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Gail & Sidney Bernstein on the birth of their grandson, Jacob Sebastian Feldman, son of Rebecca & Matthew Feldman
Ronne & Jerry Hellmann on the engagement of their daughter, Toni to Yuri Rybak
Ruth & Robert S. Cohen on their 60th Wedding Anniversary
Lorna Adelman on the marriage of her granddaughter, Julie Adelman to Alexander Shtraks; and on the marriage of her grandson, Joshua Schachter to Rachel Sakofs
Beth Sholom Synagogue on receiving the 2016 Preservation Grand Jury Award at the 23rd Annual Preservation Achievement Awards
Simone Decker, daughter of Kim & Lorin Decker, on her Confirmation
Arthur Jacoby on being inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame as Golf Champion
Sylvia Pomerantz on the birth of her great grandson, Ira Solomon Pomerantz
Herb Sachs on receiving an honorary fellowship from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for his commitment to the university
Spencer Shore, son of Lisa Weiss-Shore & Jeffrey Shore, on his Confirmation
Linda & Jonathan Tabas and Muriel Tabas Ecker on the marriage of their daughter and granddaughter, Lauren Tabas to Brendon Booth
Sara & Bruce Berger on the engagement of their daughter, Suzana Eve Berger to Russel Walters
Fern & Neil Mittin and Caren & Richard Liebman on the marriage of their children, Jamie Mittin and Adam Liebman
Michele and Murray Levin on the B'not Mitzvah of their daughters Anna Bai Ling and Shoshana Beth Xishun Levin
Caryn & Forrest Friedman in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Francesca
Marie and Andrew Schwartz in honor of the Bat Mitvah of their daughter Amelia
Hazzan Tilman on his honorary doctorate awarded by Gratz College
Shelley & Carl Hittinger on the birth of their grandson Enzo Zev Taitelman, son of Sarah & Matthew Taitelman
Susie & Larry Cutler on the birth of their granddaughter Ella Cutler, daughter of Jordana & Adam Cutler
Ethel Hamburger, Pam Gelman, Bruce & Randy Gelman, and Debbie & Ed Strauss on the birth of their great-granddaughter and granddaughter Isla Rae Strauss, daughter of Stephanie & Gabe Strauss
Fran & Larry Chelder on their 80th Birthdays
Amy and Al Berkheimer, big sister Iris,and Gail and Michael Rosen on the birth of their son, brother and grandson Matan Sonny Berkheimer
Lynn Kornblau on the birth of her grandson Matthew Graham Kornblau, son of Kate and Jonathon Kornblau
Paula & Alan Rothman on the marriage of their son Jason to Melanie Levin
Fern & Bob Billet on the marriage of their son, Zachary to Jennifer Leah Samson
Mindy & David Cohen on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Molly
Michelle & Arnold Cramer on the engagement of their daughter, Samantha to Bryan Appel
Pam Gelman, Bruce & Randi Gelman and Ethel Hamburger on the upcoming marriage of their daughter and granddaughter, Arielle Gelman to Justin Cohen
Rhena Kelsen on being honored for the completion of her term as co-president of the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center
Ellyn & Seth Lehr on the birth of their grandson, Alec Reid Lehr, son of Becca Kornberg Lehr & Martin Lehr
Norma Finkelstein and Marvin Levine on the birth of their granddaughter, Remy Blake Levine, daughter of Eli and Ashley Levine, sister of Jaiden
Lynn Kornblau on the birth of her granddaughter, Camille Alexandra Kornblau,daughter of Carolina & Adam Kornblau
Paula & Craig Sobel on the birth of their grandson Eli Leonard Snyder, son of Melissa & Max Snyder
Upcoming B'nei Mitzvah
With Deep Sorrow We Recall the Very Recent Passing of:
Chester Casper, (z"l), on June 16, 2016. He was the loving husband Muriel Casper; the father of Marlane (Harvey) Guttmann, Carie (Spencer) Sax, and Lynne Casper; and the brother of Judy (Bernard) Kaufman
Joyce (Dodo) Ostrofsky, (z"l), on May 26, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Nathan and the loving mother of Nina (Gerard) McDade and Greg (Nancy) Ostrofsky
Harold Krainin, (z"l), on May 17, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Carol; loving father of Rabbi David (Rabbi Deborah) Glanzberg-Krainin; Fred (Mary) Krainin; Rick Krainin (Lisa Rafofsky) and Dan Krainin (Amy Woolever); and brother of Ralph Krainin (z"l) and Sonya Morris (z"l).
Hans Thalheimer, (z"l), on May 13, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Nelly Thalheimer, the loving father of Philip, David and Jeffrey Thalheimer, and the brother of Berta Goetz
Ralph Schrager, (z"l), on May 13, 2016. He was the loving husband of Deborah and the father of Joshua and Benjamin. Ralph was a long time participant and supporter of the Beth Sholom-Adath Jeshurun Players and was involved in many of its annual theatrical productions.
Harvey Goldrich, (z"l), on May 10, 2016. He was the loving husband of Toni Goldrich, the father of Steven Goldrich and Marissa (Eitan) Barlaz, and the brother of Marilyn (Sheldon) Raizes
Betty Grosky, mother of Aaron Grosky, Eileen Ewing and Robin Wolf
Michael Kauffman, (z"l), on May 7, 2016. He was the husband of Judy and the father of Jason. Michael was the brother of our congregants Steven (Kathi) Kauffman and Nelson (Joy) Kauffman
Kay Schwartz, (z"l), on May 6, 2016. She was the wife of Irving (z"l) and the mother of Marilynne (Jay) Rose, Seth (Leslie (z"l)) Schwartz, and six adored grandchildren. Kay was a Morning Minyan and Choir member, a former administrative Assistant to our Rabbis and Cantor, and a former Sisterhood President.
Joan Krevitz (z"l) on April 7, 2016. She was the beloved wife of William (z"l), mother of Larry (Wendy) Krevitz, Steven (Susan) Krevitz and Arthur (Becky) Krevitz, and the sister of Michael (Dianne) Kaplan.
Estelle Kane Roberts (z"l) on April 6, 2016. She was the loving wife of Dr. Daniel Roberts (z"l) for 71 years, and mother of Linda Roberts Tabas (Jonathan) and Meryl Lipman Erlanger
and recent passings of
Monte B. Croll, (z"l), on March 25, 2016. He was the husband of Sylvia, father of Alan (Carol) Croll, Linda (Terry (z"l)) Croll-Winokur, and brother of Lionel Croll
Shirley Weiss, (z"l), on March 23, 2016. She was the wife of Jack (z"l), mother of Ruth (Jim) Fairley, Barry (Cheryl) Weiss, Amy (Dan) Brech and Sidney Weiss, and sister of Irving Caplan, Eleanor Cohen and Mitzi Glassman
Geraldine "Gerry" Sare, (z"l), on March 19, 2016. She was the loving wife of Lewis Sare, mother of Lynn Sare Kornblau and Alan Sare (Mary), and sister of Arlene Walker (Robert). She is preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Sare (z"l) and son-in-law Jeffrey Kornblau (z"l)
Shirley L. Apeldorn, (z"l), on March 12, 2016. She was the loving wife of Robert E. Apeldorn, and the mother of Donna (Jack) Levin
Jeanette Auerbach, (z"l), on March 11, 2016. She was a past Sisterhood Torah Fund Honoree (1994) and Congregant of the Year (1987), started and ran Cook for a Friend (1985) for many years, the wife of David Auerbach, mother of Ellen Einhorn and Lisa Baum, and the sister of Myer Burt
Dorothy Ancona, (z"l), on March 4, 2016. She was a Past President of Beth Sholom's Sisterhood and the loving wife of Umberto (z"l), and the mother of Barbara, Bruce, Edgar, Mario and John.
Rose Richmond, (z"l), on February 28, 2016. She was the loving wife of Irving (z"l), and the father of Allen (Gerri) Richmond and Marian Manners
Ethel Korostoff, (z"l), February 20, 2016. She was the loving wife of Irving, and the mother of Neil (Stacey), Gail (Ben Adams) and Susan (Rob Okun)
Merv Tuckman, (z"l), on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Merv was a former Executive Director of Beth Sholom. He was the loving husband of Lyn Tuckman for 30 years, and the father of Glenn (Margy), Teri Tuckman Soulen (Michael Soulen), and the step-father of Jennifer Rackow (Tamar) and Kenneth Rackow, and the former husband of Claire Tuckman.
Jerry Block, (z"l), on Saturday, February 6, 2016. He was the husband of Ginger, and the father of Valerie (Joe) Lieberman, Dr. Ronald (Kristin), Sara (Sandi), and Ira.
Marilyn "Mimi" Litman (z"l), mother of Stephen Litman, Susan Graham, and Carol Litman Gordon
Paul Maurer (z"l), father of Susan Horwitz
David Popowich (z"l), brother of Sylvia Pomerantz, father of Lisa Popowich, Andrea Meislin and Yale Popowich, and brother of Leonard Popowich, Cecelia Serling and Maury Popowich
Toby Ravitch, (z"l), on February 2, 2016. She was the wife of Sidney, (z"l), and the mother of Joel (Michelle) Ravitch, Nina (Robert) Sternberg, and Edward (Cindy) Ravitch.
Rose Feith (z"l), on January 29, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Dalck (z"l), and mother of Donald (June) , Deborah, and Douglas (Pamela)
Marilyn "Mimi" Litman (z"l), on January 22, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Irwin (z"l), mother of Dr. Stephen (Karen) Litman, Susan (Gary) Graham, and Carol (Larry) Litman Gordon.
Robert Gold, (z"l). He was the beloved brother of Maurice Gold (Noga).
Adam Peter Rifkind, (z"l), on January 17, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Milagros (Millie) Rifkind, father of Serin Crespo, son of Robert & Eugene Rifkind, and the brother of David Rifkind.
Len Belfer (z"l), on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Janice and the father of Sharon
Matthew Phillips, (z"l), on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. He was the beloved brother of Beverly McFadden, Kelvin, Claudia, Darryl and Shara Phillips and Michelle Nnobum
Lorraine Hoffer (z"l) on Saturday, November 28, 2015. She was the wife of Manuel (z"l); the mother of Suzanne (Robert) Williams and Paula (Stevan Skaziak) Hoffer
Florence Escourt (z"l). She was the wife of Arnold and the mother of Natalie (Rabbi Harvey) Spivak, Mindy (Steve) Blechman, and Bonnie (Howard) Rosen
Selma Spielman (z"l) on November 22, 2015. She was the wife of past Beth Sholom President, Samuel (z"l); the mother of Susan (Joe) Greco; Randy (Marc) Rosen; and Barbara Spielman; and the sister of Doris Peterson; Stanley Lupowitz (z"l); and Ruth Lupowitz (z"l)
Hilda Mincoff, (z"l), on November 10, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Paul Mincoff, and the loving mother of David Mincoff (Debbie) and Debra Mincoff (Silke Aisenbrey)
William Garfinkle, (z"l), on November 9, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Marcia, and the loving father of Isaac, Scott and Andrew Garfinkle, and Hilary Aucoin
Shirley Pevar, (z"l), on November 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Maxwell Pevar, and mother of Karen Winneg (Ken), Jeffrey Pevar (Diane) and Joel Pevar (z"l) (Jill Schneider)
Phyllis Weber, (z"l), on November 1, 2015. She was the wife of Warren (z"l), and the mother of Cantor Jeffrey Weber (Andrea) and Robyn Rubin (Alan)
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
May God Comfort You Together with All the
Other Mourners for Zion and Jerusalem
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