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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
Marcia Halpern & Jay Leistner on the upcoming marriage of Daniel Halpern-Leistner and Katie Fiorella
Ellen Tilman on being chosen to serve on the selection committee for the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee
Marcia Garfinkle on the engagement of her son, Isaac Garfinkle, to Arielle Manstein. Isaac and Arielle were members of the Beth Sholom Youth Chorale.
Robin & Steven Katz and Phyllis Sork on the engagement of their daughter and granddaughter, Amy Katz to Tzvi Miller
Robin & Steven Katz, Co-chairs, and Gail Norry, Campaign Chair, of the 21st Annual Super Sunday of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Suzie & Ken Shear on the birth of their granddaughter, Nessa Anna (Chana) Shear, daughter of Yoni Shear & Michal Raucher
Paula & Craig Sobel on the birth of their grandson, Eli Leonard Snyder, son of Melissa & Max Snyder
Rebecca and Brandon Weiss and big sister Lexi announce the birth of their son and brother Samuel Benjamin
Amy & Albert Berkheimer and Gail & Michael Rosen on the birth of their son and grandson, Matan Sonny Berkheimer
Connie & Barry Shurman on the birth of their grandson, Blake Sidney Shurman
Melissa & Max Snyder and Paula & Craig Sobel on the birth of their son and grandson, Eli Leonard Snyder
Upcoming B'nei Mitzvah
Amelia Schwartz, daughter of Marie and Andrew Schwartz, Bat Mitvah May 7, 2016
Francesca Friedman, daughter of Caryn and Forrest Friedman, Bat Mitzvah May 14, 2016
Anna Bai Ling and Shoshana Beth Xishun Levin, daughters of Michele and Murray Levin B'not Mitzvah May 21, 2016
With Deep Sorrow We Recall the Very Recent Passing of:
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
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
and recent passings of
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)
Daniel Roberts, (z"l), on October 21, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Estelle Kane Roberts for 71 years, and the loving father of Linda Roberts Tabas (Jonathan Tabas) and Meryl Erlanger
Harold Cohen, (z"l), on September 28, 2015. He was the husband of Helen (z"l) and father of Larry (Wendy), Jeffrey (Cheryl) and Dena Cohen (Jess)
Rhea Rhode, (z"l), on September 22, 2015. She was the wife of Meyer (z"l) and the mother of Maitin (Jessica) Rhode
Gertrude Gordon, (z"l), on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. She was the wife of Jack (z"l); mother of Beth Sholom members Ron Gordon (Sue); Russ (Wendy) Gordon and Rick (Jamie) Gordon.
Lionel Schlank, (z"l) on September 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Judy, the loving father of Jill and Robert Schlank, and Dean Stone, and a past President of Beth Sholom Congregation
Adele Sobel, (z"l) on August 30, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Leonard (z"l), and the loving mother of Craig (Paula), Neil (Lynne), Jonathan, and Warren (Holly) Sobel
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
May God Comfort You Together with All the
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