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March 2020 Fund Contributions & Yahrzeits

Fund Contributions

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

  • In memory of Isaak Kleiman, Anna Kleiman, and Enya Savranskay ~ Mira Okh

  • In memory of Coleman Karesh, father of Sara ~ Sara and Bob Leinkram

  • In memory of Cynthia F. Schwartz and Edward J. Schwartz ~ Susan and Sheldon Schwartz

  • Joel Strod

General Fund
  • Our deepest condolences to Barbara Nagel ~ Verrona Gore and Steve Barncord

  • In memory of Moshe Klein ~ Janice and Rick Fonteno

Grossberg Memorial Library Fund

  • In memory of Dr. Albert Levy ~ Lulu Levy

Interpreter's Fund

  • In memory of Joseph Cohen, father & grandfather to our family. Rest in peace & beloved always ~ Arlene Hitchcock

  • In memory of Herbert Marx, father of Irene, Mario and Monica ~ Monica Silberberg

John Cerelli Choir Fund

  • In honor of Alan Eisenbruck’s 70th birthday ~ Sue and Gary Schwartzman

  • In memory of Herb Nagel ~ Ann Anderson

Music Enrichment Fund

  • In memory of David M. Chapman ~ Susan and Sheldon Schwartz

Sara and Eliot Lewis Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund

  • Karen and Ted Bresler

  • In loving memory of my mother, Sara Lewis, and my grandmother, Jennie Metz ~ Karen Bresler

Social Action Fund

  • In memory of Herb Nagel ~ Susan and Sheldon Schwartz

Temple Beth Torah Legacy Circle

  • Susan Amouroux

  • Jackie Bazley

  • Joseph and Monique Bradley

  • Christina Broadwin

  • Elliot Broadwin

  • Hannah Brodzinsky

  • Rick Brodzinsky

  • James Cohen

  • Barney* and Babe King

  • Dr. Harry* and Mrs. Rosalind Citron

  • Alan Eisenbruck

  • Michelle Eisenbruck

  • Verrona Gore and Steve Barncord

  • Jim Petersohn

  • Ronnie Petersohn

  • Stacy Petersohn

  • Sean Raman

  • Rosalie and Herman Rosenbaum

  • Randy and Bessie Rosenberg

  • Jack A. Samosky

  • Sheldon Z. Schwartz

  • Susan C. Schwartz

  • Rabbi Avi Schulman

  • Dr. and Mrs.* Bertram Silver

  • Leslie and Dan Strauss

  • Shirley Wein

  • Phoebe and Alan Weiner

  • Marla Zarrow and Family

  • Geoffrey and Ann Ziman

  • Megan Ziman

  • Pip and Jill Ziman

  • Anonymous (8)


*z’’l – in blessed memory

Tree of Life


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 the Silverberg-Rajna family on the loss of Jussi Rajna, beloved father of Hugo Silverberg-Rajna, father-in law to Shana, and grandfather to Judith and Sarah. Jussi died on February 21 at the age of 84 after a lengthy illness. Additional survivors include his wife, Lena; Hugo’s siblings Eva and Martin; spouses Bruce and Carla; and granddaughter Sonja. We offer our support to Hugo, Shana, Judith, and Sarah and family during their time of loss.

It is also with great sadness we inform the congregation of the death of Alice Hoch.
Alice died on February 7 after a prolonged illness. She was 84 years old. We extend our condolences to her husband of 61 years, Dr. Mel Hoch, as well as to their children, Richard and Deborah; grandchildren Orna, Lilah, and Sophia; and Deborah’s husband, Allen Cohen.

Lastly, Temple Beth Torah also expresses our condolences to the family of Ann-Helen Leff, who died in recent days.
Zichrono Livracha – may Jussi's, Alice's, and Ann-Helen'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.

March 6

  • *Stull Barr

  • *Joseph Barth grandfather of Steve Elman

  • *Morris Diamond

  • Ghodsi Ehsanipour sister of Bahieh Ehsanipour

  • Delta Fisher mother of Susan Fisher-Kirshner

  • Harry Grannis father of Syrah Grannis

  • Mary Heiss DeMar mother of Joan DeMar

  • *Sam Lewis Lazar

  • *Melvin Makower

  • Aubrey Perlman father of Stewart Perlman

  • *Cecilia Pollack grandmother of Nina Laurent

  • Celia V. Robinson grandmother of Jack Weinstein

  • Bella Rothbach aunt of Craig Rothbach

  • *Meyer Louis Roudman

  • *Birdie Schulman mother of Rabbi Avi Schulman

  • Sofia Specktor mother of Gene Spector

  • David Zohn uncle of Leslie Rothbach


March 13

  • Ronnie Arnold father of Steve Arnold

  • *Doris Barnett

  • *Jeno Baumgarten grandfather of Nina Laurent

  • *Terezia Baumgarten grandmother of Nina Laurent

  • *Louis Black

  • Sam Eagle father in law of Jo Eagle

  • Mitchel Friedman father of Audrey Perlman

  • Osher Gealekman friend of Larisa Krasnovskaya

  • *Hanina Harrosh

  • Henry Kahalas father of Susan Toth

  • Sadie Katz mother of Phyllis Dimino

  • Robert Kierr friend of Jill Maleson

  • Daniel King nephew of Babe King

  • Don Little brother of Janice Schafir

  • *Liesel Marx mother of Monica Silberberg

  • *Louis A. Rosenbaum father of Herman Rosenbaum

  • Dorthy Rothbach mother of Craig Rothbach

  • *Martha Seeger

  • *Ben Tommerdahl

  • Lena Wagner great aunt of Gary Schwartzman

  • Samuel N. Weiner father of Alan Weiner

  • Simon Zohn uncle of Leslie Rothbach


March 20

  • *Irene Ackerman

  • *Henry Ballin

  • Ruth Bazley grandmother of Jackie Bazley

  • Iris Benbasset mother of Nancy Hom

  • Harry Block grandfather of Jim Block

  • Jacob Brodzinsky uncle of Rick Brodzinsky

  • *Lester Cohen father of Jeff Cohen

  • Aaron Elkaim father of Suzanne Corbett

  • *Harry Fertick

  • *Henry Casper Forman

  • Leonard Saul Hagedorn father of Elaine Arnold

  • *Rose Hartman

  • *Allan Michael Hillman

  • *Gloria Beverly Hodgen

  • *Clifford Hutzel

  • Bernard Katz father of Cheryl Cohen

  • Sy L. Keiser father of Stanley Keiser

  • *Marvin Samosky brother of Jack Samosky

  • *Shelley Schumaker

  • Mikhail Soludukha father of Polina Spector

  • Leon Vermont husband of Clara Vermont


March 27

  • *Rivka Avsian mother of Orna Kretchmer

  • *Morris Balansoff father of Bob Balan

  • *Max Buckwold

  • Aghdas Ehsanipour sister of Bahieh Ehsanipour

  • *Dora Elman grandmother of Steve Elman

  • *Saadia S. Guterman father of Daniel Guterman

  • *Lon Hitchcock husband of Arlene Hitchcock

  • *Sidney Hoenig

  • *Diane Jerry

  • *Stanley Newman

  • Steve Ravenscroft brother of Greg Ravenscroft

  • *Bette Rischall

  • Richard Woolbert father of Phoebe Weiner