January 2021 Fund Contributions & Yahrzeits

Fund Contributions

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

  • Raviv Joel Strod

  • Jack Samosky

  • In honor of my step daughter, Jenny Peishan Huang ~ Raviv Joel Strod

  • In memory of Evelyn and Leonard Pianin and Edward Regal ~ Karen and Michael Regal

  • In memory of Frances Waltz ~ Judith Waltz

  • In memory of Zina Kravets ~ Alla and Vladimir Passinsky

  • In memory of Iosif Okh and Lena Meyerzon ~ Mira Okh

General Fund
  • Rosalie and Herman S. Rosenbaum Philanthropic Fund

  • Temple Beth Torah Legacy Endowment Fund ~ Jewish Community Federation

  • In memory of Linda Mendez, mother of Jill Ziman ~ Verrona Gore and Steve Barncord

  • In memory of Lena Samosky ~ Jack Samosky

  • In memory of Frances Picker ~ Amos Picker

  • Jack Samosky

  • In memory of Linda Mendez ~ Jonathan Weisman

  • In memory of Bud Amouroux and Linda Mendez ~ Susan Amouroux

  • In memory of Linda Mendez ~ Janette and Mark Buechler

  • In memory of my mother, Linda Mendez ~ Jill and Pip Ziman

  • In memory of Lena Meyerzon ~ Eugene Meyerzon

  • In memory of Tamara Toth ~ Maureen Lantz

  • In memory of Yakov Breytel ~ Larisa and Lev Krasnovsky and Yeva Kleynerman

Sara and Elliot Lewis Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund

  • In memory of Linda Mendez ~ Sue Barush

  • In memory of Max Bresler, Sidy Bresler, Molly Bresler and Mania Fogerman ~ Ted and Karen Bresler

Social Action Fund

  • In honor of Michele Heim ~ Tracy Sarge

High Holy Days Appeal

  • Gwen Carscadden

  • Nancy and Fred Hom

  • Ronnie and Jim Petersohn

  • Marci and Eric Roth

  • Jill and Pip Ziman

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 heartfelt condolences to Jill Ziman on the death of her mother, Linda Mendez. She passed away in late November in Phoenix, Arizona from complications due to Covid-19. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Roberto Mendez. Linda is survived by Jill and her sister, Kris Brunia; grandchildren Nathan Ziman, Megan Sadiua (Bryan), Riley Brunia, Alex Brunia; and great-grandchild Everly Tucker-Olivas. We offer our support to Jill, Pip, Nathan, Megan, and Bryan during their time of loss.

Temple Beth Torah also extends our condolences to Debby Salcedo on the death of her husband, Percy Salcedo Jr. He passed away in early December at the age of 56 after bravely battling cancer. Percy was a veteran, having served in the Army. He and Debby were happily together for 15 years; and married for the past 3. He is survived by his parents, brother, and sister; and Debby’s son, Joseph DaSilva.

Zichrono Livracha– may Linda Mendez's and Percy Salcedo Jr.’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.

January 1

  • *Osne Bernard

  • Molly Bresler aunt of Ted Bresler

  • *Sidy Bresler mother of Ted Bresler

  • Bernard F. Cohn uncle of Jack Weinstein

  • *Sally Diamond

  • *Hnina Elkaim mother of Suzanne Corbett

  • *Annie Fridhandler

  • *Dr. Leonard Hatkin

  • Morton Heim father of Michele Heim

  • *Ken Kautz

  • *Max Kohn

  • *Dvoyra Kurtsman

  • *Ida Meyerzon mother of Albert Meyerzon

  • Herbert Nagel husband of Barbara Nagel

  • *Max Picker father of Amos Picker

  • *Rose Schaffer

  • *Edward J. Schwartz father of Sheldon Schwartz

  • *Isadore Shapiro

  • *Annette Skoll

  • *Paul Stein brother in law of Amos Picker

  • Vera Woolbert mother of Phoebe Weiner


January 8

  • Arlene Birschtein mother of Marci Roth

  • *Libba Krutansky Chalik

  • *Bella Hertzberg mother of Michelle Eisenbruck

  • Rebecca Hodes grandmother of Jonathan King

  • James Kahalas grandfather of Susan Toth

  • Sadie B. Keiser mother of Stanley Keiser

  • Frances King mother in law of Babe King

  • Willie Morris husband of Marla Morris

  • Daisy Morrow sister of Bessie Rosenberg

  • Manuel Phillips father of Marla Morris

  • *Anita Rebold

  • *Lloyd Seeger

  • *Judith Friend Silverberg mother of Shana Silverberg-Rajna

  • *Jerry Swartz fiend of Ann Anderson

  • *Dr. Leonard Yamshon

January 15

  • Alex Avon father in law of Ruth Avon

  • Selma Benjamin remembered by Jo Eagle

  • Luelle Bowman mother of David Peavey

  • *Nathan Breen

  • Ellen Brotherton mother of Jo Eagle

  • Heather Citron daughter of Rosalind Citron

  • Robert Joseph DeMar brother of Joan DeMar

  • *Jerome Eisenbruck father of Alan Eisenbruck

  • *Alexander Epstein

  • *Sylvia Kassel

  • *Salvator Levy

  • *Shirley Reva Reizner grandmother of Robin Hunter

  • Ron Rosenberg father of Randy Rosenberg

  • *Israel Shtivelman

  • *Ida Slee

  • Dr. Isaac Spector father of Gene Spector

January 22

  • Arthur C. Anderson father of Ann Anderson

  • *Rebecca Bloom

  • Maurice Carmona grandfather of Tony Monroe

  • *Rose DeJack grandmother of Verrona Gore

  • James Dimino husband of Phyllis Dimino

  • Seena Elfant aunt of Betty Rogoff

  • *Gail Epstein mother of Janine Charlton

  • Selma Field mother of Penee Feinberg

  • Mildred Karren grandmother of Sara Schneider

  • *Isaac Kleiman father of Mira Okh

  • William Veis uncle of Ronnie Petersohn

  • Lawrence Weisman father of Jonathan Weisman

January 29

Grace Belsky grandmother of Randy Rosenberg

*Dorothy Carter

*Samuel Chalik

*David Chapman father of Susan Schwartz

*Ruth Forman

*Minnie Fox

*Aric Michael Harrison

Alice Hoch wife of Mel Hoch

*Albert Levy husband of Lulu Levy

Leopold Mayer grandfather of Sue Schwartzman

*Frida Pytka

*William Rice

Alan Teitel brother of Mara Sheade

Jay Tenen father of Edith Caplan

*Marian Wesson

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