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To Rabbi Benjamin and Avital Goldschmidt on the bris of their son, Yaakov Yisroel, and to the grandparents Chief Rabbi Pinchas and Dara Goldschmidt and Dr. Dmitri and Elina Chizhik; to Emmanuel and Leora Werthenschlag on the upshirin/mappah of their son, Boaz, and to the grandparents Joel Werthenschlag and Jacob and Aliza Klein; to Rabbi Shlomo and Rebbitzen Judith Hager, on the birthday celebration of their grandson, Sholom Katz, son of Rabbi Benjamin and Debbie Katz; to Shahram Gatan and Azita Gatan on the bar mitzvah of their son, Matthew Ariel Gatan; to Daniel and Tiffany Rafii on the bris of their son, Pierce Rafii, and to the grandparents Fred and Sima Rafii and Mira and Kenneth Garay; to Susan Halpern Nakash, Sisterhood’s Woman of Achievement; to Trustee Les and Barri Lieberman on the bar mitzvah of their son, Samuel Aaron, and to the grandparents Marilyn and Martin Chattman and Selma and Seymour Lieberman; to Steven and Jill Gerber on the bar mitzvah of their son, Jack Ryan, and to the grandparents Harold and Diana Gerber, and Jack’s sister Ginger; to Daniel and Ellen Fruchtman on the naming of their daughter, Blake Addison, and to the grandparents Gary and Shelly Fruchtman and Jane Fruchtman, and Barbara and Steven Whitehill; to Dan and Nathalie Haehnel on the bris of their son, Ethan Jacob; to Tyler and Talia Friedman on the bris of their son, Oliver Maxwell, and to the grandparents, Eli Katz and Dr. Jodie Katz and Avery and Betsey Friedman, and to great grandmother Shirley Schwartz; to Eric and Stacey Strauss on the naming of their daughter Eliza Strauss; to Mark and Esther Radzyner on the birth of a granddaughter, Malka Aliza, and to their children Rabbi Donnie and Ahuva Radzyner, and grandparents Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Sklare.

May the families have years of continued joy, health and happiness.



Blanche Shapiro, a Woman of Valor, devot- ed member and benefactor, who with her late husband, Romie Shapiro, “Chatan Torah,” exemplified a lifetime of dedication to Torah values, support of Jewish education and Israel; Leon Charney, member, philanthropist, great supporter of cantorial arts, beloved husband of Tzili, father of Mickey Charney and Nati Charney, brother of Bryna (Lenny) Dreyer; Michael Ratner, civil liberties lawyer, head of the Center for Constitutional Rights, beloved brother of our devoted member, Bruce Ratner, husband of Karen Ranucci, father of Jake and Ana, brother of Ellen; Samuel Schredni, beloved father of our de- voted members Rebecca (Aaron) Kuperman and Erica (Chris) Shafer, beloved husband and Erica (Chris) Shafer, beloved husbandof Ilene Schredni, grandfather of BenjaminKuperman; Mania Kozuch, wife of the late

Benjamin Kozuch, beloved mother of ourdevoted members Lisa (Jay) Czyzyk, grandmother of Benjamin and Jonathan; Evelyn Stiles, wife of the late Alvin Stiles, beloved mother of Lois (Martin) Schwimmer, and Barbara (Thomas) Rosati, grandmother of Andrew (Pamela) Schwimmer; Ruth Colen, beloved mother of our devoted members Dr. Stephen (Dr. Helen) Colen, grandmother of Dr. Kari Colen (Todd Harrison) and Michael Colen, great grandmother of Mia, Annabelle and Jake; Dalia Leeds, a woman of strength, humanitarian, whose generosity benefited the Jewish community and Israel, wife of Laurence C. Leeds, Jr. (Larry), mother of Ashley Leeds (Christopher Harland) and Tracy Leeds (Evan Marwell); Walter Weiner, philanthropist and supporter of the State of Israel, beloved husband of Nina, father of Tom and Jon, father-in-law of Tracy, grandfather of Josh, brother of Dr. Roy Weiner; Francine Silverblank, beloved sister of our devoted members, Dr. Morris (Roanna) Shorofsky; Bica Bercovici, beloved step-father of our devoted members, Roman (Elena) Pipko, husband of Simona Pipko Bercovici, grandfather of Elizabeth and Gabriel.

May the families be spared from further sorrow.



Paul Aufrichtig, Keith Berman, Michele Friedman; Stanley Gross, Arlene Lowenthal, Sylvia Mandelbaum, Lorraine Mashioff, Stanley Reiss, Liz Riker, Beatrice Shavit.