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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
??Shmuel Meir ben YosefWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
AbolnikovYelizaveta bas MarkWednesday, August 19, 202029 Av
AgranatGilya ben GregoriyThursday, August 20, 202030 Av
AronskayaLora bas LevWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
BarrettDov Ber ben YehudaMonday, August 17, 202027 Av
BaumEleonora bas LazarSaturday, September 5, 202016 Elul
BelskyIlya ben GershonSaturday, September 5, 202016 Elul
BershitskayaRimma bas AsherWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
BondarMarina bas LeonidTuesday, September 1, 202012 Elul
ButovetskyIlya ben SolomonMonday, August 24, 20204 Elul
Dukelskaya-DiklerFaina bas MichailWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
DukhovnayaZlata bas LeibThursday, September 3, 202014 Elul
EppelbaumMotel ben ShlomoWednesday, August 19, 202029 Av
FaymanChana bas YitzchakMonday, August 10, 202020 Av
FeldmanRoza bas IsaakThursday, August 20, 202030 Av
FeldmanChaya Manya bas DovidSunday, August 16, 202026 Av
FlyamMoshe ben AleksanderSaturday, August 29, 20209 Elul
FreydinBoruch ben MosheSaturday, August 22, 20202 Elul
GalpernAnna bas MarkWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
GerstenYitzchak ben IsraelTuesday, August 18, 202028 Av
GilburdAvraham ben YakovMonday, August 10, 202020 Av
GilmanovLuba bas YakovMonday, August 17, 202027 Av
GolubGregory ben SalimTuesday, August 18, 202028 Av
GotkisVladimir ben BaruchWednesday, August 26, 20206 Elul
GrachBoris ben AvrahamSunday, September 6, 202017 Elul
GrinshteynSamuil ben Saturday, August 22, 20202 Elul
GritsovskyAlexander ben MatusSaturday, September 5, 202016 Elul
GukManya bas YitzchakFriday, August 14, 202024 Av
GutnikSara bas IsaakMonday, August 17, 202027 Av
GvozdevMoisey ben IsrailSaturday, August 29, 20209 Elul
KantorEster bas NuchimFriday, August 7, 202017 Av
KaplanIda bas Friday, August 14, 202024 Av
KarlinaSarah Dora bas Hirsh IsaakFriday, August 7, 202017 Av
KatsSamuil ben DavidSunday, August 16, 202026 Av
KhaysmanZalman ben GregoryMonday, August 24, 20204 Elul
KishinevskyMaria bas ChananSunday, August 9, 202019 Av
KlebanovSemen ben MironWednesday, August 26, 20206 Elul
KostovetskySemen ben IsaakThursday, September 3, 202014 Elul
KotikOktyabrina bas YosefWednesday, September 2, 202013 Elul
KucherskaSofiya bas ?Sunday, August 16, 202026 Av
KuznetsovaLilia bas YakovTuesday, August 25, 20205 Elul
LamazovRudolf ben YevelThursday, August 20, 202030 Av
LashchevLeonid ben MoiseiTuesday, September 1, 202012 Elul
LifshitsNochum ben Yakov AharonWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
LinBoris ben MichailFriday, September 4, 202015 Elul
LinderAlexander ben AvrahamSaturday, August 15, 202025 Av
LinskySheyndl bas GershThursday, August 13, 202023 Av
LitvinskiyMoisey ben DavidSaturday, September 5, 202016 Elul
LivshitsZyama ben YisroelSunday, September 6, 202017 Elul
MastitsGenya bas Friday, August 14, 202024 Av
MastitsLev ben ZalmanTuesday, August 18, 202028 Av
MelandovichTsilya bas LazarTuesday, August 11, 202021 Av
MiserskyAneta bas GenyaFriday, September 4, 202015 Elul
MovirerMichel ben YosefFriday, August 21, 20201 Elul
MulmanFeiga bas ShmuelMonday, August 10, 202020 Av
NemirovskyKim ben GregoryFriday, September 4, 202015 Elul
OranskiyBoris ben Nuchim AronFriday, September 4, 202015 Elul
OsovetsMark ben MichailThursday, September 3, 202014 Elul
PentoYevgeniya bas AlexanderMonday, August 24, 20204 Elul
PismennayaGittle bas YosefMonday, August 17, 202027 Av
PlovitskayaYelena bas GregorySunday, August 30, 202010 Elul
RadunskySemen ben IlyaSunday, September 6, 202017 Elul
RedenskyChaim ben DavidSunday, August 30, 202010 Elul
RekhtmanMaya bas MeirThursday, August 13, 202023 Av
RubinAvraham ben MoiseyWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
RudermanEliyahu ben ChaimSaturday, August 29, 20209 Elul
ShagalovAnna bas LeibWednesday, August 19, 202029 Av
ShalmanTanya bas AharonSunday, August 23, 20203 Elul
SheinMenita bas GertzelSaturday, August 29, 20209 Elul
ShlobinMaya bas IsaakFriday, September 4, 202015 Elul
ShlyakhtichmanYerachmiel ben NachmanSunday, August 9, 202019 Av
ShpigelskiyMoisey ben Wednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
ShteyngardtGamsey ben NossonThursday, August 27, 20207 Elul
ShvartsBetya bas MordechaiSaturday, August 8, 202018 Av
SimanduyevSimantu ben Monday, August 17, 202027 Av
SolovyevAvraham ben AharonSunday, August 16, 202026 Av
SpektorIlya ben OvseyFriday, August 14, 202024 Av
SteselInna bas FeivelSaturday, August 22, 20202 Elul
SulpovarRivka bas RuvimFriday, August 14, 202024 Av
TkachDavid ben SamuilSunday, August 16, 202026 Av
TomashpolskyRivka bas IsaakThursday, August 13, 202023 Av
VaksmanIsrael ben YudelFriday, August 14, 202024 Av
VaynshteynVladimir ben GregroriyFriday, August 21, 20201 Elul
VinokurNelya bas SemyonWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
VladimirskiyBaruch ben Shmuel MosheFriday, August 21, 20201 Elul
WatersValeriy ben SemenMonday, August 17, 202027 Av
WeinsteinAlexander ben NaumSunday, September 6, 202017 Elul
XAnna bas LeibMonday, August 17, 202027 Av
YuditskiyBoruch ben IsraelFriday, August 7, 202017 Av
ZaretskyMichail ben AvrahamSaturday, August 8, 202018 Av
ZaslavskySeva ben MosheTuesday, August 18, 202028 Av
ZilbershteynRashel bas SolomonTuesday, August 11, 202021 Av

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