June 2020 Fund Contributions & Yahrzeits

Fund Contributions

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

  • In memory of Jeanette Brown ~ Terry and Wayne Haro

General Fund

  • In memory of my sister on her yahrzeit ~ Raymonde DiGiacomo

  • Condolences to the Menache family ~ the Barncord Gore family

  • In honor of Jacob Kosarchuk’s graduation from Eastern Virginia Medical School as a Doctor of Medicine ~ Janette and Mark Buechler

  • In memory of Rachel Picker ~ Amos Picker

Gan Sameach Nursery School Fund

  • Raghunath Parthasarathy

  • Weigang Wang

  • Michael Vinogradov

  • Priya Padmanabhan

Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora Teacher Enrichment Fund

  • In honor of TBT Religious School Teachers ~ Benoun Family

  • In memory of my mother Jeanette Brown, who passed away on May 5, 2020 at the age of 100 years. She was a retired NYC school teacher and beloved in education and teacher training~ Leslie and Dan Guterman

Sisterhood Feed the Homeless Fund

  • In memory of our miraculous father & Poppy, Herbert G. Zarrow ~ Marla Zarrow, Charlie Skidmore & Family

Temple Beth Torah Legacy Circle

  • Alan and Michelle Eisenbruck

  • Christina and Elliott Broadwin

  • Dr. and Mrs.* Bertram Silver

  • Dr. Harry* and Mrs. Rosalind Citron

  • Geoffrey and Ann Ziman

  • Hannah and Rick Brodzinsky

  • Jack A. Samosky

  • Jackie Bazley

  • James Cohen

  • Jim and Ronnie Petersohn

  • Joseph and Monique Bradley

  • Leslie and Dan Strauss

  • Marla Zarrow and Family

  • Megan Ziman

  • Phoebe and Alan Weiner

  • Pip and Jill Ziman

  • Rabbi Avi Schulman

  • Randy and Bessie Rosenberg

  • Rosalie and Herman Rosenbaum

  • Sean Raman

  • Sheldon and Susan Schwartz

  • Shirley Wein

  • Stacy Petersohn

  • Susan Amouroux

  • Verrona Gore and Steve Barncord

  • 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 Leslie Guterman on the death of her mother, Jeanette Brown, who died of natural causes on 5/5 at the age of 100. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Harry Brown who died in 2007 at the age of 95. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Leslie and Dan Guterman and Robert and Nancy Brown; as well as five grandchildren, Adam Brown, Caitlin Brown, Sara Beth Hatfield, Jessica Badalov and Joshua Guterman; and three great grandchildren; Isaac Guterman, Miles Badalov and Hannah Hatfield.
We offer our support to Leslie and Dan and their family during their time of loss.

Temple Beth Torah also extends our condolences to Michele Berke on the death of her mother, Lilly Ratner Shirey. She died at the age of 87 on 5/11 after a lengthy illness. Lilly is survived by four children: June Ellen Rothenberg McMahon (Robert Peter McMahon), Janet Sue Rothenberg Weinstock (Michael Harry Weinstock), Andrew Albert Berke, and Michele G. Berke (Thomas Kay Holcomb) and four grandchildren, Jamie Michael Weinstock, Jessica Ann Berke, Joshua Matthew Weinstock, and Troy David Holcomb.
We offer our support to Michele, Tom, and Troy during their time of loss.

Lastly, Temple Beth Torah extends our condolences to Dennis Gaye on the death of his mother, Peggy Cochrane. She died at the age of 96 on 5/28.
We offer our support to Dennis, Renay, John, and Greg during their time of loss.


Zichrona Livracha – may Jeanette's, Lilly's, and Peggy'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.

June 5

  • Florence Barg grandmother of Cheryl Cohen

  • Ivi Elkaim nephew of Suzanne Corbett

  • *Gloria Gelb mother of Alan Gelb

  • Moishe Gurtovoy uncle of Larisa Krasnovsaya

  • Gertrude Justman grandmother of Jim Cohen

  • Alice Karesh stepmother of Sara Leinkram

  • *Ida Lant mother of Rosalynd Bernstein

  • *Avraham Meyerzon father of Albert Meyerzon

  • *Samuel Pitkin

  • *Herman Samosky father of Jack Samosky


June 12

  • Motel Bendersky uncle of Larisa Krasnovskaya

  • *Regina Bien

  • *Barbara Cheeseman

  • *Michael Feinberg

  • Anna Field aunt of Melvin Hoch

  • Grace Greene mother of Renay Gaye

  • Irving Hoch brother of Mel Hoch

  • Etta Hochman mother of Ettie Slotnick, grandmother of Bryna Barsky

  • *Leib Kleynerman grandfather of Larisa Krasnovskaya

  • *Sylvia Newman

  • Wendy Otelsberg sister of Laurie Ravenscroft

  • *Louise Sterns

  • Sarra Yasvoin grandmother of Zoya Kravets

June 19

  • *Harold Gershon Bernstein husband of Rosalynd Bernstein

  • Erna Grushka aunt of Monica Silberberg

  • Bertha Hart grandmother of Charlotte Williams

  • Anna Karesh mother of Sara Leinkram

  • Margarita Kopilow mother of Sonja Radcliff

  • Rebecca Levy sister in law of Lulu Levy

  • *Ed Malitz brother of Rosalie Rosenbaum

  • *Sonia Nudelman

  • George Petersohn father of Jim Petersohn

  • *Max Rubin

  • *Israel Ber Schoenfeld grandfather of Ted Bresler

  • Riva Senderovich aunt of Larisa Krasnovskaya

  • Theodore Solomon grandfather of Susan Toth


June 26

  • *Simy Abouab

  • *Eric Bitter brother of Arlynn Peavey

  • *Nachman Breytel grandfather of Larisa Krasnovskaya

  • Don Brotherton father of Jo Eagle

  • Philip Ehrlich father of Beth Ehrlich

  • *Joseph Elefant father of Betty Rogoff

  • *Ben Fishman grandfather of Arlynn Peavey

  • *Marjorie Hochman

  • *Sarina Leinkram mother of Bob Leinkram

  • *Daniel Levy son of Lulu Levy

  • *Abraham Platkin

  • Sura Plit mother of Polina Spector

  • Alphonse Rothstein father of Wanda Rothstein

  • Elmer Toth father of Chris Toth

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