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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
AbolnikovYelizaveta bas MarkFriday, August 30, 201929 Av
AgranatGilya ben GregoriySaturday, August 31, 201930 Av
BarrettDov Ber ben YehudaWednesday, August 28, 201927 Av
BaumEleonora bas LazarMonday, September 16, 201916 Elul
BelskyIlya ben GershonMonday, September 16, 201916 Elul
BergerAlexander ben ReuvenFriday, September 20, 201920 Elul
BondarMarina bas LeonidThursday, September 12, 201912 Elul
ButovetskyIlya ben SolomonWednesday, September 4, 20194 Elul
DukhovnayaZlata bas LeibSaturday, September 14, 201914 Elul
EppelbaumMotel ben ShlomoFriday, August 30, 201929 Av
EtusMaks ben FeivelMonday, September 23, 201923 Elul
FeldmanRoza bas IsaakSaturday, August 31, 201930 Av
FeldmanChaya Manya bas DovidTuesday, August 27, 201926 Av
FintushalSulia bas ElyaWednesday, September 25, 201925 Elul
FlyamMoshe ben AleksanderMonday, September 9, 20199 Elul
FreydinBoruch ben MosheMonday, September 2, 20192 Elul
GendelmanRoza bas ShachnaFriday, September 20, 201920 Elul
GerstenYitzchak ben IsraelSunday, September 1, 20191 Elul
GilmanovLuba bas YakovWednesday, August 28, 201927 Av
GolubGregory ben SalimThursday, August 29, 201928 Av
GotkisVladimir ben BaruchFriday, September 6, 20196 Elul
GrachBoris ben AvrahamTuesday, September 17, 201917 Elul
GrinshteynSamuil ben Monday, September 2, 20192 Elul
GritsovskyAlexander ben MatusMonday, September 16, 201916 Elul
GukManya bas YitzchakSunday, August 25, 201924 Av
GutnikSara bas IsaakWednesday, August 28, 201927 Av
GvozdevMoisey ben IsrailMonday, September 9, 20199 Elul
KaplanIda bas Sunday, August 25, 201924 Av
KatsSamuil ben DavidTuesday, August 27, 201926 Av
KhaysmanZalman ben GregoryWednesday, September 4, 20194 Elul
KhodorkovskayaYelya bas SemenSunday, September 22, 201922 Elul
KhvalabovYakov ben BinyominFriday, September 20, 201920 Elul
KlebanovSemen ben MironFriday, September 6, 20196 Elul
KostovetskySemen ben IsaakSaturday, September 14, 201914 Elul
KotikOktyabrina bas YosefFriday, September 13, 201913 Elul
KucherskaSofiya bas ?Tuesday, August 27, 201926 Av
KuznetsovaLilia bas YakovThursday, September 5, 20195 Elul
LamazovRudolf ben YevelSaturday, August 31, 201930 Av
LinBoris ben MichailSunday, September 15, 201915 Elul
LinderAlexander ben AvrahamMonday, August 26, 201925 Av
LitvinskiyMoisey ben DavidMonday, September 16, 201916 Elul
LivshitsZyama ben YisroelTuesday, September 17, 201917 Elul
LivshotsYuri ben LeonidTuesday, September 24, 201924 Elul
LormanYevsey bas RuvilTuesday, September 24, 201924 Elul
MastitsGenya bas Sunday, August 25, 201924 Av
MastitsLev ben ZalmanThursday, August 29, 201928 Av
MermanAnna bas IlyaWednesday, September 25, 201925 Elul
MiserskyAneta bas GenyaSunday, September 15, 201915 Elul
MovirerMichel ben YosefSunday, September 1, 20191 Elul
NemirovskyKim ben GregorySunday, September 15, 201915 Elul
OranskiyBoris ben Nuchim AronSunday, September 15, 201915 Elul
OsovetsMark ben MichailSaturday, September 14, 201914 Elul
PeisinMoshe ben Miriam KunaThursday, September 19, 201919 Elul
PentoYevgeniya bas AlexanderWednesday, September 4, 20194 Elul
PismennayaGittle bas YosefWednesday, August 28, 201927 Av
RadunskySemen ben IlyaTuesday, September 17, 201917 Elul
RedenskyChaim ben DavidTuesday, September 10, 201910 Elul
RudermanEliyahu ben ChaimMonday, September 9, 20199 Elul
ShagalovAnna bas LeibFriday, August 30, 201929 Av
ShalmanTanya bas AharonTuesday, September 3, 20193 Elul
SheinMenita bas GertzelMonday, September 9, 20199 Elul
ShermanRaizel bas HershelThursday, September 19, 201919 Elul
ShlobinMaya bas IsaakSunday, September 15, 201915 Elul
ShteyngardtGamsey ben NossonSaturday, September 7, 20197 Elul
ShusterFeiga bas BinyominSunday, September 22, 201922 Elul
SimanduyevSimantu ben Wednesday, August 28, 201927 Av
SmelyanskyRakhil bas MeirMonday, September 23, 201923 Elul
SolovyevAvraham ben AharonTuesday, August 27, 201926 Av
SpektorIlya ben OvseySunday, August 25, 201924 Av
SteselInna bas FeivelMonday, September 2, 20192 Elul
SulpovarRivka bas RuvimSunday, August 25, 201924 Av
TkachDavid ben SamuilTuesday, August 27, 201926 Av
TsirulnikMariya bas MoiseyThursday, September 19, 201919 Elul
TsyganovSofa bas David HirshTuesday, September 24, 201924 Elul
VaksmanIsrael ben YudelSunday, August 25, 201924 Av
VaynshteynVladimir ben GregroriySunday, September 1, 20191 Elul
VilenskayaLarisa bas MoiseySunday, September 22, 201922 Elul
VladimirskiyBaruch ben Shmuel MosheSunday, September 1, 20191 Elul
WatersValeriy ben SemenWednesday, August 28, 201927 Av
WeinsteinAlexander ben NaumTuesday, September 17, 201917 Elul
XAnna bas LeibWednesday, August 28, 201927 Av
YurkovetsYevgenia bas MichailTuesday, September 24, 201924 Elul
ZaslavskySeva ben MosheThursday, August 29, 201928 Av

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