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Recent College Graduates:
Ben Blechman, son of Mindy and Steve Blechman, graduated from Temple University with a degree in Media Studies and Production.
Perrie Epstein, daughter of Sandi and Gregg Epstein, graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Biology. She was Phi Beta Kappa and high distinction.
Adena Feitelson, daughter of Rene and Mark Feitelson, graduated from Boston University magna cum laude. She also received a service recognition award from Boston University Hillel for her multiple contributions to the conservative minyan.
Natalie Giguere, daughter of Miriam and Ralph Giguere, graduated from the University of Delaware with honors, as a double major in Fine Art and Art History. She was the faculty selected student commencement speaker for the Art History department.
Eliana Glanzberg-Krainin, daughter of Rabbis Deborah and David Glanzberg-Krainin, graduated from George Washington University cum laude with a degree in Public Health.
Joshua Glass, son of Julie Glass and Michael Glass, graduated from Drexel University cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a minor in Business Administration.
Jordan Leibowitz, son of Sherri and Stuart Leibowitz, graduated from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, with High Distinction.
Daniel Schuman, son of Jill and Kerry Schuman, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration).
Alex Winter, son of Lucy Winter, graduated from Penn State College of Engineering.
Ian Comisky on receiving the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award during a gathering of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation in Washington, D.C.
Ruth & Moishe Lift on the marriage of their granddaughter, Priya Lift to Adam Warren
Josh Pilchik, son of Cheryl & Steven, on graduating from Gratz College - JCHS with Honors in Teaching & Leadership
Holly & Robert Lankin on the marriage of their daughter, Andrea to Leah Garber, daughter of Helene & Paul Garber
Sarah & Stuart Warsetsky on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Sophie
Beth Sholom teens: Bennett Decker, Abby Salem, Simmy Decker, Alexandra Gaev, Jake Gaev and Stefanie Love on completing the Teen Assistance Program (TAP) at Jewish Learning Venture
Rachel Lefkowitz and Josh Pilchik on receiving the Men's Club Youth award
Sylvia Pomerantz on the birth of her great granddaughter, Galia Pomerantz, daughter of Linda & Dan Pomerantz
Kamilla Marino, on formally joining the Jewish People
Ivy & David Mermelstein in honor of their 40th Wedding Anniversary
James Racz, on formally joining the Jewish People
Pat & Marc Landsberg on the marriage of their son, Scott to Renee Stoylar
Confirmation families: Jake Ferman, son of Risa & Michael Ferman; Noam Glanzberg-Krainin, son of Rabbis Deborah & David Glanzberg-Krainin; Jordana Goldstein, daughter of Robbi Ziv-Goldstein & Ken Goldstein; Stefanie Love, daughter of Sheryl & Marc Love; Mattan Manstein, son of Susanna & Mark (Rick) Manstein
Heather Shay-Herzig & Jack Herzig and Elaine Shay on the Bar Mitzvah of their son and grandson, Gavin Herzig
Art Frankel on the 50th Anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah
Pat & Marc Landsberg and Michael Landsberg on the marriage of their son and brother, Scott Andrew Landsberg to Renee Lovell Stolyer
Jeannette & Daniel Norris, on the graduation of their daughter, Deborah Norris Rodin, with honors from George Washington Law School
Ellen & Hazzan David Tilman, on the their son, Avrum Michael Tilman, receiving the degree of Masters of Business Administration, with distinction, from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Rabbis Deborah & David Glanzberg-Krainin on the graduation of their daughter, Eliana from George Washington University
Rebecca & Tim Kolman, Sora Landes and Ernest (Joe) Kolman on the graduation of their son and grandson, Samuel from Temple Medical School; and their son and grandson, Jeremy from the University of Pennsylvania Law School
Marina and Igor Goldfarb on the bar mitvah of their son Itay
Linda & Jay Friedberg and Dorothy Greene on the birth of their grandson and great grandsonMason Charles Olim, son of Debra Friedberg Olim & Matthew Olim
Ellen Perkins on the birth of her great granddaughter Mia Arielle Schwartz, daughter of Rachel and Daniel Schwartz
Beth and Bruce Appelbaum on the birth of their granddaughter, daughter of Lauren Appelbaum and Jonathan Fusfield
Ellen Rubin Neulight and Charles Neulight and Marilyn and Robert Rubin on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter and granddaughter Sarah
Jennifer Groen & Ami Dolev and Bernice & Marcel Groen on the Bar Mitzvah of their son and grandson, Matan Dolev
Bennett Decker, son of Kimberly & Lorin Decker, on becoming HAGESHER USY Regional President
Josh Pilchik, son of Cheryl & Steven Pilchik, on receiving the USY Humanitarian Award
Ellen Perkins and Eileen & Arthur Lashin on the birth of their great-granddaughter and granddaughter Everly Maya Friedman daughter of Debra & Adam Friedman
Marina Shteyn and Vadim Fleysh on the bar mitzvah of their son Dennis Fleysh
Ruth Bluethenthal Appel on the marriage of her son, Ben Appel, to Hannah Ostroff, daughter of Lisa & Harvey Ostroff
Laynie & Leor Barazini and Susan & Moshe Barazini on the birth of their son and grandson, Noah Aiden Barazini
Ronniza & David Schlesinger on the naming of their daughter, Lauren Ariela Schlesinger
Ellen & Hazzan David Tilman and Sharon & Elliot Karp on the engagement of their children, Rabbi Howard Tilman to Naomi Karp
Grandparents Shirley & Charles Bogdanoff and Lynn & Herman Berg, and parents Michelle & Jonathan Berg, on the upcoming B'nai Mitzvah of Ella and Justin Berg
Renee & Rob Van Naarden on the engagement of their son, Jacob, to Courtney Ryder
Charlotte Weisberg & Rafael Grinberg on their upcoming marriage
Warren Jaffe on his engagement to Alyse Sciolla, daughter of Gail & AJ Sciolla
Sara & Howard Koval on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Hannah
Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin on her new position as Chief Program & Strategy Officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Helen & Neil Shupak on the engagement of their son, Brian to Tiffany Femiano
Miriam and Jamshid Tehrani on the birth of their granddaughter Eliana Sarai Levy daughter of Shira and Joshua Levy
Rene & Mark Feitelson on the engagement of their daughter, Adena, to Ben Flax, son of Rabbi Ira & Vicki Flax.
Greta and Andrew Wrigley on the birth of their son Shael Emmet
Gayle & Warren Vogel on the birth of their granddaughter Josie Maya Vogel, daughter of Jeff and Sarah Vogel
Upcoming B'nei Mitzvah
With Deep Sorrow We Recall the Very Recent Passing of:
Harold Yaffee (z"l) on June 30, 2015. He was husband of Libby, father of Beth Sholom member Arlene Weissman (Barry), Ralph Yaffee (Cindy) and Risa Yaffee.
Leonard Luri (z"l) on June 28, 2015. He was the husband of Mildred and the father of Arnold Luri (Patricia LaPera), Jacques (Gwen) and Brian (Debbie).
Barbara Samans (z"l) on June 26, 2015. She was the wife of Robert and mother of Mindy and Seth, and the daughter of Harold and Anita Barsky. She was the sister of Scarlet and Jeffrey.
William Feiner(z''l) brother of Paul (Pnina) Feiner.
Beth Cobrin, first cousin of Maurice Gold (Noga), Beth's only relatives
Dian Weiss (z"l), wife of Benjamin (z"l); mother of Paul (Marsha) Weiss; and sister of Lee (Dr. Robert) Myers, the late Nathan Morgenstern (z"l), Philip Morgenstern and Eve Miller
Morton Baker (z"l) on June 16, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (z"l), and loving father of Joyce Spadaccino (Mark); Sharon Slyter (Cliff); Gail Sternberg (David) and Amy Sabulsky (Les)
Sandee Silverstein (z"l) on June 13, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Irvin Silverstein and loving mother of Eileen (Richard) Graub and Joseph (Felice LePar) Silverstein
Harris Mandell (z"l) on June 12, 2015. He was the beloved son of Carol & Lee Mandell, and the brother of Rachel (Glenn) Rosenfeld
Charles Jay Bogdanoff (z"l) on June 8, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Shirley, and the father of Michael (Bonnie) Bogdanoff and Michelle (Jonathan) Berg, and brother of Chaya (Murrie) Gayman
Morris Litman (z"l) on June 7, 2015. He was the husband of Roberta Weiser, and the father of Anne (Harvey) Rubin, Susan Newborn, and Mark (Jan) Litman
Grace Miller (z"l) on June 6, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Abraham, and the mother of Laura Frieman and David Miller
Henry (Hank) Sherman (z"l) on June 6, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn, and the father of Stephanie (Robert) Gravitz, Joanne (Leonard) Deutchman and Michael (Wendy) Sherman
Paula "Polly" Cross (z"l) on June 1, 2015. She was the wife of Bernard (z"l), and the mother of Susan (Samuel) Liebman, Patty Lou Cross and Benjamin (Stacey) Cross, and the sister of Carole Kates
Sara Lambert (z"l) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. She was the loving wife of Benjamin (z"l), and devoted mother of Joyce (Mitchell) Smith and Beverly (Bernie) Miller, and sister of Matilda Diamond.
Miriam Irene Shelow (z"l) on May 17, 2015. She was 31 years old and died suddenly on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of Doreen Shelow and Mark Shelow, mother of Jaron and sister of Joseph
Jerry Kaiser (z"l) on May 16, 2015. He was the son of Fred and Gloria Kaiser (z"l), and the beloved husband of Bonnie, brother of Barbara (Jerry) Kaplan, loving father of Pamela (Dean) and Amy, and proud grandfather of Evan, Alex and Jaya
and recent passings of
Ruth Jacobson (z"l) on May 7, 2015. She was the wife of Henry (z"l), and the mother of Meryl (Lester) Levine, Paula (Bruce) Saunders and Ilene (Dr. Howard) Rattner
Hale Paul (z"l) on May 2, 2015. He was the beloved son of Donna & Warren (z"l) Paul, beloved grandson of Sylvia & Harold Paul, and the brother of Daniel & Erica (z"l) Paul
Anne Feuerman (z"l) on April 28, 2015. She was the wife of Frederick Feuerman (z"l) and Samuel Swogell (z"l), and the mother of Beth Sholom member Linda Resnick (Norman (z"l), Allen Neil Feuerman (z"l), Susan (Ed) Blank, and Terri (Steven) Scheer
Thelma Wigod (z"l) on April 25, 2015. She was the wife of Bert (z"l), and the mother of JoAnne, Bruce and Lewis (Mindy)
Jack Feldman (z"l) on Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was the husband of Rowline (z"l), and father of David and Marshall Feldman.
Rosa Goldstein (z"l) on March 30, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Jacob (z"l), mother of Chaim (Simmy) and Alan (Rachel)
Sylvia Boxbaum (z"l) on March 24, 2015. She was the loving wife of Irving (z"l), and devoted mother of Marc (Marjorie) Boxbaum and Barbara Boxbaum
Raymond Freudberg (z"l) on March 4, 2015. He was husband of Myra, the father of Frank, David and Seth, the brother of Joyce Caplan, and the brother-in-law of Phyllis Sork
Evelyn Chairman (z"l) on March 8, 2015. She was the loving wife of Sidney (z"l), and devoted mother of Dr. Rachelle Chairman and Louise (Andy) Rubin, and sister of Beth Sholom member Dr. Raymond Silk
David Lehman, Sr. (z"l) on March 3, 2015. He was the loving husband of Margaret and the father of Beth Sholom member, Doreen Shelow, Deanna Lehman, and David, Jr. (Debbie)
Sondra Rendelman (z"l) on February 25, 2015. She was the mother of Sydney (Clifford) Bassman, David, Andrew and Julie (David) Rendelman Spring
Richard Freyman (z"l). He was the loving husband of Myrna, brother of Beth Sholom member Betsy Wolf (Sheldon), and father of Russell and Daniel.
Arnold Zaslow (z"l) on February 18, 2015. He was the loving husband of Brenda, brother of Beth Sholom member Jerome, and father of Jennifer Zaslow (Mark Katz), Matthew Zaslow, and Amanda Zaslow (Joseph Moseley)
Rita Rosen (z"l) on February 8, 2015. She was the loving wife of Bernard (z"l), and devoted mother of Beth Sholom members Simon (Kim) Rosen, and Linda Rosen
Judith Stendig (z"l) on February 6, 2015. She was the loving wife of Israel, and devoted mother of Debbie (Bruce) Goldstein and Iris (Rick) Stendig-Raskin, and grandmother of Jason (Jessica) Goldstein, Staci Goldstein, Stacy Grant Raskin and Hillary Raskin
Jacob Goldstein (z"l) on February 6, 2015. He was the devoted husband of Rosa, and loving father of Allan and Jeffrey
Elizabeth Diamond (z"l), an Honorary Director of Beth Sholom Congregation, on January 28, 2015. She was the wife of Leon (z"l), and mother of Bruce Diamond and Elaine (Barry) Meyers
Gertrude Dash (z"l) on January 28, 2015. She was the wife of Herman (z"l), and mother of Mark (Jeannette Spevak-Dash), Wayne (z") (Karen), and Steve (Emily)
Harvey Earle Rotter (z"l) on January 14, 2015. He was the husband of Betty Rotter, father of Scott Rotter (Lisa Cohen), Cindy Rasansky (Max) and Jeff Rotter (Julie Coopersmith), and brother of Robert Rotter
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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