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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.


  • for Mother, Jeanette Pendrock
  • for Mother, Jeanette Pendrock
  • Berle Beliz for cousin, Arthur Kay
  • Daryl Brand for Grandmother, Anna Levin Klein
  • Ema Gluckmann for grandfather, Santos Miyara
  • Helen Nusbaum for Grandfather, Harry Guss
  • Lindie Henderson for Maternal Aunt, Gladys Nagelbush
  • Ruthann Ziegler for Mother, Florence Ziegler
  • Shelley Serin for Mother , Jeanette Pendrock
  • Steve Meinrath for Father, Irving (Bud) Meinrath


  • Dana Hirschel for uncle, Heinz Ross
  • Sarah Z'berg for Grandfather, Harry Schonfeld


  • Diana Gibson for grandfather, Brock Edge
  • Eileen Sarasohn for Mother, Ruth Sunada
  • Estelle Opper for Caroline Smith
  • Maury Macht for Grandfather, Samuel Newman
  • N/A for Eva Ratner
  • N/A for Harry Lippman
  • N/A for Anna Novick



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, December 8 2019 10 Kislev 5780