Yahrzeit

You are invited and encouraged to let us know the name and yahrzeit of your beloved ones who have departed from us. We will honor their memory by announcing their name at our synagogue during services. May you be comforted among all the mourners of Israel. These names will be written on our weekly Yahrzeit listing in the Memorial Alcove and updated here.

Recent Passing:

  • Roberta Rodman Feldstein, grandmother of Jill (& Jeremy) Kavalsky, great-grandmother of Olivia & Matt Kavalsky
  • Ellen Jandorf, mother of Patricia (& Lawrence) Taubman, grandmother of Lauryn (& Joshua) Lukin, great-grandmother of Lysbeth & Emersyn Lukin
  • Jack Cheslock, father of Shelley (Stan) Potler
  • Rakhil Itkin, mother of Lyubova Kurenbin

Yahrzeits for January 18, 2019

  • Howard Becker, brother of Jill Hildenbrand
  • Minna Bernstein, grandmother of Beth Luntz & Yale Bernstein
  • Goldie Chavenson, mother of Rayzee Berko
  • Barbara Cohen, mother of Shari Chase
  • Gilbert Cohen, father of Shari Chase
  • Gertrude Geisler, mother of Allan Geisler
  • Harvey Lee Gordon, father of Larry Gordon
  • Samuel Greenfield, father of Marilyn Handwerger
  • Ruth Greenfield, mother of Marilyn Handwerger
  • Rose Groveman, mother of Brian Groveman
  • Hyman Harris, Father of Anthony Harris
  • Zelda Hughes, aunt of Frona & Robert Dubin
  • Shirley Kane, mother of Howard Kane
  • Goldie Kaufman, mother of Jeremy Kaufman
  • Harvey Kelman, father of Abigail Kelman
  • Betty Kline, mother of Milton Kline
  • Ilona Koonce, mother of Steven Hirschfeld
  • Harry Litt, father of Judith Golub
  • Ernest Lowy, father of Jean Finglass
  • Lillian Mendelson, mother of Joseph Mendelson
  • Herb Musmon, father of Phyllis Kramer
  • Muni Oster, father of Frona Dubin
  • Helen Printz, sister of Esther Weiner
  • Max Ricklin, grandfather of Jay Goldscher
  • Afik Sagi, nephew of Sarah Sherman
  • Jane Saxl, aunt of Pamela Wilhelm
  • Chester Schreibstein, father of Richard Schreibstein
  • Jerome Simpson, father of Jerry Simpson
  • Oscar Sisselman, father of Lynne Groveman
  • Susan Hurwitz Sorkin, former wife of Lawrence Sorkin
  • Susan Spinner, mother of Randi Soskil
  • Aaron Strichartz, father of Stanley Strichartz

There are several occasions each year when our loved ones who have passed on are memorialized. The most significant of these is yahrzeit, the anniversary of the death, which is observed according to the Hebrew calendar. As is the case in all Jewish holy days, yahrzeit observance begins at night. A 24-hour candle is lit and one may attend synagogue to recite the Kaddish [the memorial prayer].

In addition, you may wish to have your loved one remembered by purchasing a plaque to go in the Memorial Alcove in our sanctuary. To order a plaque click here. His/Her name will be read yearly at our Yizkor services on Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot.

Many people choose to remember their loved ones by making a contribution in their memory to the synagogue. In this way, we affirm the meaning of life and support those higher causes and ideals with which our departed identified. Your participation in this mitzvah would be greatly appreciated. You may donate safely online here.