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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.


  • Barbara Tincher for father, John B. Shannon
  • Malcolm Kushner for Mother, Pauline Kushner
  • Marc Koenigsberg for Grandmother, Jennie Cohen
  • N/A for Walter N. Baker
  • Steven Tincher for father in law, John B. Shannon


  • Andi Mudryk for Donald, Sr. Hughes
  • Bruce Mintzer for father, Jack Mintzer
  • Don Hughes for Donald, Sr. Hughes
  • Jeff Askenas for Aunt, Lillian Spunt
  • N/A for Harry Tanner
  • N/A for Ann Michaels


  • Alvin Livingston for mother, Annette Livingston
  • Andrea Rosen for father, Paul Jack Rosen
  • Anita Scuri for mother in law, Rosalie Friedman
  • Arline Sanders for husband, Franklyn Leshner
  • Berle Beliz for mother, Helen Beliz
  • Doris Redsun for Aunt, Doris Rose Selig
  • James Simon for mother, Rosalie Friedman
  • Muriel Molho for Mother, Florence Grad
  • N/A for Viti Ruben
  • Philip Stanger for Cousin, Alan Stanger
  • Rachael Horsley for Grandfather, Shalom Horovitz



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.

Sun, April 21 2019 16 Nisan 5779