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My Trip to Israel with NFTY or How I Put the Bat Mitzvah NFTY Certificate to Good Use!

By SaraAnn Yerushalmi Stanway

 

Judaism is a religion centered on learning. As children, we learn prayers, our Alef Bet, the holidays. As B’nei Mitzvah, we discover the Torah and our own personal faiths. As young adults, we are taught our history as a people, our responsibility to the community. And through it all, we are taught to love Eretz Israel, the Jewish homeland. But can this be taught?  No, not in a four -walled classroom, not by the best of professional educators, nor even the most enthusiastic of rabbis. But as I discovered this summer, 30,000 feet in the air en route to the Holy Land, it can be learned, and Israel would be my schoolhouse. The moment I got my first glimpse, all I could think was that in the next month, this place would become mine. I was eager for the term to begin.

Period 1 – Phys. Ed, to be completed in the Negev. Here I learned how to wake up at four in the morning and scale a mountain before eight, how to push myself farther and harder than I ever have, and how to take in the vast, unforgiving beauty of the mountains surrounding me. I learned that my counselors truly believed that the only thing standing between me and death by sunstroke was my trusty kova,(hat) and that there is nothing so terrifying as getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and becoming utterly convinced you’ll never see the Promised Campsite when I was, for a minute, unable to find my way back.

Period 2 – Jewish culture and history, which took place in Jerusalem, Masada, and everywhere in between. Evyatar, my favorite counselor, would fearlessly dress up in robes and laurels, toting a stuffed sheep and staff with him to educate us about the First and Second Temples and the Zealots’ last stand on top of Masada, where we all shouted “AM ISRAEL CHAI!” – the nation of Israel survives – into the valley below. When I pulled off my blindfold and saw the ancient and modern blend of the Jerusalem landscape for the first time, I thought of how far the Jewish people has come. And when I waited in an ankle-length skirt and long sleeved sweater on a sweltering day for my turn to pray at the overcrowded, silent women’s section at the Kotel (Western Wall)  while on the other side, men danced and sang, I realized how far we have yet to go.

Period 3 – Health, which included a free tour of all of the many lovely emergency rooms in Tiberius. It was here that I discovered that my counselors actually meant it when they said we’d end up with an IV if we didn’t drink our three liters daily.

Period 4 – Social Studies and Diplomacy, my classroom being the dinner tables in the homes of the Israeli teens who joined our group in the last week. This course, one of my favorites, united me with friends I still miss dearly and taught me how to break through a language barrier, allowed me to peer into the everyday life of teens so much like myself, but whose nurseries were built in bomb shelters, who actually knew how to avoid getting swindled in the shuk, and whose attempts to rid my Hebrew of a horrendously New Jersey accent were valiant but doomed from the start.

By the time the bell rang, my backpack was stuffed full to bursting with experiences between which the head of the trip warned us we would have to discriminate, packing some in our suitcases to remember and leaving others behind. When we boarded the plane and I stowed that precious carry-on at takeoff, I couldn’t stop myself from shedding a few tears, unsure of when school would be back in session. But even if this recess is long, one thing is for sure: I’m heading back to get my diploma.

Selichot 2013

Festival Experiences

Beth Miriam has been doing first and last day Festival services for many years.  (The Festivals are Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot).  However, attendance has been very limited, especially when the Festival lands on a weekday.  Therefore, to adapt to this, Beth Miriam is going to launch the Festival Experiences.

At each Festival, there will be an experience of some variety based on the Festival’s theme.  The date will be the evening of the last day of the Festival and will include some kind of text study, some activity related to the Festival, music, and the Yiskor Service.  Note that there will NOT be morning Festival services and that the Yiskor service will be part of the Festival Experience.

The Passover Experience will take place on April 20, 2014 at 10 AM.  We will be doing the Yiskor service, a text study, and a mezuzah making experience!  Families are welcome!

 

High Holiday 2013 Schedule

HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

Sunday, September 8
Cemetery Service 10AM

Friday, September 13
Kol Nidre 8 PM.

Saturday, September 14
Yom Kippur
Children’s (1-5yrs) 9 A.M.
Morning 10 A.M.
Study with the Rabbi 1 P.M.
Community Family 3 P.M.
Musical Spiritual Reflection 4 P.M.
Yizkor (Memorial ) 4:30 P.M. (approx.)
Neilah (Closing) 5:30 P.M.(approx.)

Tuesday, September 24
SUKKOT EXPERIENCE – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 25
Simchat Torah Service  7:00 P.M. dancing with
the Torah to follow

 

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Between the Holidays Cemetery Service

It is customary for people to visit the graves of their loved ones between Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur.  In keeping with this annual tradition, Rabbi Stanway will be leading a short service of memorial on Sunday, September 8 at 10 AM at the Beth Miriam cemetery in Neptune.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
Shanna Tova – May you have a blessed, healthy and peaceful year.
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A COMPLETELY NEW SUKKOT EXPERIENCE
September 24th
6:30 PM
We are going to try something new for Sukkot and the Festivals this year.  These areimportant changes and you should read about them here.  The Sukkot Festival Experience will take place on September 24 at 6:30 PM.  We will have a text study, Yiskor service, and wine and cheese tasting in the Sukkah.  Join us!  This is a program for adults and we know that you will enjoy it.  Make plans to join us!

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Simchat Torah Celebration!

Everyone is welcome!

Join us on September 25 at 7 PM.  We will read the last paragraphs and the first paragraphs of the Torah as we start the cycle again, dance with the Torah and enjoy some refreshments.  Bring the whole family.  There will be live music and we will roll the Torah open and learn a few things about it.

 

Vayera – Teaching Lessons

 

The Torah portion for this weeks begins with a famous story, albetit, rather unusual.  Abraham has just been circumcised at 90 years old (!) and is sitting by the opening of his tent when he sees three strangers either pass by or appear in front of him (the text is sort of ambiguous about this).  In any event, when Abraham finally does greet them he says:

וַיֹּאמַ֞ר אֲדֹנְָי אִם־נֶָא מָצָ֣אתִי חֵןֶ בְּעֵינֶ֭יךָ אַל־נָ֜א תַעֲבֹ֝ר מֵעַ֜ל עַבְדֶּֽךָ:

יֻקַּֽח־נָ֤א מְעַט־מַ֭יִם וְרַחֲצ֝וּ רַגְלֵיכֶ֞ם וְהִֽשָּׁעֲנ֝וּ תַּ֜חַת הָעֵֽץ:

וְאֶקְחֶָה פַת־לֶ֩חֶם וְסַעֲד֣וּ לִבְּכֶםֶ אַחַ֤ר תַּעֲבֹ֭רוּ כִּֽי־עַל־כֵּ֜ן עֲבַרְתֶּ֝ם עַֽל־עַבְדְּכֶ֞ם

“My lords, if it please you, do not go on past your servant. Let a little water be brought; bathe your feet and recline under the tree. And let me fetch a morsel of bread that you may refresh yourselves; then go on — seeing that you have come your servant’s way…”

Many commentators have been confused about the word

אֲדֹנְָי – Adonai – used by Abraham.  After all, the word means “Lord” but it is not the usual Tetragrammaton – a fancy way of referring to the four letter name of God usually rendered יהוה – Adonai.   

According to the Ohr HaHayyim (Chaim ben Moses ibn Attar also known as the Ohr ha-Chaim after his popular commentary on the Pentateuch, was a Talmudist and kabbalist; born at Meknes, Morocco, in 1696; died in Jerusalem, Israel July 7, 1743. He was one of the most prominent rabbis in Morocco) the three ‘men’ that appeared before Abraham were in the guise of a thief, a sailor and an Arab (which was the code word for any pagan and also a Roman).  He teaches us that the reason these ‘men’ appeared was to teach a lesson about Abraham – a lesson for us to emulate.

The three men represent the three kinds of people – faith-wise.  The sailor is the pious man since they are always aware of the great power of God in the universe.  The thief is the one who lacks any kind of trust or faith in God since, if he had any awareness of God’s Presence, he would certainly not be a thief.  And, finally, the Arab – the Roman, the pagan – who does not believe in God at all.

 When Abraham goes to meet them to feed them and was their feet he did so so as to draw them into teaching about God and faith in God.  The sailor did not need the lesson and to him is directed the phrase, “And let me fetch a morsel of bread.” Bread refers to the hidden secrets of the Torah. The righteous sailor already had faith and now he knew the secrets of the revealed texts.  To the Arab, the pagan, Abraham says, “Let a little water be brought; bathe your feet and recline under the tree.”  The idea is that the ground is filthy and that by washing his feet, he was washing the filth away.  Finally, to the thief who denied God, Abraham directed the verse, “recline under the tree,” which was Abraham’s way of teaching that the only sustenance one truly acquires comes not from theft but from God.

This is a brilliant commentary by esteemed teachers.  They parse a verse into three distinct parts referring to three different people and teach an ethical lesson from it.  It is a wonderful example of the Rabbinic imagination.  But it is more than that for when our Sages take time to write something, they are trying to teach something.

In this verse, our teachers want us to see that Abraham met each person where he was at and taught them Torah according to their own place.  There was no judgement that so-and-so did not learn Torah and was somehow lacking in goodness or potential.  In fact, Abraham treated each one like a king and turned from his own needs (remember, he was just circumcised the other day!) to serve and to teach.

This is a wonderful lesson for anyone who finds themselves teaching anything.  There are always a wide variety of students and experiences.  None of us are born knowing anything except the basic instincts.  We still have to be taught and even geniuses in one area still need instruction in other areas.  The greatest ‘Rennaisance man’ still needs a teacher to teach him a language he doesn’t know that a four-year native does!  How we approach that task makes us either an cantankerous and irascible and useless professor or an Abraham whose ability to teach Torah in so many ways to so many different kinds of people enlightens and inspires.  And what is true in teaching is true in every other part and phase of our lives.

New Member Kallah Reflections

FROM CHAD MCCLELLAND

I wasn’t sure what to expect at the NFTY-GER New Member Kallah. Right off of the bus, new faces showered me with smiles. I met so many friends and can’t wait to see them again at the next event. I also got a chance to better know Salty members. Living in a cabin with friends for three days really helps you get to know them. After every meal there was a song session
which helped introduce me to new music. To be honest I wasn’t all that excited about going to services, but they brought out my Jewish spirit. One of the most memorable events last weekend was the Havdalah service. New Member Kallah really changed my thoughts about Judaism. I wasn’t just sitting in service as a background figure; instead it gave me a chance to really connect to my spiritual side.

SARAANN STANWAY

The days leading up to New Member Kallah were the same as those leading up to any other NFTY event -  I had been out of my mind excited, and all of my friends, Jewish and not, had had to endure my endless spouting of NFTY anecdotes and random outbursts into song. When the day finally came, I thought I knew exactly what to expect – dramatic, sprint-across-the-room reunion hugs with my best friends, song sessions that left me with no voice, and fond storytelling of my last summer at Harlam, where the Kallah took place. And yes, that was definitely part of it, but I had forgotten something very important: I was no longer a new member. This time, I was among the seasoned NFTYites welcoming (and maybe slightly intimidating) the newcomers; there was a whole new crowd of freshmen to befriend, and the tour of camp with my new and old friends, some of whom were also Harlamites, led to plenty of great pictures and inside jokes. The weekend went by in a whir of shouting, singing, and late night heart-to-hearts, as usual, and literally as soon as I got home I was on the computer, checking prices for and begging to go to NFTY convention, and looking to see when Winter Kallah would be. New Member was the perfect kickoff to a brand new NFTY year, and I can’t wait to dive right into the rest of it.

 

FROM WILL WIENER

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at New Member Kallah. I made many new friends, and learned a lot of interesting things. Many of the programs helped me to become a better person, and a better Jew. I look forward to the next NFTY event

 

My Mechina Experience

Mechina 2012 was simply the beginning to an incredible summer of learning. During Mechina, I was given the opportunity to learn from other regions as well as network. I loved meaning individuals from other regions of North America, especially those with similar positions to myself. In addition, I built friendships and cannot wait to reunite with my friends from the NFTY General Board in LA during NFTY Convention 2013, which everyone should attend! Because of Mechina 2012, I will most definitely start this year as a more confident leader. — Jenna Wyatt, NFTY-GER’s Membership Vice President

Last month, I had the honor of representing NFTY-GER and SALTY at Mechina. Mechina means “preparation”, and is a North American event where all the regional boards from the 19 NFTY regions and North American board come together and begin the NFTY year together. At Mechina, each position meets with his or her own network, which is everyone from across North America that holds the same position as you. I am the Fundraising Vice President for NFTY-GER, so I was in the MCFVP Network, Membership Communication and Fundraising Vice President network, the biggest network. For majority of the five days, we are with our network planning for the next year on a personal, regional and North American level. For most of the network time, the MCFVP was split up into three smaller networks, Communications, Membership and Fundraising networks. Network time was very insightful. There were eight other Fundraising Vice Presidents at Mechina and I found it very helpful to learn what the other FVPs do, what merchandise they sell, and what has their region done in the past that was very successful. Aside from network time, I got to meet so many great people from all across North America. Mechina was so much fun. I learned a lot about myself, my position, regional board and NFTY on a North American level. I can not wait until convention, the next time the NFTY General Board comes together. — Scott Gillet, NFTY-GER’s Fundraising Vice President

 

I went to Kutz in 2010 for the Songleading major, and I have gone to numerous NFTY events at the Kutz campus, so I am familiar with building names and camp traditions. However, stepping through the Kutz gates for Mechina was a unique experience; I was attending the event as a leader, to learn how to lead the NFTY-GER region successfully. At Mechina, we had speakers from the Campaign for Youth Engagement and other organizations to make presentations to us. The NFTY North American Board had their induction ceremony, and we all came to the realization that the future NAB members were in that room. I spent quality time with my network, learning the best ways to communicate with Communications Vice Presidents and Secretaries from all over the country. I made new friends and reconnected with old friends. We all have a special bond because of our excitement regarding the upcoming year; we cannot wait to lead our regions. — Maris Krauss, NFTY-GER’s Secretary

Yiskor Book for High Holidays

 

By BARBARA HEIMLICH AARON

Leslie Bonime Aaron           husband

Samuel M. Heimlich            father

Theresa  Stein Heimlich       mother

Max Aaron                           father

Luba Aaron                          mother

Dr. Ernest M.
Heimlich        brother

Dr. Harold H. Aaron            brother

Milton Stein                         uncle

Solomon Neimark                uncle

Reginia Stein
Neimark         aunt

Theresa Heimlich
Friedman aunt

Freda Bonime Halpern         aunt

Alma Heimlich Gamer         cousin

Harry Gamer                        cousin

Cecilia Aaron
Goldman

Cohen                              sister-in-law

Hannah Aaron                      sister-in-law

Susan Aaron Goldman
Scher niece

Ruby Felt-Leader                 dear friend

Sidney Leader                      dear friend

 

By MADLYN and JAMES
AARON

Daniel Lorber                       father

Dolores Lorber                     mother

Leslie B. Aaron                    father

Samuel Rettig                      grandfather

Beatrice Rettig                     grandmother

Samuel Heimlich                  grandfather

Luba Aaron                          grandmother

Max Aaron                           uncle

Freda Halpern                      aunt

Thomas Cooper                    nephew

 

By ROBERT and TOBY
ABRAMS

Dorothy Abrams                  mother

Thomas Abrams                   father

Stuart Abrams                      brother

Ruth Kaplan                         mother

Irving Kaplan                       father

Shirley Rossein                    sister

Alex Wolkoff                       uncle

Carol Hanauer                      cousin

Shelley Sevrin                      friend

 

By FLORENCE and
RICHARD AGISIM

Irving Agisim                       father

Lenore Agisim                     mother

Carie Agisim                        daughter

Dorothy Agisim                   wife

Sheldon Christal
husband

Naomi Backelman                mother

Abe Backelman                    father

 

By MARILYN ANCONA

Irving Kirshbaum                 father

Carolyn Kirshbaum              mother

 

By LYNNE and ALAN
ASH

A.J.Ash                                father

Adah C. Ash                                    mother

Lester Eisenstodt                 father

Harriet Eisenstodt                mother

Bella Beards                         grandmother

 

By THE AUERBACH  FAMILY

Theodore J. Auerbach          husband/father/grandfather

Paul Morris                           grandfather

Cecille Morris                       grandmother

Sarah Auerbach                    grandmother

Samuel Auerbach                 grandfather

 

By LOIS  BARRETT

Ronald  David Barrett         husband

Nancy Allman                      aunt

Samuel Allman                     uncle

Leonard Allman                   cousin

Allan Allman                        cousin

Bobby King Baker               nephew

Marcia  Barrett Baker          sister-in-law

Ralph Baker                         brother-in-law

Barney Barrett                     father-in-law

Pearl Barrett                         mother-in-law

Bertha Barr                          mother

Dr. Samuel Barr                   father

Max Barr                              uncle

Levi Goldenberg                  grandfather

Rose Goldenberg                 grandmother

 

By MARILYN  BECKWITH

Leo M. Beckwith                 husband

Lillian R. Monk                    mother

Abraham B.  Monk              father

Robert S. Eisner                   husband

Monroe Eisner                      father-in-law

Winone Eisner                      mother-in-law

 

By NATALIE  BELLUCCI

Miriam Gross                       mother

Meyer Gross                         father

Gerald Gross                        brother

 

By JUDY TENZER BENN

The youth who have
died in Iraq&Afghanistan

 

By DR. BRUCE and
JUDITH BERG

Albert T. Berg, M.D.           father,
grandfather

Eve Berg                              mother, grandmother

Adolph Bialek                      father, grandfather

Evelyn Bialek                       mother, grandmother

 

By  HARRY W. BERGER

Evelyn Berger                      wife

Abraham Ledwitz                father

Bessie Ledwitz                    mother

Walter Jonas                         brother-in-law

David Berger                       father

Sophie Berger                      mother

Molli Hirsch                         sister

Rita Epstein                         sister

Lee Sheriden                        close friend

Dr. David Alterman             friend

Lilyan Alterman                   friend

David Pollyea                      friend

Esther Pollyea                      friend

Francine Marcus                   friend

Deede Erwin                                    niece

Gloria Preville                      close friend

 

By  MAUREEN and DR. ROBERT BERMAN

Samuel Berman                    father

Evelyn Berman                    mother

Nathan Berman                    grandfather

Sadie Berman                       grandmother

 

By SHIRLEY BERMAN

Gus Berman                         husband

Isidore Steinhorn                 father

Gussie Steinhorn                  mother

 

 

By RUSSELL BEY

Isadore Bey                          father

Sylvia Bey                            mother

 

 

 

By SHIRLEY and LES
BLOOMFIELD

Albert Edward
Bloomfield  father

Sydney Cooper                    father

 

By BARRY BRICKEN

Morris Bricken                     father

Bernice Bricken                   mother

 

By MARTIN  and NAOMI BRODBAR

Nathan Brodbar                   father

Nettie Brodbar                     mother

Albert L. Brodbar                brother

Nathan Guntman                 father

Molly Guntman                    mother

 

 

By MARVIN  and LOIS BRODER

Charles B. Broder                father

Ceil K.Broder                      mother

Charles Chip Broder            son

Lucille Pollak                       mother

Maurice Pollak                     father

Morton S. Stern Jr.               husband

Barry Korey                         nephew

 

By ALAN BUDNER

Joan L. Budner                    wife

David  Budner                     father

Sophie Budner                     mother

Sophie Lapidus                    friend

 

By TAMARA CASRIEL

Carl Casriel                          husband

Lillian Rippner                     mother

William Rippner                   father

Lillian Casriel                       mother-in-law

Abe Casriel                          father-in-law

 

By   RONALD CHOMSKY

Martin Chomsky                  father

Anita Chomsky                    sister

 

By FRANCINE COHEN

Dr. Jay Cohen                      husband

Ben Moser                            father

Della Moser                          mother

Alex Cohen                          father-in-law

Emma Cohen                       mother-in-law

 

By KATHY and MARK
COHEN

Reba Cohen                         mother

Sidney Cohen                      father

David Goldsmith                 father

Lydia Goldsmith
Weiser      mother

Abraham Goldsmith                        uncle

 

By SANDY COHEN

Mel Cohen                           husband

 

 

By NANCY CONN-LEVIN
and ERIC LEVIN

Gertrude Conn                     mother

Ralph I. Conn                      father

Sally Levin                           mother

Jack Levin                            father

 

 

By DRs. JEFFREY and
ANN  DANIELS

Max Kasoff                          grandfather

Rachel Kasoff                      grandmother

 

By DR. RICHARD and
NORMA  DANIELS

Morris Daniels                      father

Helen C. Daniels                  mother

Max Kasoff                          father

Rae Kasoff                           mother

Frank Ring                           brother-in-law

 

By JONI and ALAN
DARNELL

Martin Silverman                 father

Serene Darnell                      mother

Sidney Darnell                     father

 

By  DORIS DOBRIN

Harold E. Dobrin                 husband

Edward Dobrin                    father-in-law

Rose Dobrin                         mother-in-law

Harry Singer                         father

Ida Singer                            mother

Gertrude Piper                     sister-in-law

Dorothy Welker                   sister-in-law

 

By MARCY and JEFF
DOBRZYNSKI

SUSAN and PETER
BOSER

and RITA BERKOW

Gordon Berkow                   father

Elizabeth Berkow                grandmother

Dr. Samuel Berkow             grandfather

Olga Lichtman Hirsh           grandmother

Michael Lichtman                grandfather

Dr. Albert Weiss                  uncle

Elsie Weiss                           aunt

Malvina Berger                    aunt

Sheila Wolf                          cousin

Dr. Robert Goldsmith          cousin

Gary Ney                             cousin

John Shevell

Arlene Shevell

Costa Tutullis

Helen Tevas

 

By VITA and DARRYL
DWORKIN

Pearl Dworkin                      mother

Irv “Jim” Dworkin               father

Vita Petty                             mother

Theodore Petty                    brother

Raymond  Rich                    brother-in-law

Erma “Candy” Rich             sister

 

By KEN EAGEL

JoBeth Eagel                        wife

Thea Eagel                           mother

Izzy Eagel                            grandfather

Fanny Eagel                         grandmother

 

By PAUL EDELSON

Dr. Samuel Edelson             father

Margaret Edelson                 mother

Robert D. Edelson               brother

 

 

By SYLVIA EHRENHALT

Sol H. Gaitman                    husband

Monroe C.Ehrenhalt            husband

Jacob Greenstone                 father

Theresa Greenstone              mother

David Greenstone                brother

Myra
Greenstone-Springer   sister

Regina Weston                     second mother

Irving Weston                      second father

Gloria Preville                      dear friend

Helen
Fried                          dear friend

Dr.
Martin Malachowsky     dear friend

Zelda Malachowsky             dear friend

Bunny
Allen                         dear friend

Evy Berger                           dear
friend

Ella Wasserberg                   aunt

Sydney Wasserberg             uncle

Silvia Domes                        aunt

Morris Domes                      uncle

 

By BARBARA and STUART EICHENBAUM

Evelyn Eichenbaum             mother,grandmother,great-grandmother

Max Eichenbaum                 father, grandfather, great grandfather

Yetta Bialik                          mother,
grandmother,great grandmother

Eli Bialik                              father,
grandfather, great grandfather

Lillian Eichenbaum              mother, grandmother, great-grandmother

Abraham Eichenbaum          father, grandfather

Bessie Salkin                        mother, grandmother

Joseph Salkin                       father, grandfather, great grandfather

Alice Nissenberg                  mother, grandmother, great grandmother

John Nissenberg                   father, grandfather, great grandfather

Norma Loewy                      aunt,
great aunt

Seymour Loewy                   uncle, great uncle

 

By LEWIS and JUDY EISENBERG

Estelle Eisenberg                  mother

Seymour Eisenberg              father

Lois- Lee Bierman               mother

Leonard L. Bierman             father

Jeffrey Eisenberg                 nephew

George Joelson                     friend

Hedi Kravis                          friend

 

By ELLIOT and MARIAN
FABRICANT

Rose Rebacz                                    mother

Philipp Rebacz                     father

Henrietta Fabricant              mother

 

By  BARBARA FELDMAN

Jerome S. Feldman               husband

Betty Kaplan                        mother

Hyman Kaplan                     father

Claire Feldman                     mother

Max Feldman                       father

Simon Stolman                     father

Anna Stolman                      mother

Amanda Feldman                granddaughter

Toby Diskin                         sister

Edith Goldberg                    aunt

 

 

 

By  DR.THOMAS and ANDREA  FIEST

Josephine Stein
Cramer        mother

David Cramer                      father

Ida Stein                              grandmother

Rubin Stein                          grandfather

Philip Garber                        uncle

 

By DEE and PAUL
FRANKEL

Charles Frankel                    father

Joan Frankel                         mother

Michael Mintzer                   father

Anne Mintzer                       mother

Elisa Frankel
Tomaszewski  daughter

 

By JOEL FREEDMAN

Beverly Freedman                wife

Lillian Goldman                   mother

Daniel Goldman                   father

Celia Freedman                    mother

David Freedman                  father

Gertie Etter                          aunt

Harry Etter                           uncle

Sam Friedman                      uncle

Elda Friedman                     aunt

 

By DR. ALVIN and
VIVIAN FRIED

Helen M. Fried                     wife. mother, grandmother

Charles Fried                        father, grandfather

Kitty Fried                           mother, grandmother

Dr. Gloria E. Fried               sister, aunt, great aunt

Wilma Aronson                    mother-in-law, grandmother,
great- grandmother

Vincent Vitale                      father, grandfather,
great-grandfather

Luigi Vitale                          grandfather,
great-grandfather

Bernadette Vitale                 grandmother, great-grandmother

Mary Panaccione                  grandmother, great-grandmother

Patsy Panaccione                 grandfather, great-grandfather

Sonny Panaccione                uncle, great uncle

Maddeline Muscara             aunt, great-aunt

Nicholas Panaccione            uncle, great-uncle

Genevieve Willock               aunt/great-aunt

Zelda Malachowsky             friend

Dr. Martin  N. Malachowsky   friend

Dr. Samuel Stevens              friend

Lance Rowland                    friend

Larry Gutentag                    friend

 

By SUZZETTE and GREG
FROMKIN

Bernard Fromkin                  grandfather

 

By SAMUEL and
IVEE  FROMKIN

Murray Greene                     father

Bernard Fromkin                  father

Sylvia Kaplan                       mother

 

By SUSAN STONE and
TOM GAVIN

Yetta Lester                         grandmother

Abe Lester                           grandfather

Nettie Stolzenberg               grandmother

Elaine Isenberg                    aunt

Elizabeth Gavin                   mother

Jed Brown                            beloved
friend

Elizabeth Yuskaitis              sister

 

By JANE S. GERECHOFF

Maurice H. Stalberg             father

Nancy B. Stalberg                mother

Gwen S. Osserman              sister

Herman Gerechoff               husband

 

 

By GINA and BRIAN
GILLET

Paul Specter                         father

Josephine  Specter                mother

Irwin M. Gillet                     father

Arthur Solon                        grandfather

Jeanne
Solon                        grandmother

Simon Gillet                         grandfather

Rose Gillet                           grandmother

 

 

By RHODA J. GILLET

Irwin M. Gillet                     husband

Jeanne L. Solon                    mother

Arthur Solon                        father

Rose W. Gillet                     mother-in-law

Simon C. Gillet                    father-in-law

Malcolm P. Gillet                 brother-in-law

 

 

 

By DR.  NORMAN  and GLADYS GLASSMAN

Dr.Robert S. Moray

William H. Hasburg             father

Rose Avidan Hasburg          mother

Philip Glassman                   father

Mollie Glassman                  mother

Gloria Franzblau                  sister

Bernard Fink                        brother-in-law

Zelda Malachowsky             friend

Marvin Brodie                      friend

Frank Ring                           friend

Morris Brown                       friend

Sylvia Brown                       friend

 

By JOHN A. GOLDEN

Julius J. Golden                    father

Sylvia C. Golden                 mother

 

By AMY and ALVIN
GOLDMAN and FAMILY

Edgar Garland                     father

Rose Garland                       mother

Kate Garland                       sister

Irving Sidorsky                    grandfather

Frances Sidorsky                  grandmother

Marcia O’Connell                aunt

Evelyn Shanes                      aunt

Gigi Shanes
Hernandez       cousin

 

By RABBI JOSEPH and
SALLY GOLDMAN

Adeline Jensen                     sister

Albert Jensen

Pearl Goldman                     mother

Charles Goldman                 father

Ellender Silcott                    mother

Cecil R. Silcott                     father

Helen Ralis

Charles Ralis

ReginaRalis

Jean Ralis

Selma Carter                                    sister

 

 

 

By RHEA GORDON

Leon Gordon                       husband

Samuel Gordon                    brother

Philip Gordon                      father

Sarah Gordon                       mother

Minnie Mintz                       sister

David  Rose                         father

Minnie Rose                         mother

Marion Sokol                       sister-in-law

Kaila Gordon                       great granddaughter

 

By TOBI and MICHAEL
GRAFF

Shirley Goodman                 mother

Jack Goodman                     father

Bonnie Graff                        sister

David Lowery                      nephew

 

By DOROTHY and
ARTHUR GREENBAUM

Jeanette Fox Parker              mother

Albert Parker                        father

Minna Greenbaum               mother

William L. Greenbaum         father

 

By MICHAEL and
MARIAN GROSS

Herbert Gross                       father

Jenny Hershoff                    mother

David Hershoff                    father

Estelle Hershoff                   aunt

 

By SONIA GUTENTAG

Larry Gutentag                    husband

Marion Dent                         mother

A.Albert Israel                     father

Martin Malachowsky           friend

Zelda Malachowsky             friend

Helen Fried                          friend

Fay Ettinger                         aunt

Gloria Fried                          friend

Leslie Slavin                         niece

 

By IRWIN HADER

Max Hader                           father

 

By RUTH HARRIS

Herbert M. Gladstone          father

Mary Gladstone                   mother

 

By HARRIET and
CARLETON HERER

William V. Herer                  father

Lillian B. Herer                    mother

William Lebowitz                father

Margaret Lebowitz              mother

 

By ARTHUR and KAREN
HODES

Irving Hodes                                    father

Mollie Hodes                       mother

Leland Gottstein                  father

Mary Gottstein                     mother

Robert Hodes                       brother

 

By HAROLD L. AND
SUSAN HODES and FAMILY

Abe Hodes                           father

Ann Hodes                           mother

Sidney Peckerman               father

Ura Peckerman                     mother

Stanley Senett                      brother-in-law

 

 

By DRs. RUSSELL and
BARBARAHOLSTEIN

Nathan Holstein                   father

Lillian S. Holstein                mother

Dr. Harry A.
Becker             father

 

By THE HOROWITZ
FAMILY

Herman Horowitz                father

Frieda Horowitz                   mother

 

By JEWISH WARVETERANS
ASBURYPARK-

OCEAN POST 125

The men and women
who gave their lives while

serving in the Armed
Forces of the United States

and its allies

 

By DRs. RONALD and
SHARON KAMM

Allen Kamm                         father

Sylvia Kamm                       mother

Harry Katz                           father

Eva Katz Berger                  mother

Helen Wenick                      aunt

William Wenick                   uncle

Martin Coleman                   cousin

Sandy Chew                                    cousin

Tova Messing                       cousin

Lillian Pashall                       friend

Alan Schultz                                    friend

Jessica Gordon                     friend

Louis “PopPop” Rose

 

By  DR. GERALD and GAIL KASS

Rose Kass                            mother

Harry Kass                           father

Arthur Harmon                    father

Hazel Harmon                      mother

Nan B.Sacks                                    friend

Margo Neuman                    friend

 

By ROBERT M. KAYE

Jean Kaye                             mother

Irving Kaye                          father

 

 

By ROBERT and
ILENE  KELLERT

Rebecca Kellert                    mother

Theodore Kellert                  father

Shepard Shaff                      father

Kate Levine                         grandmother

Harry Levine                        grandfather

Dr. Jerome Kaufman            friend

Peter Teicher                        friend

 

By DR.  KIRK and BARBARA KERENSKY

Charles Kerensky                 father

Sidney Sirota                       father

 

By RHODA KERN

Norton Kern                         husband

Barnet Kern                         father

Anna Kern                           mother

Louis Sandler                       father

Sadie Sandler                       mother

Annette Kaplan                    sister

Carl Kaplan                          brother-in-law

Yetta Shapiro                       cousin

Hannah Buckman                friend

Judy Abramson                    friend

Hattie Zellner                       friend

Gerson (Buddy)Abramson  friend

 

By  BELLE KLEIN

Henry Klein                         husband

Samuel Klein                        father-in-law

Lily Klein                             mother-in-law

Dora Fishstein                      mother

Jacob Fishstein                     father

David I.  Diamond               uncle

Seymour Seider                    brother-in-law

 

By BOBBI and  BOB KRANTZ

Esther Lewis                                    mother

Lee Lewis                            father

Michael Lewis                      nephew

Henrietta Krantz                  mother

Irving Krantz                       father

 

By GARY and ELAINE
KRAUSS

Sidney Gross                        father

Sidney Krauss                      father

 

By JOEL and SUSAN
KREIZMAN

Anne Kreizman                    mother

Samuel Kreizman                 father

Evelyn Casner                      mother

Leonard Casner                    father

 

By PAMELA KROSNEY

Dr. Neil M. Krosney            husband

Philip Newman                    father

 

 

By CINDY LARUE

Ruth Bloom                         mother

Harry Bloom                        father

Beverly Lerner                     friend

 

By RONALD and
MERYL  LEDWITZ

Abraham Ledwitz                father

Bessie Ledwitz                    mother

David Weiss                         father

Julia Weiss                           mother

Albert Weiss                                    uncle

Walter Jonas                         brother-in-law

Rita Epstein                         sister

Evelyn Berger                      sister

Barbara
Mackey Bartolomeo friend

Mitzi Titunick                      cousin

Norma
Shechet                    friend

George
Waldman                 friend

Alan Shechet                        friend

Milton Stern                         cousin

Milton Klein                         uncle

Miriam Klein                        aunt

Jack Titunik                          cousin

Raymond Greenberg            uncle

Jack Lewin                           friend

Beverly Schectman              friend

Jherin Gorcey                       friend

Sue Leszkievicz                   friend

Janice Solomon                    cousin

 

By ED LEFKOWITZ

Aaron  Lefkowitz                 father

Hadassah
Lefkowitz             mother

 

By JACK and MAXINE
LEINER

Herman Krim                       father

Mitzi Krim                           mother

Ilse Leiner                            mother

Elias Leiner                          father

Dan Bardy                           brother-in-law

 

By  DR. A. STEPHEN LEMANSKY

Eugene Lemansky                father

Eileen Lemansky                  mother

Max Solomon                       grandfather

Faye Solomon                      grandmother

Irving Lemansky                  grandfather

Anna Lemansky                   grandmother

Bruce Nassberg                    friend

 

By DR. WILLIAM  LERNER

Beverly Morse Lerner          wife

Herbert Lerner                     father

June Korman Schiff             aunt

 

By DR. FAITH LESSIG

Aubrey  Robinson                father

Grace Robinson                   mother

Lois Robinson Finver           sister

Joseph Mayzel                      grandfather

Fannie Mayzel                      grandmother

Rose Mayzel                                    aunt

Bernard Mayzel                   uncle

 

By JILL and PAUL
LEVCHUK

Beverly Kreisberg                mother

 

By REBECCA LEVIN

Morris Wm. Levin                beloved father

Janice Levin                         beloved mother

Richard Weinberg                beloved husband

Jacob Levin                          beloved uncle

Rose Levin                           beloved grandmother

Frances Metz                        beloved grandmother

Harry Levin                          beloved
cousin

Myron Levin                        beloved cousin

 

By Dr. and MRS.
KENNETH LICHTMAN

Olga Lichtman                     mother

Mike Lichtman                     father

Keith Grossman                   father

Shirley Grossman                 mother

Malvina Berger                    aunt

Mildred Artsis                      aunt

Jerry Artsis                           uncle

Cliff Storch                          uncle

Dora Storch                          grandmother

Sam Storch                           grandfather

Elsie Weiss                           aunt

Albert Weiss                                    uncle

Mr. Rudy Bata                     friend

Mrs. Lisa Bata                      friend

Dr. Robert Goldsmith          parent

 

By  DR. EDWARD LIEBERMAN

Sue Ann Lieberman             wife

 

By RONNI and  DR.STUART LIPPSETT

Ann GrankWeisskohl           mother

Sam Grank                           father

Shirley Lippsett                    mother

 

By CAROLE and KARL
MALING

Sonia Maling                        mother

Charles Maling                     father

Erna Friedman                     mother

Meyer Friedman                   father

 

By ADAM  MARGULIES

Harvey Margulies                 father

Stephen Gordon                   step-father

Seymour Margulies              uncle

 

By MARY BETH NADLER

Elizabeth M.
Griffiths          mother

James A. Griffiths                father

Sara Nadler                          mother-in-law

James B. Griffiths                brother

Phyllis Toner                        cousin

Lillian  Pashall                      friend

Robert de Quevedo             cousin

Edith Moore                         aunt

Margo Lawn Newman         friend

Beverly Lerner                     friend

 

By TERRY and RICHARD
NEGIN

Rachel Negin                       mother

Hyman Negin                       father

Anna Goldstein                    mother

Sidney Goldstein                 father

David Negnewitzky             uncle

Harry Negin                         uncle

Ida Kaplan                           aunt

 

By DAVID NUSSBAUM
and LAURIE MACARTHUR

Marjorie Nussbaum              mother

Cedric Nussbaum                 father

Barbara MacArthur              mother

 

By ARLENE and ZALE
OSER

Alex Oser                             father

Rose Oser                             mother

George Oser                         brother

David Gelb                          father

Gertrude Gelb                      mother

 

By DR. ILENE PARDON

Dorothy Agisim                   mother

Carie Agisim                        sister

Enrique Pardon                    father-in-law

Irving Agisim                       grandfather

Lenore Agisim                     grandmother

Isadore Mirsky
grandfather

Sade Mirsky                         grandmother

 

By MELISSA PECK  and DR. STU ROSENBERG

Judith Peck                          mother

Mattie Rosenberg                 mother

Martin Rosenberg                father

Adrienne Rosenberg                        sister

Lillian Peck                          grandmother

Milton Peck                          grandfather

Mandel Birenholtz               grandfather

Marguery Birenholtz            grandmother

Susan Wald                          friend

Andree Lucantoni                friend

Bev Lerner                           friend

 

By BERNARD and
CATHERINE PECKMAN

Philip Harris
Peckman          father

Bertha Peckman                   mother

Abraham S. Lasher              father

Lillian Lasher                       mother

Bernard Fink                        dear uncle

Richard D. Peckman            brother

 

DR. GARY and LOIS
PESS

Thelma Pess                         mother/grandmother

Vincent Nyberg                   father/grandfather

Rebecca Hoffman                grandmother

Morris Hoffman                   grandfather

Stella Pess                            grandmother

Louis Pess                            grandfather

Einar Nyberg                        grandfather

Vivi Nyberg                         grandmother

Astrid Johansen                   grandmother

Greg Yolowitz, MD             friend

By ISABEL PINCUS

Monroe Pincus                     husband

Zena Barr                             mother

Harry Barr                            father

Robert  Jacobson                  nephew

Frances Stein                        sister

 

By CECELIA PLATNICK

Donald Platnick                   husband

Anne Eisner                         mother

Louis Eisner                         father

 

By ADELE POPLAWSKI

Richard S. Bascom              brother

Liam Nathaniel Rosen         cousin

 

By DR. AARON PRESTUP

Sidney Prestup                     father

Tillie Prestup                        grandmother

Harry Prestup                       grandfather

Esther Levethan                   grandmother

Benjamin Levethan              grandfather

 

By MYRNA and BOB
RASKIN

Stanley Levine                     father

Shelley Raskin                     wife

Ruth Raskin                         mother

Max Raskin                          father

 

By IRVING and
MARILYN  REINGOLD

Harry Reingold                    father

Anna Reingold                     mother

Samuel C. Cooper                father

G. Ruth Cooper                   mother

Nettie Itkoff                                    sister

Dr. Irwin R. Itkoff               brother-in-law

PFC Frank Reingold            brother

Co.K 347 Inf. 87 Div.

Killed in action in FranceDec. 14,
1944- WWII

 

By REISLER FAMILY

Robert Reisler                      father, grandfather

Mildred Gothelf                   grandmother,
great-grandmother

 

By  JULIA ROTWEIN

Donald S. Rotwein              husband

Isadore Rotwein                  father-in-law

Esther Rotwein                    mother-in-law

Murray Rotwein                   brother-in-law

Frances Rotwein                  sister-in-law

Geza Vansca                                    father

Caroline Vansca                   step-mother

 

By THE ROWLAND
FAMILY

Lance M. Rowland              father

Evelyn C. Rosenkranz         mother/grandmother

Sylvia Rosenkranz               grandmother/great grandmother

Morris Cinnamon                 grandfather

Jacob Rosenkranz                grandfather

Dr. Samuel Stevens              uncle

Helen Fried                          aunt

Dr. Martin
Malachowsky     uncle

Zelda Malachowsky             aunt

 

 

By JUDY and MARC
RUBENSTEIN

Sidney S. Rubenstein           father

Beatrice Rubenstein             mother

Rose Ogrodnick                   grandmother

William Ogrodnick              grandfather

Solomon Popler                    father

Lil Popler                             mother

Rose Poplofsky                    grandmother

Albert Poplofsky                  grandfather

Lena Epstein                                    grandmother

Fanny Rubenstein                grandmother

Harry Rubenstein                 grandfather

 

By JUDITH RUBINSTEIN

Ronald I. Rubinstein            husband, father

Noel Rubinstein                   grandfather

Lee Adler                             cousin

Denis Schonborn                  cousin

Jessica Schoenberg               cousin

 

By FILIPP SAGALOVSKY

Solomon Sagalovsky            father

Rachel Sagalovsky               mother

Chaim Sagalovsky               brother

 

By  DAVID and DEBRA SCHATZOW

Abe Schatzow                      father

Marilyn Schatzow                mother

 

 

By  ROBIN SCHULTZ

Benjamin Schultz                 father

Marion H. Schultz                mother

Therese J. Schultz                step-mother

Carl Schultz                         uncle

Martin D. Schultz                uncle

Arthur Schultz                     uncle

Jennie Harris                        aunt

Alice Schultz                        aunt

Goldie Strauss                      aunt

Rose Oberfield                     aunt

Samuel Schultz                    grandfather

Molly Schultz                       grandmother

Effie Schwartz
Kalista         dear friend

 

By HAZEL LEICHTER
SCOTT

Sidney Leichter                    husband

George H. Scott                   husband

Jane Scott Lande                 beloved stepdaughter

Bella Leibowitt                    mother

Morris Leibowitt                  father

S. David Leibowitt              brother

Ethel Leibowitt                    sister-in-law

Babs Leibowitt                    sister-in-law

Betty Neiderhoffer              sister-in-law

Marion Tanzman                  dear friend

Seymour Ziff                       dear friend

 

By BETSY and DR.
ROCKY SECKLER

Harold E. Dobrin                 father

Stanley G. Seckler,
MD       father

 

 

By DR. ROBERT and
PHYLLIS SEGALL

Ruth H. Bloom                    mother

Harry R. Bloom                   father

Thelma Segall                       mother

Ruben Segall                        father

Yolie Wolfe                         friend

Richard Cordasco                father of daughter-in-law

Lois Cordasco                      mother of daughter-in-law

Beverly Kreisberg                dear friend

Beverly Lerner                     dear friend

 

By ROBBY and STEVE
SETRIN

Lila  Strauss                         mother, grandmother

Milton  Strauss                     father,grandfather

Hank Strauss                        brother, uncle

Catherine Setrin
grandmother, great grandmother

William Setrin                      father,grandfather

William J.Setrin                    brother,
uncle

 

By PAT SHAPIRO

James Katski                        father

Elizabeth Katski                   mother

 

By FRAN and STEPHEN
SILVER

David Silver                         father

Faye Silver                           mother

Charles Federman                father

Jeanette Federman               mother

Moshe Babo                         cousin

Barry Gillman                      friend

 

By SHARON and HARRY
SILVERMAN

Blanche Silverman               mother

Herman Silverman               father

 

By JEANNE SINGER

Herman Singer                     husband

Bertha Fastov                       mother

Hyman Fastov                      father

Morton Fastov                     brother

Rebecca Singer                    mother-in-law

Max  Singer                          father-in-law

Bessie Singer                        mother-in-law

Mildred Bacher                    sister

 

HOPE SPINNER

B. Richard Spinner             husband

Sylvia Golden                     mother

Julius Golden                      father

Adam
Spinner                    son

John Marlowe                     son-in-law

Robin Marlowe                   daughter

 

By RABBI CY and
STELLA STANWAY

Gilda Lillian
Stanway          mother

Anna Cohen                         grandmother

Abraham Jolner Cohen        grandfather

Helen Merker Stanway        grandmother

Samuel Drake Stanway        grandfather

Murray Cohen                      uncle

Faye Cohen                          aunt

Jack Cohen                           uncle

David Hamon
Yerushalm    grandfather

Zizi Hananel                         aunt

Estreya Abenyaker
Yerushalmi

Mordechai Ballul
Hananel

Gracia Hasdai
Hananel

Haham Shabbetrai
Hamon

Haham Nissim Moshe
Hamon

 

By SUSAN B. STEARNS

Gordon O. Stearns               husband

Anita  W. Block                   mother

Melvin A. Block                  father

Elinor  O. Stearns                 mother-in-law

Leonard Stearns                   father-in-law

Marlene Vickery
friend

Arlene Ansell                       friend

Loretta Tepper                     friend

 

By MARVIN and
BARBARA STEINBERG

Jack Steinberg                      father

Minnie Steinberg                  mother

Lawrence.Nebret                 father

Ann Nebret                          mother

Jeffrey Steinberg                  son

 

By DR.MARTIN and
JUDI STEINWEISS

Dorothy Steinweiss              first wife

Henry Silverman                  first husband

 

By TOBY STEVENS

Dr. Samuel Stevens              husband

Dr. Louis Klugman             father

Edith Klugman                    mother

Ceil Silverstein                     mother

Dr. Max Silverstein              father

Lee Klugman                       aunt

Ceil Klugman                       aunt

Zelda Malachowsky             dear friend

Marilyn Schatzow                family

Abe Schatzow                      family

 

By HARVEY and
MADELINE STRAUS

Milton Straus                       father

Sophia Straus                       mother

Joseph Rusciano                   father

Jeanette Rusciano                mother

Joseph Nadolski                   uncle

Carol Straus                         sister

 

By HOWARD E. STRAUSS

Howard G. Strauss              father

Ruth Strauss Mintz              mother

 

By ANNIE and DR. STEVE
SWARTZ

Bud Shapiro                         father

Elizabeth Katski                   grandmother

James Katski                        grandfather

Kathryn Shapiro                   grandmother

Louis Shapiro                       grandfather

 

By ARTHUR  TANENBAUM

Barbara Tanenbaum             wife

Nathan Tanenbaum             father

Rebee Tanenbaum                mother

Nina Meckler                       sister

Abe Stempler                       father-in-law

Bea Stempler                        mother-in-law

Bob Stempler                       brother-in-law

 

By MARGARITA
TANGORRA

Dvosya Raskin                     grandmother

Anatoly Raskin                    grandfather

 

By DOROTHY TANZMAN

Norman Tanzman                 husband

 

By LYNNE TEICH

Seymour Teich                     husband

Lauren Nachmani                 granddaughter

 

By DR. ERWIN TEPPER

Silvia Tepper                        wife

 

By DRs. ARTHUR and
JUDITH TOPILOW

Jacob Topilow
father

Mike Josephs
stepfather

Sidney S. Fiedler                  father

Eileen Mullen
friend

Dr. Neil Krosney
friend

Beverly Lerner                     friend

Mel Cohen                           friend

 

 

 

By DENISE and JEROLD
WAGENHEIM

JANIE and
JAY WAGENHEIM

Robert Goldstein                 father

Vivian Goldstein                  mother

Joseph  Wagenheim             father

Bette M. Wagenheim           mother

 

By CYNTHIA and ROBERT
WESTON

Irving G. Weston                 father

Regina Weston                     mother

Dr. Louis Weber                  father

Ruth Weber                         mother

Dr. Steven Sobo                   son-in-law

Howard Slotkin                   beloved friend

Geraldine Willner                 aunt

 

 

By CLARA GEE and
MILTON ZIMENT

Harry Ziment                       father

Sophie Ziment                      mother

Betty Ziment                        sister-in-law

Claire Bloom                        sister

Murray Ziment                     brother

Stanley Stamaty                   husband

Sam Kastner                         father

Dina Kastner                        mother

Erving E. Kastner                brother

Harry Feingold                     brother-in-law

Howard Kastner                  nephew

Stanley Benjamin                 brother-in-law

Leonard Tanenbaum            cousin

Clara Kastner Barr               cousin

Elyssa Kastner Levin           great-niece

Thelma P. Thomson             friend

Sonya S. Grossman              friend

Rhoda Kaufman                  friend

Louis G. Pohl                       friend

Susan Zaback                       friend

Bernard Ritterman               friend

Anthony Beam                     brother-in-law

Jaqueline Bloom                   niece

Molly Tanenbaum
Welch     cousin

Henry Epstein                      friend

May Blank                           friend

 

By ISRAELand RITA
ZIMRING

Frieda Zimring                     mother

Max Zimring                        father

Rose Schulman                    mother

Philip Schulman                   father

 

By DR. IRA and
LYNETTE ZOHN and FAMILY

Sophia Zohn                         mother

Harry Zohn                          father

Sadie Katz                           aunt

David Emmering                  brother

Bernard Zohn                       brother

Kiki Cohen                           sister

Let their memories be for

a blessing…

 

Luba Aaron

Max Aaron

Leslie B. Aaron

Gerson “Buddy” Abramson

Manuel Adler

Carie  Ann Agisim

Dorothy Agisim

Samuel C. Altman

Martha C. Altman

Eugene Amron

Joshua Ellis Amron

Moses L. Annenberg

Rhoda Anton

Benjamin Aronsohn

Marguerite K. Aronsohn

Wilma Aronson

Theodore Jerome Auerbach

Joseph I. Averick

Dr. Isidore Bady

Bella Ballin

Hirsch Ballin

J. Albert Ballin

ReginaH. Ballin

Edgar S. Bamberger

Dorothy Bogan Barker

Rose Barnett

Ronald  Barrett

Benjamin Baser

Sophie Lichtenfeld Baser

Marilyn Baum

Dr. H. Victor Baum

Benjamin W. Bauman

FlorenceL. Bauman

AltonJ. Begel

Emanuel Beitman

Hattie S. Beitman

Barbara C. Beller

StanleyL. Benn

John B. Bennett

Herbert S. Bennett

Mildred Bennett

Robert Paul Bennett

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In memory of those
whose lives were lost 9/11/01

 

            ...we remember them

TYG Director Wanted

Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon, NJ is currently looking for a part-time Youth Director to overall all youth programming within the synagogue and advise the Junior and Senior Youth Groups. TBM is looking for a candidate with a great sense of humor, excellent communication skills, and most importantly someone who has the ability to relate to students and also serve as a Jewish role model and leader. – Although the events are flexible and most of the planning can be done remotely, this job is made for someone who is passionate about the Reform Jewish youth movement. It requires almost daily attention to planning events and regular communication with members via email, Facebook, texting, and/or phone calls. – Autonomous leadership style- must be able to plan, publicize, and run events effectively without being micro-managed. – The candidate will be responsible to run (at a minimum) four monthly events in the synagogue: 1) Monthly event for the Jr. Youth Group (SALTeens) 2) Monthly event for the Senior Youth Group (SALTY) 3) Attend and supervise the senior youth group monthly board meeting 4) Attend a monthly youth committee meeting ** Depending on the month, other events might be needed. ** Events can be combined to be on the same day. – The candidate is responsible to write a monthly column for the temple newsletter. – Regionally, SALTY is a member of NFTY-GER. This candidate should be familiar with the NFTY philosophy. The youth worker will be asked to attend regional NFTY events, as needed. (There are 4 kallot per year) – It is a bonus if the candidate has experience in youth group leadership, NFTY-GER, campus Hillel, URJ Camps, Religious Action Center (RAC), Israel, and/or offer a broad base of Reform Jewish knowledge with ritual and worship. – The advisor must be able to maintain regular communication and serve as a flexible team player with synagogue leadership (Rabbi, Cantor, Office Administrators, and Youth Committee Chairs), youth group board members, and youth group participants. – The candidate must be passionate about tikkun olam and strongly encourage and organize programs for the youth groups to participate in social justice activity throughout the year. – We’re looking for someone who will welcome the opportunity for professional development at the Youth Workers Conference and the URJ Biennial. – If interested, please submit a copy of your resume with two professional references to the chairperson of the Youth Committee, Dr. Gary Pess at handman613@gmail.com.

Heimlich-Aaron Essay Winners 2012

The Heimlich-Aaron Fund was established by Jim and Madlyn Aaron, 5th generation Beth Miriam members, who wanted High School Seniors to excel academically and Judaically.  To that end, the fund awards $1000 to a deserving student(s) upon completion of an essay detailing their Jewish experiences and contributions to the life of Beth Miriam.

 

In 2012, there were three winners: Haley Peckman, Maxx McClelland, and Max Gillet.  Below are their essays:

Max Gillet

Judaism has been part of my life, well, since my life started. I went
through all the customs and traditions that any young Jewish boy should. I
enjoyed brisket on Rosh HaShanah, listened to (and complained about the length
of) Kol Nidre, and sat through countless hours of Hebrew school. From a young
age, I immersed myself in Jewish studies even outside of temple and earned the
Cub Scout’s Aleph Award by demonstrating knowledge of my religion. I started
religious school at Temple Beth Miriam in first grade and continued through
Teen Academy.  I sat there like a sponge
and soaked up as much about our culture and our history as I could fit. So when
high school came around, it should not be surprising that I continued to be a
part of the Jewish community and remained interested in my culture and
heritage. I joined SALTY right out of middle school, and utilized my talents
with computers and science to design and maintain a website for the youth group
that features pictures of events along with a schedule to keep its members
updated. I also participated in the Madrichim program at the temple and
assisted second graders with their Jewish learning experience. I also worked in
the Office.  Around the time I was active
in the Madrichim program, I got extremely involved in events at my high school.
High Tech High School has a sizable Jewish community, but unfortunately there
were no opportunities to bond about our shared culture and heritage. Having
seen this, and recognizing that everyone loves Jewish food, I worked to found a
Jewish Student Union during my junior year. I recruited dozens of members as
well as advisor, wrote up a detailed club plan, and convinced the school that a
Jewish Student Union was worth having. I have served as president since its
founding.  We have bi-weekly meetings to
discuss topics related to upcoming Jewish holidays and relevant topics, such as
the history of Jews in China and the history and relevance of the Torah in the
modern society. We even have special celebrations for Jewish holidays, such as
apples and honey for Rosh HaShanah and a dreidel tournament and competition
(including latkes) during Hanukkah. I plan to leave the club in the hands of a
couple rising seniors so that the High Tech community can continue to benefit
from this club. This year, I have started a blog about Jewish living called
“You’re Jewish?” and update it about every month based on what I’m experiencing
in terms of Judaism. This blog gives a more personal touch to my efforts in the
Jewish Student Union and helps to further inform the High Tech community about
what Judaism is really about.

As Judaism has been part of my past, so it shall be part of my future.
I plan to attend Northwestern University in the fall, where I am going to be
part of the Integrated Science Program to study the intricacies of biology,
chemistry, and physics. I not only plan to immerse myself in science during my
four years, but also in the Hillel program at Northwestern. During my accepted
students visit, I went to Hillel with my father and met the director. The
building was beautiful, but the atmosphere was so laid back and relaxed that I
can’t imagine not becoming part of that community. Based on what I heard from
the students in Hillel and the director, I will be able to go to Israel on
Birthright, partake in weekly services, and cook meals for the surrounding
Jewish community. I’ll be able to fraternize with Jews of all shapes, sizes,
colors, and movements, and help continue what I did with the Jewish Student
Union. Who knows where else my Jewish involvement will take me?

Haley Peckman

 

My entire life thus far
has been positively affected by Temple Beth Miriam. Growing up in a very low
population of Jews in Wall, I found it hard to connect to my classmates at the
level my Hebrew School class connected. Once I got to high school, this feeling
grew even stronger as I sought out opportunities to strengthen my connection to
Judaism post Bat- Mitzvah. I joined SALTY and NFTY-GER my freshman year,
initiating many of my best decisions. My freshman year I jumped right onto
SALTY board as the logistics chair, assisting all publicity efforts and making
the youth group more member oriented. I also fell in love with NFTY my freshman
year, attending all regional events. Sophomore year, I increased my leadership
responsibilities as both SALTY’s Social Action Vice President and one of GER’s
merchandise chairs. That summer was the single most impactful summer of my life
as I participated in Urban Mitzvah Corps. For six weeks I lived Jewishly with
30 of my peers who are now some of my best friends. I also volunteered at
a healthy kitchen in New Brunswick (Elijah’s Promise) and at Camp Daisy: a day
camp for children and adults with special needs. Additionally, I went to
Washington D.C. as a part of UMC to lobby for economic food justice which was a
very inspiring and empowering experience. I returned from UMC a stronger
leader, a stronger Jew, and a stronger person in general. That year, I served
on Regional Board as GER’s Secretary. I maintained an ex officio position on
SALTY’s board and go the privilege to attend NFTY Convention in Dallas, Texas.
This year, I am SALTY’s president, one of the regional programming
coordinators, and was one of the chairs of Hagigah Kallah. I have been involved
in the Madrichim for 5 years, teaching grades 1-3 Judaic Studies beside many
wonderful teachers. Being involved in Temple Beth Miriam during high school has
brought me places I would not have imagined and more importantly, has created a
connection I could not find in my hometown, or anywhere else for that matter.
Being part of such an amazing and influential group of teens and adult
leadership has given me roots to grow into a strong Jewish leader and I am so
appreciative of that. Next year, I will be starting my next chapter at Drexel
University. I plan on continuing my Jewish involvement and growth amongst my
peers at the college level. I have already joined Drexel’s Hillel and plan on
doing birthright with Drexel during my college career. I also plan on doing
Alternative Spring Break with the Jewish Funds for Justice which is a similar
premise to Urban Mitzvah Corps. I would like to thank Temple Beth Miriam for
all it has given me in both a literal and spiritual senses and cannot wait to
return proudly to my second home as a college student.

 

Maxx McClelland

Growing up in a town that has as
small of a Jewish population as Wall does, religion singled me out for many
years. However, I remember loving the fact that I was distinguishable from
everyone else. As a spunky elementary student, I became known for being the one
my class chose to explain the story and customs of Chanukah; I was the one who
brought in a dreidel and gelt and taught everyone how to play.

However, truly finding my Jewish
identity was never black and white. Sure I enjoyed the excitement of my Bar
Mitzvah; sure I found myself continuing my Jewish education through the Rabbi’s
classes and as a madrich. But the catalyst that inspired me to really connect
with my Judaism was a woman by the name of Peri Smillow. At a service in honor
of her, she asked that a few students learn her song “Ashrey.” That moment
merged my love of guitar and my Jewish identity. As much as I felt some meaning
as a classroom madrich, when Will Kashdan and I began running the music program,
I felt a genuine connection being established.

The music became my way showing
young students that there is more to the prayers than just words, more to the
structure. I would get a smile out of these kids; knowing I helped not only
brighten there day but also feel more attached to something that has kept me so
grounded. Stevie Wonder once said, “Music is a world within itself with a
language we all understand.” Sometimes it is difficult to get a child who
doesn’t want to even be at religious school to be enthusiastic, but music often
was the bridge that they could relate to. That is when my job is most
fulfilling.

During my sophomore year I joined
NFTY, the regional network of Jewish teens. This contributed to my decision to
run for Temple Beth Miriam’s own youth group board the following year. I have
served as the Social Action Vice President for the past two years. Part of my
position was organizing the midnight run               1,
whereby the youth group took a bus to New York City and handed out over 200
items of clothing, donated shoes, hygienic products, and hot meals. It gave me
a tremendous sense of accomplishment – one that I don’t know I have ever felt
elsewhere – when we gave away our last coats at 2 in the morning and we had
provided coats, shoes, gloves and hot meals to everyone who needed them.

In
my, however overly dramatic yet still accurate, SAVP reelection speech, I expressed
my desire to leave a legacy. By that, I do not want anything attached to my name;
I just want to touch people so that they may pay it forward. In that regard I
will act as a catalyst in the same way Peri Smillow did to me. In some ways I
have directly done this as I have had the pleasure of grooming my replacement. Despite being corrected numerous times
that the next group of kids will be our successors but never our replacements, it is semantics. I
have had the pleasure teaching Joelle Rosen to take over the music program with
the Cantor and will soon meet the next SAVP. Leaving will undoubtedly be sad, but
it is my time and I embrace that. I know I have made an impact on future
members. I also know that I will use what they have taught next year at Cornell
University when I become part of the Hillel program.

As my high school years come to a
close I once again feel like the confident elementary student teaching everyone
about the holiday that makes everyone jealous with its eight days of gifts. I
have expanded the Jewish presence and understanding in my community through
performance. With Will, I have played both traditional music and that of the
modern reform movement. The latter is most significant in revealing Judaism to
a community that does not quite embrace or understand it. Like Stevie Wonder
said, “Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand.”

 

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