February 2021 Fund Contributions & Yahrzeits

Fund Contributions


Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

  • In memory of Vera P. Woolbert, beloved mother and mother in law of Phoebe and Alan Weiner ~ Phoebe and Alan Weiner

  • In memory of my family ~ Jack Samosky

  • Leslie and Dan Strauss

  • In memory of Joe Cohen ~ Arlene Hitchcock

  • Todah Rabah to The Zoomers ~ Marla Zarrow

  • In memory of Muray Teitel ~ Mara and Jeff Sheade

  • In memory of Lawrence Weisman ~ Jonathan Weisman

  • In memory of my parents, Jay Tenon and Leah Fefferman ~ Edith Caplan

Education Fund

  • Michelle Eisenbruck

  • Jesse Meeks

Gan Sameach Nursery School Fund

  • In memory of Zina Kravets and Gan Sameach ~ Alla Passinsky

Prayerbook Fund

  • In honor of Michelle Eisenbruck, Rabbi Schulman, sisters of B’nai Mitzvah ~ Guiana Dornfest

Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora Teacher Enrichment Fund

  • In Memory of Alan Teitel ~ Mara and Jeff Sheade

  • In honor of Rebecca Schulman and the baking class ~ Joyce Pavlovsky

Social Action Fund

  • In memory of Gail Epstein ~ Janine Charlton

High Holiday Appeal

  • Ann Anderson

  • Jim Cohen

Temple Beth Torah Legacy Circle

  • Susan Amouroux

  • Monique & Joseph Bradley

  • James Cohen

  • Christina & Elliot Broadwin

  • Hannah Brodzinsky

  • Janette and Mark Buechler

  • Harry* & Rosalind Citron

  • Alan & Michelle Eisenbruck

  • Verrona Gore & Steve Barncord

  • Babe & Barney* King

  • Jill Maleson

  • Barbara & Herbert* Nagel

  • Jim & Ronnie Petersohn

  • Rabbi Stacy Petersohn

  • Sean Raman

  • Rosalie & Herman Rosenbaum

  • Randy & Bessie Rosenberg

  • Megan Sadiua

  • Jack Samosky

  • Sheldon & Susan Schwartz

  • Rabbi Avi Schulman

  • Florence* & Bert Silver

  • Leslie & Dan Strauss

  • Shirley Wein

  • Phoebe & Alan Weiner

  • Marla Zarrow & Family

  • Geoffrey & Ann Ziman

  • Pip & Jill Ziman

  • Anonymous (8)     


*z’’l – in blessed memory

Tree of Life / Memorial Plaques


Would you like to memorialize a beloved family member or friend who is no longer with us? 


Have you had a memorable family happening this year, such as a new baby, an engagement, a wedding, or a Bar or Bat Mitzvah?


Think of how wonderful it would be to put a leaf on our beautiful Tree of Life in commemoration of a loved one's memory, or a joyous event. In the years to come, you will see the leaf, and the blessed memories of loved ones or of happy occasions will come to mind again. 


Purchase a leaf on our Tree of Life or a memorial plaque, and engrave the names of special people or special life moments forever. The cost for a leaf is $125, and the cost for a memorial plaque is $500. 


Credit card payments for leafs and memorial plaques can be made from our Payment and Donations page, but please be sure to inquire with Jill in the office to provide her with details for the personal engravings.


Temple Beth Torah extends our condolences to Alan Gelb on the death of his father, Herbert Gelb. Herbert died in Albuquerque at the age of 94, three  months after a COVID infection. He is survived by his children Alan and Andrea; grandchildren Abigail Fruzza and Adam Gelb; and great-grandchildren Elio, Gianna, and Ayla. We offer our support to Alan, Angie, Abigail, and Adam during their time of loss.

Temple Beth Torah also extends our condolences to Ettie Slotnick on the death of her brother, Max Hochman. Max died on Thursday, 1/28, three weeks shy of his 99th birthday. Max is survived by his children, Sidney, Irving, and Jeanette; as well as grandchildren and one great-grandchild. We offer our support to Ettie and Bryna during their time of loss.


Temple Beth Torah also extends our condolences to Ellen Berger on the death of her father, Louis Berger. He died on Friday, 2/5 at the age of 95. Louis was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, and his son, Harvey. We offer our support to Ellen and Kevin during their time of loss.
Zichrono Livracha: may Herbert Gelb, Max Hochman, and Louis Berger's lives be a blessing to all who knew and loved them.


Zecher Tzaddik Livracha - “May the Memory of the Righteous Be For a Blessing.” 

A * before the names below signifies that a Memorial Plaque will be lit in their memory.

February 5

  • Lumen Barbosa mother of Melody Barbosa-Kheylik

  • *Nathan Barnett

  • *Avi Ben-Ora father of Eve Ben-Ora

  • *William ‘Bill’ Bitter father of Arlynn Peavey

  • Kay Carmona grandmother of Tony Monroe

  • Fred DeMar father of Joan DeMar

  • *B. Robert Dudnick

  • *Zina Fainshteyn

  • *Nosrat Farasat

  • Leah Fefferman mother of Edith Caplan

  • Bernard Field father of Penee Feinberg

  • Coleman Karesh father of Sara Leinkram

  • *Herbert Marx father of Monica Silberberg

  • *Floyd Mark Newman

  • *Robert Schumaker

  • Estella Singer grandmother of Brett Shore

  • Ann S. Weiner mother of Alan Weiner

February 12

  • *Marcus Cohen

  • *Harriet Gore mother of Verrona Gore

  • *Rose Hillman

  • *Aharon Hirsch

  • Hymie Hochman father of Ettie Slotnick, grandfather of Bryna Barsky

  • Rachel Howard sister of Bonny Mannina

  • *Morris B. Kassel

  • *Anna Kleiman mother of Mira Okh

  • *Moishe Klein father of Janice Fonteno

  • Hugh Meyers uncle of Pip Ziman

  • Jussi Rajna father of Hugo Silverberg-Rajna

  • *Enya Savranskay grandmother of Mira Okh

  • Frederick Steinberg stepfather of Gerrieann Smith

  • Tamara Toth daughter of Susan and Chris Toth

  • *Saul Volansky father of Monique Bradley

  • Pessel Wagner grandmother of Gary Schwartzman

  • *Barry Weisenfeld husband of Nancy Weisenfeld

February 19

  • Steven Avon son of Ruth Avon

  • *Philip Brand grandfather of Sharon Sacks

  • Rena Brodzinsky mother of Rick Brodzinsky

  • Richard Cochran stepfather of Dennis Gaye

  • *Bernice Cohen

  • *Morris Diamond

  • *Morton Dobrow father of Bonny Mannina

  • *Edith Fertik

  • Dolores Grannis mother of Syrah Grannis

  • Raymond Harris grandfather of Jill Maleson

  • *Barney Heckman

  • Mary Heiss DeMar mother of Joan DeMar

  • *David Hillman

  • *Rebecca Hirsch

  • *Sam Lewis Lazar

  • *Melvin Makower

  • Henry Menache brother of Carl Menache

  • Aubrey Perlman father of Stewart Perlman

  • *Cecilia Pollock

  • Celia V. Robinson grandmother of Jack Weinstein

  • Bella Rothbach aunt of Craig Rothbach

  • *Meyer Louis Roudman

  • *Cynthia Z. Schwartz mother of Sheldon Schwartz

  • David Zohn uncle of Leslie Rothbach

February 26

  • Ronnie Arnold father of Steven Arnold

  • *Doris Barnett

  • *Stull Barr

  • *Joseph Barth grandfather of Steve Elman

  • *Jeno Baumgarten

  • Sam Eagle father in law of Jo Eagle

  • Ghodsi Ehsanipour sister of Bahieh Ehsanipour

  • Delta Fisher mother of Susan Fisher-Kirshner

  • Mitchel Friedman father of Audrey Perlman

  • Harry Grannis father of Syrah Grannis

  • Henry Kahalas father of Susan Toth

  • Sadie Katz mother of Phyllis Dimino

  • Daniel King remembered by Babe King

  • *Sara Lewis mother of Karen Bresler

  • Don Little brother of Janice Schafir

  • *Jennie Metz grandmother of Karen Bresler

  • *Louis A. Rosenbaum father of Herman Rosenbaum

  • *Birdie Schulman mother of Rabbi Avi Schulman

  • *Martha Seeger

  • Betya Soloduha grandmother of Polina Spector

  • Sofia Spektor mother of Gene Spector

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