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:  Dr. Allan Zelig Schwartzberg, father of Shana Schwartzberg-Brayton (& Jonathan Brayton), grandfather of Elijah and Ruby Brayton.

Yahrzeits week of January 22 to January 28

  • Sarah Baum, mother of Nathan Baum
  • Rhea Buxbaum, grandmother of Scott Markow
  • Arnold Drapkin, father of Meredith Lundergan
  • Rosa Garber, mother of Doris Geisler
  • Ruth Greenfield, mother of Marilyn Handwerger
  • Hyman Harris, father of Anthony Harris
  • Barbara Bowytz Hoffman, wife of Dr. William Hoffman, mother-in-law of Kenneth Hankin
  • Herman Kaplan, father of Janis Wasser
  • Boris Karasik, father of Steve Karasik
  • Goldie Kaufman, mother of Jeremy Kaufman
  • Harvey Kelman, father of Abigail Kelman
  • Stanley Klein, brother of Melvin Klein
  • Betty Kline, mother of Milton Kline
  • Ilona Koonce, mother of Steven Hirschfeld
  • Marvin Kushner, uncle of Lori Levitas
  • Rose Levine, grandmother of Marshall Kohen
  • Michael Levinson, husband of Marilyn Levinson, father of Joan and Alan Levinson
  • Cal Mishkoff, uncle of Joan Isman
  • Max Ricklin, grandfather of Jay Goldscher
  • Norbert Rotter, father of Stuart Rotter
  • Afik Sagi, nephew of Sarah Sherman
  • Susan Spinner, mother of Randi Soskil
  • Aaron Strichartz, father of Stanley Strichartz
  • Esther Zaret, mother of Vicki Weinstein

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.