May 2020 Fund Contributions & Yahrzeits

Fund Contributions

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

  • In appreciation of Zoom Services ~ Raviv Joel Strod

  • Chag Sameach ~ Terry and Wayne Haro

  • Diana and Michael Freed

General Fund
  • In memory of Osher Gealikman~ Larisa and Lev Krasnovsky

  • In appreciation of Rabbi Schulman and Michelle Eisenbruck ~ Penee and Richard Feinberg

  • In memory of Brucha Kotlyar

  • In appreciation of Rabbi and Jill and their families ~ Terri Gladish

  • In honor of Leah’s Bat Mitzvah, we are so grateful to Rabbi Schulman, and to everyone at TBT for providing such a welcoming, supportive environment to our family ~ Valerie and Dave Makower

  • Janine Charlton

Education Fund

  • Lon, your memory will always be a blessing for our family ~ Arlene Hitchcock

  • We are so grateful to Rabbi Schulman, Morah Marla, Mora Cheryl, Morah Sharon, Rabbi Eve, Minahelet Leah, and to everyone at TBT for providing such a welcoming, supportive environment to our family ~ Valerie and Dave Makower and family

Gan Sameach Nursery School Fund

  • Shi Yun Lim

  • Naree and Albert Chan

  • Belinder Randhawa

  • Sean Purser-Haskell

  • Michael Vinogradov

  • Mayura Sinha

  • Priya Padmanabhan

  • Raghu Parthasarathy

Music Enrichment Fund

  • In memory of Dvoira Rubina ~ Yan Rubin

Sara and Eliot Lewis Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund

  • In memory of David Metz ~ Karen and Ted Bresler

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 Marlene Menache on the death of her father, Abe Messafi, who died on Sunday, 4/19 at age of 92.
He is survived by his loving wife Esther Messafi, his children Elie (Lesley) Messafi, Joyce (Adam) Rosenfield, and Marlene (Carl) Menache, his siblings Luli Eltanani, Moshe Messafi and Yossi Messafi, his grandchildren Arielle and Alyse Messafi, David, Joey, Jacob and Matthew Rosenfield, and Noah and Daniel Menache. 
We offer our support to Marlene, Carl, Noah, and Daniel during their time of loss.


Zichrono Livracha– may Abe Messafi’s life be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.


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.

May 1

  • Jordana Alizah sister of Janice Fonteno

  • *Harry Deutch

  • Felice Fendell mother of Jack Fendell

  • *Morton Jossen

  • Eva Nagel mother in law of Barbara Nagel

  • *Herbert G. Zarrow father of Marla Zarrow


May 8

  • Max Corenblum father of Rosalind Citron

  • Luis DeCastro father of Katie Scott

  • Natalie Goetz mother of Allison Davis

  • *Blanche Greenberg

  • *Ruth Hutzel

  • *Allison H. Lerer

  • Zachary Levy father in law of Lulu Levy

  • *Elliot Lewis father of Karen Bresler

  • Sylvia Mondino friend of Susan Toth

  • *Edward J. Prussack

  • *Anna Rosenbaum mother of Herman Rosenbaum

  • Ann Rothbach aunt of Craig Rothbach

  • Mary Schwartz grandmother of Phyllis Dimino

  • Ruth Schwartzman grandmother of Gary Schwartzman

  • Sidney Slotnick husband of Ettie Slotnick, father of Bryna Barsky

  • *Max Swedelson father of Jack Swedelson

  • *Martin Zell father of Sharon Sacks


May 15

  • *Leona G. Beth

  • *Fay Corbett mother of Arnold Corbett

  • Ralph Elefant brother of Betty Rogoff

  • Leonard Greene father of Renay Gaye

  • *Irving Hirshleifer

  • *Benjamin Several

  • *Abe Sherr

  • Kathleen Toth mother of Chris Toth

  • Judith Wolfson aunt of Deborah Salcedo


May 22

  • *Pearl Arnold

  • *Gertrude Eisenbruck mother of Alan Eisenbruck

  • *Louis Elman grandfather of Steve Elman

  • *Maurice Fridhandler

  • Dorothy Greene grandmother of Joseph Bradley

  • Barney King husband of Babe King

  • *Rachel Picker mother of Amos Picker

  • Frances Sacks mother of Rick Sacks

  • Sonia Shpitalnik grandmother of Zoya Kravets


May 29

  • Mollie Simon Becker mother of Rebecca Miller

  • Renee Bodker mother of Terri Gladish

  • Sarah Caplan mother of Malcolm Caplan

  • *Fay Febel

  • *Anna Fishman grandmother of Arlynn Peavey

  • Lois Flamm mother of Stephen Flamm

  • Benjamin Katz father of Phyllis Dimino

  • Jeanette Naftaly mother of Arthur Naftaly

  • *Jack Pupko

  • Shirley Toland mother of AnnDee Wilson

  • Shirley Truxillo sister of Syrah Grannis

  • Marian Veis mother of Ronnie Petersohn

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