidMonday, December 2, 20194 Kislev
LormanElka bas Wednesday, November 27, 201929 Heshvan
MalinSamuil ben MarkTuesday, December 3, 20195 Kislev
MikhalevichReiza bas YosefTuesday, December 10, 201912 Kislev
MintsisAbram ben ZinoviyWednesday, December 4, 20196 Kislev
MironchukSolomon ben DavidSunday, December 8, 201910 Kislev
MironchukGregory ben SolomonWednesday, November 13, 201915 Heshvan
MogilnerVladimir ben ElyaSaturday, November 30, 20192 Kislev
MorozovYulian ben YosefSunday, November 17, 201919 Heshvan
MovirerFreida bas NaumWednesday, December 11, 201913 Kislev
MuchnikEfraim ben IsraelTuesday, November 26, 201928 Heshvan
NechaminaGolda bas ZalmanTuesday, December 10, 201912 Kislev
NemirovskayaGita bas IosifWednesday, November 27, 201929 Heshvan
NisnevichBerta bas IosifThursday, November 21, 201923 Heshvan
NoussLeib ben YosefFriday, November 15, 201917 Heshvan
OlshanskayaNina bas YefimMonday, November 25, 201927 Heshvan
OrlikManya bas BoruchFriday, December 6, 20198 Kislev
OstromogilskiyIsrael ben BinyominWednesday, December 4, 20196 Kislev
PetrashkoMikhail ben SamuilFriday, November 22, 201924 Heshvan
PikusElkon ben YosefMonday, November 25, 201927 Heshvan
PolischukYechiel ben EfraimSunday, December 1, 20193 Kislev
PolishchukYelena bas LeahThursday, December 5, 20197 Kislev
PolonskiyShepsel ben EfraimSaturday, November 30, 20192 Kislev
RabovitserAron ben Chaim LeibFriday, November 15, 201917 Heshvan
RadovskayaKlara bas YuzefTuesday, November 19, 201921 Heshvan
RakhunovaKhana bas MoshkaSunday, November 17, 201919 Heshvan
RobeySarah bas AharonWednesday, November 13, 201915 Heshvan
RozbamLeib ben NusyaTuesday, December 3, 20195 Kislev
RubinskayaChasya bas YevsieyWednesday, December 4, 20196 Kislev
RyabayaZoya bas EliezerSaturday, November 16, 201918 Heshvan
RyaboyAharon ben BaruchSaturday, November 16, 201918 Heshvan
SadovskyAlla bas GenadySunday, December 8, 201910 Kislev
ShafranMusya bas AvrahamSunday, November 17, 201919 Heshvan
ShapiroKhariton ben PinchasSunday, December 1, 20193 Kislev
ShlafshteynMikhail ben AvrahamMonday, December 9, 201911 Kislev
ShlainReizel bas YitschakSunday, November 24, 201926 Heshvan
ShnaidsteinLilia bas IosifFriday, December 13, 201915 Kislev
ShnaydershteynLev ben YonaSunday, November 17, 201919 Heshvan
ShulruferAlexander ben SamuelFriday, December 6, 20198 Kislev
ShvartsIgor ben YefimTuesday, December 10, 201912 Kislev
SinelnikovaRoza bas IsaacThursday, November 21, 201923 Heshvan
SkalrudEfraim ben ShulemSunday, November 24, 201926 Heshvan
SlezbergFanya bas AronFriday, November 22, 201924 Heshvan
SorsherGenya bas SamuilFriday, November 15, 201917 Heshvan
SukenikHenya bas TevyeWednesday, December 11, 201913 Kislev
SverdlikRoza bas AvrahamTuesday, November 26, 201928 Heshvan
TarasovaMusya bas Govsey MeirMonday, December 9, 201911 Kislev
TriliskayaSofia bas NislTuesday, November 26, 201928 Heshvan
TsygenbardAnya bas AvrahamThursday, November 14, 201916 Heshvan
VaynshteynFanya bas ShmuelFriday, December 13, 201915 Kislev
VerchenkoVera bas MichailSunday, December 1, 20193 Kislev
YankelevichPerlya bas GregoryThursday, November 14, 201916 Heshvan
YanovskyRoza bas YakovSunday, December 1, 20193 Kislev
ZaidelDavid ben GershonFriday, November 15, 201917 Heshvan
ZalkindIrina bas BorisThursday, November 21, 201923 Heshvan
ZaretskayaDoba bas ZorachTuesday, December 10, 201912 Kislev
ZaslavskyBella bas SolomonSaturday, November 30, 20192 Kislev
ZeldinaSara bas ZalmanThursday, November 14, 201916 Heshvan
ZemlinskyArkady ben YitzchakMonday, November 25, 201927 Heshvan

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