May 2021 Fund Contributions & Yahrzeits

Fund Contributions

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

  • In memory of Sheldon Jules Zimmerman ~ Sheldon Schwartz

  • In memory of Brucha Kotlyer ~ Simon Selitser

General Fund
  • In memory of Abram Breytel ~ Larisa and Lev Krasnovsky

  • In memory of Dr. Mel Hoch ~ Verrona Gore and Steven Barncord

  • In memory of Joe Cohen, may his memory always be a blessing to all of us ~ his children, grandchildren, and daughter Arlen Hitchcock

  • Debi Swedelson Mishael

  • In memory of Walter Kopilow ~ Sonja Radcliff

Education Fund

  • In memory of Virginia Goldsworthy ~ Bessie Rosenberg

  • In memory of the first yahrtzeit of Marlene’s father, Abe Messafi ~ Carl and Marlene Menache

  • In honor of the Adult B’not Mitzvah Class of 2021. Mazel tov Ann, Janine, Syrah, Gerrieann, Terri, and Gigi, with my love and respect ~ Martha Garcia (Adult B’not Mitzvah Class of 2007)

Sara and Elliot Lewis Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund

  • In memory of my grandfather David Metz ~ Karen Bresler

Social Action Fund

  • In memory of our remarkable Father and Poppy, Herbert G. Zarrow ~ Marla Zarrow

  • Project Rise, in loving memory of my sister Jordana Aliza ~ Janice and Rick Fonteno

  • Project Rise ~ Rabbi Avi Schulman and Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora

  • Project Rise ~ Martha and Rich Garcia

  • Project Rise ~ Karen and Mitchell Darnell

  • Project Rise ~ Cheryl Cohen

  • Project Rise ~ Carol Schneider

  • Project Rise ~ Verrona Gore and Steve Barncord

  • Project Rise ~ Amos Picker

  • Project Rise ~ David Benoun

  • Project Rise ~ Shirley Wein

  • Project Rise ~ Marla Zarrow & Charlie Skidmore

  • Project Rise ~ Beth Ehrlich

  • Project Rise ~ Alan and Phoebe Weiner

  • Project Rise ~ Jack Samosky

  • Project Rise ~ Michelle and Alan Eisenbruck

  • Project Rise ~ Michele Berke

  • Project Rise ~ In memory of Elliot Lewis ~ Karen and Ted Bresler

  • Project Rise ~ Janette and Mark Buechler

  • Project Rise ~ Ronnie and Jim Petersohn

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


Temple Beth Torah extends our condolences to the family of Dr. Bertram Silver, who passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by his children on Wednesday, 4/28. Bert was predeceased by his beloved wife, Florence, who died in 2015. He is survived by his children Elizabeth, Michael, Matthew, and Jonathan; four  grandchildren; his sisters; and many other relatives and friends. 


Temple Beth Torah also extends our condolences to Dave Makower on the death of his mother, Esther Makower, who passed away peacefully at home, with family around her speaking words of love, on Wednesday, 4/14. 

Zichrona Livracha: may Bert Silver's and Esther Makower'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.

May 7

  • *Maurice Fridhandler

  • Dorothy Greene grandmother of Joseph Bradley

  • Leonard Greene father of Renay Gaye

  • Barney King husband of Babe King

  • *Elliot Lewis father of Karen Bresler

  • *Rachel Picker mother of Amos Picker

  • Frances Sacks mother of Rick Sacks

  • *Benjamin Several

  • Sonia Shpitalnik grandmother of Zoya Kravets

  • Kathleen Toth mother of Chris Toth

  • Judith Wolfson aunt of Deborah Salcedo


May 14

  • Mollie Simon Becker mother of Rebecca Miller

  • *Leona G. Beth

  • Sarah Caplan mother of Malcolm Caplan

  • *Gertrude Eisenbruck mother of Alan Eisenbruck

  • *Louis Elman grandfather of Steve Elman

  • *Anna Fishman mother of Carol Bitter, grandmother of Arlynn Peavey

  • Lois Flamm mother of Stephen Flamm

  • Benjamin Katz father of Phyllis Dimino

  • Jeanette Naftaly mother of Art Naftaly

May 21

  • Florence Barg grandmother of Cheryl Cohen

  • Renee Bodker mother of Terri Gladish

  • Peggy Cochrane mother of Dennis Gaye

  • Avi Elkaim nephew of Suzanne Corbett

  • *Fay Febel

  • *Gloria Gelb mother of Alan Gelb

  • Gertrude Justman grandmother of James Cohen

  • *Samuel Pitkin

  • Shirley Toland mother of AnnDee Wilson

  • Shirley Truxillo sister of Syrah Grannis

  • Marian Veis mother of Ronnie Petersohn

May 28

  • *Pearl Arnold

  • *Regina Bien

  • Moishe Gurtovoy uncle of Larisa Krasnovskaya

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

  • Alice Karesh stepmother of Sara Leinkram

  • *Ida Lant

  • *Avraham Meyerzon

  • *Jack Pupko

  • *Herman Samosky father of Jack Samosky

  • *Louise Sterns

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.