Announcements, Life Cycle

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Mazal Tov

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

Rabbi Phil Warmflash, on receiving the Etz Chayim Award from the Jewish Educators Assembly

Linda & Leonard Abrams on the birth of their grandson, and Ann Pollack on the birth of her great-grandson, Isaac Alexander Abrams, son of Amy & Daniel Abrams

Ruth Bluethenthal-Appel on the birth of her twin granddaughters, Landon and Spencer Appel, daughters of Hannah & Ben Appel

Ana and Adam Apter on the birth of their son, Asher

Marcy & Bill Haaz on the birth of their grandson, Nathan Archer Haaz, son of Shira & Ryan Haaz

Julie & Gerry Magid on the birth of their grandson, Joshua Ethan Goldstein, son of Michelle and Jason Goldstein.

Paula & Alan Rothman on the engagement of their son, Jason to Melanie Levin, daughter of Stephen and Beverly Levin.

Gary Goldberg for being honored as Beth Sholom's Middle Atlantic Region Federation of Jewish Men' Clubs Man of the Year December 20, 2015.

Arlene & Stephan Bieber on the birth of twin granddaughters, Madeline Dalia and Isabelle Sophia Bieber, daughters of Matthew & Julia Bieber

Diedre & Stephen Cole on the engagement of their daughter, Ashley to Michael Occhiogrosso
   
Sara & Steven Levin on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Samuel
   
Connie & Barry Shurman on the birth of their grandson, Blake Sydney Shurman, son of Julie & Dan Shurman
   
Ellen & Hazzan David Tilman on the marriage of their son,Rabbi Howard Tilman to Naomi Karp

Wendy and Neil Klinghoffer on the birth of their granddaughter, Nora Grace Klinghoffer, daughter of Alexandra Neophytou and Scott Klinghoffer

Michele & Howard Chelder and Fran & Larry Chelder on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter and granddaughter, Alyssa

Elyse & Eric Golub, Ilene & Harvey Perelman and Leslie & Leonard Golub on the naming of their daughter and granddaughter, Dani Gabrielle Golub

Andrea & Josh Otto and Alice & Herb Sachs on the Bar Mitzvah of their son and grandson, Oliver Otto

Donna & Jack Levin on the marriage of their son, Ephram to Carlie Hershgordon, daughter of Karen & Bob Hershgordon

Norma Finkelstein and Marvin Levine on the birth of their grandson Myles Blue Levine,son of Jodi Smith and Daniel Levine

Ilene and Harvey Perelman on the birth of their granddaughter Dani Gabrielle, daughter of our Preschool teacher Elyse, and husband Eric Golub

Neil & Fern Mittin on the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Mittin to Adam Liebman

Anne and Harvey Rubin on the birth of their granddaughter, Matilda Mathewson

Lorna Adelman on the birth of her great grandson Ilan Museyri


Upcoming B'nei Mitzvah

Molly Cohen Bat Mitzvah March 19, 2016

Mia and Talia Spolansky B'nai Mitzvah April 2, 2016

Amelia Schwartz Bat Mitvah May 7, 2016

Anna and Shoshana Levin B'nai Mitzvah May 21, 2016

 

Recent Passings

With Deep Sorrow We Recall the Very Recent Passing of:

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

and recent passings of

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

Esther Dessberg (z"l) on August 23, 2015. She was the grandmother of Joel (Carla) Zighelboim

Samuel Rutkowsky, husband of Rachelle Rutkowsky; father of Karine Golden and Suzy Keiserman

Marilyn Gitterman (z"l) on August 5, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Jack Gitterman, the loving mother of Janice (Stephen), Debra (Michael), Marla (Dan), and Ben (Debbi), and the dear sister of Carl Polsky (Germaine) and Stanley (Enner) Polsky

Ruth Levi (z"l) on August 5, 2015. She was the wife of Leo (z"l), and the mother of Toni (Harvey) Goldrich

Ethel M. Flowers Roberts (z"l), on July 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Robert A. Roberts (z"l), and the loving mother of Devorah Roberts (Aaron Grosky) and the late Harvey Roberts

Lenor Gutnick (z"l) on July 15, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Morton Gutnick, (z"l), and the loving mother of Anita Gurnick Greenwald (Dr. Herb Greenwald), Richard Gutnick (Suzie), and Joanie Gutnick Levine

Selma Hoffman (z"l), on July 9, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Samuel (z"l), and the loving mother of Patti First (Alvin) and Adele Gottfried.

 

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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