The Bulletin: April/May/June 2001

     From the Rabbi
     
     I always think of Janis Joplin at this time of year. During the weeks before Passover that famous line from her song "Me and Bobby Magee" plays quietly somewhere on the edge of consciousness as a leitmotif for the season. Liberally mixed with memories of long, stringy hair and bell-bottom jeans, the words "freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" play again and again until I begin to get the message and actually hear.
      I remember when, feeling trapped by subservience to convention and obedience, the massive boomer generation took to the streets. As I see it that rebellion was against our socialization not to object or complain about life under the socio-economic and political control of the mediocre. "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" sums up the mood of the counterculture who, unable to discover very much of enduring value, sang the blues over the idea of liberation and then ran away from it all.
     The exhilarating release of that initial rush of freedom fueled a unique but brief phenomenon. Unfortunately, the newly freed slave thinks mostly of the present; about the future, only in terms of where the next meal might be found. Long accustomed to poor treatment, the newly emancipated disavow responsibility and gravitate toward dependency. Instead of welcoming the obligations that accompany the newly found freedom, the recently released often feel the need to scratch every itch. "Nothing left to lose..." is a forced march on a long road out of Nowhere. Our ancestors, during their forty years in the wilderness, knew it well.
     In haste to excise the past, yesterday's counterculture never truly let go of the gods of their own oppression. That's why it required forty years to traverse the short distance from the Sea of Reeds to the Jordan river; yet, spiritually, it's a cosmos away. More accurately, it took a millennium of growth for the children of freedom to fully embrace the freedom God of the Seder as we have celebrated it since the days of Rome. While "nothing left to lose..." reflects the despair of oppression, the Jewish response to the same event reflects not the need to escape reality but the demand to engage it.
     The search for chametz that still takes place in Jewish households after all these generations teaches that it's never easy to make a clean break with our past servitude. Somehow those very things we want to escape will follow us wherever we go. It's always easy and tempting to fall back on the stale routine and rote behavior that accompany a stagnant world-view. So, each year when we find and remove more chametz from our lives, we symbolically finish our business with servitude and accept the new reality of freedom. Essential to that new reality is the realization that freedom means responsibility (as in mitzvah) rather than license. Passover causes us to make an honest break with the past and to fully embrace the God of freedom.
     The Haggadah demands that we seek justice for the weak, the poor, and the oppressed. True freedom means accepting the morality of obligation. The Jewish experience of slavery and redemption teaches us to refuse to accept suffering and the status quo as part of the way the world operates. Rather, we are obliged to transform "what is" into what might be." The Seder's conversation reminds us that we must be involved and do our part as God's partners in completing the work of creation through the ongoing process of liberation.
     
     Shalom and Hag Pesach sameach,
     
     Rabbi Jay Heyman
     
     Two Pieces of Paper
     
     One lesson the Rabbis deduced from God's having originally populated the world with but one person, Adam, is that each individual should feel that "for my sake was the world created" (Mishna, Sanhedrin 4:5). Obviously the Rabbis wished to encourage each person to feel special, though it is also true that one who spends too much time meditating on the fact that "for my sake was the world created" can become selfish and obnoxious.
     To guard against people learning the wrong lesson from this rabbinic teaching, the early-nineteenth-century Chasidic master Rabbi Smcha Bunam suggested that every person carry in his or her pockets two pieces of paper. One should be written, "For my sake was the world created," while the other should contain the words Abraham recited when he entreated God to spare the cities of Sodom and Gemorrah: "I am but dust and ashes" (Genesis 18:27).
     Each paper should be consulted at the appropriate time. When you are feeling arrogant, impressed by how much more you have accomplished than others, by how much smarter, generous, insightful, witty, and popular you are, consult the sheet, "I am but dust and ashes." After all, it was Abraham who said that, and while you may indeed be more accomplished than your colleagues, are you greater than Abraham?
     Than again, during moments of despair (and moments of arrogance and despair may even occur on the same day) remind yourself, "For my sake was the world created." There is always some special mission for you, something in this world that you, and only you, can accomplish.
     Two pieces of paper: Write down the words, and put them in your pockets, now.
     (From the book of Jewish Values, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin).
     
     News from ARZA/WORLD UNION, North America
     
     Reform Jews Invited To Join Mission To Former Soviet Union
     
     Members of the Reform Jewish community from throughout North America are invited to participate in ARZA/WORLD UNION, North America's Leadership Mission to Moscow, Kiev and St. Petersburg, scheduled for August 23-September 2, 2001. The mission is an excellent opportunity to explore the revitalization of Jewish life in the former Soviet Union and meet with members of the Progressive Jewish community. The cost is $2,995.00 per person, including round-trip airfare, accommodation at first-class hotels, breakfasts, selected dinners, entrance fees at museums and a professional English-speaking tour guide. For more information, please contact Maddy Cohen or Ilanit Gerblich at ARZA/WORLD UNION, North America, (212) 650-4280.
     
     Israeli Congregation Comes To Aid Of Young Cancer Patients
     
     Patients and staff of the pediatric oncology ward at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, Israel, held a ceremony recently to thank Congregation Yozma of Modi'in for replacing toys that had been stolen from the ward's school. This was the second time that Yozma, a Progressive congregation, stepped in to help the ward, which suffered vandalism in the past. Rabbi Kinneret Shiryon, spiritual leader of Yozma, said she was pleased that the congregation had been able to put some light back into the lives of the ward's patients. "Progressive Judaism views social justice as one of its principal goals," she said. "In the spirit of the prophets, we believe the establishment of a just and ethical society should be the guiding light of our religion."
     
     Central American Congregations Hold Annual Meeting
     
     "Jewish Continuity in Small Congregations" was the theme of the annual conference sponsored by the Union of Liberal Jewish Congregations of Central America and the Caribbean, which took place recently in San Jose, Costa Rica.
     "If we only concentrate on survival and continuity, we will have neither," said Rabbi Dow Marmur, Executive Director of the World Union for Progressive Judaism in his keynote address. "But if we commit ourselves to live as Jews to the best of our ability, given our circumstances, survival and continuity will be natural byproducts. Our challenge, in other words, is to live as Jews ourselves; by doing so, we are also doing our best to make sure that our children will be Jewish. Yes, it may be more difficult in Panama City than in Paris, but it's possible - and no less rewarding." Approximately 80 delegates representing Liberal congregations in Aruba, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama and Puerto Rico attended the meeting, where workshop topics included pluralism, Jewish education, and anti-Israel bias in the media.
     
     Reform Jewry Called Upon For Important Election
     
     Register to vote in the election that will help ensure the Progressive movement's future in Israel! This spring, your congregation will contact you with registration materials for the upcoming World Zionist Congress elections. The stronger our performance in these elections, the more influence the North American Reform movement will have regarding religious freedom, policies influencing the status of "Who is a Jew," and whether contributions to Israel will fund Reform institutions. Your participation in these elections is essential! More details will follow in the next Short Takes.
     
     Virginia Congregation Vows To Help Rebuild Crimean Synagogue
     
     Beth El Hebrew Congregation of Alexandria, Virginia, is expanding its social action programming to reach halfway around the world to the Crimea, Ukraine. Beth El is pledging to help renovate the synagogue building used by the Progressive Jewish Congregation of Yevpatoriya, and provide other forms of support. The 100-year-old house of worship was taken over by the Communist regime in 1918 and was a warehouse during Soviet rule. It was returned to the growing Progressive Jewish community in 1999. Currently, the building has no water, heat or electricity and is only usable in the summer. Beth El's "adoption" of the Yevpatoriya congregation was organized through ARZA/WORLD UNION, North America.
     
     For more information about ARZA/WORLD UNION, North America, please contact our office at (212) 650-4280, or e-mail arzawuna@uahc.org.
     Visit our web site at http://rj.org/arzawuna.
     
      Israel's Trees on Fire
     What you don't see on televisionů
     Israel's Trees on Fire
     
     This past October, at the beginning of the current hostilities, 277 act of arson were committed on Israel's forests. These forests are a vital symbol of Israel's prosperity and of the link between the Jewish people and their land.
     
     Jewish National Fund needs your commitment to help clear the burnt trees, prepare the land for replanting and rebuild these green Zionist symbols.
     
     "It is a tree of life to those who hold fast to it" (Proverbs 3:18)
     
     Please mail directly to:
     Jewish National Fund, Attn: Tu B'Shevat Appeal
     42 East 69th St.
     New York, NY 10021
     
     To plant trees in Israel, call 800-542-8733, or visit www.jnf.org
     
     From the President
     
     On March 2, 2001, we had our first "First Shabbat" dinner in a very long time. We had an excellent turnout of about 30 adults and 10 children, all of whom agreed this is a wonderful way to welcome Shabbat and to bring together the young and the older members of our Congregation.
      Debby Sottak and Dania Ebenholtz helped set the mood by having their children greet participants in the Lilienfeld House courtyard with trays of cheese and crackers and by playing Jewish music CDs before and during dinner. The children's welcoming committee symbolized the hospitality that should be part of every Shabbat. I thank Debby, Dania, their children and Annie West for setting up Lilienfeld House, which looked lovely.
     Rabbi Heyman led us in prayer before our meal. We ate, we sang, the children danced, and we all shared a warm and enriching experience. In fact, we were having such a good time, we had to nudge participants to move across the street to the Synagogue for services.
     We plan to reinstitute these First Shabbat dinners regularly after Passover. Our goal is to use the hour or hour and a half before these dinners as Family Education time when the younger children of our Congregation and their parents can engage in learning about being Jewish together.
      During dinner on March 2, I appealed to those present -- not just the parents of young children -- to think of ways in which they might like to contribute to the Family Education program. I now broaden my appeal to include those of you who were not present.
     Perhaps you could help with the planning and execution of an art project or a meal that includes foods Jews in different parts of the world might eat, tell some Jewish stories, share what life is like for your children and grandchildren living in Israel, teach an Israeli folk dance, or bring your guitar or accordion and lead a sing-a-long. If you have any ideas, please contact Debby Sottak or Dania Ebenholtz to let them know how you would like to contribute.
      I hope you will all embrace our effort to develop a Family Education program and willingly help out when called upon to participate.
     
     B'Shalom
     Trudie Prior, President
     
     From the Sisterhood
     
     We are still excited to have had Women of Reform Judaism President, Judith Silverman, visit with us. Judy led a question and answer workshop on Why Sisterhood, which was held at the home of Trudie Prior. We learned that we are doing a great job. It was also re-enforced that we are no different from many other Sisterhoods who struggle with a small membership leaving the majority of the work on the shoulders of a few. Many thanks to Judy for sharing her thoughts on such a warm and personal level and giving us the much-needed boost. She was inspiring. In addition to the workshop, Judy spoke to the congregation on Erev Shabbat in response to Rabbi Heyman's welcome.
     
     We are forging ahead as well as reflecting on the past year's events, such as the scrumptious brunch/meeting prepared by and held at the home of Helen Goldman in September. At that time we elected new officers: Jackie Jeffries, President; Helen Goldman, Vice-President; Katina Coulianos, Treasurer; Phebe Schwartz, Recording Secretary; and Kimberly Ellick, Corresponding Secretary. In September/October we sponsored the Tashlich Rosh Hashanah picnic at the Elysian Hotel beach, and Break the Fast at Lilienfeld House; in December we had our annual Chanukah party at the home of Ella Ogden; our Annual Progressive Dinner, the most successful thus far, took place in February, and in March we named the person of the Year, Trudie Prior, in a special Sisterhood Erev Shabbat service. Our next Rosh Chodesh service will be on April 23, 2001, at the home of Jackie Jeffries, and our current year will wind down with another special Sisterhood service in May 2001.
     
     I thank you, the hard-working Sisters. It could not have happened without you.
     
     Jackie Jeffries, Sisterhood President
     
     Progressive Dinner
     
     For those of you who were there, you know how wonderful this event was. For those of you who weren't there, mark your calendar for next January or February, and don't miss out.
     
     Our gala Progressive Dinner evening, February 24, began with hors d'oeuvres at the lovely home of the ever-gracious Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky. Everyone enjoyed the view, the food and drinks, and the anticipation of the next course.
     
     Jackie Jeffries, WRJ President, distributed invitations to the main course, and we were on our way. Jackie and the dinner coordinators, Iris Horwitz and Kimberly Ellick, worked long and hard in arranging hosts, cooks, and dinner companions, and deserve our thanks for their work.
     
     The dinner chefs who opened their homes and provided sumptuous meals were: Marilyn and George Blackhall; Jan and Michael, known without their last names; Jared Falek; Teri and Dick Golden; Helen and Larry Goldman; Peter Gruber and Patricia Murphy; Marge and Ed Kalik; Judee Slosky and Gary Rosenthal with assistance from Debbie Karlin and Donald Pomeranz; and Ella and Archie Ogden with the help of Annie and Rob West. Trudie and Neil Prior hosted the dinner for the dessert chefs.
     
     And what a dessert it was! Glenda Werbel, Phebe Schwartz, and Mina Orenstein provided a dessert feast including rugelach, brownies, chocolate-covered and naked strawberries, numerous chocolate tortes and cakes - there was even the very famous chocolate cheesecake from Carol Weinberger! We all tasted and sampled and tasted some more, under the stars at the home of Trudie and Neil Prior. And of course, there was plenty of conversation between trips to the dessert-laden tables.
     
     Hugs and thank yous to all those involved, from the planners to the chefs to the dessert mavens to the home hosts - the dinner could not have happened without each and every one of you. We appreciate your skills and willingness to help with this event. Thank you again.
     
     Phebe Schwartz
     
     Help needed
     
     Patients of Ashkenazi Jewish descent are needed for participation in a research study to determine the genetic basis for Psoriasis disease.
     
     Participation involves completion of a short written questionnaire and donation of a blood sample. If you are willing to help, or for more information, please call
     Dr. Ervin Epstein Jr. at 800-444-9917
     
     About our members
     
     Rob and Annie West, active members of the Congregation, are busy outside the synagogue as well. They have announced the launch of their new website, www.animationinparadise.com. The site is designed to keep the world abreast of the details of the USVI International Animated Film Festival , a competition of short animated films (under 30 minutes) which will take place on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix December 3-8, 2001.
      The Festival is slated to be the largest of its kind on U.S. soil and will draw industry professionals, journalists and fans from around the globe. The Wests invite animation professionals, students, and fans to visit the website and share the fun. There is no entry fee and all are welcome to submit their works.
      The Festival will sposnor a Children's Workshop in September. This feature, an exciting one for Rob and Annie, will allow island children 7-14 to learn the fundamentals of animation and produce their own works. These films will be shown at festival screenings at no charge for students under 14.
      The warmth of the Caribbean and the magic of animation are a dream come true for the Wests.
     
     Simchas
     
     Mazel Tov to Jackie Jeffries on the birth of her granddaughter, Kayala Nicole Copeland, born May 28, 2000, to Stacey Jeffries and Kenneth Copeland; Jackie Jeffries on birth of her granddaughter, Jae Alena Anthony, born October 16, 2000, to Dawn and Walter Anthony; Jackie Jeffries on marriage of her daughter Stacey Jeffries and Kenneth Copeland on November 25, 2000.
     
     
     Mazel Tov to the Pomeranz Family on the
     forthcoming Bat-Mitzvah of Shaina Pomeranz on
     May 19, 2001.
     
     Ad Meah V'Esreem - Happy Birthday
     
     4/1 Debby Karlin
     4/3 Nina Schafer
     4/4 Bettina Schock
     4/5 Sunny Steinberg
     4/8 Avna Cassinelli
     4/9 Howard Kupperman
     4/12 Suzi Grbinich
     4/18 Ashley Pomeranz
     4/22 Morris Paiewonsky
     4/23 Marilyn Grishman
     4/28 Lewis A. Stern
     4/30 Morgan Rosenberg
     4/30 Burton Morovitz
     5/2 Herb Horwitz
     5/3 Rabbi Stanley Relkin
     5/10 Michael Adell
     5/14 Per Dohm
     5/18 Hunter Spitzer
     5/19 Chelsea Laing
     5/20 Jake Sottak
     5/20 Zachary Schafer
     5/21 Doris Pomeranz
     5/28 Helen Goldman
     5/28 Stephen Prosterman
     5/29 Leslie Cooper
     6/2 Sammy Jacobs-Matthew
     6/3 Dania Ebenholtz
     6/10 Kanit Cottrell
     6/10 Julian Blazar
     6/15 Rabbi Jay Heyman
     6/17 Arthur Halpern
     6/17 Margaret Cohen
     6/23 Eileen Lapin
     6/27 Sandy Grishman
     6/28 Liza Margolis
     6/29 Katina Coulianos
     6/30 Judy Spitzer
     7/9 Rob West
     7/11 Greg Ebenholtz
     7/12 Marianne Blazar
     7/18 Ben Sottak
     7/20 Jason Ellick
     7/22 Shaina Pomeranz
     7/23 Danielle Ebenholtz
     7/29 Nathan Sell
     7/29/ Ella Ogden
     
     Happy Anniversary
     
     4/8 Penny and Hank Feuerzeig
     4/29 Marilyn and Sandy Grishman
     5/4 Debby and Henry Karlin
     5/5 Nadia and Michael Adell
     6/6 Trudie and Neil Prior
     6/6 Marge and Ed Kalik
     6/11 Joan and Murray King
     6/18 Nina and Rabbi Steve Schafer
     6/28 Kanit Cottrell and Rabbi Jay Heyman
     7/1 Bettina and Shlomo Shock
     7/19 Terry and Arthur Halpern
     7/27 Becky and Jim Tunick
     7/30 Alexandra and Samuel Laing
     
     Todah Rabah - Thank you very much
     
     To Marilyn and George Blackhall for the new, beautiful, mahogany Tzedakah box.
     To George and Jessica Rosenberg for software for our computer.
     To Dania Ebenholtz, Debby Sottak, and Annie West for organizing First Friday Shabbat Dinner.
     
     Donations
     
     Book Fund: Sandy and Marilyn Grishman in memory of Dorothy Schwimmer; Sandy & Marilyn Grishman in memory of Norma Schwartz.
     Cemetery: Katina Coulianos & Doug Sell in memory of Dorothy Schwimmer; Katina Coulianos & Doug Sell in memory of Norma Schwartz; Dr. Bernard Paiewonsky in memory of Ralph and Ethel Paiewonsky.
     Friends: Al and Margaret Cohen; Franzi Coulianos; Ed & Marge Kalik; Stephen Kurcias; Jessica & George Rosenberg; Gary & Judee Rosenthal.
     General Fund: Al and Margaret Cohen; Penny & Hank Feuerzeig in honor of Ed Kalik's 75th birthday; Dick Golden in honor of Philip Sturm; Rabbi Fred Guttman; Margie & Chuck Guglin in honor of Trudie and Neil Prior; Leonard J. Kaplan; Mel and Ilene Miller in honor of their newest grandchild; Burton & Paulina Morovitz; Howard Saks; Carol Schatten & Andrea Sardelli in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Epstein's marriage; Nick & Nina Sintsov; Joseph & Debra Weinberg in honor of Samantha Stein's Bat Mitzvah;
     Nancy Jacobs Fund: Archie & Ella Ogden in memory of Dorothy Schwimmer.
     Prayer Book Fund: Dr. Bernard Paiewonsky in memory of Ralph and Ethel Paiewonsky.
     Religious School: Marilyn and George Blackhall in honor of Herb Horwitz's newest grandchild, and in honor of Peter and Patricia Gruber's marriage. Marilyn and George Blackhall in memory of Ron Dick and Annie Weiss' mother.
     Restoration: Steven Baker; Philip Bronstein; Teri Golden for her mother Audrey Edlis; Helen & Larry Goldman; Sid & Helen Gordon; Dr. Joan and Dr. Glenn Green; Raymond & Ilene Kasch; Ambassador and Mrs. Henry Kimelman; Sidney P. Lee; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fagenson; Neil Prior; Marvin Randolph; Max & Rebecca Rochkind in memory of Saul Rubinstein; Andy & Joyce Stillman;
     Yahrzeit: Stanley & Joan Adoff in memory of Bessie Adoff; Lester & Lauretta Allen in memory of Isadore M. Abraham; Sue Antell and Gerald Foreman in memory of Frank Foreman and Abe Gerchick; Milt & Arlene Applebaum in memory of Sarah Applebaum; Richard Baker in memory of Kathy Reidhaar; Sylvia Ball in memory of Dr. William Ball; Robert & Roberta Bayne in memory of Ben E. Bayne; Marjorie Bebchick in memory of Paul Kline and Maurice Bebchick; Edith Blazar in memory of Leonard Blazar; Marc & Marianne Blazar in memory of Leonard Blazar; Esther Broomberg in memory of Minnie Orchovsky; Terry Buder in memory of Leonard Buder; Ernest & Ilse Camis in memory of Margarethe Kollman; Arlene Chabus in memory of William Chabus; Lya Cordova-Latta in memory of Dr. Reuben Cordova, Dr. Walter Cordova, and Serena Solomon Sechy; Rhoda & Reynold Corn in memory of Pearl Gerstel; Robert & Evelyn Danzinger in memory of Harriet Danzinger; Bernard & Ina Delin in memory of Ethel Kampf; Bernard & Ina Delin in memory of Robert Delinsky; Irving Dwosh in memory of Sam Dwosh; Lisa Polner Edles in memory of Murray Polner; Jared Falek in memory of Max David Falek; Penny & Hank Feuerzeig in memory of Jim Buchanan; Penny & Hank Feuerzeig in memory of Pearl Creque; Penny and Hank Feuerzeig in memory of Dorothy Schwimmer; Penny & Hank Feuerzeig in memory of A.B. "Twigs" Zweigenhaft; Penny & Hank Feuerzeig in memory of Ron Dick; Milton Field in memory of Morris Schaffel; Louis & Jill Freedman in memory of Edyth Lein; Louis & Jill Freedman in memory of Beth Lynn Rice; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Frumkin in memory of Marilyn Eshkov; Melvin Gart in memory of Abraham Gart; Melvin Gart in memory of Rebecca Gart and Kibby Gart; Dorothy Gerard in memory of Morris Greenberg; Dorothy & Martin Gerard in memory of Jacob Gerard; Dorothy Gerard in memory of Adolf Henry Wolf; Walter & Sharyn Gertz in memory of Harold Hoffenberg; Marvin & Maxine Gilbert in memory of Mary Goldsteen; Norman Goldberg in memory of Fanny Goldberg; Alvin & Sheila Golden in memory of Rose F. Golden and Murray Schechter; Helen & Larry Goldman in memory of Norma Schwartz; Henry & Margrit Goldstein in memory of Hermine Goldstein; Henry & Joan Gould in memory of Helen Gould; Leslie & Jeffrey Gould in memory of Herbert Kulwin; Dr. Morton & Francyne Greenberg in memory of Gertrude Greenberg and David Henry; Morton & Francyne Greenberg in memory of Tillie Henry; Seymour & Muriel Greenberg in memory of Shirley Mande and Jennie Greenberg; Morton & Francyne Greenberg in memory of Louis Herman and Julius Meyerovitz; Sybil & Alvin Greenfeld in memory of Sarah Nitzberg; Diane Gross in memory of Hannah Isaacson; Diane Gross in memory of Hyman Isaacson; Dr. Allan Grossman in memory of Dorothy F. Roth; Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Gullo in memory of Pernice Rose Gullo; Sidney & Lorraine Harris in memory of Frank J. Harris and Harriet Cherry; Ray Harter in memory of Bernice Hoffeld; Morty & Gladys Hertz in memory of Emil Hertz; Diane Hirsch in memory of Harold B. Hirsch; Terence & Hetty Isaakov in memory of Israel Isaakov; Ed & Marge Kalik in memory of Anna Kalik; Raymond & Ilene Kasch in memory of Dr. Henry I. Kasch; Raymond & Ilene Kasch in memory of Celia Spielman; Louis & Minna Katz in memory of Leonard Blazar; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kaufman in memory of Naomi Kaufman; Leonard & Aliza Kestenbaum in memory of Menashe Kestenbaum; Marcia & Roy Klein in memory of Aaron Fein; Marvin & Caryl Kolkin in memory of Rebecca Kolkin; Stanley & Regina Krause in memory of Louis Krause; Marilyn Kreke in memory of Enrique H. Moron; Howard & Jane Kupperman in memory of Jacob Kupperman; Michael & Marjorie Kurcias in memory of Ian Lowenkorn; Jacqueline Kweit in memory of Royal Kweit; Morrie & Shirley Lacow in memory of Louis Lacow; Seymour & Adrianne Lampert in memory of Esther Kochman; Seymour & Adrianne Lampert in memory of Harry Kochman; Eileen S. Lapin in memory of Stanley Lapin; Merton & Sylvia Levey in memory of Irving Levey and Rose Levey; Edith Levy in memory of Paul Levy; Ed & Susan Lick in memory of Dora Lick; Daniel Locker in memory of Solomon Locker and Joan Goldfarb; Daniel Locker in memory of Esther Locker; Warren & Patricia Lupson in memory of Lowery D. Bishop; Warren & Patricia Lupson in memory of Mitchell Lupson; Gail Meister in memory of Nathan Meister; Louis & Elaine Michaelson in memory of Bea Blau; Arthur & Belle Miller in memory of Max Geller; Bruce & Joady Miller in memory of Gertrude Mankowitz Titelman; Mel and Ilene Miller in memory of Mina Miller; Margaret Moron in memory of Guido S. Moron; William & Leslie Newman in memory of Robert Odess; Lt. Col. George & Ethel Orloff in memory of Samuel Orloff; Morris Paiewonsky in memory of Anna Paiewonsky; Rita Pomerantz in memory of Issy Cooperman; Rita Pomerantz in memory of Yetta Cooperman and David Pomerantz; Trudie & Neil Prior in memory of Ron Dick; David & Nana Puritz in memory of Sarah Becker Camhi; David & Nana Puritz in memory of Peter Hyman; Ronnie and Jackie Reckseit in memory of Arlene M. Turk; Arthur & Helene Rheingold in memory of Abraham Joseph March; Edith Lerner Reeser in memory of Sylvia Lerner; Jerome & Lillian Reisberg in memory of Sylvia Lipton; Leona & Stuart Ritter in memory of Stuart Ritter; Leona & Stuart Ritter in memory of Anna Bernstein Turk; Elaine Robles & Thelma Maguire in memory of Gladys Robles DeCastro and Dorothy Schwimmer; Mark & Lesley Rosenthal in memory of Morton H. Davis; Naomi Rosenthal in memory of Adam Rosenthal; Charles & Nathan Rotenberg in memory of Sandra Lee Barry Rotenberg, Anne Sockol Rotenberg Fine, and Sol Rotenberg; Elissa Rock Runyon in memory of Meyer Rock; Elissa Rock Runyon in emory of Sylvia Cohen; Vivian Roberts Salley in memory of Sylvia Higgs; Richard & Lynn Saltz in memory of Frances Saltz; Stephen Samberg in memory of Ruth Samberg; Geraldine & Richard Schrier in memory of Sarah Rosenman, Bessie Kay Kurnetz, and Pauline Goldman; Mr. and Mrs. Burton Schwartz in memory of Irving Leventhal; Melvin Schwartz in memory of Fred Schwartz; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sedel in memory of Margot Loewy; Dr. Melvin & Lillian Shein in memory of Morris Gordon; Dr. Melvin & Lillian Shein in memory of Simon Shein; Robert & Ann Shellow in memory of Anita Collesel; Robert & Ann Shellow in memory of Yisroel Aaron Shellow; Gary Sherman in memory of Eli Shostack; Mr. & Mrs. Myron Shrenkel in memory of Irving Lerner; Leonard & Eleanor Sidersky in memory of William Gross and Bessie Gross; Leonard & Eleanor Sidersky in memory of Nathan Sidersky and Fannie Donn Sidresky; Iris & Gerald Silverman in memory of Robert Silverman; Lee Singer in memory of Edith Singer; Samuel & Beverly Sirota in memory of Joseph Sirota; Paul & Judith Sklar in memory of Cyrill Barnet Bennett and Irving B. Bennett; Beverly & Albert Solomon in memory of Sidney Solomon; Elliott & Joan Spierman in memory of Evelyn Weissblum; Martin & Laurel Stahl in memory of Arnold Sherman; Lawrence Steinberg in memory of Sidney Steinberg and David Pearle; Raquel & Harry Syden in memory of Margot Loewy; Philip Vedus in memory of Sandra June Vedus; Philip Vedus in memory of Harry Vedus; Carol Weinberger in memory of Jack Weinberger; David & Sylvia Weisberg in memory of Louis Levenburg; David & Sylvia Weisberg in memory of Philip Weisberg; David and Andree Wolf in memory of Gabriel Wolf and Bee Wolf; Ronald & Linda Wolfman in memory of Benjamin Freidson; Sanford Young in memory of Pearl Young.
     Special Projects: Peter Gruber - to establish a library.
     
     We thank you all!