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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
AdlerYefim ben HershWednesday, February 5, 202010 Shevat
ArbitmanDavid ben ChaimWednesday, February 5, 202010 Shevat
AvrutinaBeba bas VolfSunday, February 2, 20207 Shevat
AyzenbergGirsh ben YisroelSaturday, February 15, 202020 Shevat
BakalerRiva bas ChaimFriday, January 24, 202027 Tevet
BalyasnyNeil ben AvrahamWednesday, January 29, 20203 Shevat
BarrettShayna Pesha bas YosefFriday, February 14, 202019 Shevat
BlokhAnna bas IlyaTuesday, February 4, 20209 Shevat
BoguslavskayaShivka bas GershWednesday, January 29, 20203 Shevat
BraginskyAsya bas MeirSaturday, February 15, 202020 Shevat
BrenerMariya bas AvrahamTuesday, January 28, 20202 Shevat
BurshteynVladislav ben BinyominFriday, January 17, 202020 Tevet
ChukhmanNaum ben OsherSaturday, January 18, 202021 Tevet
DimarskyDovid ben EliezerThursday, February 13, 202018 Shevat
DimarskySarah Chana bas NaftoliSunday, January 26, 202029 Tevet
DomchikBella bas SemyonThursday, January 30, 20204 Shevat
DrabkinaMara bas ChaimMonday, January 27, 20201 Shevat
DudnikIrina bas YakovMonday, February 17, 202022 Shevat
DvorkinAna bas NaumSaturday, January 25, 202028 Tevet
EdelsteynZinaida bas MoiseiSaturday, February 8, 202013 Shevat
EtingerMariya bas IshayaWednesday, February 5, 202010 Shevat
FerdmanMikhail ben IzrailWednesday, February 5, 202010 Shevat
FintushalMoshe ben AvrahamFriday, February 7, 202012 Shevat
FoltushanskyNatan ben VolkSaturday, January 25, 202028 Tevet
FridmanBoruch Moshe ben MonesWednesday, February 5, 202010 Shevat
FridmanEduard ben MoiseyThursday, February 13, 202018 Shevat
FriedganLev ben BentzionSaturday, February 1, 20206 Shevat
GerenrotNechama bas Monday, January 20, 202023 Tevet
GermanSemen ben MoiseyMonday, January 27, 20201 Shevat
GershteynFelix ben SamsonSaturday, February 8, 202013 Shevat
GertsenshteynBerel ben DovidMonday, January 20, 202023 Tevet
GilmanovStanislav ben YuriFriday, January 31, 20205 Shevat
GimelmanDoba bas Avraham YudelSunday, February 2, 20207 Shevat
GitlinaVera bas AronMonday, January 20, 202023 Tevet
GlikmanAlexander ben YefimSunday, February 16, 202021 Shevat
GrinshpanBinyomin ben ChaimSunday, January 19, 202022 Tevet
GruninMila bas Gersh Yehuda LeWednesday, February 5, 202010 Shevat
GutinLeonid ben SemenMonday, February 10, 202015 Shevat
GutinaRiva bas DavidThursday, February 6, 202011 Shevat
HasdanDavid ben BoruchWednesday, January 22, 202025 Tevet
IlchevskyVelvel ben AvrahamThursday, January 23, 202026 Tevet
KapitsaLidiya bas SemyonSunday, January 19, 202022 Tevet
KatamaninMichail ben YitzchakSaturday, January 18, 202021 Tevet
KatsAlexandra bas YisroelTuesday, January 28, 20202 Shevat
KatsevAnna bas Thursday, February 13, 202018 Shevat
KatsevKevin ben VladimirMonday, February 3, 20208 Shevat
KelrikhVelvel ben MosheSaturday, February 1, 20206 Shevat
KershteynAnna bas IsaakSunday, January 26, 202029 Tevet
KhanukZhenya bas HershelSunday, February 9, 202014 Shevat
KleimanAvraham ben TzolSaturday, January 25, 202028 Tevet
KlugermanPetr ben OsherMonday, January 27, 20201 Shevat
KrasinskayaEster bas ShlomoMonday, February 3, 20208 Shevat
KrasnerManya bas GedaliaSaturday, January 18, 202021 Tevet
KritsmarYakov ben VolfSaturday, February 8, 202013 Shevat
KrugmanYosef ben MendelSunday, February 16, 202021 Shevat
KuchukChaim ben YoselMonday, February 3, 20208 Shevat
KuzmenkoAlla bas PetrWednesday, January 29, 20203 Shevat
KuznetsovNachum ben YitzchokSunday, February 2, 20207 Shevat
LagunovLeonid ben HershelSunday, February 9, 202014 Shevat
LerenmanMoshe ben ChaimWednesday, January 22, 202025 Tevet
LevitBoruch ben BetzalelWednesday, January 29, 20203 Shevat
LevitinAnatoly ben YefimMonday, February 17, 202022 Shevat
LindenboimAvraham ben Gershon haCohenSaturday, January 25, 202028 Tevet
LivshitsLeonid ben AvrahamThursday, February 13, 202018 Shevat
MargolinMark ben YankelFriday, January 24, 202027 Tevet
MelnikMoshe ben ShlomoWednesday, February 5, 202010 Shevat
MilikhikerIsaak ben LazarMonday, February 17, 202022 Shevat
MonisovLazar ben AvrahamTuesday, February 11, 202016 Shevat
NarodSvetlana bas AharonWednesday, January 22, 202025 Tevet
NemirovskyAharon ben GregoryTuesday, January 21, 202024 Tevet
NirshbergGena ben NaumTuesday, February 4, 20209 Shevat
OstrovLidiya bas YakovThursday, January 30, 20204 Shevat
OstrovskayaInna bas MichailSunday, January 26, 202029 Tevet
OstrovskayaOlga bas IsaakThursday, February 6, 202011 Shevat
OstrovskyGennady ben MoiseyWednesday, February 12, 202017 Shevat
PavchinskyBoris ben PolinaThursday, February 6, 202011 Shevat
PavlotskayaRachel bas AvrahamFriday, February 7, 202012 Shevat
PeisinYosef ben DvoraMonday, February 10, 202015 Shevat
PeltsFrida bas FeivelWednesday, February 12, 202017 Shevat
PolischukMina bas YosefTuesday, January 28, 20202 Shevat
PolyakFaina bas DovidSunday, February 2, 20207 Shevat
PrimilskyInna bas SolomonTuesday, January 21, 202024 Tevet
RabinovichEtel bas ShmuelWednesday, February 12, 202017 Shevat
RaikinIosif ben LevFriday, February 14, 202019 Shevat
RayzmanSlava bas YakovSaturday, January 25, 202028 Tevet
RokhkindMera bas LazarThursday, February 6, 202011 Shevat
RoytenbergReyza Malka bas BoruchThursday, January 30, 20204 Shevat
RubinaBella bas GenrichSunday, February 2, 20207 Shevat
RudyakIda bas MarkWednesday, February 12, 202017 Shevat
SchneiderSarah bas YitzchakFriday, January 17, 202020 Tevet
ShakhnovskayaMariya bas YerachmielThursday, February 6, 202011 Shevat
ShapiroPolina bas MoiseyWednesday, February 5, 202010 Shevat
ShmutsManya bas IosifTuesday, February 11, 202016 Shevat
ShusterIsrael ben ChaimTuesday, January 28, 20202 Shevat
SimanduyevGena ben IrmiyahuMonday, February 17, 202022 Shevat
SimanduyevValeriy ben IrmisThursday, February 13, 202018 Shevat
SkoropistzevaLyudmila bas SemyonWednesday, February 12, 202017 Shevat
SmykunSlava ben UsherFriday, January 24, 202027 Tevet
SobolRoza bas IsaakWednesday, February 12, 202017 Shevat
SorkinaSarah bas Yitzchok YiddleSunday, January 26, 202029 Tevet
StrelchinEsfir bas AvrahamMonday, February 17, 202022 Shevat
StupnitskyIsaak ben YisroelFriday, January 24, 202027 Tevet
SverdlikYosef ben ZelikWednesday, January 29, 20203 Shevat
TonkonogyShulim ben BoruchThursday, January 30, 20204 Shevat
TuretskayaMalka bas YakovMonday, February 10, 202015 Shevat
VaysmanSemen ben Leib DovidMonday, January 20, 202023 Tevet
VelednitskayaKhana bas BoruchFriday, January 31, 20205 Shevat
VinarnikVladimir ben YakovMonday, January 20, 202023 Tevet
VinokurIgor ben AlexanderSaturday, January 25, 202028 Tevet
VinokurovaRachil bas LeibThursday, February 6, 202011 Shevat
VorobyevaRoza bas ChaimFriday, February 7, 202012 Shevat
XAvraham ben AharonSunday, February 16, 202021 Shevat
YelkonovichFenya bas MichaelSaturday, February 8, 202013 Shevat
ZagaytovaIraida bas TzalMonday, January 27, 20201 Shevat
ZaikaYuri ben VladimirMonday, January 20, 202023 Tevet
ZaretskayaChava bas ShmerlSunday, February 9, 202014 Shevat
ZartayskyMikhail ben BorisWednesday, January 22, 202025 Tevet
ZilbergleytSofia bas DovidSaturday, February 8, 202013 Shevat

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