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Yahrzeit - The Anniversary of a Loved Ones Death


Zichronam Livracha, may their memories be for a blessing.

Yahrzeits are observed on the nearest Sabbath following the date of death.


  • Daniel Rabovsky for father, Nathan Rabovsky
  • Hollis Kulwin for mother, Estelle Kulwin
  • Kelley Taber for Mother, Donna Taber
  • Kenneth Budman for Mother, Edith Budman
  • Lynn Belzer for Stepfather, Ken Sullivan
  • Maria Leandro Dresser for Father in law, Leonard Dresser
  • Maryann Rabovsky for Father in law, Nathan Rabovsky
  • Melanie Passovoy for Uncle, David Meredith
  • Neal Meredith for Uncle, David Meredith
  • Robert Dresser for Father, Leonard Dresser


  • Carol Licker for Mother, Beulah Sweet
  • Doris Pittell Morris for Mother, Gertrude Weinberg
  • Jeffery Rosenhall for Laurel's grandfather, Irving Cohen
  • Laurel Rosenhall for grandfather, Irving Cohen
  • Margaret T. Park-Landau for mother , Molly H. Park
  • Rachel Turner for Sister, Rebecca Rockford

Thursday 05 Tevet

  • Bernard Marks for Grandfather, Rabbi Itzchak Pat
  • Gregory Grunwald for grandfather, Max Grunwald
  • Jonathan Cristy for Father, George Cristy
  • Kelly Caffero for Stepfather, Clifton Ray Cates
  • Rita Bekowitz for Father-in-law, Aaron Bekowitz
  • Ronald Tochterman for Father, Percy Tochterman
  • Susanne Sommer for Father, Max Grunwald



The word ‘Yahrzeit’ is Yiddish and is translated to mean “time of year.” In Judaism, there is a focus on carrying on the memory of those before us from generation to generation. Based on Jewish law, the Yahrzeit is the day one year following the death of a loved one as calculated in accordance with the Hebrew calendar.

This remembrance is performed annually by reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish and burning a Yahrzeit candle for 24 hours. Remembrances also take place at Yizkor services on Yom Kippur and the three pilgrimage festivals (Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot). It is customary to mark each Yahrzeit by giving tzedakah in memory of our beloved.

Please login and visit your personal account to manage your family's Yahrzeit list. Congregation B'nai Israel will notify you by mail several weeks in advance of an upcoming Yahrzeit observance. 

To dedicate a memorial plaque to a loved one at Congregation B'nai Israel, please use the Memorial Plaque (Yahrzeit) Order Form and return it to the temple office.

Tue, December 11 2018 3 Tevet 5779