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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
AronskayaLora bas LevWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
BabaninaSonya bas LevThursday, July 23, 20202 Av
BelkoAlexander ben SergeiTuesday, July 14, 202022 Tammuz
BelotserkovskayaRochel bas MichoelMonday, July 27, 20206 Av
BerkhmanGenady ben MoiseiTuesday, July 21, 202029 Tammuz
BershitskayaRimma bas AsherWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
BondarenkoGersh ben YosefThursday, July 30, 20209 Av
BronevskyFelix ben YosefFriday, July 17, 202025 Tammuz
DanilovNatan Chaim ben ShamaiSunday, July 12, 202020 Tammuz
DeychLeonid ben MoiseyWednesday, July 29, 20208 Av
Dukelskaya-DiklerFaina bas MichailWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
EpshteynSerafima bas MichailTuesday, July 14, 202022 Tammuz
EydinovYakov ben BorisThursday, August 6, 202016 Av
FaymanChana bas YitzchakMonday, August 10, 202020 Av
FaynIsaak ben LazarMonday, July 20, 202028 Tammuz
FishSluva bas NaftoliMonday, July 20, 202028 Tammuz
FleyshonRakhil ben YakovTuesday, August 4, 202014 Av
FridmanSarah bas ZalmanWednesday, July 22, 20201 Av
GalpernAnna bas MarkWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
GershengornPerel bas NuchemFriday, July 24, 20203 Av
GilburdAvraham ben YakovMonday, August 10, 202020 Av
GombergSara bas IsraelThursday, July 16, 202024 Tammuz
GorodnitskayaLina bas MendelMonday, July 13, 202021 Tammuz
GozenpudLeonid ben TevelFriday, July 17, 202025 Tammuz
KantorEster bas NuchimFriday, August 7, 202017 Av
KaplanLuba bas MeirMonday, July 13, 202021 Tammuz
KarelshteynBasya bas IsraelWednesday, July 15, 202023 Tammuz
KarelshteynYosel ben FalikSunday, July 12, 202020 Tammuz
KarlinaSarah Dora bas Hirsh IsaakFriday, August 7, 202017 Av
KishinevskyMaria bas ChananSunday, August 9, 202019 Av
KishinevskyBoris ben ZinoviySaturday, July 25, 20204 Av
KoganBoruch ben YakovFriday, July 24, 20203 Av
KorobovYakov ben NaumThursday, July 23, 20202 Av
KupermanMenya bas ZeligFriday, July 24, 20203 Av
KurolapnikAlexander ben YitzchakThursday, August 6, 202016 Av
LeshchinskayaIllya bas GershonMonday, August 3, 202013 Av
LevitLeah bas Friday, July 17, 202025 Tammuz
LifshitsNochum ben Yakov AharonWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
LimberskyLionira bas AvrahamThursday, July 16, 202024 Tammuz
LonginaLeonora bas FeivishThursday, July 16, 202024 Tammuz
MelandovichTsilya bas LazarTuesday, August 11, 202021 Av
MironchukFrida bas BerelWednesday, July 29, 20208 Av
MoldavskayaZoya bas YakovMonday, July 27, 20206 Av
MozesIzia ben MonesWednesday, July 29, 20208 Av
MulmanFeiga bas ShmuelMonday, August 10, 202020 Av
NatanovaKhana bas AronMonday, July 13, 202021 Tammuz
PeisinLiba bas Sheina LeahThursday, August 6, 202016 Av
PesinaNatalya bas EliezerMonday, July 20, 202028 Tammuz
PolischukUsher ben EfraimMonday, July 13, 202021 Tammuz
PolyashukToiva bas LeibThursday, July 16, 202024 Tammuz
PriyatelMarina bas BinyominSunday, July 12, 202020 Tammuz
PustylnikYakov ben MendelTuesday, July 28, 20207 Av
ReznikGenya bas ChaiykelSaturday, August 1, 202011 Av
ReznikovViktor ben GershTuesday, July 28, 20207 Av
RozmanSemen ben DavidSunday, July 26, 20205 Av
RubinAvraham ben MoiseyWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
RudermanIsaak ben ChaimWednesday, August 5, 202015 Av
RudnikBasya bas AvrahamFriday, July 17, 202025 Tammuz
SafronVladimir ben NoachMonday, July 27, 20206 Av
SagalovskayaLiza bas SalomonFriday, July 24, 20203 Av
ShapiroLeonid ben MichaelSaturday, July 18, 202026 Tammuz
ShepetievskyYakov ben MarkWednesday, July 29, 20208 Av
SheynVladiimir ben ChayimTuesday, August 4, 202014 Av
ShifrisItsko ben LeibMonday, August 3, 202013 Av
ShkolnikLeib ben ReuvenSaturday, July 25, 20204 Av
ShlubskyAlexei ben MichaelTuesday, July 21, 202029 Tammuz
ShlyakhtichmanYerachmiel ben NachmanSunday, August 9, 202019 Av
ShpigelskiyMoisey ben Wednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
ShtromBella Leah bas Yehuda LeibThursday, July 16, 202024 Tammuz
ShvartsBetya bas MordechaiSaturday, August 8, 202018 Av
ShvartsmanYefim ben MatveyThursday, July 23, 20202 Av
SinogachDarya bas GregoryFriday, July 17, 202025 Tammuz
SobolevYuriy ben YakovSunday, August 2, 202012 Av
SokolovskyKlara bas BerkWednesday, July 29, 20208 Av
StrashnovShmuel ben LeibFriday, July 31, 202010 Av
TolanLeika bas HarryWednesday, August 5, 202015 Av
VaynerNoach ben TzalSaturday, July 18, 202026 Tammuz
VaysmanRiva bas DovidFriday, July 31, 202010 Av
VekslerLazar ben MordechaiTuesday, August 4, 202014 Av
VinokurNelya bas SemyonWednesday, August 12, 202022 Av
VyazovskayaAsya bas GershWednesday, July 29, 20208 Av
YelkonovichDavid Velvel ben Yosef IssurTuesday, July 28, 20207 Av
YuditskiyBoruch ben IsraelFriday, August 7, 202017 Av
ZamanskayaGesia bas DovidThursday, July 16, 202024 Tammuz
ZaretserMichail ben AvrahamSaturday, July 25, 20204 Av
ZaretskyMichail ben AvrahamSaturday, August 8, 202018 Av
ZavodnikChaim ben BerkSunday, July 12, 202020 Tammuz
ZazulinskiyYuri ben Monday, August 3, 202013 Av
ZeldinVladimir ben MordechaiMonday, July 27, 20206 Av
ZelenchenkoEta bas SamuilSaturday, July 25, 20204 Av
ZilbershteynRashel bas SolomonTuesday, August 11, 202021 Av
ZizemskyYitzchak ben YisroelSaturday, July 18, 202026 Tammuz

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