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SPECIAL CEREMONY FOR A YAHRZEIT AND FOR THOSE IN MOURNING We value the memory of our loved ones and want to respect the tradition of saying Kaddish for them. When one is unable to recite the Kaddish in memory of a loved one due to exigent circumstances, our tradition has allowed for other, equally potent, ways to pay our respects. It is traditional to learn Mishna in honor of the soul of the one being remembered. Notice that the word Mishna משנה contains the same letters as נשמה, the soul. Learning Mishna is powerful. On Sunday through Friday evenings, as part of our ZOOM MINYAN online, you can hear me read the names of those being remembered on their yahrzeit followed by my teaching a Mishna in their memory. We will conclude with a special version of Kaddish that can be recited even without a full minyan present.
For the text to the April 14th YIZKOR Ceremony, click here.

Refuah Sheleima/Speedy Recovery

Adrienne Ansel (Aviva bat Yuda), Avraham ben Golda Sima, Avrom ben Moishe, Avraham ben Sara, Bracha bat Basha, Dan Akiva ben Devorah, Daniel ben Batya, Allan Ansel (Eliya Feivel ben Miriam), Esther bat Chana, Linda Fox, Frimette bat Miriam, Alisa Garner, Michael Goldstein (Michael Eliezer ben Alta Chaya Sara), Paul (Pip) Goldstein, Elaine Greenberg, Francine Greenberg (Feige Esther bat Ita Liba), Sara Korotkevich (Sara bat Hasea), Yitzchak ben Beile (Isaac Krajmalnik), Shraga Feivel ben Sima (Fabian Krajmalnik), Dona Mandell, Menucha bat Bayla Zelda, Mark Millenson, Rabbi Larry Moldo (HaRav Tzvi Liev ben Nechama), Mordechai ben Pauline, Barbara Oxman, Ron Saliman, Ruth bat Abraham Avino and Sarah, Harriet Saliman, Lilian Schaeffer, Shmuel Yaakov ben Chana, Jay Stark, Tamar bat Phoebe, Terry Wolf, Yehudah ben Aliza, Yitzchak ben Feige, Pam Zeldin

This Week's Yahrzeits - May Their Memory be a Blessing

Sunday August 2, 2020 / 12 Av 5780
Max W. Berger, Barbara Burstein, Fannie Chorney, Simon Chubby Cohen, Marion Detrick, Morris R. Furie, Helen Gelfand, Annie Henrich, Jack Kahn, Semen Kaykov, Abe Kerstein, Eunice M. Klein, Roberta Kline, Flora Levy, Jack Lutz, Morris Mastrofsky, Fred Pasternack,  Betsy L. Rayor, Rose Rollnick, Herbert Schiff, Samuel Shoor, Donald Silver, Mark Stern

Monday August 3, 2020 / 13 Av 5780
Max Berenstein, Harry L. Bernstein, Risa Buckstein, Daniel Cohn, Robert Deutsch, Arthur Dorin, Marilyn Elkins, Pauline Fishman, Herbert S. Glick, Rose Hayutin, Edgar Kern, Helene Klausner, Louis Levand, Harry Levy, Goodman Lifschitz, Barry Melnick, Samuel Shoor, Lillian Sisk, Ruth Springer, Dena Tulper, Dr. Irwin Vinnik, Oscar Weinreich, Milton Wieseltier, Irene Wolach, Elaine Wolf, Susan Zalkin

Tuesday August 4, 2020 / 14 Av 5780
Jonathan Benezra, Lillian Leah Davis, David Disler, Ida L. Eber, Martin Eichberg, Roy Ettelman, Fannie Feld, Marcia Freeman, Bessie Goldberg, Hugo Holz, Louis Horwitz, Mannie Karsh, Pamela Fine Pickard, Annie Radetsky, Chaim Schanker, Erna Segal, Jerome Shaffer, Gustav Stern, Leon Strick

Wednesday August 5, 2020 / 15 Av 5780
Leo Aaron, Lena Berman, Gladys Marcove Bronstein, Leah Carson, Esther Charney, Abe "Pine" Cohen, Zelda Cohen, Sylvia Simi Fleisher, Ida Goldberg, Helene Joseph, Yelisey Khait, Abe Lutz, Betsie Miller, Sophie Mandel Neiman, Yefgeniya Nimirovskaya, Elka Rozendorf, Naftule Sachter, Gladys Samuelson, Louis Schatz, Irma Schon, Berneice D. Sherman, Harriet Silver, Joe Aaron Sobel, Isadore Sunshine, Justin Weinberg, Helen Sobol Wolin, Ruth Yoches, Benjamin Zeppelin

Thursday August 6, 2020 / 16 Av 5780
Clara Becker, Evelyn Bernstein, Henry Joseph Bezoff, Grace Burry, Rose Feuer, Sidney Goodman, Ida Hailpern, Jacob Kaplan, Abraham Londer, Albert Oxman, Phyllis Paper, Bertha Rappaport, Abraham Rifkin, Simon Rosenfeld, Ben Sachs, Judith Saltzman, Samuel Schachet, John Shoffstall, Adeline Stark, Louis Streltzer, Aizik Tselolikhin, Marvin David Waldbaum, James Zelinger, Bella Zicherman

Friday August 7, 2020 / 17 Av 5780
Isaak Bencion Baranov, Ruva Basseyn, Carolyn Sue Bernstein, Vera Biletzky, Toby Block, Nathan Boscoe, Harry Cohen, Michael K. Cooper, Rose Dupler, Abraham Engleberg, Sani Farkas, Jacob (Jack) Goldman, Betty Hayutin, Donald Keller, Mollie Litvak, Leon Mason, Dr. Herman G. Miller, Adolph D. Milstein, Dr. Ellis Pailet, Esther G. Quiat, Jennie (Jean) Rubinstone, Emanuel Salzman, Ed Sheftel, Nathan Silverman, Sandor Sklar, Edith Weinberg, Mina Weissman

Shabbat August 8, 2020 / 18 Av 5780
Marilyn Ales, Morris Berkow, Jack Boxer, Yshayho Chimny, Harold Cohan, Daniel Cohen, Leroy Cooper, Robert Geismar, Rachel Granas, Ernest Hagler, Rudolph Hirsch, Joseph Kessel, Geraldine Kramer, Hyman Ledder, Harry Niernberg, Coppell Pooley, Simon Sierota, Ellen Slatkin, Roberta Steinhardt-Ehrlich

Sunday August 9, 2020 / 19 Av 5780
Fanny Berdy, Steve Boxer, Stanley Fleischer, Donald H. Gilden, Abe Goldstein, Margaret Hagler, Anne K. Harris, Esther Igielnik, Richard Isenberg, Daniel Meyer, Joshua Mark Miklin, Bertha Morein, Libby Raizen, Lillian Rudolph, Morris R. Silver

Tue, August 4 2020 14 Av 5780