Kulanu: January/February 2023

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A Magazine That Highlights "All of Us" KULANU January/February 2023 Tevet/ Shevat ~ Shevat/ Adar 5783

At a Glance: January & February Highlighted Calendar of Events

View our most up-to-date calendar on the IHC website at ihcindy org

Tot Shabbat-Tu BiSh'vat Friday, February 3 at 5:30pm

A family-friendly service for our youngest friends that is interactive with themed activities to take home.

Shabbat Shira Scholar in Residence- Cantor Sarah Sager, February 3 & 4

Cantor Sager was the cantor at Fairmount Temple for 40 years before her recent retirement. She was instrumental in the development of the Women’s Torah Commentary- the first Torah commentary to focus on women’s stories as well as female commentators. She will be leading us in worship and in study throughout the weekend including a special program after Saturday morning Torah Study. More details will be shared in the coming weeks. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from Cantor Sager and to hear her sing alongside Cantor Marer.

IHC Music presents pianist Dr. Clare Longendyke and her premiere performance of Requiem for the Adrift and Shattered on Sunday, February 5 at 4:00pm Read more on this inspiring performance in Cantor Marer's clergy message on pages 3-4.

IndyChai Tu BiSh'vat gathering Sunday, February 12 4:00pm-6:00pm at Half Liter BBQ Branch out, meet new people, and plant the seeds of friendship at this gathering aimed at young professionals.

Community Dinner Friday, February 24 following Shabbat. The Engagement Committee will provide drinks and desserts. Meals will either be 'bring your own' or come from a local restaurant. Watch your inbox for more details.

Adult Education

Love is a Many Splendored Thing: Love Stories in the Jewish Tradition, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm

Come learn about different examples of love in Jewish texts. In this class, we will study a variety of love stories in Jewish tradition and discuss how the insights from our ancient texts are still relevant to our lives today.

Jan. 17, 24, & 31

Kids Today: Using Jewish Tradition to Support Each Other in a Challenging World with Rabbi Chernow-Reader, Sundays from 10:00-11:00am. Raising children in the world today can be stressful. Come learn from Jewish tradition about how we can support each other as we face challenges together. The January 22 session will focus on supporting LGBTQ+ youth and build caring communities with an expert from Indiana Youth Group. On January 29, an expert from Riley Children’s Hospital will teach us about developing healthy habits for our children. Jan 22 & 29

Hiddur Mitzvah: Beautifying the Mitzvah; Shabbat Candle Dipping on Sunday, February 12 from 2:00-3:30pm at IHC Come learn how to dip your own tapers in order to create beautiful Shabbat candles. Supply charge for members/active conversion students is $10 per person. For not yet members, it is $20 per person. (designed for adults, please contact if you are wanting a teen to attend with an adult.) RSVP by February 1 to BethMH@IHCindy.org

Megillat Esther: The Scroll of Esther on Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm

In this class, we will learn to chant verses of the Megillah and will plan to chant for the congregation during our Purim service. While experience chanting is not necessary, participants should be able to read or sound out Hebrew letters and vowels. Feb. 9, 16, 23 & Mar. 2

You Want Women to do What?: An Exploration of Jewish Teachings Concerning the Role of Women Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Depending on where you look, Jewish tradition offers high praises and utter belittlement of women. How are we to understand the wide range of commentary? Join us for this exploration and discussion - all leading us to consider the role of women then and now. Co-sponsored by IHC Sisterhood. Mar. 16, 23, & 30

All classes are included with IHC membership If you are not yet a member, see the guest fee on the class listing. You can view the full list of classes at ihcindy.org/learn. To register for all nonweekly classes, contact our assistant to the Office of Lifelong Learning Beth Meade-Hession at 317-255-6647


We Celebrate the B'nai Mitzvah of:

Evie Ancel, who will be called to the Torah on January 28, 2023. She is a seventh grade student at Eastwood Middle School. Evie enjoys art, photography, as well as playing cello and soccer. She is a 4.0 GPA student. Her parents are Sarah and Marc Ancel. She has a younger brother- Jude.

We Mourn with:

Walter E. (Joan) Wolf Jr. and the family of Elizabeth Bodner z''l

Laurie, Eddie, Sarah, and Max Freeman, family of Jack Bronicki z''l

Barbara Chapman, wife of Cliff Chapman z''l

The family of Marion Garmel z''l

Dan Spitzberg & Susanne McAlister Spitzberg, family of Eleanor Eisenberg z''l

We Celebrate with:

New members:

Amanda Bennie

Rachael Goldman Tobi & Joseph Navratil Celia Ristow & Julian Toumey ~

Lexie & David Leightner, who welcomed baby girl Margot Mae, on September 9. Margot's grandparents are Amy & Dwayne Isaacs.

Eli and Stacy Isaacs, who welcomed baby girl Sadie Laurence, on October 24. Sadie's grandparents are Beverly Harrison and Amy & Dwayne Isaacs.

Patti Freeman Dorson & Roland Dorson, parents of Daniel Dorson, who married Collen Hollern on October 29.

Kenneth (Phyllis) Kaplan and the family of Myrna Kaplan Fang z''l

The family of Lawrence A. Greenwald z''l

z''l stands for stands for zichronam livracha, which means "may their memory be for blessing"

The best efforts were taken to create these listings since the last issue of the Kulanu. Please reach out to communications@ihcindy.org if you believe there was an omission or error

IHC Family News

A Message From Your Clergy

On Sunday, February 5 IHC Music is thrilled to be hosting pianist Dr. Clare Longendyke for a premiere performance of her newest work, Requiem for the Adrift and Shattered. I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Longendyke, and have shared the interview below. We hope you will join us on February 5 at 4:00pm for what is sure to be a thrilling concert.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career

The short answer is that I am a classical concert pianist. The long answer: I am a pianist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist, recitalist, entrepreneur, fundraiser, network builder, advocate, new-music pianist, old-music pianist... and the list goes on! I grew up in Chicago and Minneapolis and have lived in Paris, Boston, Los Angeles, and now, Indiana. I moved to the Hoosier State in 2011 to do my Master's and later Doctor of Music at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. I straddled the line between performer, college professor, and arts administrator for several years before taking the leap in 2022 and dedicating my career full time to performance. Some highlights that I am most proud of and looking forward to this season are my four performances with orchestras in Tennessee, Virginia, and Minnesota, and the premiere of my newest large-scale performance piece, Requiem for the Adrift and Shattered, which is the result of the Faith, Justice, and the Arts grant from St. Paul's Indy.

What can audiences expect to hear at your performance at IHC on Sunday, February 5? Requiem for the Adrift and Shattered is an hourlong multimedia work that involves four newlycommissioned solo piano pieces by living composers Rex Isenberg, Emily Koh, Reinaldo Moya, and Nkeiru Okoye; a new film by Indianapolis filmmaker Deonna Weatherly and Weatherhouse Company; and spoken word readings.

The premise of the project is to create a multimovement work that includes multiple artistic forms and perspectives to address issues of social justice/injustice. To that end, I chose five collaborators for whom social advocacy is an integral part of their creative process. The new works of music and film that have resulted from the project individually synthesize grief, hope, the silencing of immigrants, and the search for solace in a troubled world, and together create a thoughtprovoking and captivating work of art that I hope will speak to each listener in a unique way.

My goal for Requiem audiences is that the performance experience opens a safe space to listen deeply, to learn from new and potentially unfamiliar perspectives, and to reflect on our actions, decisions, and self. By using music performance as a vehicle for education and transformative change, I hope that each performance of Requiem for the Adrift and Shattered inspires listeners to care more deeply about the individual members of their communities and the issues that prohibit every human from being treated equally. I hope that experiencing the piece compels listeners to act in ways that foster a more inclusive, just, and peaceful society for every human.

Cantor Aviva

What inspired you to put together this program?

Grief was the inspiration for this project: The grief I felt when I was deep in thought, the grief I felt while I was practicing, or in conversation with my husband, or speaking with colleagues and collaborators during the pandemic. The feeling of uselessness that overwhelmed me when I would open my New York Times app every morning, and then question how my life as a concert pianist was making any difference in a world filled with hatred, unkindness, violence, and destruction. We all saw it happening around us during the pandemic the rotating media cycles that sparked fear, the growing distance between humans, the crumbling of our planet with no clear direction for how to stop or slow it down. I needed a way out, a spark of inspiration, during that time, and it came in the form of creating new work.

I have been actively commissioning new works from living composers since I was a student at Indiana University, with renewed fervor since the 2020 pandemic shut-down of live performances. My response to the shut-down was to commission a pipeline of new piano works that I would eventually be able to premiere and perform as part of my regular programming. Since March 2020, I have commissioned 11 new pieces from femaleidentifying composers and composers of color. Why composers from these groups? Because a large part of my platform involves sharing the space that I am granted on the stage with composers who have historically been excluded from the classical music arena. As a Jewish American woman, I feel this imbalance as I fight for my rightful place in a field that is dominated by men. I have found my "tribe," so to say, amongst other creators who call out injustice and inequity as freely as I choose to.

When I commission composers, I offer them carte blanche to compose that which feels most pressing and right for that moment. To that end, I offered Rex, Emily, Nkeiru, Reinaldo, and Deonna the parameters within which my Requiem was being constructed, but asked them to speak to an issue or feeling that resonated most deeply with them. The results of that approach have been pure and authentic collaborations in which each creator was able to synthesize their own grief of the events of the past three years both global and personal in a way that felt right for them. That the composers trusted me to bring these deep feelings to life in my performances is a meaningful acknowledgement to me as an artist.

Having known you for a couple of years now, I am in awe of your commitment to social justice through the arts. How are your selections influenced by fair representation of all backgrounds?

Since 2020, I have been intentional in ensuring that every program I perform, no matter the audience or time of year, is balanced in terms of gender, race, and cultural representation. This has meant that much of my programming highlights unfamiliar composers and living composers, which can be exciting, if daunting, to audiences who are only familiar with music from the classical canon: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms. But by including great works by these wonderful composers of the past alongside a more representative body of classical music by composers and creators of color, female composers, queer composers, and more, I believe that I am able to make a difference in my audience's understanding of the make-up of classical music creators. As classical musicians, we are fighting against the stigma that our genre was created only by dead white men (sort of true), for elite, rich audiences (only sometimes true), and created by white performers (absolutely untrue). I believe that when classical music programs offer more representation, they will be more likely to draw more diverse audiences We are far from making that a reality, but I am proud that this program, and many others that I perform, illustrate the beautiful diversity of artists working in the classical music and film industries

See Clare perform Requiem for the Adrift and Shattered at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation on Sunday, February 5 at 4:00pm.


Celebration Weekend Re

More than 500 people helped our temple celebrate 166 years since its founding as well as IHC's 12+ year partnership with Rabbi Krichiver in November It kicked off with Celebration Shabbat services and Oneg Shabbat on November 4

Mother nature had different plans when it came to the second part of our celebration, Stand Up for IHC on November 5 Initially scheduled for Goldman Union Camp Institute, it is fitting that this night of comedy, charity, and community ended up being held within the walls of IHC

Rabbi Krichiver joined comedian Joel Chasnoff to emcee the evening, which raised more than $75,000 All of that money supports IHC as it continues to be a Jewish co congregants matter, are ins through Jewish values, and in a meaningful way

Sarah Freeman presented Rabbi Krichiver with a proclamation declaring November 4 "Rabbi Brett Krichiver Day" in Indianapolis. After Celebration Shabbat, our community schmoozed while noshing on some of Rabbi Krichiver's favorites, including the ever-divisive creamed herring. Cantors Marer and Roger and Rabbis Chernow-Reader and Krichiver came together to lead Havdalah services. Not only did comedian Joel Chasnoff emcee the evening, he performed his stand up act.
Our community enjoyed a delicious meal from Jacqui's Catering. All tables also took part in a dessert auction, which was one of several fundraising elements that night.

Special Thanks to:

Our Premier Sponsor

Karin Glass at DinnerDivine com

Katherine Soskin

Larry Cohen

Lynn Levy

Marcia Fisch

Marilyn Smith Massage Envy

Our Partners at:

Aaron York's Quality Air

Gregory & Appel

Hagerman Koorsen

L D Smith Plumbing

Priority Communications

Reis-Nichols Jewelers

Schahet Hotels


IHCBay Auction Item Donors:

Amy & Dwayne Isaacs

Andy Ball

Bagel Fair

Barbara Feltman

Betsy Backe

Brows by Megan & Co

Cantor Aviva Marer

Cara & Michael Berg Raunick

Carmel Center for the Performing Arts

Carol Bogar

CBD Jubilee

Chez Michelle Spa

Classic Cleaners

Colleen and Scott Shapiro

Conner Prairie

Crew Car Wash

Dance Kaleidoscope

Diane Evans

Ed Martin Gift Certificate

Esther & Randy Fishman

Fast Park & Relax

Gayle Bernstein

Ginger Odom

Golf Club of Indiana and Jeff & Jennifer Rubenstein

Goodman Shoes

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Greg & Joan Miller

Howard Friedman

IHC Sisterhood

Indiana Chamber Orchestra Tickets

Indianapolis Ballet

Indianapolis Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Indianapolis Zoo

Integrity Automotive

Jackie & David Barrett

Jay Jaffe

Jean Lee

Jeff Abrams

Joe's Butcher Shop

Jon Domont

Julian & Dawa Shepard

Karen Katz

Celebration Weekend Fund Donors:

Congregation Beth Torah, Overland Park, KS

Barbara Levy

Mayor Jim Brainard/City of Carmel Miriam & Dave Dant

Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art)

Patti & Roland Dorson

Peter & Christine Smithhisler

Phoenix Theatre

Rabbi Brett & Tami Krichiver

Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader

Rabbi Roxanne Shapiro

Rhonda Gerson-Hurwitz & Audrey Gerson

Rob Chinsky

Roger Hurwitz and Valerie Goldblatt & Family

Sarah Skwire

Scott Abrams Landscape Company



Sonja Kantor and Henry Efroymson

Stefanie Shapiro

Stephen & Nicole Kofkoff

The Schiffer Family

Toby Stark

Victoria Hyatt Cahn Visit Indy Vogue Nail Spa

Dessert Auction Donors: Lynn Abrams Betsy Backe


Andrea Burnett

Cunningham Group

Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader

Lisa Freeman

Homemade Cafe

Illinois Food Emporium


Sonja Kantor Kahn's Catering

Lee Kleiner's Dairy Queen

Rabbi Brett Krichiver

Cantor Aviva Marer

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Occasions Divine at The Golf Club of Indiana

Cantor Janice Roger

Rabbi Roxanne Shapiro

Shapiro's Delicatessen

Bennie Silver

Chris Smithhisler

Polly Spiegel

Heavenly Sweets

Kenneth & Phyllis Kaplan

Elaine Klineman

Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Michelle November, Rabbi Julia and David Weisz, Cantor Doug Cotler and Gail Pettler, and everyone at Congregation Or Ami

Karen & Chuck Rossen

Phillip & Joyce Rose Weisberger


A big thank you to all the volunteers including the Celebration Committee who helped make this weekend possible!


IHC Circles are Growing

IHC Circles are a fantastic way to connect with others in our community who share similar interests, hobbies, stage of life, profession, and more.

Our Current Circles

Euchre Global Dining Explorers

It's Wine O'Clock Somewhere Mahjongg Mavens Mental Health Newish to Jewish Take a Hike... Together Young Couples Young Family Adventure

IHC members Monica Allardt and Paula Reiss lead two of these groups- Young Family Adventure Circle and Newish to Jewish Circle. Read as they explain the inspiration behind leading their prospective Circle.


and establishment of this circle goes to my amazing co-lead, Lily Zurkovsky She began this Circle at a time when the pandemic seemed as though it would never end. I know, for myself, this Circle gave me and my family a way to get out of the house in a safe way. This was so important, at the time. I know I wasn’t alone when I say it was a time when we were craving human connection, but it was also still anxiety inducing to leave the house We were able to get to know other members of congregation and made us feel a sense of normalcy again

Paula Reiss- Newish to Jewish "I was inspired to create the Newish to Jewish Circle because of all the wonderful people at IHC who helped me navigate my own journey It occurred to me that I was probably not alone in this! Being a connector sort of person, I thought I'd like to try connecting interested people on their journeys (whatever that looks like) with some of the people who helped me along the way. It's a Circle that welcomes folks who are curious about Jewish customs and traditions - and maybe would like to make some new friendships along the way! Our first gathering was at Roland and Patti Freeman Dorson’s home Patti led a cooking class where we made latkes and homemade applesauce We also learned how to light the menorah Some attendees were in the process of converting or had recently converted; some were spouses or partners, and a few came just to find out what it was all about. This Circle is important to me because I started my own journey at Patti's house doing exactly this a few years ago! I simply wanted to find out what Hanukkah was all about I was so warmly welcomed that I just kept signing up to learn more, and now, here I am a member, leading a Circle!"

When Lily identified that the congregation had more of a need for activities geared toward young children/ families, I was happy to step in and help out. I hope this Circle continues to provide families with opportunities to get out of the house, play, explore and socialize. This Circle has certainly helped me feel more connected to the IHC community and I hope it can provide that sense of belonging for someone else "

Upcoming Circle Gatherings

Mahjongg Mavens in IHC's Youth Activity Center (YAC)

Jan 6 & 20th 2:30-4:30pm

Jan 13 & 27th 10:00am-12:00pm

Feb 3 & 17th 2:30-4:30pm

Feb. 10 & 24th 10:00am-12:00pm

If you have questions or want more information about the IHC circles, please contact Rabbi Chernow-Reader, Amy Isaacs, or Patti Freeman Dorson.

You can find full descriptions of each Circle and contact information for each Circle leaders at ihcindy.org/ihc-circles/

Monica Allardt- Young Family Adventure Circle First and foremost, all the credit for the creation

Up Next at IHC...

PURIM- March 7

Hamantaschen Baking

Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm

from January 8 to February 26

It takes a village of rollers, fillers and folders to bake Sisterhood's hamantaschen for our annual fundraiser. We will be baking Sunday mornings and need your help! No experience necessary, we will teach you our secrets.

Click here to sign up

Sip & Bake

Thursday, March 2 from 6:30-8:30pm

Calling all women (whether you can bake or not) to join us in the IHC Kitchen to prepare and taste test some savory hamantaschen in preparation for our IHC's adult Purim Shpiel. Sips and snacks will be provided. Watch your email for the sign up, no experience necessary, just a fun night of baking and socializing.

Purim Shpiel & Carnival Sunday, March 5 Jewish Learning Program 10:30am: open to the community

Adult Purim Shpiel Monday, March 6 from 7:00-9:00pm

The planning is in the works for a festive evening of merriment for our 21+ crowd with a Mad Hatter Megillah reading, sweet and savory hamantaschen samplings, and Purim Punch! For now, mark your calendar and watch for more information.

Hamantaschen Ordering

These sweet Purim treats are delicious and every order supports Sisterhood in all the ways it helps our IHC community. Please place your order by February 10. You can order online or print an order form by clicking here.

PASSOVER- April 6-11

IHC's plans for Passover are in development. In the meantime, we ask you consider saving a spot or two at your seder table this year. We will have more details on our seder match program as we get closer to April.



May 21 at 4:00pm

Celebrations: An Indianapolis Children's Choir performance

The ICC’s Master Chorale joins the Anderson Area Youth Chorale to present two uplifting major choral works accompanied by an orchestra.

Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations sets Walt Whitman’s poetry to music as it explores the resilience and optimism of the human spirit. Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is an exciting composition based on text from the Hebrew Psalms. This concert also honors ICC's graduating seniors as the choir dedicates and performs some of their favorite choral pieces to celebrate the fun, friendships, and experiences that the ICC offers its singers over the years.


Temple Library

The Jewish Book Club is a great way for book lovers to enjoy getting to know each other through lively discussion about great books with Jewish and literary value.

The book club meets on Zoom, and occasionally in person, at 12:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to take part, please email IHC librarian Evelyn Pockrass for additional details.

Read below to learn more about the selections for January- June in 2023.

January 10

One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World

February 14

Atomic Anna

The Italian Ballerina

A Half-Built Garden

During a period of six years, starting in 2015, when Stella Levi was 92 years old, Michael Frank visited her on 100 Saturdays while she recounted excerpts from her extraordinary life: growing up in the Juderia (the Jewish community on the Aegean island of Rhodes), through the beginnings of World War Two, the 1944 Nazi deportation of more than 1,600 members of the Juderia, the concentration camps, and later her long life in the United States.

Anna, Molly, and Raisa – they are the mother, daughter, and granddaughter affected by an unusual attempt to reverse the 1986 meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Barenbaum writes of nuclear physics, comic books, folklore and pop culture in a saga spanning several locations and decades. This is a time travel novel so be prepared to go back and forth in time and place.

Set mostly in New Orleans and New York City, and based on the heritage of the authors, “threads” is an insightful story of Black and White experiences during the Civil War. Stella weaves maps for enslaved men, including her beloved William, to escape and join a Union army camp in Louisiana. In New York City, Lily makes quilts and rolls bandages in support of her husband, Jacob, and other Union soldiers. Eventually the couples meet and look toward a brighter future.

Featuring an Israeli intelligence officer as the main character, here is a contemporary twist on the Dead Sea Scrolls and religious fringe groups. Frankel, who had been a longtime editor-in-chief of the Jewish Publication Society, combines ancient history about the Copper Scroll with modern Israel, evangelical beliefs in the messiah, and life in the Jewish state then and now. In this fast-paced work of fiction, the author’s note may be read first as it provides important historical background.

In occupied Rome during World War Two, an American soldier, Courtney, saves the life of a young, traumatized Jewish girl. The soldier is from the small town of Starlight, Indiana. Several decades later (after Courtney died), Courtney’s family learns about his connection to this child, who later became a famous ballet star, and her appreciation of his life-saving action. They also learn of an outstanding English ballerina and the role of Syndrome K, an invented disease that Italian medical personnel used to prevent the Nazis from going to certain hospital wards where Jewish “patients” were in hiding.

A sci-fi novel, taking place in 2083, when aliens arrive in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, with a mission to convince humans to leave the climate-ravaged earth or die, has a diverse cast of characters and locations. Emrys’ human world includes an America of divided watersheds and networks. Judy Wallach-Stevens is tasked with trying to keep the peace among the humans while negotiating with the aliens, some of whom are trying to kidnap human children. Among other contacts cited, Emrys imagines a creative, introspective Passover seder hosted by humans with aliens in attendance.

March 14
The Thread Collectors by Shauna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman April 11 The Deadly Scrolls by Ellen Frankel May 9

May Their Memory Be for Blessing...

January Yahrzeits

January 1

Carl Ambery

Marjorie Bradford

Bessie Kopelov

Agnes Korthy

Gertrude Krauthamer

Joseph Lauricella

David Lewis

Anna Platt

Leonard Roth

Jerry Shlensky

Louise Sirkus

Max Weil

January 2

Diane Cook

Robert Fischer

Joseph Moheban

Robert Schaefer

January 3

Isabelle Burman

Louis Greenberg

Helen Harris

Harry Osipowitz

Rose Schneider

Selma Simon

Milton Simon

Nathan Stein

Bobbi Wimberly

January 4

Harry Burack

Harrison Ball

Caroline Goldbach

Naoom Haimson

Seymour Kaplan

Louis Schmuckler

Selma Shlensky

Robert Smith, Jr.

Louis Weiss

January 5

Ida Fishman

Max Gold

Fryda Gurwitz

Jack Halberstadt

Milton Hellman

Paul Hene

Robert Horstein

Kathryn Jackson

J Frank Knight

Morris Leve

Bruce Nelson

Robert Reiter

Thomas Richardson

Ninfa Winkler

January 6

Matthew Chatterton

Maurice Cooper

Milton Fettner

Arlene Goldhamer

Mack Henry Seymour Kolten

Irene Romer

January 7

John Anderson

Judith Arenson

Myron Ball

Blanche Cohen

Bonnie Cohen

Gertrude Drexler

Ellen Goldberg

Molly Mirkin

Diane Organ

Sara Reuben

Sarah Salle

David Shaw

Marilyn Spitzberg

Sidney Tuchman

January 8

Oscar Alpert

Samuel Cohen

Molly Dorfman

Hymen Drevno

Leon Levi Morris Lichtman

Patsy Schwartz

January 9

Barbara Abrams

Elaine Arffa

Ruby Berridge

Julia Bodner

Jim Fleck

Fritz Goldbach

Louis Harris Stanley Henry

Eva Heffron

Richard Kopfstein

Rosalind Kramer

Eleanor Marvin Arthur Schwarz

Ron Stevenson Linda Winstead Nathan Zoll

January 10

Constance Fenwick

Dora Goldsmith

Stanley Herman Nettie Lappin

Osias Pauker

Faye Pikelny

Linda Poper Julius Shmookler

Sally Rubenstein

January 11

Joan Atlass

Henry Heimansohn

Jack Jaffe

Frances Lazar Alfred London

Robert Netzorg

Harry Neumann

Patricia Rothman Charlotte Sider Harvey Wilkoff Albert Wishne

January 12

Shirley Baron William Byrd

Agatha Dessau

Susan Erickson

Bernelle Few

William Jacobson

Ann Levine

Isadore Litwack

Ira Markwood

Nathan Marmelstein

Ida Miller

Selma Paul Daniel Shander Jennie Wolf

January 13

Julius Cohen Miriam Fineberg Hilda Fishbein Etta Frankel

Rebecca Greenberg Jeanne Kaufman

Howard Lazar

Marcie Linder Gerald Rediger Irwin Rivlin Hannah Rosen Bernard Silver Herbie Valinetz Sydney Zaban

January 14

Tony Auerhann Betty Brook Sue Butcher Lolla Cohen Irene Goldsmith Louis Gutin Ruby Hendelman Morton Koor Elaine Lichtenfeld Mary Mishelow Betty Stewart Hyman Wagman Shirlee Yale

January 15

Herman Abrams Steve Becker Richard Brindle Rose Feuerlicht

Joseph Kroot

Naomi Levenstein Jean Morris Richard Moss

Phillip Rappaport Burton Shapiro Lillian Simon Leah Traugott Agnes Vogel

January 16

Rose Bobinsky

Leonard Frankel Grace Friedland Jerry Herman Sidney Jacobs Bernice Kempler Miriam Klasky

Martin Leitz Albert Lischin

Sylvia Lyon William Meyers Leo Michaels Etta Platt William Rosenthal Idamae Sablosky Rhea Schroeder Florrie Sussman Beatrice Zellers

January 17

Stephen Bailie Jessie Finkel Maggie Harry Bessie Kaufman Florence Leshnover Oscar Margolis Harry Richter Gilbert Salle Faye Skolnik Lillian Steinberg Milton Zwirn

January 18

Shirley Backer Virginia Doehrman Samuel Kroot Bernice Linker Pearl Lucas Bertha Newmark Eva Peale Barbara Rosenbaum Margie Silver David Stiefler Leah Traugott

January 19

Rose Cohen Sandra Feldman Anna Reich Gabe Wagman

January 20

Katherine Cohen Norman Cohen Victor Eichler Syd Greenberg Ida Herman Ruth Lazarus Alex Levenstein Nate Winski

January 21

Harold Cohen Bernard Cohen Jeanette Dorman Jack Leffel Francine Memberg Sadie Rothbaum Iris Waxman Marcia Wolf Eugene Zuckerman

January 22

Anna Binzer Edward Cohen Charles Efroymson, Jr Lana Funkhouser Jerry Gould David Hurwitz Saul Jacobson Harold Leopold Frieda Liebowicz Catherine Parker Kelley Pearson Doris Richman Dione Tisius

January 23

Freda Burstyn Nancy Chalfie Abe Friedman Bradley Goble Paul Kulback

Max Lapides Gertrude Lowestein Mike Mustin Frieda Paul Morris Redish Anna Roth Marvin Rubin Robert Sering Joyce Shaw Tully Stonehill Irma Warram Douglas Weingard

January 24

Birdie Abrams Mortimer Furscott Jonah Greenfield Fannie Hassan Julian Kiser Liebert Mossler Kisel Peysekhman Virgil Pitzer Lena Pretzfelder Louis Stricker

January 25

Anna Arkin Bonnie Christensen Bertha Glazer Harry Jaffe Ethel Lencheck Phyllis Millikan Michael Nelson Dale Pryweller Leopold Selig Sophie Wohlfeld

January 26

Jeremy Bank Isador Cohen David Holzman Mae Jacobson Susan Klein William Klein Abraham Lipman Rose Schneider Wendy Schroeder Gladys Winter

January 27

Sarah Baerncopf Barbara Breskow Douglas Brown Yetta Feldman

William Greenwald Tina Lambert Evelyn Levine Harriet Liebman Rachel Litt Genya Medalie Esther Pianin Carolyn Solomon

January 28

Pauline Bartfield Dorothy Benjamin Sanford Goldshine Sidney Lenke Carl Sanders Bernard Sands

January 29

David Eskenazi Bonnie Gerstell Samuel Hahn Sidney Kallman Rosalind Kramer Salvatore Miceli Robert Miller Morris Nahmias Harold Rappaport Helen Shady Jeanne Shaffer Bea Soifer Jane Yolles Ira Zukina

January 30

Sally Cannon Carolyn Cohen Stanley Jacobs Philip Marder

Joseph Nemirovsky Paul Piazza Gertrude Podaloff Martha Speyer Morris Talesnick

January 31

Michael Blonder Diane Buckler Ella Oppman Ruth Rockmore Edward Sobel Carolyn Steinberg Rachael Valentine Clarine Webster Alice Yalowitz

Reading the name of a loved one on a yahrzeit is a way to honor them, their lives and their memory. Jewish tradition teaches that the memory of one who has lived righteously lives on for blessing We hope the memories of your loved one will bring you consolation and lighten your grief on their yahrzeit When a yahrzeit is observed, there is a Jewish custom to give tzedakah This can be a donation to your favorite charity If IHC is the charity of your choice, there is a full list of our tzedakah funds at ihcindy org/give


May Their Memory Be for Blessing...

February Yahrzeits

February 1

Archie Aronstam

Martha Back

Ellen Banks

Ann Butler

Charles Fitzgerald

Kate Friedman

Gerald Leonards

Bertha Lieberman

Leon Mordoh

Sigurd Rosenfield

Dean Sablosky

Ann Slivka

February 2

Michael Bratnick

Frances Coraz


Sol Grant

Sophie Katz

Meta Kleiman

Max Kligerman

Bella Rosinus

Marilyn Samuels

Shirlee Schuchman

Harriet Selig

Aline Traugott

Edward Weiss

February 3

Melvin Adams, Sr

Margaret Ancel

Gilbert Chavkin

Jerome Dintenfass

Claire Dworkin

Frank Goldsmith

William Herman

Darrel Isaacs

Jody Kerschner

Mildred Klineman

Dorothy Miceli

Albert Rothbaum

Aaron Rubin

Bertha Shampansky

Daniel Tisius

February 4

Theresa Bricker

Julius Hersh

Frida Kantin

Frieda Kolten

Ida Levy

Rachael Mishoulam

Lindsey Pearson

Jack Shady

Tudor Van Hampton

February 5

Marilyn Chernoff

David Efroymson

Raymond Garmel

Alexander Hardie

Abraham Pomeranz

Jane Rothbaum

Irving Silver

Harold Weil

Irving Yaross

February 6

Anne Alliss

Morris Bernstein

Beth Brown

Andy Calderon

Ann Greenstein

Harry Karsch

Bernard Lefko

Elsie Mazzarella

Harry Peale

Eve Perlstein

Robert Romer

Alana Spitzberg Elliot Sussman

February 7

Helen Chalfie

Leonard Farber

Fannie Gray

Doris Haimson

Opal Hill William Julian Alan Krasnoff

Donald Parker

February 8

Abe Borin Hedwig Breisacher

Isadore Kalishman

Harry Laptook

Florence Schoff

February 9

Frederick Aptowitz Carolyn Berman James Efroymson Margot Hene William Keck Wilma Leventhal Robert Voightmann

February 10

Harold Breitbart Harold Cohen Pearl Goldberg Fred Golden Joseph Schulman Arline Signer David Tisius Joachim Traugott Joseph Weiner

February 11

Marian Goldsmith Moredechai Greenberg Rubin Karsh Simon Kochman

Regina Krieger

Rose Platt Ruthie Rifkin Albert Schwartz Leonard Sirota Molly Welber

February 12

Sandy Ambery Gladys Bennett Warren Brown, Jr

John Burnsworth Murray Butler Jacob Efroymson Michael Gradison Reuben Herman Leonard Larman Geneva Lawrence Morris Levy Morton Lipkowitz Anna Lucas Cyrl Moss Robert Rosenberg Paul Solomon

February 13

Louise Bellman Nathan Hellman

Alan Klein

Saul Koby Lenora Lebin Barbara Longo Daniel Lyons, Jr. Sylvia Morris Lester Pfeffer Lottie Schwartz Paul Sirkus

February 14

Esther Byron Mathilda Calderon Jessie Davis Vera Falender David Fisch Leo Ginsburg Paul Goldstein Esther Greenman Jeanette Jaffe Steve Rosenbaum Rose Scheffler Hugo Siegal Maude Solomon Howard Solomon Louis Wolf, Sr Rosalie Wormser

February 15

Louise Brimer Kenneth Goldblatt

Henrietta Henry Betty Krumsieg Hortense Lasky Fannie Osipowitz Dora Shorr Abe Tavel

February 16

Naomi Buckler Mose Freiberg Fay Glick Sarah Henry Maurice Hurwitz Carrie Jaffe Jean Lieberman Anna Miceli Naomi Perlstein Fanny Ress

February 17

Charles Brinkley Rose Goodman Morris Graff Martin Grossman Arlene Heimansohn

Samuel Kaplan Sam Lefkovitz Nathaniel Lenchner Leslie Mears Esther Nahmias Walter Wolf, Sr

February 18

Jack Beiman Joseph Cohen Abraham Epstein Audrey Grossman Bonnie Guilford Eric Herman Francine Hurwitz

Irene Kagan Adele Kline Frank Lahr Natalie Paul Fanny Rappaport Berthold Rothholz

February 19

Marvin Arffa Molly Gotthelf Dorothy Harrison Leon Himelstein J William Julian Efraim Kantin Jacob Platt

Julia Roseff

Louis Rosenberg Karen Rosentraub Phillip Sachs Beatrice Shepard Eric Taylor Jane Teixler Louis Traugott Faunya Weiss

February 20

Emma Frankel Rita Gradison Sylvia Hillman Oscar Marder Alice Miller Donald Moorin Michael Weiss

February 21

David Arden Steven Block Bertha Goldfarb Marian Kochman Dolores Rety Lewis Rothbard Joseph Schneider Tosia Schwartzbaum Bertha Seipp Paulette Weinfield

February 22

Reuel Bennett Maureen Bronicki Thomas Gould Harry Greenberg Vicki Griffin Anne Harry Andrew Katz William Lockman Fay Schechter Paul Stark Goldijean Turow

February 23

Howard Rubens Alan Rubenstein Linda Shapiro Harold Weiss Sanford Wieder Shirley Zeinfeld

February 24

Suzanne Friedman Sidney Goldfarb Gertrude Kaplan Catherine Kupke Howard Linker Morris Marer Gladys Nisenbaum Karen Platt Florence Rubin Arthur Schwartz Morris Simon Douglas Weiss Lillian Zabronsky

February 25

Adele Alpert Rose Arnow Bertha Bauer Elsie Blitz Irwin Cooperman Nathan Harris Jerome Jacobson S Carroll Kahn Edna Pardo

Madeleine Polayes Harry Roger Lila Rosentraub Eva Segal Joan Wurzman Beth Wynn

February 26

Mary Cohen Moie Cook Evelyn Feldman

Ida Fielder Selma Jacobs Jay Kramer Minnie Leve Bert Roth Joseph Rothbard Belle Shapiro Ethel Weil Gertrude Wolf

February 27

Edward Bartick Charlotte Epstein Lena Koby Mollie Moskowitz Jules Rheaume Nancy Steele David Vaprin Wilhelm Stern

February 28

Semen Beyzerov Leo Blonder Arthur Borinstein Lorna Harbaugh Herbert Heiman Morris Karmen Simon Kochman Myron Manders Ida Rheins


Temple Donations



Memory of Leon R. Cohen Dona & Larry Cohen



Memory of Irv Katz Laura & Dennis Carafiol Memory of Marilyn Weinberg Laura & Dennis Carafiol


Memory of Stanford Falender Phyllis & Stanley Herman


Memory of Mildred Dansker Anita Dansker


Memory of Elizabeth Bodner Ellen & Jamie Gray



Honor of Patti Freeman-Dorson & Roland Dorson Dodie M. Stein

Honor of Rabbi Brett Krichiver Karla Yale Memory of Myrna Kaplan Fang Dodie M Stein Memory of Myrna Fang Evvy Moss & Steve Medias



Honor of Monroe Barefoot Erin O’Leary & Jon Barefoot



Antonio Paolo Zavattini

Honor of Burke Blumenthal Lynn & Jeff Abrams



Honor of Wrigley Rubenstein

Bobby Rubenstein

Honor of Rabbi Brett Krichiver Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk Honor of Zach Berebitsky Kim & Doug Berebitsky Memory of Jack Bronicki

Laurie Freeman Memory of Ruth Feinberg Marilyn Smith & Marcia Sheehy


Honor of Zach Berebitsky Kim & Doug Berebitsky Memory of Marjorie Goodman Rose-Marie & Bob Goodman



Anonymous Anonymous

Honor of Amy & Dwayne Isaacs

Diane Lutz Memory of Elizabeth Bodner Jackie & Richard Brooks Patti & Roland Dorson Anita & Michael Levin Memory of James “Jimmy” R. Glanzman

Fred Tishler Memory of Marion Garmel Marcus, Rachel, Emily & Zach Simon


Memory of Iosif Malyovanny Yevgeniya & Mikhail Malyovanny Memory of Marion Garmel Lynne Goldstein


Memory of Philip Welber Barbara Asher


Memory of Elizabeth Bodner Amy & Jimmy Becker Memory of Chuck Cohen Karen Cohen

Memory of Marion Garmel Lynn & Bruce Cohne Memory of William R. & Shirley D. Frank Rae Ellen Frank James & Charles F James, II Memory of David Falender Phyllis & Stanley Herman



Memory of Marion Garmel Amy & Dwayne Isaacs Memory of Elizabeth Bodner Amy & Dwayne Isaacs


Memory of David Coraz Tobi Weinstein Memory of Diane Goldberg Lori Hollander & Karen Zimmerman


Memory of William “Pete” Rose Sandi Werner


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