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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.


  • Ann Kanter for Father, Lester Kanter
  • Bonnie Penix for father, Arnold Mayer
  • Esther Gaines for mother, Medi Mazalto Mesrahi
  • Gabriella Siegel for Brother, Tom Dula
  • James Siegel for Brother of Gaby , Tom Dula
  • Joanna Boehms for Paternal Great Grandmother, Louise Lippman
  • John Appelbaum for Mother, Ethel Appelbaum
  • John Appelbaum for Brother, William Appelbaum
  • Lauren Zimmerman for Grandmother, Medi Mazalto Mesrahi
  • Michael Agron for mother in law, Dorothy (Dotty) Erenberg
  • Peggy Agron for mother, Dorothy (Dotty) Erenberg
  • Sheila Silverman for Father, Nathan Lustigman


  • Adrienne Bloom for Esther Gurvis
  • Eric Pereira for Grandfather, Morey Pereira
  • Fifi Zeff for mother, Esther Gurvis
  • Illene Carroll for Susie Carroll
  • Jason Lindo for Sister-in-law, Trudy Eisan
  • Jill Estroff for Mother, Elsie Estroff
  • JoAnn Solov for mother in law, Judith Solov
  • Martin Solov for mother, Judith Solov
  • Rachel Weinreb for Father, Richard Archibald, Sr.
  • Sarah Michaels for Grandmother, Hannah Brandes


  • Ann Rothschild for mother in law, d'Vera Rothschild
  • Carole Kovnick for Son, Andy Kovnick
  • Elaine Berghausen for Mother, Lieselotte Berghausen
  • Gregory Hubbs for Brother-in-Law, David Nisenson
  • Lester Frazin for Sherine's Uncle, Joseph Falk
  • Michael Rothschild for mother, d'Vera Rothschild



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.

Thu, April 2 2020 8 Nisan 5780