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Sivan/Tammuz/Av/Elul 5778 Summer 2018

Celebrating Judaism, Embracing All Jews


BMH-BJ is a unique, independent orthodox congregation serving a diverse membership. We are united by our love for each other, a respect for all Jews, support for Israel and a commitment to traditional Jewish values and authentic Jewish living. Our community includes a vibrant morning and evening minyan every day of the year with a mechitzah, a family seating experience on Shabbat and holy day mornings, We host a dynamic, award winning and growing preschool program, a highly innovative religious school where parents learn along with their children, and a variety of daily and weekly Torah and adult education classes and programs for lifelong learners. Our calendar is filled with a wide variety religious, cultural, and social events and activities, created to meet the needs of people of every age. We are an historic synagogue with a rich past and a bright future. Beth HaMedrosh Hagodol (BMH) was founded in 1897 while Beth Joseph (BJ) was founded in 1922 and together merged in 1996 creating the BMH-BJ we know and love today. Our community shares in an immense love of learning and growth, God and mitzvot, compassion and justice. To become part of our BMH-BJ community is to place yourself in a synagogue whose history stretches back more than 116 years and is alive with vibrancy, passion and inclusivity. We invite you to come and experience one of our myriad offerings! 1

Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky 303-951-8225 | rabbi@bmh-bj.org Cantor Joel Lichterman 303-951-8239 | cantor@bmh-bj.org Ilene Rosen, Executive Director 303-951-8232 | director@bmh-bj.org Rachael Neustadt, Clergy Assistant 303-951-8231 | clergyassist@bmh-bj.org Nora Jamieson, Office Manager 303-951-8220 | njamieson@bmh-bj.org Emily Menkis, Accounting 303-951-8224 | accounting@bmh-bj.org Andy Schwartz, Assistant Executive Director & Facilities Manager 303-951-8227 | facilities@bmh-bj.org Yoni Buckman, Director of Communications and Engagement 303-951-8237 | yoni@bmh-bj.org Women’s League Gift Shop | 303-951-8238 Steve Miller, Mt. Nebo Memorial Park 303-951-8236 | www.mountnebocemetery.com Lindsey Levin-Salamon, Preschool Director 303-388-7543 | psdirector@bmh-bj.org Debbie Foster, Preschool Administration 303-388-7543 | preschool@bmh-bj.org

560 Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80224 Ph: 303-388-4203


Rabbinical Reflections: Summer Happenings at BMH-BJ by Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky I don’t know about you, but the summer season is my favorite time of the year in Colorado. I like all the seasons – although I think snow and colder temps are best appreciated in the mountains. Summertime and the living is easy, goes the Gershwin song. Summer is a great time to take advantage of a more relaxed pace – and visit our synagogue. BMH-BJ’s myriad activities continue over the summer and we hope you will make the time to experience them. First, we have our casual, “no ties allowed” policy for the entire summer, where we encourage men and women to come to Shabbat services dressed less formally than the rest of the year. We will offer our usual Shabbat services at 9:00am and 9:15am, our children’s programs with Lana and Olga, as well as Essie Fleishmann’s Parsha Class, each week. Our weekly Kool Kiddush will feature perfect-forsummer treats such as fresh fruit, ices, iced tea and iced coffee. Weather permitting, they may be held outdoors. The Torah learning continues with my Genius of the Rabbis/Pirkei Avot series, each Shabbat, following Kool Kiddush, at 12:15pm. Our popular 4th Friday Shabbat Dinners will continue throughout the summer months. Mark your calendars now for June 22, July 27 and August 24. Each has a special theme – see the calendar pages for more info. Register early and enjoy a wonderful Shabbat evening with great food, spirited singing and good friends. We will strengthen our ties to Israel by remembering the Israel that was and imagining the Israel than can yet be by observing the fast days of the 17th of Tammuz on Sunday, July 1, and three weeks later, Tisha B’Av, on Saturday night and Sunday, July 21 and 22. We will have special programming for Tisha B’Av featuring the reading of Eicha on Saturday night, Explanatory Kinnot on Sunday morning, a specially chosen film presentation in the afternoon and then services to conclude the fast in the evening. Let us not forget our daily minyanim, a long-time source of pride and honor, which always have room for more daveners, especially in the evenings. Our seniors will continue monthly meetings through our Senior Chavurah and Kavod on the Road on June 14, July 19, and August 16 at 1:00pm. Synagogue members and the entire synagogue staff will participate for the first time in a Habitat for Humanity house building on Wednesday June 13th. This is just a quick survey of what is happening here at BMH-BJ this summer. We hope you like what you see! 2


Cantor’s Notes: Carlebach – Legacy or Liability? by Cantor Joel Lichterman

The recent growth of the #MeToo movement has re-opened scrutiny on the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s alleged sexually abusive behavior towards women. Carlebach is of course revered for singlehandedly doing more to unite and inspire Jews through his music than anyone else – the “foremost songwriter in contemporary Judaism.” I believe his music crosses Jewish boundaries in its universal appeal. First written about in the Spring 1998 issue of Lilith, a Jewish feminist magazine, “Spiritual leaders, psychotherapists and others report numerous incidents, from playful propositions to actual sexual contact.” In the December 2017 issue of Forward, Sharon Rose Goldtzvik wrote a column headed “It’s Time To Stop Singing Shlomo Carlebach’s Songs,” stating that Carlebach “sexually assaulted my mother.” Some synagogues are now thinking of excluding his music from services. At the more than 2,000-member Reform Central Synagogue in New York, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl presented a sermon on this topic and their decision to “suspend the use of Carlebach’s work for a year.” Another synagogue, in making the same decision contextualized their deliberations by stating, “When the abuses of artists are becoming public and the wider society is taking swift action… our services are a place where it is important to affirm those efforts.” Neshama Carlebach, the late Rabbi Shlomo’s daughter, wrote in January of this year, “My sisters, I hear you.” Which is a rather vague and oblique reference to these latest stirrings in a controversy that until recently, many had sought to suppress or ignore. This latest Carlebach furor raises a number of issues, quite apart from the obvious. Are we able to separate the man from his legacy? – the “art from the artist”? From a different perspective one might ask: How do you feel when watching re-runs of The Cosby Show? Do you watch Mel Gibson movies, or attend concerts featuring the music of virulently anti-Semitic Richard Wagner, whose views on Jews made him a Nazi cultural hero? Can we truly divorce his brilliant music from his overt antiSemitism? Perhaps this is why his music is rarely performed in Israel! Of course, the Carlebach situation differs in magnitude and scope from the above examples. Whilst not downplaying for one moment the seriousness of his alleged actions, and cognizant that comparisons are odious, how do we exorcise some of his inspirational settings to Esa Eiynay, V’shamru, Am Yisrael Chai or Adir Hu from our collective musical and synagogue repertoires? Without casting aspersions upon the claimants, how reliable are their testimonies? Is there an alternative to the actions adopted by some of our religious leadership and if so, what is it? After all, Carlebach, long deceased, is unable to answer these allegations, or, if true, offer teshuva for his actions. I am disturbed by what I am reading, unnerved by the doubts I now feel about a Jewish musical icon, his character flaws and vulnerabilities. I continue to admire his influence for good upon musicians and tens of thousands whom he inspired and new generations that he continues to inspire. After all it is we who state “Ki ein adam asher lo yechta” – which loosely means “no one is without sin.” Are we, in the immortal words of Shakespeare to “bury the good, while the bad lives on”? You decide! Tell me what you think! 3


BMH-BJ Legacy Circle A legacy gift to BMH-BJ offers the opportunity to make a meaningful investment in our future, while potentially offering you substantial tax benefits as part of a long-term financial plan. Regardless of your age or financial situation, you can ensure that BMH-BJ remains a vital resource in our community. When you are making a legacy gift you are doing a mitzvah that is both financial and spiritual. You are standing up and saying that you believe in BMH-BJ and want to ensure its long-term viability and stability. Thank you to our Legacy Circle supporters. You are an inspiration to all for your belief and love in helping to sustaining BMH-BJ’s future. Anonymous (2) Gloria Abrams of Blessed Memory Kathy and Rem Bashari Krista and Mark Boscoe Sara and Jason Cooper Robin and Michael Engleberg Ginsberg Trust of Blessed Memory Jack Hyatt of Blessed Memory Nancy and David Kaufman Rafael Klebe of Blessed Memory Cantor Joel Lichterman Roberta and Aaron Linkow Gil Lobel Bobbie and H Michael Miller Maxine and Steven Miller Julie and Ted Rosen Chandra and Gil Rosenthal Jay Siegel Marlene Siegel Arnold Siegel of Blessed Memory Ben Streltzer Walter Vasen of Blessed Memory Ronit and Jason Williamson For more information on how you can make a difference, please contact Ilene Rosen at 303-388-4203 or director@bmh-bj.org

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BMH-BJ Women’s League A Full Year of Programs We are thrilled to have received so many positive comments after our two recent Women’s League events; Comedy Night and the Cantor’s Book Review. Thank you for the great turnout, volunteer help, and support of both of these events.

A Morning With Amy Kritzer Sunday, July 29 10:30am Fisher Hall Join us for brunch and a morning with Amy Kritzer, author of the blog What Jew Wanna Eat - This Ain’t Yo Bubbe’s Blog and the cookbook Sweet Noshings for High Holy Day Menu planning and a recipe demonstration. Amy is the President of ModernTribe.com. She whips up classic Jewish recipes with a modern twist such as Mexican Potato Latkes or Nutella Rugelach, thanks to tips from her Bubbe. As a trained personal chef, Amy also teaches cooking classes and does cooking demos around the world.

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We started the year with four very funny gentlemen, including our very own Rabbi Chaitovsky and President Jeff Kline. Alongside them were seasoned comics Dr. David Shander and Mr. Abe Wagner. These two went head-tohead, trading jokes for over an hour. What a fun night of laughs! Cantor Lichterman’s annual Book Review was, to quote several attendees, “one of his best.” The Cantor brought us a closer look into the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition, as detailed in The Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler. Although the book was filled with detailed accounts, Cantor Lichterman was able to synthesize and take us on a remarkable journey that was enjoyable to even those who had not read the book. After a short summer break you will not want to miss our third 2018 event: a morning brunch on Sunday, July 29th. A Morning with Amy Kritzer, author, cook, and national speaker. Amy’s website whatjewwannaeat.com is the complete package. Take a look at her recipes and photo gallery just to get a taste of this upcoming cooking-inspired discussion which will include menu planning and recipes for the High Holy Days. Save this date and look for updates and details to follow. Copies of Amy’s newest cookbook, Sweet Noshings, will be available at the event and in the BMH-BJ Gift Shop beginning in July. Once again, thank you for your support and getting us off to a great beginning.

Yizkor Book Inscriptions The High Holy Days are just around the corner. The mailing for this year’s Yizkor book will go out by June 30th. If you would like to have an inscription in the book this year and have not received your information or are adding a new one, please contact Ann at anndavis002@gmail.com

Memorial Plaques To order yahrzeit plaques for installation before the High Holy Days please contact Steve Miller at the Mount Nebo office, 303-951-8236.


LifeCycles Bnei Mitzvah

Yonatan Bashari

Yonatan Shlomo Bashari celebrates his Bar Mitzvah on Shabbat Devarim-Chazon, July 21, 2018. He is the son of Rem and Kathy Bashari and the brother of Ariel. He is the grandson of Barbara Neal and the late Ira Neal z”l, and of Shoshana Bashari and the late Shlomo Bashari z”l. Yonatan and his family reside in Israel during the school year and spend their summers in Denver. Yonatan participates in Krav Maga and loves traveling. He will be donating tzedakah from his Bar Mitzvah gifts to Aleh, an organization in Israel, for the advancement and rehabilitation of children with complex disabilities. A former Denver Academy of Torah student, Yonatan enters 8th grade in September at Yitzchak Navon Middle School in Rishon LeTzion. Yonatan is thrilled to be sharing this simcha with his friends and family in Denver. He will also read from the Torah and celebrate with family and friends a second time in Israel using the Yemenite trope.

Jonathan Noam Jonathan Rafael Noam celebrates his Bar Mitzvah on Shabbat Re-eh-Machar Chodesh, August 11, 2018. Jonathan is the son of Baruch and Cindy Noam and younger brother of Arielle Rose Noam. Jonathan is the grandson of Rafael and Gila Noam of Hollywood, FL and Betty Faierstein of Toronto, Canada and the late Martin Wajcman of Montreal, Canada. Jonathan is an honor roll student at Denver Jewish Day School. Jonathan plays soccer for the Colorado Rapids and DJDS teams, Basketball and Baseball for DJDS, and loves to snowboard with the Breckenridge All Mountain group. He loves his summer time at Camp Judaea in North Carolina. Jonathan will be donating tzedaka from his Bar Mitzvah gifts to The Sting Bug Project, a program of Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, in honor of his dear friend and classmate, Koby Gruenwald, who lost his battle to brain cancer. May his memory be a blessing. Jonathan is fortunate to have all of his aunts, uncles, cousins and amazing family friends celebrating this joyous occasion from overseas: Israel, Canada, Costa Rica, and from the USA: Georgia, Florida, Connecticut, and Colorado. We are all so grateful to be surrounded by so much love and support.

Habitat for Humanity Build Wednesday, June 13 8:00am Globeville BMH-BJ is spending the day working to provide affordable housing for hardworking families in need! Please join our group and participate in this unique day of service. It is important to arrive on time so you hear the orientation and safety talk. We ask that you commit to working the full scheduled day. Everyone will be shown what tasks need to be accomplished. The work will be broken down into small, manageable tasks. You will never be asked to do something you are not comfortable with.

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LifeCycles Confirmations

Talia Williamson

Since the time I was little, my Jewish identity has been a big part of who I am. Many aspects of my life revolve around Judaism, including the school I go to, many of my friends, my family’s religious practices, as well as the community I am surrounded by. Through the Confirmation class I was able to further enhance my Jewish learning as well as my love for Israel. In one of the sessions we learned about innovations that Israel has created. During this class I got to learn about the great aspects of Israel. I was also able to learn about how to help those who don’t agree with Israel being a state to understand the good the country has done. Israel has not only helped the people in its borders but most people around the world. Even though I am a student at a Jewish day school, DJDS - for which I cannot thank my parents enough - the Confirmation classes not only added to my Judaic knowledge but they also helped me refine my own beliefs by discussing with the other participants how these “Jewish” things were relevant in our lives. This helped me stay engaged and interested in what we were learning. We had a diverse group with various levels of knowledge, but we were all given the chance to contribute to the conversation. One of my most memorable discussions was when we discussed the Holocaust because I remember telling my personal connection to it and others did the same. This can be a difficult subject, however, it was a comfortable setting and we had a great talk about the untruthful ideas people have on the Holocaust. For me, the best part of the class was working with the other students in our group. I had known many of them since I was very little. This enabled me to rekindle friendships with some very special people within the Jewish community. Although we were in “class” together it felt as if we were just hanging out and having fun while learning. I truly looked forward to coming to each class and seeing my friends. I believe I gained much from this important program that brought two communities together. We not only learned about the Judaism that I hold so dear, we also learned about each other. I will always be grateful for that.

Barry Dechtman

In the past four months, I have learned many Jewish values that will help shape my Jewish identity in the future. Many of these values are new concepts to me though some are ones my parents have passed on. I think the most important concept that we discussed was the purpose of sharing stories and parts of history. It was a common theme that came about in almost every class. One of our classes was about Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day. One of the themes that people discuss in regards to the Holocaust is “Never Again”. With this in mind, if stories and discussions of what happened during the Holocaust are not passed on, history will repeat itself. Another one of our classes was about Passover. Every year, the story of Passover is told so the hard times the Jewish people faced are not forgotten and to see how our society is different today. However, every day, we are supposed to remember the Exodus from Egypt. It is also mentioned in almost every service. If there was one lesson that I could pass on to my children someday, it is to never forget and never stop sharing stories about important Jewish events in history. Time and time again do great tragedies occur but if we don’t take time to remember them, they will keep happening. 7


Josh Rosen

LifeCycles Confirmations

Saying you’re Jewish bears a lot of weight. It is not a phrase I just throw around, because my Jewishness is deeply ingrained in my personal identity. As a high school student, surrounded by teenagers from many different backgrounds, I recognize how Judaism affects my life. Our rich and ancient history flows through my mind and actions every day. I craft my actions around Judaism, and think of ways to contribute to the greater good of the world. We need that today, more than ever. With the increased hatred in our world, it is imperative that we harness the power of Judaism and Jewish values. By incorporating them into our daily lives, we have a path to transforming the lives of others. My Jewish education seemed to consist of a lot of talk about our past but not a lot about our future. But to eliminate the hatred in our world today, we need to connect our past to our future. We need to be the people to go in our communities and make change. We craft 100% of our future and for me, that leads back to Judaism. By making Jewish-driven choices, I have noticed an increase in the positivity around my life. This happens through even the smallest behaviors such as holding a door for someone or smiling and saying, “good morning” to people. These choices which may seem insignificant, can actually have a profound impact on others. It makes that moment immediately better, and it might even make the future a little brighter.

Sarah Tenenbaum

Judaism has played an important role in my life because it led me to join BBYO. I have been listening to my family talk about BBYO for as long as I can remember. BBYO has given me so many opportunities to meet new Jewish teens from Colorado and from all around the country. I have been going to chapter events since 8th grade and almost every single convention I could go to. I am actually at a convention as I write this! BBYO has helped me learn so many different things about Judaism that I never thought about before. It made me look at other people’s ways of celebrating Judaism and learn more about traditions that are a little different than my own. I went to the international BBYO convention this year in Orlando, with thousands of Jewish teens, I met some amazing people from not just around the country but all over the world, places like Turkey, Hungary, and England. It was amazing to hear about all the different traditions that they have practicing Judaism. It was even more amazing to realize that even though they were from many, many miles away, we are all still connected by the same basic culture, the same Torah and the same prayers. If there is one thing that this experience has taught me it’s that Judaism is a huge connection factor. As a 16 year old girl I will be looking at colleges soon. It’s so nice to know that I will always be able to connect with someone because of Judaism whether they are reformed, conservative, or orthodox. I know that wherever I go there will always be a way for me to find my home and to feel at home. 8


LifeCycles Israel Study Tour: Pre-Trip Commentaries Dotan Ferszt

4th Friday Dinner & Speaker Series Honoring Service Members & US Military Veterans Friday, June 22 7:45pm Fisher Hall June’s Shabbat meal will feature classic American grill cuisine and Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America. Our guest speaker and community member, Michael Shapiro, will share his personal story with us. Registration details with U.S. Active Military & Veteran discount coming soon! Register online: bmh-bj.org/4th-Friday

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The Israel study tour trip has been something I’ve been looking forward to since I started high school. Many forget the trip also involves a stop to Poland to see each Holocaust concentration camp. I personally have family from both sides that suffered under Nazi rule in the camps I will visit. I know I can’t experience their pain but I can thank past generations for all they have endured like my great grandmother Rose Wildfeuer who is also a member of BMH-BJ. This trip will certainly mean a lot to me and I am very appreciative that I am given the privilege to attend this trip!

Hannah Mackiernan

On IST I will have a unique opportunity. We will visit concentration camps in Poland which will be very sad, and then visit Israel, the heart of Judaism and a holy land. I had the privilege to travel to Israel with my family for my Bat Mitzvah three years ago and had a wonderful experience. I can’t wait to go back this summer! I look forward to meeting a lot of new people on the trip as well as making lots of unforgettable memories with some of my best friends. I feel this trip will continue to strengthen my Jewish identity and I can’t wait to make it a positive summer experience and one I will never forget!

Alex Shoflick

I am going back to Israel to establish a deeper connection with my Judaism and Jewish roots. I always found it remarkable that one could point at any dot on the Israeli map and there is over 3,000 years of history about it. I will be walking in the footsteps of my biblical ancestors and the rich history excites me. Being in Israel you get a chance to feel connected to something bigger than yourself. Our communities are like the roots of a tree, and it’s trunk is Israel, the part where we all come together. I feel fortunate to have this chance to be in the homeland of the Jewish people and hope to understand why being Jewish makes me unique and special.


LifeCycles Pre-K Graduations Mazal Tov To Our BMH-BJ Pre-K Graduates!

4th Friday Dinner & Speaker Series An Evening of Small Plates and Not-SoSmall Talk Friday, July 27 7:30pm Main Foyer Shabbat Nachamu has become a moment in the Jewish calendar for Jewish singles to mix and match. Tu B’Av (the 15th of Av) has been called “Jewish Valentine’s Day.”

LifeCycles High School Graduations Sydney Beckett

Sydney Beckett is graduating with high honors from Cherry Creek High School. Sydney participated in the marching band and played basketball at Creek. She also served on the Rose Youth Foundation, was active in BBYO, and tutored math. Sydney will be attending Duke University in the fall where she plans to study Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. Sydney is the daughter of David and Jacqui Beckett and the granddaughter of Michael and Bobbi Miller, Marion and Storm Rhode and the late Martin Beckett.

July’s 4th Friday program will feature tapas and tastes, cocktails and small plates. To further encourage conversation, the evening will host playful moments of connection - and possibly competition in lieu of a speaker. Register online: bmh-bj.org/4th-Friday

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LifeCycles High School Graduations Claire Zoe Pells

4th Friday Dinner & Speaker Series Featuring Guest Speaker Jamie Fleischman & Chinese Cuisine Friday, August 24 7:30pm Fisher Hall Our last 4th Friday Program of the summer will feature Chinese cuisine and welcome guest speaker Jamie Fleishman. Jamie lived and worked in China and is a former resident of Moishe House Beijing. Jamie has traveled the world educating young adults like himself in the Moishe House network, sharing his knowledge of Jewish communities in China and all corners of the globe. Register online: bmh-bj.org/4th-Friday

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Claire Zoe Pells, daughter of Mark & Allison Pells, received her High School Graduate Diploma on December 30, 2017. She has been attending various schools including with Denver School of the Arts, Thomas Jefferson, and the Denver Online School. We’re very proud of her. She is currently working as a Barista at Starbucks and will start college in the fall.

Molly Parris

Molly Parris, daughter of Jeffrey & Bobbie Parris, graduated with honors from Cherry Creek High School on May 23, 2018. She was also selected to speak at the graduation ceremony. Molly will start at American University, in Washington, DC in the fall. With an interest in creating public policy, her plans include a degree called CLEG: communication, legal studies, economics and government.

Arielle Jacki Williamson

Arielle Jacki Williamson, daughter of Jason and Ronit Williamson, graduated from Denver Jewish Day School with academic honors and distinction in Judaic Studies on May 24, 2018. Interested in studying in the medical field, Arielle will attend Emory University in the fall. A long-time soccer player for the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club and George Washington High School, she will also be playing inter-collegiate soccer at Emory, and looking forward to the challenge and of becoming a student-athlete.

Kate Freiheiter

Kate Freiheiter is graduating from the IB program at Dakota Ridge High School. Kate’s parents are Janemarie Newton, Michael Freiheiter, and step-mother Ellice Goldberg. Her maternal grandparents are Maria Newton and the late Gerald Newton z”l. Kate’s paternal grandparents are Beatrice Freiheiter and the late Felix Freiheiter z”l. In addition to her IB studies, Kate is both a 5A division track and field and swim athlete. Kate will attend Colorado State University and study in the colleges of biomedical and natural sciences.


LifeCycles High School Graduations Estee Dechtman

Estee Dechtman is graduating top of her class with a 4.8 GPA from the Denver School of the Arts. Her passions lie in performing arts and social justice. She serves as 1 of 5 international thespian officers, a state thespian officer and is President of the theater department. She served as co-chair of the Mayor’s Youth Commission and began the program for the Mayor’s Seal of Education Equity in Denver schools. She is following her dream to go to school in New York City and will be attending Barnard College at Columbia University this fall. From her baby naming to confirmation, Estee is grateful for her experiences at BMH-BJ Synagogue. Jewish values are very important to her and she plans to get involved at the Barnard/Columbia Hillel. Estee is the daughter of Jennifer and Evan Dechtman and is the sister of Barry and Isaac. She is the granddaughter of H. Michael and Bobbi Lou Miller and Lenore Dechtman and the late Barry Dechtman, of blessed memory.

Arielle Noam

Arielle Rose Noam is the daughter of Bauch and Cindy Noam and big sister to Jonathan. She is graduating from George Washington High School. Arielle has been a student of the International Baccalaureate program at GW and an active member of the Speech and Debate team for four years. She is currently the Colorado State Champion in Dramatic Interpretation. Arielle has been a part of BBYO for five years, holding leadership positions including Regional Board S’Ganit, Chapter S’Ganit, and Chapter MIT Mom. Arielle will continue her work at BBYO international as an intern in Washington D.C where she will attend George Washington University starting fall 2018. “We are extremely proud of the strong, independent, courageous, goal-oriented woman you have become. Aba and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you. Keep reaching for your stars to infinity and beyond. We love you with all of our hearts and souls. Mommy, Aba and Jonathan”

Tisha B’Av Film Presentation & Discussion led by Rabbi Chaitovsky Sunday, July 22 5:15pm Gallery Inheritance is the story of Monika Hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer Amon Goeth. Hertwig has spent her life in the shadow of her father’s sins, trying to come to terms with her “inheritance.” She seeks out Helen Jonas, who was enslaved by Goeth and who is one of the few living eyewitnesses to his unspeakable brutality. The women’s raw, emotional meeting unearths terrible truths and lingering questions about how the actions of our parents can continue to ripple through generations.

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7:30am Daf Yomi 8:30am Shacharit 6:45pm Mincha/Maariv

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Tisha B’Av 7:30am Daf Yomi 8:30am Shacharit 5:15pm Film: “Inheritance” 7:45pm Mincha/Maariv 8:53pm Fast Ends 9:04pm Havdalah

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5:30am Daf Yomi 6:30am Shacharit 11:00am Ellyn Hutt’s Class 1:00pm Senior Chavurah 6:45pm Mincha/Maariv

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5:45am Daf Yomi 6:45am Shacharit 6:45pm Mincha 8:03pm Candle Lighting

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Shabbat Hazon Devarim Yonatan Bashari Bar Mitzvah Erev Tisha B’Av 8:00am Daf Yomi 9:00am Sanctuary 9:15am Chapel 10:00am Taste of Torah 12:15pm Pirkei Avot w/ Rabbi Chai 6:45pm Mincha 7:15pm Return Home to Eat 8:22pm Fast Begins 9:05pm Baruch HaMavdil 9:30pm Maariv & Eicha

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Calendar Highlight: Summer Fast Days Fast of Tammuz July 1 | Tisha B’Av July 21-22

We are partnering, once again, with Fast for Feast founded by Rabbi Marc Gitler. Fast for Feast is an attempt to reclaim an ancient custom of taking the money saved due to fasting, and donating it to individuals who regularly face hunger. By doing so you will transform your fast into a feast for the hungry. 16


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Calendar Highlight: Preparing for the High Holy Days Rosh Hashanah Begins Sunday Night, September 9 Be sure to check our website and our weekly emails as High Holy Day information, including tickets and youth programming, will be announced in August. The next issue of the Scribe will cover fall holy days Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Stay tuned!

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5:30am Daf Yomi 6:30am Shacharit 11:00am Ellyn Hutt’s Class 1:00pm Senior Chavurah 6:30pm Mincha/Maariv

5:30am Daf Yomi 6:30am Shacharit 11:00am Ellyn Hutt’s Class 6:20pm Mincha/Maariv

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5:45am Daf Yomi 6:45am Shacharit 6:20pm Mincha 7:23pm Candle Lighting 7:30pm 4th Friday

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LifeCycles College Graduations Robert Zirinsky

Robert Zirinsky is graduating from Yeshiva University with a degree in Finance. Robert plans on beginning the Smicha Program at Yeshivah University after spending a few months at the MIR in Jerusalem. He was given the Mazer Yeshivah Program Award. His parents are Ellice Goldberg, Mark Zirinsky, and step-father Michael Freiheiter. Grandparents are Marvin z”l and Hanna Goldberg, Ellen Snyder, Dan z”l and Gilda Zirinsky. Robert is the brother of David Zirinsky and Kate Freiheiter.

Samuel Boscoe

Samuel Ethan Boscoe, son of Mark & Krista Boscoe, graduated from the University of Arizona on May 8, 2018 with a degree in Political Science and thematic minor in Conflict Resolution and a minor in Judaic Studies. He plans to travel in Europe for a few weeks after graduation before starting a job at Arrow Electronics in the Denver Tech Center.

Ari and Esti Shapiro

Ari and Esti Shapiro, grandchildren of Michael and Karen Shapiro, graduated from college. Esti graduated Cum Laude from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Architecture, concentrating on urbanism and minoring in media, culture, and communication studies. She represented all the graduates as the student commencement speaker. Esti was editor-in-chief of the WIT Architecture Journal and received the President’s Award in Architecture for academic excellence and consistent involvement in co-curricular activities and the Paragon Award received by the senior who has exhibited energy and enthusiasm for their leadership role at WIT. She will return to WIT in the fall to pursue a Masters Degree in Architecture. Ari graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and Honors from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He majored in International History with a certificate in Jewish Civilization. Ari will make Aliyah to Israel this summer and plans to serve in the IDF, hopefully in a position where he will be able to use his knowledge of both Hebrew and Arabic. Following his service, he would like to go to graduate school in the field of diplomacy.

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LifeCycles College Graduations Sadie Parris

Sadie Parris, daughter of Jeffrey & Bobbie Parris, graduated from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business with a Master’s in Accountancy on March 9, 2018. Sadie has passed all four parts of the CPA exam and will start full-time with KPMG in Denver working in the Alternative Investments tax practice this fall.

Shira Schwartz

Shira Schwartz, daughter of Sandi & Andy Schwartz and granddaughter of Mel & Louise Eskanos and Sandor & Veronika Schwartz, graduated on May 10th 2018 from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She is graduating with Summa Cum Laude in the major of Art, Media, and Entertainment, with a minor in business administration. She plays an active role in the Jewish community on campus. Shira is a member of the board for Wildcats for Israel, the pro-Israel club on campus, as well as a Hebrew tutor through the Judaic Studies program. She is very excited to begin her post college career in Denver!

Molly Rosen

Molly Rosen graduated from The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. She graduated with a Master’s of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries. Molly is the daughter of Michael and Ilene Rosen and the granddaughter of Elaine Rosen and Anna Hemd. Molly now lives in Los Angeles.

LifeCycles PhD Graduation Bradley Edelman

Bradley Edelman, a 2008 graduate of Cherry Creek High School and a 2012 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in January 2018. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Bradley is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald and Bonnie Edelman of Greenwood Village. 20


LifeCycles Achievements Zac Pells

Pirkei Avot with Rabbi Chaitovsky Shabbat Afternoons June 2 - August 11 12:30pm Library Join Rabbi Chaitovsky after Kool Kiddush on Shabbat mornings this summer for his spectacular class on Pirkei Avot: Genius of the Rabbis. Pirkei Avot (“Ethics of Our Fathers”) is one of the best-known and most-cited of Jewish texts. Jews worldwide are familiar with its maxims such as “If I am only for myself, who am I?”, “The world stands on three things: Torah , service, and acts of loving kindness”, and “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.” Engage with this ancient but accessible text each Shabbat. 21

Zac Pells, son of Mark and Allison Pells, is currently serving in the United States Air Force. In November 2017, he was promoted to Staff Sergent, a Non-Commissioned Officer. Zac follows the family tradition of serving in the US Army Air Corps/Air Force as did his grandfather and great-grandfather.

Joseph Parris

Joseph Parris was awarded four Idaho Press Club awards at their ceremony April 28, 2018, including Best Health and Medical Report and Best Government and Political Report. In addition, he was nominated for a regional Emmy to be awarded in June for his reporting at KTVB-7 in Boise, Idaho. Joe is a breaking news and political correspondent at the Idaho NBC affiliate.

Rebecca Gold, Jake Miller & Max Miller

Mazal tov to Steve and Maxine Miller on the graduation of their granddaughter Rebecca Gold with a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embrey Riddle University in Daytona Beach and on the graduation of their grandson Jake Miller with an BA in Business from the University of Miami Florida Business School. Rebecca now plans to go to graduate school and Jake has been offered a position in land development in Metro Denver. Their grandson Max Miller is engaged to be married to Yael Brandt this coming autumn.

We apologize if we have inadvertently omitted anyone’s significant birthday or anniversary.

If you have information that you would like us to include in the next edition of the Scribe, please email clergyassist@bmh-bj.org by July 16.


LifeCycles Diamond Anniversaries Gail and David Dym celebrate their 60th

wedding anniversary.

Gail & David married on June 14, 1958. Gail is a native of Colorado and David was born in Zürich, Switzerland. Their son had his Bar Mitzvah at BMH-BJ. Maternal grandparents were long-time members at BMH.

Shofar Blast-Off Sunday, August 12 9:15am Chapel

Welcome the month of Elul on Rosh Chodesh with a once-in-ayear shofar blowing opportunity! Bring your own shofar or ask to borrow a friend’s as we learn about the significance of blowing shofar each weekday in Elul. Learn the Dona and Michael Mandell celebrate their blasts we all know and 60th wedding anniversary. love, from the joyous tekiah to the trembling The wedding took place June 15, 1958 in Chicago, teruah and the wailing Dona’s hometown, where they met while shevarim. attending the University of Chicago. Michael, a Denver native, attended Hebrew School at Jumpstart your BMH and was Bar Mitzvah there in 1950. Both preparation for the paternal grandparents are memorialized on the New Year and the white marble plaques in the halls of BMH-BJ. Yamim Noraim - Days Michael is a regular at the daily minyan and both of Awe - with a nice attend services weekly in the Chapel service. round of collective Their daughter Chava, married Eric Riemer, shofar blowing. formerly of Pittsburgh, ten years ago in our Chapel.

“The answer to our long happy marriage has to do with the fact that not only do we love each other but we also respect each other and our space. We give each other room to do our own thing besides doing so many wonderful things with our family and taking many wonderful trips. May we have many more years together.”

“We are grateful to be together all these years and to share continued joys, like welcoming our first grandchild, Zeke Riemer in 2017.”

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LifeCycles Golden Anniversaries Barbara and Stephen Engel celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Barbara and Stephen married on August 25, 1968.

“Now that we are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, we have discovered that it is not just for “old” people anymore. Is it possible that maybe our parents and grandparents weren’t that old either when they reached this milestone? Reflecting on our legacy at the BMH-BJ, however, has made us aware of how many years have actually passed. Are Barbara’s black and white Bat Mitzvah and confirmation pictures hanging on the synagogue wall part of the ancient archives? Our wedding followed in 1968 with a ceremony in the Beth Joseph chapel, so the connection continued. Our three children made their own memories—Marnie and Allison’s sweet rendition of Anim Zemirot, and Ricky’s choir solos were featured attractions—at least to us! Each one of them fondly remembers their synagogue years, the Shabbat “superspecials” with Ken Halpern and Shelly and Jerry Rotenberg at the helm. And, of course, bonds of friendship formed. One of those friendships led to the marriage of our daughter, Marnie, to Stephen Hayutin—one of the last weddings to take place in the Beth Joseph sanctuary. Just as we were about to begin our wedding ceremony, those many years ago, it started raining and Rabbi Goldberger announced with a smile that this was a good omen. Clearly, that was true for us. We are very grateful for our lives together.

Ardie and Charlene Wandel celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Ardie and Charlene married on June 11, 1968.

“Ardie has always been involved in BMH and BMH-BJ. Working there from college into the early years of our marriage and in a leadership capacity ever since. We have had a lot of health issues to deal with for several years, so you must be kind to your partner and appreciate each other. We have always enjoyed traveling. We met at the first Jewish singles dance in Denver at Temple Emanuel. A funny recollection I have is from after we were married a short time. We went to the movies one night and Ardie went out to get popcorn and didn’t return for a long time. I looked back and saw him sitting next to another woman eating popcorn and enjoying the movie.”

Jack and Mari Kimel celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at Beth Joseph, June 23, 1968, which is where they met in 1966. They are blessed with four children and 11 grandchildren and that keeps them busy traveling from coast to coast. Jack was raised in Israel and The United States Air Force brought him to Denver when he was 18. Mari was born in Poland, had a few short years in Israel and was raised in Denver. They both attend services at BMH-BJ congregation. They recommend having a good sense of humor for a long lasting marriage. 23


What! In Your 90s Already?

LifeCycles 90+ Birthdays

Mr. Joe Pells - 90 on March 9

Joe Pells was celebrated by his family and friends. Joe was born in Denver, and except for various times in his life, like military service in Japan, lived most of his life here. The family has been members of BMH for over 100 years, where they were confirmed, Bar/Bat Mitzvahed, and married. Joe has always been dedicated to his family, which to his great joy include his children Mark and Allison Pells, Penny Lipsitz & Andy Pells, and 10 grandchildren. Joe has been a pillar of the Denver community, giving selflessly to local organizations both financially and in time and energy. Even today, he volunteers at AARP every week to counsel members about potential scams and how to avoid them…an activity for which he was awarded a “Channel 7 Every Day Hero” award. His children and grandchildren are grateful for the wisdom and experience he shares.

Mrs. Rose Wildfeuer - 90 on April 11

Family and friends from Denver, Los Angeles and New York gathered at the East Side Kosher Deli to celebrate this amazing milestone. Rose is always spirited, energetic, engaging and friendly with those around her. She certainly has an eye for fashion and a sense of style. She is a keen card player who can play Pan with the best of them. She is a regular fixture at the shul on Shabbat; attending services every Saturday, rain or shine. As most of us know, she lives one block away from the synagogue and loves this shul dearly. Rose has been a loyal member of our shul, which she joined with Seymour, z”l, just over fifty years ago. She is a holocaust survivor, a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is affectionately known as the Bubbe of the family.

Mrs. Luba Rodman - 90 on June 16

“I was born in Chicago, grew up in Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma City, and eventually moved to Denver where I have lived most of my adult life, since 1955. As a member of Beth Joseph, my two daughters both had their Bat Mitzvahs there, and many years later two of my Denver grandchildren had their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs at BMH-BJ Synagogue. I have been blessed with three children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. My family has been my greatest joy and my heart is overflowing with pride and love. Today I am happily living at Kavod Senior Life where I am enjoying the multitude of activities they have to offer. I read this quote and feel it’s words are exactly how I feel “I will never regret getting old. I know too many people who never had that privilege.” 24


LifeCycles 90+ Birthdays Mr. Harold Rosen - 91 on July 4

Harold was born and raised in Denver and graduated from the University of Denver. His wife Marjorie moved here from Salt Lake City when they married 58 years ago. Their son Barry in Los Angeles is involved in the movie business. Their daughter Rickie lives in Denver and is an occupational therapist. They all see each other often, especially his daughter with whom Harold skis and bike rides.Harold spent most of his career life in the furniture business, from which he retired about 9 years ago. Harold was also on the Board of Directors of the American Growth Fund for many years. Now he keeps busy handling investment properties. “I am very happy that I am still skiing and bike riding and still handling my business transactions and traveling a bit with my wife and children.” The secret to longevity? “I would recommend to people that they keep very busy as long as they can. I do daily exercising and enjoy going out to dinner with my wife.”

Mr. Leland Huttner - 91 on July 4

Leland Huttner was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He went to East High School where he was a great tennis player. He graduated from CU and then went to DU Law school. He was bar mitzved and confirmed at BMH. During Leland’s college years, he taught Sunday school at BMH. He went on to sit on many committees and was extremely active at the Shul. Leland served as President of BMH from 1974-1977. In 1989, Leland and his wife, Marilyn, of blessed memory, were honored at the BMH 92nd annual dinner. Leland continues to be active in the Denver Jewish community and attends Shabbat morning services as often as possible at BMH-BJ. Leland has four children, one son-in-law and three daughter-in-laws, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is beloved by his family and the entire Denver Jewish community. He lives by his mother’s motto, may you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

Dr. John Joshua - 92 on July 26

At 92 and many simchas later: My eldest granddaughter Jasmine is graduating from Meira academy in Palo Alto. My lovely granddaughter Jade is wonderfully successful in the Denver Jewish Day School. My grandson Gus celebrated his bar mitzvah at BMH-BJ and was joined by all my In-town an out-of-town family earlier this year. I am still savoring the achievements of my children Susan, Jackie and Jim, Michael and their significant others. Looking forward to these simchas has been the secret to my longevity. I enjoyed my medical practice, my family and my loving wife Natalie of 60 years. My current quest is to encourage people to be happy. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.“ – Spurgeon. The couple also marks their 60th wedding anniversary this summer! 25


LifeCycles Birthdays Prof. Bernard Spilka - 92 on August 12

Prof. Bernard Spilka PhD turns 92 this summer! He was a professor in Psychology at DU for 40 years and has been emeritus for 20 years, continuing to be very involved volunteering with the university. Bernard has written and co-edited 15 books on various topics… psychology, psychology of religion (A 5th edition is coming out this summer), Education of Sioux Indians, and Children with cancer in school. He has been president of local to international professional organizations. Married 65 years this December to Ellen Spilka, who turns 89 this summer! They have three children who are all married, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild. The couple has lived in Denver for 61 years. Bernie originated as a New Yorker; Ellen’s family escaped Hitler and came from Germany to the U.S. in 1938. They say “I think we have a wonderful, if not exceptional married life.”

Mr. Arthur Moss - 90 on August 16

Arthur (Art) Moss, turning 90 this August, is a holocaust survivor who came to Denver in 1947. He married his wife, Arlene Balaban, in 1957 and they celebrated 60 years of marriage last August. He has three sons, Michael, Perry, and Ira, two daughters-in-law Susie and Bambi, and four grandchildren, Alison, Steven, Catharine and David. Art served on the BMH Board (before it became BMH-BJ) for 25 years. He was President of the BMH Men’s club, Chaired an Annual Dinner and when Rabbi Stanley Wagner was retiring, and co-chaired several other Annual Dinners. He ushered during the High Holidays for 20 years. Art worked for Miller Western Wear for 5 years, Karman Western Wear for over 30 years and Pasternack’s Loan Office for 24 years. He was President of Travelers Protective Association of America, CO division, for two years, and President of the Denver division for four years, and State SecretaryTreasurer for that organization for 10 years.

Mr. Joseph Silver - 91 on August 21

As a young man, Joe Silver was an athletic marvel, lettering in football, basketball, and baseball at East High School, and going on to play professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers. After two years with the Tigers, Joe returned home to help the family business, Silver Auto and Radio Supply Company. In 1943, the Joe Silver Kindness Charities was founded to help those in need. In addition to his love of helping people in the area, Joe has a passion for rescuing animals in need. Joe’s charities have saved the lives of over 400 animals, and Joe himself has taken in over a dozen dogs.

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Contributions from February 1, 2018 to May 7, 2018

WE THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY TO AND SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING FUNDS: Marcia Naiman Marcia Naiman Marcia Naiman Marcia Naiman Carol Venor Phil Yeddis Susie & Paul Fishman Susie & Paul Fishman

Abe Gold Library Fund Yahrzeit of Abe Gold In Memory of Bina Cooper In Honor of Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Larry Rubenstein In Honor of Al Levin Yahrzeit of Gloria Gold Yahrzeit of Ann Yeddis Anita's Garden Fund In Memory of Bina Cooper Yahrzeit of Anita Stiglitz

Annual Event Donations Hally Bregman Annual Event Donation Hinda Buchbinder Annual Event Donation Harold Cohen Annual Event Donation Sara & Arnold Goldstein Annual Event Donation Batzion & Michael Goodman Annual Event Donation Sharon Jacobson Annual Event Donation Joanne & Kenneth Kauvar Annual Event Donation Rhonda & Jeffrey Kaye Annual Event Donation Debra Lazer Annual Event Donation M. & Strohm Link Annual Event Donation David Pells Annual Event Donation Phil Stahl Annual Event Donation Ronit & Jason Williamson Annual Event Donation Bernard Zeligman Annual Event Donation Arden Wandel Education Fund Yahrzeit of Rose Volock Yahrzeit of Morris Davis Yahrzeit of Phil Shaiman In Memory of Eleanor Hailpern In Honor of Joe Silver In Memory of Rosa Wolf In Memory of Moishe Albert In Memory of Ron Siedelman Yahrzeit of Sam, Lazarus,Sarah Wandel, Sid, Bernard & Abraham Golden Hazel Gensberg Yahrzeit of Herman Gensberg & Rose Golden Hazel Gensberg In Memory of James Patrick Hazel Gensberg Get Well Wishes to Joe Bean Arlene Hirschfeld Yahrzeit of Gertrude Waldman Renee Leventhal Yahrzeit of Sara Goldberg Judith & Stephen Sterner In Memory of Rosa Wolf Judith & Stephen Sterner Yahrzeit of James Trent Brian Story Yahrzeit of Donald Story Sura & Norman Veta Yahrzeit of Elaine Veta Sura & Norman Veta In Memory of Vivian Gurofsky Sura & Norman Veta Yahrzeit of Irene Sachs Sura & Norman Veta Yahrzeit of Mildred Weiss, Sam Veta, Joseph Sachs Sura & Norman Veta In Memory of Harold Lande Sura & Norman Veta Yahrzeit of Herman Gensberg Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Dick Meyer Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Jerry Neiman Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Moishe Albert Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Bruce Glazer’s Father Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Rabbi Josh Lipsitz Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Irv Ash Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Jerry Pluss Charlene & Arden Wandel Speedy Recovery to Bob Feder Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Sam Pluss Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Henry Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Shirley Price Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Warren Toltz Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Doris Tuteur Charlene & Arden Wandel In Memory of Donald Story

Sandra & Stan Bauer Gloria & Alan Davis Hazel Gensberg Hazel Gensberg Hazel Gensberg Hazel Gensberg Hazel Gensberg Hazel Gensberg Hazel Gensberg

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Karen & Michael Shapiro Gary Walkovitz Sofica Fuchs Susan Barter Kenneth Hailpern Kenneth Hailpern Sue & Jordan Hochstadt Frieda Levenson Iverne Treidel Cheri Warshaw

Breakfast Fund Yahrzeit of Edna Cohen Yahrzeit of Sam Walkovitz Bruce Kippur Fund Yahrzeit of Matilda Grinberg Camp & Scholarship Fund Yahrzeit of Ann Schiff Yahrzeit of Evelyn Hailpern Yahrzeit of Clara Schreiber Yahrzeit of Bertha Farkas Yahrzeit of Anna Oxman Yahrzeit of Sherrie Zinn Yahrzeit of Jerry Karsh

Cantor's Discretionary Fund Rebecca & Anthony Rubenstein Refuah Sh'lemah to Michael Brittan Roselyn Ash Yahrzeit of Sarah Adelman Hally Bregman In Honor of Joe Silver Aaron Bregman Yahrzeit of Maurice Bregman Ellen Bregman Yahrzeit of Rosabel Druckman Hally Bregman Birthday Wishes to Scott Tene Hally Bregman Yahrzeit of Maurice Frenkel Howard Edelman Yahrzeit of Abraham Edelman Jacqui Elkins In Honor of Joe Silver Jacqueline Elkins Birthday Wishes to Scott Tene Jacqueline Elkins Yahrzeit of Maurice Frenkel Neil Fishman Yahrzeit of Harold Fishman Linda Fogel Yahrzeit of Goldye Radetsky Sally Gardenswartz Yahrzeit of Lazarus Nathenson Jerome Greene Yahrzeit of Sam Schreiber Duffy Hatch Get Well Wishes to Feliz Banker Jerry Kazzaz Yahrzeit of Louise Kazzaz Nathan Khodadad Yahrzeit of Issac Khodadad Daniel Klaiman Yahrzeit of Bill Klaiman Gladys Mclean Yahrzeit of Jacob & Paula Seewald Arlene & Arthur Moss Yahrzeit of Rose Balaban Arthur Moss Yahrzeit of Pearl Moss & Elias Moss Ted Pomeranz Yahrzeit of Jennie Pomeranz Ted Pomeranz Yahrzeit of Max Pomeranz Sondra Pomeranz Yahrzeit of Joseph Wagner Sam Seewald Yahrzeit of Paula Seewald Melanie, Lee & Philip Siegel Yahrzeit of Gregory Reich & Helen Reich Melanie, Lee, Philip Siegel Yahrzeit of Philip Reich Ilene Stein Yahrzeit of J Harry Singer Gary Tessler Yahrzeit of Ruth Lightstone & Harry Lightstone Mark & Elena Veta Yahrzeit of Elaine Veta Morton Zerobnick Yahrzeit of Beatrice Zerobnick Ellen Brown Wendy Davis Wendy Davis Barbara Dey Barbara Dey Eileen Eller Esther & Bruce Flossic Norman Friedman Sally Gardenswartz Hanna Goldberg Debbie Goodman Debbie Goodman Marion Isenberg Joyce & Harold Koch Joyce & Harold Koch Zahava Koll Debra Kupetz-Ehr

Chesed Fund Yahrzeit of Ben & Don Freedberg Yahrzeit of Harry Wittlin In Memory of Bina Cooper Yahrzeit of Morris Ziskin Yahrzeit of Mirel Carl Yahrzeit of Morey Miller In Honor of Joe Silver & In Memory of Mel Goldberg Yahrzeit of Blanche Goodstein Yahrzeit of Lester Gardenswartz Yahrzeit of Reba Kraut Yahrzeit of Berta Goodman Yahrzeit of Ralph Goodman Yahrzeit of Max Goodman Yahrzeit of Adolpf Koch Yahrzeit of Fannie Nash Yahrzeit of Ethel Karp Yahrzeit of Melvin Cohen


Peggy Lehmann Pesia Lenczner Trudy Rubinson Dysia Sonenreich Barbara Suson Judith Tanenbaum

Yahrzeit of Naomi Sheftel Yahrzeit of Eugenie Lenczner Yahrzeit of Frank Rubinson Yahrzeit of Malka Sonenreich Yahrzeit of Fannie Kerson Yahrzeit of Phyllis Kippur

Dr. Sydney & Bessie Waldman Fund Sharon & Jeff Waldman In Memory of Eli Yoelin Shirley & Family Yoelin In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer Eddie & Lillian Penn Fund Yahrzeit of Simon Penn Yahrzeit of Morris Penn & Leon Penn Yahrzeit of Isador Penn & Anna Penn

Dona Oliner Dona Penn-Oliner Dona Penn-Oliner Steve Rotenberg Bess Saliman Terry Wolf

Floyd Saliman Scholarship Fund Yahrzeit of Mamie Cobrin Yahrzeit of Gertrude Singer Yahrzeit of Fred Wolf

Gary Cooper Family Fund Roni & Ron Brown In Memory of Bina Cooper Ann Jill & David Drucker In Memory of Bina Cooper Honey & Charles Goldberg In Memory of Bina Cooper Sandi & Jeff Kline In Memory of Bina Cooper Stephen Leichtman In Memory of Bina Cooper Christopher Ricca In Memory of Bina Cooper Jean Rosen Yahrzeit of Marcella Rosen & Molly Fox Jill & Howard Snyder In Memory of Bina Cooper Mark Weinstein In Memory of Bina Cooper General Donations Norma Goldblatt In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer Suzan & Bob Springer Get Well Wishes to Fay Finkelstein Suzan & Bob Springer Get Well Wishes to Josh Flaum Ben Streltzer In Memory of Moish Albert Bernice & Anschel Tarlie Yahrzeit of May Kuper & Elaine Katz Lois Blitt Lois Blitt Lois Blitt Lois Blitt Melody Blitt Bonnie Edelman Bonnie Edelman Ron Edelman Jean Rosen Jean Rosen Marcella & Steve Wolf Stephen Wolf Marcella & Stephen Wolf Marcella & Stephen Wolf Deanie Anderson Fay Brenner Myrna & Mel Engbar Myrna & Mel Engbar Myrna & Mel Engbar Myrna & Mel Engbar Myrna & Mel Engbar Dvorah Hyman Evelyn Makovsky Helen Morris Barbara Suson Sharon Witkin

Harold Blitt Fund In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer In Memory of Leo Blitt, Irving Opper, Bina Cooper Yahrzeit of Sadie Spitzer In Memory of Mary Farfel In Memory of Mary Farfel Yahrzeit of Benjamin Krauss Yahrzeit of Harry Finkelberg, Sol Edelman, David Lapidus Yahrzeit of Jacob Edelman In Memory of Molly Fox & Marcella Rosen Yahrzeit of Arnold Rosen & Irving Rosen Yahrzeit of Roberta Greenberg Yahrzeit of Benny Fox In Memory of Doris Tuteur In Honor of Lois Blitt’s Birthday Israel Study Tour Fund Yahrzeit of Blanche Sunshine Yahrzeit of Anna Koladicki In Memory of Bina Cooper In Memory of Rosa Wolf In Memory of Doris Tuteur In Memory of Ron Kaye Yahrzeit of Robert Engbar & Minnie Engbar Yahrzeit of Belle Eskanos Yahrzeit of Klara Bachrach Yahrzeit of Bessie Morris Yahrzeit of Ethel Landow Yahrzeit of Saul Witkin

Jack & Dorothy Lopata Fund Barbara & Sanford Metzel In Memory of Bina Cooper

Jack & Dorothy Lopata Fund (continued from left column) Barbara & Sanford Metzel Yahrzeit of Jack Lopata Leonard Sher Yahrzeit of Hannah Sher Sandy & Brad Gibbons Ira Tannenbaum

Joe Gibbons Prayer Book Fund Yahrzeit of Dorothy Gibbons Yahrzeit of Irene Tannenbaum

Albert Banker Shelly & Phil Barkan Sharlene Baum Sandy & Joe Bean John Bekerman David Dym Robin & Michael Engleberg Robin & Michael Engleberg Robin & Michael Engleberg Robin & Michael Engleberg Robin & Michael Engleberg Vicki & Craig Eskanos Libby Feld Alisa Garner Paula Hutt Feyga Katsenelson Rosalyn Kirkel Inessa Novoselsky Joe Pells Joe Pells Joe Pells Joseph Pells Joseph Pells Paul Schiff Lucille Siegal Norma & Philip Sierota Beverly & Family Sigman Elaine Singer Marcia Snyder

Leland Huttner

Kiddush Fund Yahrzeit of Brenda Banker Yahrzeit of Eva Eskanos Yahrzeit of Sylvia Schuster Yahrzeit of Morris Braude Yahrzeit of Mascha Bekerman Yahrzeit of Manya Fessel Dym In Honor of Bob Springer In Honor of Hazel Gensberg In Memory of Moishe Albert In Honor of Fred & Maxine Davine In Honor of Adrian & Pam Costanza Yahrzeit of Jacob Silverberg Yahrzeit of Leib Furer Yahrzeit of Milton Tanzer Yahrzeit of Lee Ruth Milmon Yahrzeit of Srul Schvartschneayder Yahrzeit of Abraham Kirkel Yahrzeit of Boris Kleyner Yahrzeit of Jordan Pells Yahrzeit of Mildred Kolitz Yahrzeit of Louise Pells Yahrzeit of Harry Pells Yahrzeit of Betty Hahn Yahrzeit of Meyer Schiff Yahrzeit of Mary Jacobs & Sidney Jacobs Yahrzeit of Celia Malkin, Arthur Malkin, Irene Koster Yahrzeit of Morris Sigman Yahrzeit of Ethel Davis & Max Davis In Memory of Dick Meyer Tom Surek Yahrzeit of Mike Surek

Leland Huttner Scholarship Fund Yahrzeit of Roy Shapiro & Rose Shapiro

Donna Paul Donna Paul Steve Rotenberg Rosette Steinberg Rosette Steinberg Millie Zerobnick

Max & Goldie Wedgle Fund Yahrzeit of Dorothy Weisbly In Memory of Harold Lande Yahrzeit of Richard Friedman In Memory of Sid Milzer Yahrzeit of David Steinberg, Elka Schamus, Jean Friedman, Joseph Wedgle Yahrzeit of Beatrice Pomeranz

Max Weisbly Charity Fund Gayle & Allan Boxer Birthday Wishes to Joe Pells Sherry & Allan Tenenbaum Yahrzeit of Ida Tenenbaum Donna Paul Yahrzeit of Max Weisbly & Anne Berman Marjorie & John Berman Marjorie & John Berman Marjorie & John Berman John Berman Tatiana Shusterman Marcee Kutner

Michael Boxer Michael Boxer Florence Melnick Florence Melnick

Mesorah Fund Yahrzeit of Jeanne Katz Yahrzeit of Elliott Katz In Memory of Donald Story Yahrzeit of Sam Berman & Joseph Berman Mt. Nebo Cemetery Yahrzeit of Luba Gendelev Nathan Schwartz Fund Yahrzeit of Nathan Schwartz & Frieda Kutner Paul Boxer Memorial Fund Yahrzeit of Paul Boxer Yahrzeit of Ida Boxer Yahrzeit of Sam Boxer Yahrzeit of Ida Boxer

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Preschool Playground Fund Sarah & Yaneev Golombek Preschool Playground Joyce & Harold Koch Yahrzeit of Leona Koch Fanny & Helen Starr Happy Birthday to Rose Wildfeuer Rabbi's Discretionary Fund Sandra & Stan Bauer Yahrzeit of Charles Bauer Hinda Buchbinder Yahrzeit of Abraham Prottas Judith Cohen In Memory of Parents Stanley Farber Yahrzeit of Anne Farber, William Farber Eleanor & Murray Hoffman Yahrzeit of Rose Hoffman Alan Karsh Yahrzeit of Jack Karsh David Kazzaz Yahrzeit of Louise Kazzaz Roberta Miller Yahrzeit of Edith Robinson & Hyman Robinson Roberta Miller Yahrzeit of Robert Miller Roberta Miller Yahrzeit of Vera Miller Herbert Milstein Yahrzeit of Beverly Milstein Gary Mobel Yahrzeit of Harvey Kaminsky Gary Mobell Yahrzeit of Ann Kaminsky & Yitzchik Kaminsky Hinda Pester Yahrzeit of Max Pester Tina & Bud Slatkin Yahrzeit of Gordon Slatkin Eileen Spector Yahrzeit of Harry Mathless Sharon Stein Yahrzeit of Hyman Felsen David Zapiler In Memory of Mania Roland Richard & Evelyn Saliman Fund Diane & Robert Hochstadt Yahrzeit of Rachel Gilman & Eugene Farkas Shelley & Jerry Rotenberg Yahrzeit of Elaine Slavsky Ron Saliman In Memory of Evelyn Saliman Audree & Ron Saliman Yahrzeit of Rachel Gilman Rose Saper Flower Fund Yahrzeit of Benjamin Shapiro Yahrzeit of Eddie Glass Yahrzeit of Lois Goodman Yahrzeit of Sara Goldberg In Honor of Lisa Ruda’s Birthday Yahrzeit of Sylvia Ruda & In Memory of Family Members Cindy & Neil Pepper Yahrzeit of Stephen Sigman Beverly Sigman Yahrzeit of Stephen Sigman Beverly & Family Sigman Yahrzeit of Ruth Kupetz Betty Vean Yahrzeit of Herbert Kamph Betty Vean Yahrzeit of Ida Radetsky Winnie Delon Gail Dym Michael Goodman Freida & Steve Goodman Eva Ruda & Ron Hull Eva Ruda & Ron Hull

Libby Feld Freda Landie Hannah Sperber Rose Wildfeuer Rose Wildfeuer David Zapiler Jacqueline & Allan Ansel Jacqueline Ansel Adrienne & Allan Ansel Adrienne & Allan Ansel Adrienne & Allen Ansel Vern Averch Gdalya Avrukin Shirley & Sonny Beck Shirley & Sonny Beck Carol Bembry Gale Bender Gale Bender Saul Berger Saul Berger Saul Berger Deborah & David Brand Arlene & Herb Buchwald

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Seymour Wildfeuer Fund Happy Birthday to Fay Finkelstein Happy Birthday to Fay Finkelstein Yahrzeit of Henry Sperber Yahrzeit of Michael Wildfeuer & Sarah Zendlowicz Happy Birthday to Fay Finkelstein Yahrzeit of Leo Zapiler Synagogue Fund Yahrzeit of Harry Kippur Get Well Wishes to Paul & Susie Fishman Get Well Wishes to Paul & Susie Fishman Yahrzeit of Samuel Ansel, Rose Ansel, Ricci Rogoff Yahrzeit of Marian Ansel Yahrzeit of Anita Averch & Andrea Avech Yahrzeit of Rakhilya Avrukina Yahrzeit of Esther Sachter & Joseph Beck Yahrzeit of Litman Sachter Yahrzeit of Lawrence Bembry Yahrzeit of Robert Bender & Harold Bender Yahrzeit of Anne Bender Yahrzeit of Lillian Reed & Adrienne Berger Yahrzeit of Selma Sally Berger Yahrzeit of Esther Levy & Milton Berger In Memory of Miryam Brand In Memory of Warren Toltz

Synagogue Fund (continued from left column) Natalie Bulgakova Yahrzeit of Sonya Bulgakova & Plotr Bulgakov Barbara Carr Get Well Wishes to Joe Bean Sandra & Ben Cohen In Memory of Dick Meyer Eric Cook Yahrzeit of JoAnn Cook Wendy Dinner Yahrzeit of Ida Dinner Norma Edelman Yahrzeit of Nate Bernstone & Lottie Bernstone Tibor Engel Yahrzeit of Dr. Eugene Engel Ruth Epstein In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer Marilyn Fiedelman In Memory of Dick Meyer Eunice & Sam Finer In Memory of Hedy Buckstein Eunice & Sam Finer Yahrzeit of Libby Tanger & Rosa Aven Ellen & Steve Finer In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer Elaine Fischer-Kohn Yahrzeit of Kaufman & Florence Fischer Yahrzeit of Henry Leiser Joyce & Ron Fishman William Fishman Yahrzeit of Julius Fishman Joyce Fishman Yahrzeit of Anne Leiser Joanne & Richard Fleischman In Memory of Bina Cooper Esther & Bruce Flossic In Memory of Donald Story Betty Freedman Yahrzeit of Alexander Freedman Khaisa Frenkel Yahrzeit of Mina Frenkel Debbie & Robert Friedman Get Well Wishes to Leland Huttner Debbie & Robert Friedman In Memory of Vivian Guzofsky Debbie & Robert Friedman In Memory of Bina Cooper Debbie & Robert Friedman In Memory of James Patrick Heidi Friedman Yahrzeit of Sally Prince Norman Friedman Yahrzeit of Harry Goodstein Max Furer Yahrzeit of Leib Furer Hedy & Frank Gold In Memory of Dick Meyer Hanna Goldberg Happy Birthday to Helen Rotbart Hanna Goldberg Mazel Tov to Rotbart Family Hanna Goldberg In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer Phyllis Goldberg Yahrzeit of Meier Goldberg Zelda & Paul Goldstein In Memory of Donald Story Zelda & Paul Goldstein In Memory of Molly Lipsman Marilyn Gottesfeld Yahrzeit of Max Axel & Anna Axel Marilyn Gottesfeld Yahrzeit of Bessie Bronstein Marilyn Gottesfeld Yahrzeit of Max Bronstein Marilyn Gottesfeld Yahrzeit of Dorothy Axel Nina Grodney Yahrzeit of Michael Grodney Jack Grosz Yahrzeit of Mike Gross Melanie Hayutin In Memory of Dick Meyer Phyllis Hayutin In Memory of Rosa Wolf Sheldon Hayutin Yahrzeit of Edith & Moish Hayutin Judith & Stuart Heller Yahrzeit of Benjamin Heller Anna Hemd Happy Birthday to Fay Finkelstein Anna Hemd Happy Birthday to Rose Wildfeuer A. Barry Hirschfeld Yahrzeit of Abraham & Dorothy Hirschfeld Lori & Mani Isler In Memory of Bina Cooper Meryl & Alexander Jacobs Yahrzeit of Abraham Jacobs Sandy & Paul Jeffrey Yahrzeit of Jacob Friedman Carol Jordan Yahrzeit of Harry Kronsberg Natalie & John Joshua Get Well Wishes to Cathy Anderson Hyans Mona Kahn Yahrzeit of Fannie Smith Mona Kahn In Memory of Jay Evinger Roslynne Kaufman Yahrzeit of Dave Wolf Ed Kirschman Yahrzeit of Sarah Kirschman Steven & Susan Klubock In Memory of Bina Cooper Marilyn Kopelman In Memory of Moishe Albert Marilyn Kopelman In Memory of James Patrick John Kregarman Yahrzeit of Hedy Kregarman Paul Kullback Yahrzeit of Beatrice Kullback Judy Kurtz Yahrzeit of Naomi Hellerstein Gregory Kushnir Yahrzeit of Froim Kushnir Florence Lesser Yahrzeit of Morris Lesser & Dorothy Harris Scott Levin Yahrzeit of Melvin Levin Karen Levin Yahrzeit of Rose Fieman Margaret Levitt Yahrzeit of Michael Levy


Margaret Levitt Marlene Lipman Callie Loftstedt Robyn Loup Robert Lowen James Lustig David Markowitz Maxine & Steve Miller Maxine & Steve Miller Janelle & Richard Mock Marcia Naiman Marcia Naiman Eileen Naiman Raisa & Gennedy Nikolayevsky Jeanette Norris Jeanette Norris Rosa Obrand Bonnie Oderberg Daniel Pepper Joanne Pepper Lisa & Jonathan Perlmutter Hinda Pester Stephan Rashbaum Buna Ravdin Michelle & Richard Right Harold Rosen Ilene & Mike Rosen Rosen Ilene & Mike Rosen Rosen Ilene & Mike Rosen Rosen Elaine Rosen Debora Rosenfeld Debora Rosenfeld Jeremy Rothstein Sherry Lynn Rubin Sherry Lynn Rubin Judith & Gary Saltzman Deborah Sanders Deborah Sanders Jack Schachter Sarah & Ted Schachter Lily Scheurenbrand David Schimmer Rebecca Schneirson Cynthia & Ira Schwartz Steve Schweid Evelyn Shafner Farrell Sher Beverly Simmons Arnold Singer Tina Smith Tina Smith Tina Smith Marcia Snyder Marilyn Snyder Jo & Morton Sperling Suzan & Bob Springer Springer Suzan & Bob Springer Springer Suzan & Bob Springer Springer Suzan & Bob Springer Springer Suzan & Bob Springer Springer Suzan & Bob Springer Springer Suzan & Bob Springer Springer Suzan & Bob Springer Springer Phil Stahl Ben Streltzer Ben Streltzer Sherry & Allan Tenenbaum

Yahrzeit of Max Bronstine & Edward Bronstine In Memory of Bina Cooper In Memory of Bina Cooper Yahrzeit of Robert Loup Yahrzeit of Leslie Lowen & Jacob Lowen Yahrzeit of Anna Lustig Yahrzeit of Hjanet Markowitz In Memory of Bina Cooper In Memory of Donald Story In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer In Memory of Doris Tuteur In Memory of Mel Dinner In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer Yahrzeit of Anna Shnayde In Memory of Rosa Wolf In Memory of Rosa Wolf In Memory of Anna Okon In Memory of Bina Cooper Yahrzeit of Joseph Deane Pepper Yahrzeit of Jack Turner In Memory of Bina Cooper In Memory of Irene Fruman Yahrzeit of Reubin Rashbaum Yahrzeit of Davvid Ravdin & Anna Ravdin Yahrzeit of Natalie Right Yahrzeit of Jerry Fogel In Memory of Bina Cooper In Memory of James Patrick Get Well Wishes to Marty Duman Yahrzeit of Ida Radetsky Yahrzeit of Louis Dinner Yahrzeit of Ida Dinner Yahrzeit of Evelyn Rothstein Yahrzeit of Morris Lampert Yahrzeit of Gertrude Mann Yahrzeit of William Rodman & Max Agron Happy Anniversary Wishes to Jeremy & Paula Hutt In Memory of Paul Friedman Yahrzeit of Samuel Schachter Yahrzeit of Samuel Schachter Yahrzeit of Brenda Rozenholc In Memory of Bina Cooper Yahrzeit of Charles Bauer In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer Yahrzeit of Francis Schweid In Memory of Bina Cooper Yahrzeit of Ralph Shur Yahrzeit of Lily Block Yahrzeit of Harry Singer Yahrzeit of Annette Banker Yahrzeit of Fortunee Levy Yahrzeit of Isaac Banker In Memory of Bina Cooper Yahrzeit of Ida Epstein & Ted Epstein Jr. Yahrzeit of Al Oppenheimer & Ruth Sperling Get Well Wishes to John Peterson Birthday Wishes to Joe Pells In Memory of Mel Goldberg Get Well Wishes to Leland Huttner Get Well Wishes to Paul Goldstein Get Well Wishes to Bob Hochstadt Get Well Wishes to Joe Bean Get Well Wishes to Bruce Dinner In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer In Memory of Bina Cooper In Memory of Moish Albert In Memory of Bina Cooper

Synagogue Fund (continued from left column) Gary Teper Yahrzeit of Milton Teper Elly Valas In Memory of Doris Tuteur Elly Valas Yahrzeit of Harry Valas & Lee Valas Neal Veta Yahrzeit of Elaine Veta John Voskresenskaya Yahrzeit of Alexsander Voskresensky Julia Voskresenskaya Yahrzeit of Marina Voskresenskaya Julia Voskresenskaya Yahrzeit of Regina Arenkova Sharon & Jeff Waldman In Memory of Ron Kaye Stephen & Sonya Weinberg Yahrzeit of Faye Morris Debbie & Randall Weiner In Memory of Hedy Buckstein Marlene Weiner Yahrzeit of Leonard Weiner Terry & Valerie Wolf In Honor of Joel Lichterman Pam Wolf In Memory of Hedy Buckstein Liz & Stan Wolfson In Honor of the Anniversary of Sam & Eunice Finer Selma Zwerdlinger Yahrzeit of Irving Katz Felix Zwiebel In Memory of Rosa Wolf Yiskor Donations Yahrzeit of Ernestine Glick

Susan Martin Jerome Begal Tammy & Erwin Ettelman Manuel Nash

Youth Programming Fund Yahrzeit of Sylvia Begal Yahrzeit of Evelyn Rothstein Yahrzeit of Jeanette Nash

SPECIAL THANK-YOU’S A very special thank you to an anonymous congregant for donating funds to renovate our Gallery. Due to his generosity we were able to make the room warm and inviting. Thank you to Robbie Hailpern for donating new lighting in the Chapel. We are very fortunate to have so many caring people in our congregation. We can’t do anything without everyone’s support.

HIGHLIGHTING OUR FUNDS ARDEN WANDEL EDUCATION FUND The Arden Wandel Education Fund helps bring in and enhance scholar-in-residence programs, such as Blue & White Shabbat in May with Israeli scholar Rabbi Francis Nataf. Supporting this fund ensures that we can bring in stellar educators and sustain meaningful learning throughout the year. LUCILLE JOSEPH KITCHEN FUND The Lucille Joseph Kitchen Fund is used to purchase kitchen equipment for our Women’s League. Contributing to this fund is a wonderful way of supporting our Women’s League programs, which often boast delicious breakfasts, brunches, and baking initiatives.

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