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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
AizenbergIsrail ben YisroelMonday, September 21, 20203 Tishri
ArenskyYelizaveta bas IsaakMonday, October 19, 20201 Heshvan
AshBoris ben SolomonSaturday, September 19, 20201 Tishri
BarandesMikhail ben AlexanderThursday, October 1, 202013 Tishri
BerezovskyDmitriy ben ArkadiyThursday, October 1, 202013 Tishri
BraginskyYefim ben GregorySaturday, October 10, 202022 Tishri
BudilovskiyMevsha ben HirshFriday, October 2, 202014 Tishri
ChetverechenkoIrina bas AnatolyFriday, October 2, 202014 Tishri
DekhtermanMoshe ben BoruchThursday, October 15, 202027 Tishri
DuzhanskayaShura bas WolfWednesday, October 14, 202026 Tishri
EpshteynBoruch Chaim ben SolomonMonday, October 5, 202017 Tishri
FeksonSofa bas GershFriday, September 25, 20207 Tishri
FurmanFelix ben LeibTuesday, September 22, 20204 Tishri
FurmanRaisa bas YisroelMonday, October 12, 202024 Tishri
GabrielevEliyahu ben LipaFriday, September 25, 20207 Tishri
GelfmanBoris ben LevThursday, September 24, 20206 Tishri
GenchanokYefim ben YakovTuesday, September 22, 20204 Tishri
GolberAlexander ben Thursday, September 24, 20206 Tishri
GrechanikMordechai ben Saturday, September 26, 20208 Tishri
GrinshpanYelena bas BinyominFriday, October 16, 202028 Tishri
GurevichIda bas MosheMonday, September 28, 202010 Tishri
GutinSemen ben LipaTuesday, September 29, 202011 Tishri
HaytinZyama ben GershonFriday, October 16, 202028 Tishri
InzelbuchBaila bas NaftoliWednesday, September 30, 202012 Tishri
IoffeTuvia ben Efraim ReuvenSaturday, October 17, 202029 Tishri
KanevskiySamuil ben YakovMonday, September 21, 20203 Tishri
KatsRema bas YefimSunday, October 4, 202016 Tishri
KelrikhSheina Raizel bas ShimonFriday, October 2, 202014 Tishri
KhaitSofiya bas MoiseySunday, October 18, 202030 Tishri
KleymanViktor ben IosifFriday, October 2, 202014 Tishri
KleynerMottle ben BerelSunday, September 27, 20209 Tishri
KravtsovaAsya bas AharonWednesday, September 23, 20205 Tishri
KukulevskyNikita ben BorisTuesday, September 29, 202011 Tishri
KunovskayaMatlya bas VulfSaturday, October 3, 202015 Tishri
KupermanIlya ben ShlomoThursday, October 8, 202020 Tishri
LeykekhmanShunya ben ShimshonWednesday, October 7, 202019 Tishri
LeykekhmanLarisa bas VolfThursday, October 8, 202020 Tishri
LormanBella bas IsaakSunday, October 11, 202023 Tishri
LyandresSemen ben LazarMonday, October 5, 202017 Tishri
MatsYisroel ben ChaimTuesday, September 22, 20204 Tishri
MilitsinRoza bas Friday, September 25, 20207 Tishri
MoinaRoza bas DovidSaturday, October 17, 202029 Tishri
MoldavskiyIosif ben AvrahamTuesday, October 13, 202025 Tishri
NaydenovaBella bas DavidTuesday, September 29, 202011 Tishri
ObodyanikChana bas YakovWednesday, September 30, 202012 Tishri
OstrozhanskiyNikolay ben YefimWednesday, September 23, 20205 Tishri
PastronGiler ben Tuesday, September 22, 20204 Tishri
PerelZhanna bas MeirSunday, September 20, 20202 Tishri
PitetskaManya bas MosheMonday, October 19, 20201 Heshvan
PolishchukFreida bas BoruchTuesday, September 22, 20204 Tishri
PolyachenkoIrina bas SemenThursday, October 15, 202027 Tishri
PolyakovValentin ben IvanFriday, October 9, 202021 Tishri
PushelMiriam bas Tuesday, September 29, 202011 Tishri
RabinovichYitzchak ben EliezerTuesday, September 29, 202011 Tishri
RaykhlinIosif ben MelechFriday, October 2, 202014 Tishri
RoytburdMargarita bas Monday, September 21, 20203 Tishri
RozmanChaya bas VolfTuesday, October 13, 202025 Tishri
RozovskyBoris ben YefimWednesday, October 7, 202019 Tishri
RyazanovaIrina bas AbramTuesday, October 6, 202018 Tishri
SeklerEnna bas YefimWednesday, October 14, 202026 Tishri
SheinkmanAvraham ben AkivaFriday, October 16, 202028 Tishri
ShekhterMaks ben MoiseiSunday, October 18, 202030 Tishri
ShmaryanAnya bas NusimSaturday, October 17, 202029 Tishri
ShmuylovskayaRaisa bas Sunday, September 20, 20202 Tishri
ShteyngartKarl ben YakovSaturday, September 19, 20201 Tishri
SimachevskayaRoza bas MelechWednesday, October 14, 202026 Tishri
SimkinVictor ben YakovTuesday, September 22, 20204 Tishri
SklyarAharon bas AvrahamSaturday, September 19, 20201 Tishri
StreminskyGedaliya ben SamuilSunday, September 20, 20202 Tishri
SutinYaakov ben GershTuesday, October 6, 202018 Tishri
TenenbaumLeah bas YisroelMonday, September 28, 202010 Tishri
TrogubArkady ben YakovTuesday, September 22, 20204 Tishri
TsipisEster Rivka bas MendelThursday, October 8, 202020 Tishri
UretskiyMatvey ben NochumTuesday, October 6, 202018 Tishri
VayntrubBoris ben GregoryMonday, October 19, 20201 Heshvan
YakersonSulamif bas YevseiMonday, October 12, 202024 Tishri
YampolskayaMeri bas BoruchMordechaiTuesday, October 13, 202025 Tishri
YankovskayaBluma bas Monday, September 28, 202010 Tishri
YanovaYulia bas MoiseiThursday, October 1, 202013 Tishri
YurkovskyRefail ben MeirThursday, October 8, 202020 Tishri
ZaidelSarah bas TzadokFriday, October 9, 202021 Tishri

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