All in the Beth El Family

Posted on September 22, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Mira Temkin on her 71st birthday.
  • David Shapiro and Lori Stark on their 36 wedding anniversary.
  • Gerry Kaplan on the marriage of her grandson Ben Kaplan to Melissa Adler.
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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Rabbi Schwab on the anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah.
  • Melissa Weinberg, daughter of Joanie and Barry Weinberg, and Austin Lerner, son of Robyn Cohen and Jay Lerner, on their Aufruf.
  • Leora Sherman, daughter of Fran and Jonathan Sherman, and Gavin Ross, son of Laurie Content, on their Aufruf.
  • Julie Rheinstrom, daughter of Jori Saks and Stephen Rheinstrom and Joshua Fattal, son of Thea Wieseltier and Isaac Fattal, on their Aufruf.
  • Miriam Hirschfield, daughter of Michelle and Jack Hirschfield, on becoming a Bat Mitzvah.
  • Adam Rudolph, son of Miriam and Mike Rudolph, and Joseph Shermaria Pipco, son of Esther and Marcos Shemaria Pipco, on their Auf Ruf.       
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POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Mollie and Matt Levin on the birth of their twins, Alana Leigh and Zoe Emunah.
  • Mark and Sandra Levin on the birth of their grandchildren, Alana Leigh and Zoe Emunah.
  • Bobbi and Jeff Kwall on the birth of their granddaughter, Kaia Madison.
  • Miranda Smerling and Jason Gaines on their engagement.
  • Stephanie and Michael Smerling, Jan Gaines and Andrew Kenoe, for the engagement of their sons Miranda Smerling and Jason Gaines.
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POSTED ON AUGUST 25, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Jen and Brian Channon on the birth of their granddaughter.
  • Justin and Lauren Hefter, son and daughter-in-law of Steve and Janice Hefter had a baby boy.

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POSTED ON AUGUST 11, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Harriet (Joseph) Resnick and Rodney Richter on the passing of their father, Maurice Samuel Richter.
 
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POSTED ON AUGUST 11, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Rabbi Charles and Deborah Dobrusin on the birth of their grandchild Zev Asher Dobrusin.Proud parents are Sam and Shai Dobrusin.

  • Elliott Solomon on his 75th birthday.

 

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POSTED ON AUGUST 04, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Michael and Barbara Salberg for their son engagement Max Salberg to Erin Kazarian.
  • Max Salberg for his engagement to Erin Kazarian.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Rabbi Josh Warshawsky and Adina Allen on the birth of their baby girl Jona Liba Allen.
  • Reuben and Tami Warshawsky on the birth of their granddaughter.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Paul Sherman, son of Fran and Jonathan Sherman and Kerry Honan on their Auf Ruf.
  • Rachel and Mike Kamin on their 20th wedding anniversary.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

– Susan and Marc Sacks on the wedding of their son Joshua to Tess Glassman-Kaufman

– Eugene and Renee Goldfarb on their 49th wedding anniversary, who were married at NSS Beth El

 

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CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Kory Goldenberg and family on the loss of Leonard Goldenberg, beloved father, grandfather and husband
  • Andrew (Lauren) Mitzenmacher and family on the loss of our congregant, Katherine Mitzenmacher, beloved mother and grandmother
  • Debbie (Mark) Schneiderman and family on the loss of Jerome Sperber, beloved father, grandfather and husband
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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Eli Krumbein in honor of his birthday and the birth of his great-grandchildren
  • Peri and Scott Babendir on the birth of their daughter, Eliana Rachel Babendir
  • JoAnne Blumberg on the birth of her granddaughter, Eliana Rachel Babendir
  • Barbara Blumberg on the birth of her great-granddaughter, Eliana Rachel Babendi
  • Melanie Axelrod on the birth of her niece, Eliana Rachel Babendir
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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Cheryl and Ted Banks on the engagement of their daughter, Mimi Banks to Michael Brombart.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Michael Pollack who married on June 11th, 2022  to Ellen Robinson.  Son of Susan and Mark Pollack.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Ellen and Aaron Krumbein on the birth of their grandson, Ezra Benyamin.

Proud parents are Rachel Krumbein Siegal and Todd Siegal.

Proud great-grandfather is Eli Krumbein and great-aunt and great-uncle are Judy and Philip Stein.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Mallory Chernof Cohen for her engagement to Brad Lipton

Marla Chernof Cohen and Mark P. Cohen for their daughter engagement Mallory Chernof Cohen to Brad Lipton

 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Allison Levin and Max Affrunit on the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Lynn Affrunti

Amy Levin on the birth of her niece, Charlotte Lynn Affrunti

Betty Ann Levin on the birth of her great-granddaughter, Charlotte Lynn Affrunti

Stephen Levin on the birth of his granddaughter, Charlotte Lynn Affrunti

Debora and Michael Pinzur on the birth of their grandson, Oliver Jacob Pinzur. Proud parents are Devra and Noah Pinzur

Gerald Lasin on his 86th birthday and the anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Phoebe Berkowitz, daughter of Yael Mirelman and Pere Berkowitz, becoming a bat mitzvah on Shabbat, June 11

 

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POSTED ON June 2, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Calvin Eisenberg and family on the loss of our congregant, Lana Eisenberg, beloved mother and grandmother

POSTED ON May 26, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Sage Whittman, daughter of Leslye and Brian Whittman, becoming a bat mitzvah on Shabbat, May 28
  • Elliot and Anne Rossen on the engagement of their daughter, Chloe, to Clay Miller

 

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POSTED ON May 19, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Mark (Jodie) Mosk and family on the loss of Joseph Mosk, beloved father and grandfather
  • Frankie Lee Zand and family on the loss of Richard I. Zand, beloved son, father and brother

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Kourtnie Halperin, daughter of Todd and Melissa Halperin, becoming a bat mitzvah on Shabbat, May 21
  • Rinna and Eric Maletsky on the birth of their granddaughter, Aidyn Tess Maletsky
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POSTED ON May 12, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Steve (Susie) Kessler and family on the loss of Doris Kessler, beloved mother and grandmother
  • Michael (Stephanie) Smerling and family on the loss of Rae (Ginger) Smerling, beloved mother and grandmother

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Jana Schmidt, daughter of Jennifer and Paul Schmidt, becoming a bat mitzvah on Shabbat, May 14
  • Sarah and Scott Topal on the birth of their son
  • Marcie and Rick Eskin on the birth of their granddaughter, Elisheva Yonah Eskin
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POSTED ON May 5, 2022

 

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Ina Schaffer, Victoria Schaffer (Gregory Vainstock) and family on the loss of Morrie Schaffer, beloved husband, father and grandfather
  • The Family of Aaron Klein on the loss of their beloved father and grandfather
  • Donna (David) Fischer and family on the loss of Melvin Rabatsky, beloved father and grandfather

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Sam Viner, son of Anya and Victor Viner, becoming a bar mitzvah on Shabbat, May 7
  • Julia Herz, daughter of Jennifer and Josh Herz, becoming a bat mitzvah on Mincha Shabbat, May 7
  • Debra and Barry Kravitz on the engagement of their son, Jordan, to Danielle Perle
  • Ellie and Andras Sevi on the birth of their son
  • Stephanie and Michael Smerling on the birth of their grandson
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POSTED ON April 27, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Family of Howard Turner on the loss of their beloved father and grandfather

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Gerry Kaplan on the birth of her great-grandson
  • Gerry Kaplan on the engagement of her grandson, Ben Kaplan, to Melissa Adler
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POSTED ON April 21, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Herb Lippitz and family on the loss of, Fran Scully, beloved wife, mother, step-mother and grandmother

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Rebecca Jacobson on her special birthday
  • Rabbi Ora and Dr. David Schnitzer on the birth of their granddaughter, Riley Jane Jones.
  • Marcie and Rick Eskin on the birth of their granddaughter
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POSTED ON April 14, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Shana and Jason Domash on the birth of their son, Miles Henry Domash and to grandparents, Stacey and Mark Sternberg

 

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POSTED ON April 7,2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Alan Gandelman and family on the loss of, Nancy Gandelman, beloved mother and grandmother
  • Ilana (Adam) Spector and family on the loss of Rosalee “Rosie” Weinstock Bamberger, beloved mother and grandmother

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Janet and Gary Resnick on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca, to Brad Ader
  • Hazzan Jacob Sandler on his birthday
  • Leah Brajer on her birthday
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POSTED ON March 31, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Fran Sherman on her 60th birthday
  • Rachel Greenbaum on her 84th birthday
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POSTED ON March 24, 2022


CONDOLENCES TO:

  • The Family of Shirley Schuster on the loss of their beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Marcy and Rob Freeman on the engagement of their son, Andrew, to Joelle Swatez

 

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POSTED ON March 16, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Stuart (Sheryl) Lipnick and family on the loss of Stanley Lipnick, beloved father, grandfather and husband

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Josh Sacks (son of Marc and Susan Sacks) and Tess Glassman-Kaufman on their upcoming marriage
  • Gerry Kaplan on the birth of her great-grandson

 

Each year, students in the Vav Class of the Cohen Religious School, participate in the My Family Story Project. This year’s winners are Alex Fox and Beckett Shifrin.  Their work will be submitted for competition at the Anu Museum’s Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf International Competition. If one of the student’s work is chosen, they are flown to Israel to participate in the exhibit with their work and that of other students all over the world!

Four Beth El Members Awarded HP Character Counts Pillar Award
Come celebrate these four amazing women who are recipients of the City of Highland Park’s 2022 Character Counts Pillar Award on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 pm.

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POSTED ON March 10, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Azzi Green, son of Era and Ben Green, becoming a bar mitzvah on Shabbat, March 12
  • Eden Deutch, daughter of Jennifer and Todd Deutch, becoming a bat mitzvah on Mincha Shabbat, March 12
  • Joseph Deutch, son of Jennifer and Todd Deutch, becoming a bar mitzvah on Mincha Shabbat, March 12
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POSTED ON March 3, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • The Family of our congregant, Selman Hoffman, for the loss of their beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

 

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POSTED ON February 24, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Myrna (Shael) Siegel and family on the loss of Madeline Shiffman, beloved sister

 

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POSTED ON February 17, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Naomi Holtzman and family on the loss of Arthur M. Holtzman, beloved husband, father, and grandfather
  • Timna and Steven Sheffey and family on the loss of Orli Sarah Sheffey, beloved daughter, sister and granddaughter
  • Drina and Michael Nadler and family on the loss of David Henri Nadler, beloved son, brother, husband and father

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Gabriella Goldstein, daughter of  Dr. Andrea Goldstein and Eric Goldstein, becoming a bat mitzvah on Shabbat, February 19

 

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POSTED ON February 10, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Lenore Blum and family on the loss of Melvin Blum, beloved husband, father, and grandfather

 

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POSTED ON February 3, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Keith (Deena) Pascal on the loss of Robert A. Pascal, beloved father, grandfather and husband

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Jonathan Faust, son of Marcie and Derek Faust, becoming a bar mitzvah on Shabbat, February 5
  • Barbara and Stuart Hochwert on the birth of their grandson, Eli Lawrence Newman
  • Racquel Hochwert on the birth of her great-grandson, Eli Lawrence Newman

 

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is delighted to announce Naturally opening on February 5, 2022 featuring works by Judith Roston Freilich and NSS Beth El member, Lilach Schrag. Fascinated by forces of nature and mind, Judith Roston Freilich and Lilach Schrag examine, each in her own way, essence, energy, and evolution. With images and materials drawn from both her natural and domestic environment, Lilach Schrag uses organic found objects, fabric, paper, enamel, and acrylic paints, charcoal, graphite, threads, pins, and staples in making large-scale energy-packed paintings with epic figures and creatures transforming into each other and into vegetation. Layered, camouflaged, and not immediately identified, they convey a sense of awe, urgency, determination, and vulnerability.  The natural materials rich with texture, meaning, and previous life sends Schrag  on a fantastic flight, and at the same time keeping her grounded in this physical world. For more information, go to https://uima-chicago.org/events/2022/2/5/naturally-opening-reception

 
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POSTED ON January 27, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Brian (Gail) Boorstein and family on the loss of, Ronald L. Boorstein, beloved father, grandfather and brother
  • Elizabeth (David) Copeland on the loss of, Edward Samuel Elins, beloved father, grandfather, and husband
  • The family of our congregant, Dr. Gil Bogen, beloved father, grandfather, husband and brother
  • The family of Rabbi Ruben Saferstein, a long-time rabbi of our sister congregation in Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

A Special Announcement:

On Shabbat Mishpatim, Jan. 29, Team Torah’s “Back-to-Shul Challenge: Everyone Reads Torah!,” reached its goal of having 100 members of the Beth El family read Torah during the current Jewish year. The Team Torah committee chair, Michael Millenson, would like to thank all the staff and volunteers who were part of the committee and contributed to this wonderful success: Melanie Axelrod, Hazzan Barbara Barnett, JoAnne Blumberg, Mary Channon, Ali Drumm, Marla Grossberg, Rebecca Jacobson, Erica Lindon, Debra Natenshon, Shayna Plankar, Hazzan Jacob Sandler, Steve Sheffey and Sarah Topal. Special thanks for pitching in to Alicia Gejman, Ellen Krumbein, Abby Lasky and Rabbis Michael Schwab and Alex Freedman.

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POSTED ON January 20, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Jamie Cooper and Mark Schnitzer on the birth of their daughter, Ruby Maxine Schnitzer
  • Rabbi Ora and Dr. David Schnitzer on the birth of their granddaughter, Ruby Maxine Schnitzer
  • Darryl Temkin’s 60th anniversary of his bar mitzvah
  • Barbara Stern on the birth of her great-grandson, Simcha Kupchik
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POSTED ON January 13, 2022

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Adam (Leslie) Glazer and family on the loss of, Victor M. Glazer, beloved father, grandfather and husband

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Liana Schwab, daughter of Erica and Rabbi Michael Schwab, becoming a bar mitzvah on Shabbat, January 15
  • Barbara and Stuart Hochwert on the birth of their grandson, Eli Lawrence Newman
  • Barbara Stern on the birth of her great-grandson, Simcha Kupchik
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POSTED ON January 6, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Ellie Goone, daughter of Kim Levy, and Jordan Bender on their upcoming wedding
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POSTED ON December 30, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • The Family of our congregant, Irvina Warren
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POSTED ON December 23, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Todd (Lisa) Warren and family on the loss of, Michael Warren, beloved father, grandfather and husband

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Marissa and Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg on the birth of their daughter, Zelda Lielle Rosenberg and to big sister, Golda
  • Sharon and Dr. Michael Rosenberg on the birth of their granddaughter, Zelda Lielle Rosenberg
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POSTED ON December 16, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Levi Rosenthal, son of Martin Rosenthal and Cantor Jodi Rosenthal z’l”, becoming a bar mitzvah on Shabbat, December 18
  • Lexi Rosenthal, daughter of Martin Rosenthal and Cantor Jodi Rosenthal z’l”, becoming a bat mitzvah on Shabbat, December 18
  • Katie and Matt Doscher on the birth of their daughter, Julia Elle Doscher, and to big brothers Gabbey and Noah
  • Suzanne and Donald Horwitz on the birth of their granddaughter, Sloane Dot Bradley
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POSTED ON December 9, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Reese Lindon, daughter of Erica and Zach Lindon on becoming a bat mitzvah, Shabbat, December 11
  • Thank you to Beth El for our mezuzah!  Samantha and Michael Bilow
  • Bob and Roberta Goldman on the birth of their grandson, Jacob Michael Goldman.  Proud parents are Sam and Allyson Goldman
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POSTED ON December 2, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Ira (Sandra) Rosenthal and family on the loss of Leah Rosenthal, beloved mother and grandmother
  • Carol (Dr. Michael) Rosenberg and family on the loss of Leon Gurny, beloved father, grandfather, and husband
  • Suzanne (Don) Horwitz and family on the loss of Rochelle Claire Miller, beloved sister and aunt
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POSTED ON November 25, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Susan Hoseman and family on the loss of Daniel Hoseman, beloved husband, father and grandfather

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Janice and Rick Small on the occasion of their wedding anniversary
  • Mayer Channon on the occasion of his 3rd birthday
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POSTED ON November 18, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Richard Rosenfield and family on the loss of Barbara Rosenfield, beloved wife, mother and grandmother
  • Family of Leonard Sherman, beloved father and grandfather

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Jack Reinsdorf, son of Holly and Jonathan Reinsdorf, becoming a bar mitzvah on Shabbat November 20
  • Debbi and Ira Rosenberg on the birth of their granddaughter, Elana Margo Freedman, daughter of Shauna and Daniel Freedman
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POSTED ON November 11, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Rachel Russo and family on the loss of Saul Silverstein, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather
  • Danielle Weinstein and family on the loss of Marvin Raymond Litt, beloved husband, father and grandfather
  • Nancy Lerner and family on the loss of her step-father, Selwyn (Shlomo) Zun, beloved husband, father, step-father and grandfather

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Mason Jacobson, son of Dr. Rebecca and Brian Jacobson, Shabbat November 13
  • We are pleased to announce that the following Beth El poets, prose writers and visual artists have had their work published in the 20th Anniversary Edition of East on Central, a Journal of Arts and Letters from Highland Park, Illinois. Mazel Tov to writers Julie Isaacson, Betsy Katz, Judith MK Kaufman, Rochelle Rubinoff, Sandra K. Strauss, Lynn Weitz, and Judith Bernstein plus visual artist Suzanne Horwitz. The journal may be purchased online at www.eastoncentral.org or at Sunset Foods and The Art Center of Highland Park.
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POSTED ON November 4, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Mary and Jerry Kaltman, on the marriage of their son, Dr. David Kaltman, to Rebecca Weissman
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POSTED ON October 28, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Iona Wishner Levenfeld and family on the loss of Milton A. Levenfeld, beloved husband, father and grandfather
  • Katy Silvers and family on the loss of Gale Rothner, beloved mother and grandmother
  • Lori Stark and family on the loss of Valerie Lois Stark, beloved mother and grandmother

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Aidan Stoltze, daughter of Alexis and Barry Stoltze, on becoming a bat mitzvah, October 30
  • Sam Stoltze, son of Alexis and Barry Stoltze, on becoming a bar mitzvah, October 30
  • Fran and Steve Shapiro on the birth of their granddaughter, Rebecca Hannah Garfinkel
  • Welcome the 97th Grand Aleph S’gan, Ben Berkeley (son of Judy and Stephen Berkeley) hailing from BBYO Great Midwest Region! In his free time, you can often find Ben on Twitter, playing the piano, going to the beach, or listening to music. Ben is super passionate about fantasy football, learning from others, and combating anti-Semitism. When he’s not doing backflips on the trampoline, he’s enjoying his favorite snacks of goldfish, popcorn, and fruit snacks. We’re excited to have Ben’s passion and enthusiasm on the team and can’t wait to see all the amazing things he accomplishes during his term. Be sure to follow Ben on Twitter (@AZASgan) to stay up to date with all things programming in BBYO. Congrats Ben! #MeetTheIBoard #ShabbatShalom
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POSTED ON October 21, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Roberta Wexler and family on the loss of Richard Wexler, beloved husband, father and grandfather

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Nancy and Richard Becker on the birth of their granddaughter, Sydney Jenna Pevtsov!
  • Rebecca and Zach Garrett on the birth of their son, Simon Jack Garrett!
  • Karen and Scott Bieber on the birth of their grandson, Simon Jack Garrett!
  • Eenie Frost on the birth of her great-grandson, Daniel George Frost!
  • Skip Frost on the birth of his grandson, Daniel George Frost!
  • Mary Ellen Bowers (Larry Goldsmith) on the engagement of her daughter Kerry Doyle Bowers to Michael Wulff!
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POSTED ON October 14, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Austin Blumberg, son of Stephanie and Ryan Blumberg on becoming a Bar Mitzvah, Shabbat, October 16!
  • Merle and Sheldon Rosenfeld on their 25th wedding anniversary!

October 14, 2021, 6pm – 8 pm: Miracles of Hadassah, a special event honoring Marlene Kaplan. The event will take place in-person at Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood and will also be offered via livestream.

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POSTED ON October 6, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Blake Atlas, daughter of Dana and Joshua Atlas on becoming a Bat Mitzvah, Shabbat, October 9
  • Hattie Weininger on her 2nd birthday!
  • Anne and Matthew Doppelt on the birth of their daughter, Moonie Doppelt!
  • Ellen and Robert Doppelt on the birth of their granddaughter, Moonie Doppelt!
  • Dr. Alexis and Charlie Gandelman on the birth of their son!
  • Nancy and Alan Gandelman on the birth of their grandson!
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POSTED ON September 30, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Hedy Sered and family on the loss of Dr. Melvin Sered, beloved husband, father and grandfather
  • Chuck Kahalnik and family on the loss of Phillip Kahalnik, beloved father and grandfather

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Zachary Natenshon, son of Debra and Adam Natenshon on becoming a Bar Mitzvah, Shabbat, October 2
  • Michael Bilow (son of Sharon and Dr. Paul Bilow) and Samantha Wyman on their upcoming wedding
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POSTED ON September 23, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Michael (Laura) Minkus and family on the loff of Robert Minkus, beloved father and grandfather

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Leo Sher, son of Heather and Benjamin Sher, on becoming a Bar Mitzvah, Shabbat, September 25
  • Mira Temkin on her 70th birthday!
  • Daniel William Channon and Sara Pearl Ford on their upcoming marriage!
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POSTED ON September 17, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Karen and Michael Kesner on the birth of their granddaughter, Goldie Ava Kesner!
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POSTED ON September 9, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Gila Bronner on the upcoming marriage of her son, Benjamin Bronner to Danielle Voloshin
  • Cindy and Ned Zallik on the upcoming marriage of their son, Ethan Zallik, to Dr. Leslie Cohen
  • Michael Katz on the 66th anniversary of his bar mitzvah
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POSTED ON September 2, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Hazzan Larry Goller and Amalia, Davida and Julia Goller on the loss of Harvey Goller, beloved brother and uncle

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Lauren Smiley, daughter of Jenna and David Smiley, on becoming a Bat Mitzvah, Shabbat, September 4
  • Linda and Steven Feinstein on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Feinstein, to Joshua Berns, son of Elyse and Scott Berns
  • Sandy Starkman on the 50th anniversary of her becoming a Bat Mitzvah
  • Rachel Smiley on the 4th anniversary of her becoming a Bat Mitzvah
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POSTED ON August 26, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • The Family of Yadelle Sklare, beloved mother and grandmother
  • Tracy Fisher and family on the loss of Ronald Michael Cooper, beloved step-father and step-grandfather

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Jack Gordon, son of Terri and Thomas Gordon on becoming a Bar Mitzvah, Shabbat August 28
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POSTED ON August 19, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • David (Sheryl) Perlman and family on the loss of, William Perlman, beloved brother and uncle
  • Mayer Stiebel, Susan (Dan) Groner, Cynthia Madansky, Noreen (David) Ohcana, Michel Madanky (Travis Mowbray) on the loss of Cara Madansky-Stiebel, beloved wife and mother

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Jordan Blaustein, son of Chantal and Ron Blaustein on becoming a Bar Mitzvah, Shabbat August 21
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POSTED ON August 5, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Mayer Stiebel, Susan (Dan) Groner, Cynthia Madansky, Noreen (David) Ohcana, Michel Madanky (Travis Mowbray) on the loss of Cara Madansky-Stiebel, beloved wife and mother

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Erin Doppelt, daughter of Ellen and Robert Doppelt, and Jon Gordon, son of Mindy and Jeff Gordon, on their marriage!
  • Jason Sable on his 40th birthday!
  • Maurice Sable on his 80th birthday!
  • Jason and Melissa Sable on their 18th wedding anniversary!
  • Alana Elaine Sable on her 4th birthday!
  • Melissa Sable on her 41st birthday!
  • Larry Weiner on his 80th birthday!

The Beth El Men’s Club softball team has their first playoff game this Sunday, August 8th at 11:35 am at Techny Fields,  1750 Techny Road in Northbrook.  Come out and cheer on the Beth El Men’s Club!   At their final regular season game last Sunday, they beat the first place team, Northbrook’s Temple Beth El.  They finished the regular season 5-3 , one game out of first.   Way to go!

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POSTED ON JULY 29, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • David (Barbara) Rozenfeld, Deborah (Rabbi Charles) Dobrusin, Ellen (Milford Schwartz) Rozenfeld, Jon (Jill Korey) Rozenfeld, Ranna (Shane Greenstein) Rozenfeld, Herman Wexler and family on the loss of Betty F. Rozenfeld, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister-in-law
  • Jeffrey (Lisa) Trotter and family on the loss of Elaine Trotter, beloved mother and grandmother
  • Elizabeth and David Copeland and family on the loss of, Rebecca Copeland, beloved daughter, sister, and aunt

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Debra and Adam Natenshon on their 18th wedding anniversary!
  • Michael Salberg on his 65th Birthday!
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POSTED ON JULY 15, 2021



CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Elizabeth and David Copeland and family on the loss of, Rebecca Copeland, beloved daughter, sister, and aunt

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Debra and Adam Natenshon on their 18th wedding anniversary!
  • Michael Salberg on his 65th Birthday!
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POSTED ON JULY 15, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • The family of Leah “Toby” Schwartz, on the loss of their beloved mother and grandmother
  • Elizabeth and David Copeland and family on the loss of, Rebecca Copeland, beloved daughter, sister, and aunt

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Wishing Frances Rabinowitz a very Happy 91st Birthday
  • Wishing Joel Rabinowitz a very Happy 96th Birthday
  • Mazel tov to Marlene & Seth Halpern on the engagement of their daughter, Emily Halpern, to Mitchell Caminer
  • Mazel tov to Dr. Leslie Cohen (daughter of Barb Cohen) and Ethan Zallik (son of Cindy and Dr. Ned Zallik), on their upcoming wedding
  • Mazel tov to Dr. Robert and Maxine Greenstein on their 62nd wedding anniversary
  • Mazel tov to Misa Reznik and Allison Zabelin-Reznik on the birth of their baby boy on July 8

Tune in Sunday night, July 18th, at 8:00pm CST on ABC, Jeopardy! champion and Beth El religious and high school graduate Michael Bilow (son of Sharon and Paul Bilow) will be a contestant on the trivia game show, The Chase. He is one of three prey being pursued by one of the best trivia experts in the world.

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POSTED ON JULY 8, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Dan (Lori) Gross and family on the loss of, Millis Gross, beloved mother and grandmother
  • Hilda Stern Reingold and family on the loss of, Arnold Reingold, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Mazel tov to Hazzan Barbara and Philip Barnett on their 40th wedding anniversary!
  • Wishing Lisa Rosenkranz a very Happy Birthday!
  • Wishing Gary Savine a very Happy 50th Birthday!
  • Mazel tov to Katie and Spenser Solis on the birth of their child, Shai Solis, on June 30th!

POSTED ON JUNE 29, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Fran Alpert and family on the loss of, Bernard “Bernie” Alpert, beloved husband, father and grandfather
  • Jonathan (Holly) Reinsdorf and family on the loss of, Martyl Reinsdorf, beloved mother, grandmother and wife
  • Hilda Stern Reingold and family on the loss of, Arnold Reingold, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Wishing Gerald Goodman a very Happy 100th Birthday!
  • Wishing Eli Krumbein a very Happy 95th Birthday!

POSTED ON JUNE 23, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Sara (Michael) Sher and family on the loss of Helen Romer Brown, beloved mother and grandmother, on June 21

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Mazel tov to Jackie Pinsler Levine and Jay Levine on their 42nd wedding anniversary!
  • Wishing Mayer Stiebel a very Happy 90th Birthday!
  • Mazel tov to Betsy and Michael Katz on their wedding anniversary!

POSTED ON JUNE 16, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Mazel tov to Victoria Schaffer and Greg Vainstock on their marriage, May 27.  And to Lexee Schaffer-Vainstock, for a job well done as her mother’s flower girl!
  • Wishing Ina Schaffer a very Happy 75th Birthday.  The wedding of her daughter, Victoria Schaffer to Greg Vainstock, was her surprise birthday present!
  • Mazel tov to Beth and Jeff Kopin on the birth of their granddaughter on June 17.   Proud parents are Brianna and Gabi Kopin.

GREETINGS FROM ISRAEL:

  • Rabbi Kurtz and Bryna at the JNF Limonim Forest in Tzvat. Rabbi Kurtz remembering when we planted the grove and wanting to share with our community.

 


POSTED ON JUNE 9, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO:

  • Marilyn Lewis and Family on the loss of Raymond “Ray” Lewis, beloved husband, father and grandfather, on June 4

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Mazel tov to William Hirschfield, son of Michelle and Jack Hirschfield, on becoming a Bar Mitzvah on June 12
  • Mazel tov to Mindy Block Gordon and Jeff Gordon on the birth of their second grandson, Erza Benjamin Gordon, on May 21.   Proud parents are Shoshana and Matt Gordon and proud big brother is, Elliott Gordon.
  • Mazel tov to Abby and Larry Block on the birth of their second great-grandson, Erza Benjamin Gordon, on May 21.
  • Mazel tov to Lindsey Goldstein Ross and David Ross and Mikaela the birth of their son and brother, Brody Zev Ross.
  • Mazel tov to Eileen and Dr. Paul Goldstein the birth of their grandson, Brody Zev Ross.
  • Mazel tov to Victoria Schaffer and Greg Vainstock on their marriage, May 27.  And to Lexee Schaffer-Vainstock, for a job well done as her mother’s flower girl!
  • Wishing Ina Schaffer a very Happy 75th Birthday.  The wedding of her daughter, Victoria Schaffer to Greg Vainstock, was her surprise birthday present!