Berman Shul Announcements

December 2009

Mazal tov to the sponsors of this week's kiddush: 

  • Linda and Gerry Tanny in celebration of Gerry's birthday and in honor of the birth of their grandson, Yonatan Avraham, born to Shimon and Maya Tanny.
  • Chasya and Avraham Nudelman in celebration of Avraham's 70th birthday. 

Mazal tov to Coleman and Rosalie Brosilow on the marriage of their daughter, Chana Rachel, to Yehezkel Pollack, son of Leah and Raziel Pollack of Modiin.

Mazel tov to Vera and Shalom Bronner on the engagement of their son Shamai to Michal Friedless of Bnei Brak. 

We deeply regret to announce the passing of Kineret Laor, z"l, the mother of our member Miki Hauser.

We deeply regret to announce the passing of Amos Ovadia, z"l, the father of our member Sigal Kalman. 

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Gabrielle & Eyal Ainie to celebrate the Bat Mitzva of their daughter Shira. Mazal tov to all the family, including grandparents Eve & Philip Bloom and Ruth & Oz Ainie, and great-grandmother Claire Goldenberg, otherwise known as "Super-Savta". A special welcome to the visiting Great Grandparents, Vera & Martin Morris and family from abroad. The Kiddush is also in honour of Oz's upcoming 70th birthday. 

Mazal tov to Cissie and Eddie Jacobson on the birth of a granddaughter. The proud parents are their children Shlomit and Micha Kletzhandler. 

Mazal tov to Adele and Tuvia Muskin on the recent marriage of their granddaughter Hadar daughter of Sharon and Reuven Muskin to Eitan Adler son of  Rabbi Aharon amd Miriam Adler. 

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Mazal Tov to Sarah & Israel Azrieli on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to Hava & Ilon Azrieli. 

Mazal Tov to Carol & Aryeh Asher on the birth of a 4.368 Kilo grandson, born to David & Michal Asher. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Yaffa & Nachum Zussman.

Maxwell M Kalman, father of our late member Lawrence Kalman z"l, passed away on Nov 27 at the age of 103. 

This week's kiddush is sponsored jointly by Judy and Victor Gaba and Diane and Peter Gordon to celebrate 25 years of living in Israel.

Maxwell M Kalman, father of our late member Lawrence Kalman z"l, passed away on Nov 27 at the age of 103.

November 2009

This week's bicentennial kiddush is sponsored by Eliot Dobin, Steve Kronengold, Eytan Meisels, and Hershel Safer. Mazal tov to one and all!

Mazal tov to our members Shoshana & Benny Dekel on the birth of their daughter Oryan Batya.
Mazal tov also:
* to the grandparents, our members Esther & Aryeh Frimer and Dalia & Yossie Dekel,
* to the great-grandparents, our members Libby & Jonas Neiman,
* and to the entire Frimer, Dekel and Neiman Families.

Mazal tov to Edith & Paul Linden on the marriage of their son Noam to Hila Draus, daughter of Zion & Yona Draus of Rishon LeZion.

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Mazal Tov to Yael Olami on the marriage of her son Asaf to Na'ama, daughter of Rav Danny & Faigie Troper of Jerusalem iddush this Shabbat is sponsored by the Olami family to celebrate Assaf's Shabbat Chatan. Welcome to all his friends here to celebrate with us. 

 Mazal tov to Edith and Paul Linden on the birth of a grandson, born to their son and daughter in law, Chaim and Yamit!

October 2009

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Aliza and Bernie Weinberg on the occasion of Bernie's 73'rd birthday. Happy Birthday Bernie!

Mazal Tov to our member Nechama Siegal on the marriage of her daughter!

Mazal tov to our newly-wed members Molly Goldstein and Heshie Bodner. Mazal Tov also to their children and their grandchildren and to Heshie's parents.

Mazal Tov to Carol & Aryeh Asher on the birth of a new granddaughter. Mazal Tov also to parents Nava & Elyashiv Wiedman, and to grandmother Yerachmiela Wiedman.

Mazal tov to Ellen & Mel Lax on the Bar Mitzva of their grandson Nadav Lax, son of Daniel & Ruthie Lax of Modi'in.

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Naomi & Jonathan Marder to celebrate the Bar Mitzva of Tal Yitzhak. Mazal tov and welcome to grandparents Channah & Barouh Berkovits of Boston, Riva & Dan Marder of London, and to all the other family members here for the occasion.

Mazal tov to Diana & Peter and Diane Gordon on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Michal & Daniel Gordon.

Mazal tov to Caren & Zev Radinsky on the marriage of their daughter Yael to Ari Levine, son of Marsha & Avraham Levine of Karnei Shomron. Mazel Tov also to the grandmothers, Sandra Lampach and Myrna Radinsky.

Mazal tov to Ayala & Eytan Meisels on the birth of a granddaughter, and to the proud parents Adi & Moshe Cohen.

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by the Simchat Torah chatanim: 
    Sidney Cohen, Larry Israel, Henry Schwarzbaum and Israel Azrieli. Yashar Kocham.   

Mazal Tov to Molly Goldstein and Heshi Bodner and to Audrey and Fred Samuels and entire extended families on the birth of a baby girl to Batsheva and Mati Goldstein. May they see lots of nachas from her and everyone. We are grieved to announce the passing of Morton Rephen z"l, the husband of our member Roz Rephen.

Mazal tov to Suzanne and Bob Naimark on the marriage of their daughter Amira to Yishai Bibi son of Henya and Manasha Bibi of Yerushalaim.

Mazal tov to Edith and Paul Linden on the engagement of their son Noam to Hila Draus daughter of Zion and Yona Draus of Rishon LeZion. 

September 2009

Mazal tov to Bryna & Paul Epstein on the marriage of their son Yonatan to Osnat Ambar, daughter of Rachel & Gadi Ambar of Netanya.

Mazal tov to Alison & Stephen Epstein on the engagement of David Zvi Epstein to Yael Richardson, daughter of Rabbi Marvin and Maureen Richardson of Jericho New York. David Zvi and Yael are currently studying in Toronto and plan on getting married in June.

Mazal tov to Adele and Tuvia Muskin on the engagement of their granddaughter Hadar, daughter of Sharon and Reuven Muskin of Talmo to Eitan Adler son of Rabbi Aharon and Miriam Adler of Ramot, Jerusalem.

Derech Hatzlacha to Benji Marder, who started his military service this week as an economist in the Navy.

Mazal tov to Ellen Shankman and Ron Wides on the birth of grandson Oved Eliah David Ronen to their son-in-law and daughter Leora and Eitan Ronen. Mazal tov also to grandparents Aviva and Aran Ronen.

Mazal tov to Mark Lavie on the birth of a granddaughter to his son and daughter-in-law Haggai and Miri Lavie of Jerusalem.

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Yitty Colb, *z"l*, the wife of our member Frank Colb.

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Pennina & Hershel Safer in honor of the Kahal.

Mazal tov to Jeanette & Ian Taylor on the marriage of their daughter, Hadar, to Hagai Shechter of Kedumin.

Mazal tov to Hagai's parents and grandparents Sara & Itzik Shechter and Zalman & Ahuva Shechter.

We are B"H delighted to announce the engagement of our members Heshie Bodner and Molly Goldstein. Mazal Tov to them, their parents, their children and their grandchildren. We wish them many have many happy years together.

 Mazal Tov to Yael Olami on the engagement of her son Asaf to Na'ama, daughter of Rav Danny & Faigie Troper of Jerusalem

Mazal tov to Gabriela and Sidney Cohen on the birth of grandson Noam Goldman, and to the proud new parents Elisheva and Yoni Goldman. Mazal tov also to Yoni's father, Avraham Goldman of Rehovot.  

August 2009

Mazal Tov to Fred and Audrey Samuels on the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children Racheli and Yaron Drori.    Mazal Tov also to grandparents Shimshon and Etti Drori of Beit Dagan. 

Mazal tov to Cissie and Eddie Jacobson on the Bar Mitzva of their grandson David Ori Green, son of their children Noam and Shani Green of Neve Daniel

Mazal Tov to Lynn Uram on the birth of a grandson, born to her son Amikam and his wife Orie of Bat Ayin. Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Angie and Mike Ze'evi to celebrate a double simcha and double Mazal Tov.

* on the marriage of their daughter Yael to Maayan, son of Sara and Shlomo Nachum of Kiryat Ekron.

* on the engagement of their daughter Racheli to Eitan, son of Dvora and Alan Rubinow of Jerusalem.

Mazal tov to Diane and Peter Gordon on the birth of grandson, born to Hannah and Ittai Aharon. Mazal tov also to Ittai's parents, Yigal and Hannah Aharon. l

Mazal tov to Shaindy Shain on the birth of a grandson, born to her daughter and son-in-law Michal and Jonathan Leci of Jerusalem.

Mazal Tov to Ruth and David Drory on the birth of a grandson, born to their daughter and son-in-law Avital and Alon Eren who are currently on shlichut in Manchester.

Derech Hatzlacha to our younger members who are starting their service in Tzahal.:

* Batsheva Svetitsky (modiin)

* Gilad Dym (Talpiot)

* Phillip Tannor (Talpiot)

* Sivan Friedlander (Morah Hayelet)

* Meirav Jablonka

* Alon Nudelman

* Nadav Amitai

* Itamar Cohen (Handasa kravi)

* Nati Kanovsky

* Amit Levinson (Shiryon)

* Yair Schwarzbaum (Kfir)

We regret to announce the passing of Philip Groob, z"l, the father of our member Rhea Applbaum.

We regret to announce the passing of Abraham Schmell, z"l, the father of our member Eli Schmell.

We regret to announce the passing of Gershon Kannai, z"l, the father of our long-time teacher Prof. Yakar Kannai. l 

July 2009

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Russell and Adena Rothstein and Debbie Fass and Haim Haviv in honor of Leora Rothstein becoming a bat mitzvah. A special mazal tov from her siblings who thank her for being such a super big sister. Mazal tov also to her plethora of loving grandparents. 

Mazal tov to grandparents Melodie and Sherman Rosenfeld and to parents Adi and Moti Lalou on the birth of a baby boy.

Mazal tov to Sara and Dan Feigelson on the birth of a boy, brother to Hadas, Yoni, Maayan and Tehilla. 

We regret to announce the passing of Sylvia Kay z"l, (Zlata bat Chava), the mother of our member Evelynne Goldman.

We are deeply grieved to announce the passng of our member Gershon Shain, z"l, the husband of our member Sheila Shain.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Coleman and Rosalie Brosilow to mark Rosalie's milestone birthday. 
 
Mazal tov to Bryna and Paul Epstein on the engagement of their son Yonatan to Osnat Ambar, daughter of Rachel and Gadi Ambar of Netanya.
 
Mazal tov to Caren and Zev Radinsky on the engagement of their daughter Yael to Ari Levine, son of Marsha and Avraham Levine of Karnei Shomron.  Mazel Tov, also, to the grandmothers, Sandra Lampach and Myrna Radinsky.
 
Mazal tov to Bea and Jerry Kriger on the birth of their granddaughter Roni. Mazal tov also to the parents, Ofra and Nir Sharabi, and to the other grandparents Ahuva and Moti Sharabi.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Sheila & Yitzhak Fieldust for the shabbat chatan of their son Eyal, married this week to Shai Gal-Or, daughter of Cicki & Yitzhak Gal-Or of Mevasseret Zion. Mazal tov to Sheila & Yitzhak and to the newlyweds. 
 
Mazal tov to Oz and Nili Gamzu on the birth of a daughter, sister to Shira.
 
Mazal tov to Angie & Mike Ze'evi on the engagement of their daughter Racheli to Eitan Rubinow son of Dvora & Alan Rubinow of Jerusalem.

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Gabriel Simcha Kleiman z”l, the grandson of our members Rachel and Zelig Green, and the son of former members Rechuma and Nachman Kleiman. 

Mazal Tov to Fred and Audrey Samuels on the marriage of their daughter Noa to Yehonatan Levental, son of Yonah and Dina Levental of Kiryat Arba.
 
Mazal Tov to Ruth & Wally Rechtschaffen on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazal Tov to the parents, Shiran & Avi Rechtschaffen, and to great-grandparents Gloria & Leslie Mound. 

June 2009

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Donna Goldberg and Don Katcoff for a variety of reasons in order of date from most recent to most long ago:

  1. In memory of Donna's father, Arthur Goldberg (? ? ? ? ? ?) whose first yahrzeit was last Shabbat, (?"? ? -- June 20).

  2. In honor of Adina's graduation from high school and impending induction into Tzahal.

  3. Belatedly in honor of Doron's Bar Mitzvah and (VERY belatedly), in honor of and in gratitude to '? for Doron's birth.

  4. In honor of Don's Bar Mitzvah many moons ago -- this parsha, Chukat, is his Bar Mitzvah parsha.

    And last but not least, and actually first in terms of date, Don and Donna are sponsoring this kiddush as a temporary "Goodbye" kiddush, as they are leaving this summer for a year's sabbatical in Boston. They would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Bermans community for all of the care and help and support and friendship they have received from everyone over the years since they first came to Rehovot! And they would like to extend an invitation to y'all to come visit them in Boston during the coming year! 

Kiddush this week is sponsored by the Herskovitz family in honor of Re'ut's bat mitzvah. Mazal tov to Pearl & Marty, to visiting Grandma Beatrice Herskovitz of Los Angeles, and of course to the Bat Mitzva girl herself.

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Mazal Tov to Liat & Yaakov Hoffman on the birth of their daughter.

Kiddush this week is jointly sponsored by the Tanny and Lowengrub families:

Mazal tov to Kathy and Jeff Lowengrub on the bat-mitzva of their daughter Tamar. Mazal tov as well to Tamar's grandmother, Ruth Lowengrub, and aunt and uncle Linda and Steve Blasnik all of whom are visiting from Texas.

Mazal tov to Linda and Gerry Tanny on the marriage of their son Shimon to Maya Kadishi, daughter of Shlomo and Esther Kadishi of Pardess Hana. Mazal tov to the newly married couple and also to visiting uncle Steve Tanny and grandmother Jean Tanny and to the extended family.

Mazal tov to Cissie and Eddie Jacobson on the birth of a baby girl to their children Noam and Shani Green of Neve Daniel.

Mazal Tov to Charles and Ellen Hexter on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazal Tov to the proud happy parents, Noam and Racheli Hexter of Har Homa. 

May 2009

Kiddush on Shavuot is sponsored by Jeanette and Dunny Rabinowitz in honor of the brit of their grandson, born to Karen and Shlomo Nachmani. The brit will take place immediately following shacharit. Mazal tov to Jeanette and Dunny, to great grandmother Yehudit Rabinowitz, to Shlomi's parents Meir and Yaffa Nachmani, and to the extended family.

Kiddush on Shabbat Shabbat is sponsored by Greta & Moishe Rosenberg, out of Gratitude to Hashem for the birth of twin grandchildren – (Matan and Hila) to Motti and Tali Zilber. Mazal Tov.  

We regret to announce the passing of Mr. Jack Jackel, father of our member Steve Jackel.

Kiddush this week is partially sponsored by Hedva and Motti Goldreich in honor of the bar mitzvah of their son Amichai. Mazal tov to them and all the visiting relatives.

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Lillian Skolnik z"l, the mother of our member Bea Kriger.

We regret to announce the passing of Sarah Krausz Cohen, z"l, the sister of our member Miriam Krausz Cohen.

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Rochelle and Nathan Pomerantz in honor of the bar mitzvah of their sons Ittai and Yair. Mazal tov to them, grandparents Martha and Seymour Pomerantz, and visiting relatives.

Mazal Tov to Jeanette & Ian Taylor on the engagement of their daughter, Hadar, to Hagai Shechter, son of Sarah & Itzik Shechter of Kedumim.

Mazal Tov to Audrey & Fred Samuels on the engagement of their daughter Noa to Yehonatan Leventhal, son of Dina & Yonah Leventhal of Kiryat Arba.

The Kiddush this week will be upgraded in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Irene & Harry Dym, sponsored by their children and grandchildren 

 April 2009

Mazal Tov  to Sarah & Yaakov Funkelstein on the birth of a daughter  (Galia Zohar) and to the grandparents, Paula & Sandy Colb, Rachel Funkelstein and Michael Funkelstein and to the Great-grandparents, Yitty & Frank Colb. 

Mazal tov to Julia & Heshie Basch on the birth of twin grandsons, to the parents Sigal & Aryeh Basch, and to the other grandparents Miri &Yitzhak Bachar of Rishon Lezion. 

Mazal Tov to Evelynne & Hershell Goldman on their newest granddaughter, born last week to Ilana & Gili Jack. 

Mazal Tov to Molly Goldstein on the birth of twin grandchildren, a son and a daughter for Shirat and Paulie Goldstein. Mazal Tov also to great-grandmother Nechama Siegal. 

 Kiddush this week is sponsored by parents of Berman's graduating shministim in their honor. (In no particular order) the graduates and their immediate plans are as follows: 

*       Adi Taylor will be doing ? ? in the ? ? in Jerusalem. 
*       Itai Taylor will be attending the ? ? in ?. 
*       Noam Linden is planning to join Nahal or Tank Corp this summer. 
*       Elisheva Klein will be doing ? ? at Maon HaTeneh in Jerusalem next
         year, working with disabled children ages 3-10. 
*       Amit Levinson is joining the Army armored corps. 
*       Nechma Kronengold will be doing ? ? at Beit Safer Arazim,
         Jerusalem. 
*       Aaron Lowengrub plans to study at yeshivat Mercaz HaRav next year. 
*       Sivan Friedlander will serve as a ? ?. 
*       Sarah Freedman is planning to join the mamram Army unit. 
*       Alvah Dym is planning to join the Army. 
*       Shani Babkoff will be doing ? ? at ? ?- "? ?" ? ?. 
*       Alon Nudelman expects to serve in Tzanchanim (or better) followed by
         medicine / chemistry studies. 
*       Adi Chaim will be doing ? ? as a madrich tiyulim for the National
         Parks Authority in the Judean Mountain/Jerusalem region.
*       Adina Katcoff will be joining the Army.

Mazal Tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a greatgranddaughter, daughter of Tamar and Shai Adar of Tzfat and granddaughter of Elana and Michael Berenson. 

Mazal tov to Cissie and Eddie Jacobson on the Bat Mitzva of their granddaughter Noya, daughter of Shlomit and Micha Kletzhandler. 

Mazal Tov to Linda & Gerry Tanny on the engagement of their son Shimon to Maya Kadishi, daughter of Shlomo and Esther Kadishi of Pardess Hana. 

 Mazal Tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to Shlomit and Nachum Berenson of Nahariya. 

Kiddush this coming Shabbat is sponsored by Sara and Daniel Feigelson in honor of the bar mitzvah of their son Yonatan. Mazal tov to them, to grandparents Dalia and Hillel Weiss from Maryland, grandparents Happy and Lou Feigelson from Michigan, great-grandmother Tova Stein from Tel-Aviv, and to all the aunts, uncles and cousins visiting from far-flung and exotic locations such as Chicago, home of the 1919 White Sox, Oakland, home of the 1975 NBA champion Golden State Warriors, and Givat Shmuel, the city of refuge for those escaping Bnei Brak.  The congregation is also invited to Yoni's siyum of Masechet Brachot following kiddush. 

Mazal tov to Miriam & Barry Cohen on the birth of a son, on the 12th of April. Mazal Tov also to the grandparents, Prof Ernest & Gillian Krausz of Ramat Gan , and Dr Donald & Lorraine Cohen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Mazal tov to Iris and Sandy Sampson on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Merav Zviel, daughter of Devra and David Zviel of Efrat. 

Mazal Tov to Paul and Bryna Epstein on the birth of a son to their children, Ayelet and Ayton Lefkowitz of Ramat Beit Shemesh. 
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We regret to announce the passing of Irving Ciment Z"L father of our former member, Rochel Krantman. 

Mazal Tov to Sara & Meir Edelman on the marriage of their daughter Rina to Oren Sasson, son of Mercedes & Uri Sasson. 

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Tamar and Eli Seeman in honor of the birth of their daughter Tikva. 

Mazal tov to Jeanette & Ian Taylor on the marriage of their daughter Noa to Yuval Lindenberg of Jerusalem. 

Mazal tov to new grandparents Sara and Ben Svetitsky, on the birth of a daughter to Zilpa and Elisha Svetitsky. 

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Alan Brothers.

March 2009

Mazal Tov to Mazal tov to Tamar and Eli Seeman on the birth of a baby girl. Mazal tov also to visiting grandparents Stan and Ilana Emerson

Mazel tov to Rhea & Joe Applbaum on the birth of twin grandsons, born to their son Ari and his wife Naama in Brookline Mass.

A belated thanks to Jenny and Yecheskel Kartin for sponsoring last week's kiddush, in honor of their new granddaughter Keshet Esther Gabai.

Mazal tov on the birth of a boy, to grandparents Miki & Neal Hauser, and to parents Josh and Yael Hauser-Levontin.

We regret to announce the passing of Gerard (Uri) Worms, father of our member Danielle Perl-Treves.

Mazal tov to grandparents Greta & Moishe Rosenberg, and parents Tali and Moti Zilber, on the birth of twins, a boy and a girl.

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Mazal tov to Shaindy & Gershon Shain on the Bar Mitvah of grandson Eitam Ze'ev, son of Gila & Menachem Weinberg from Elon.

Mazal Tov to Marilyn and Shmuel Safran on the engagement of their son Moshe to Yael Weisberger, daughter of Sara and Yitzchak z"l Weisberger from Ahuza Haifa.

Mazal tov to grandparents Nettie & Leo Beer, great-grandfather Sidney Beer, great-grandmother Elsa Orchier and parents Avital & Ilan Beer on the birth of a baby boy.

Mazal Tov to greatgrandmother Lillian Skolnik, grandparents Rabbi Gerald & Robin Skolnik and parents Hillel & Sharon Skolnik on the birth of a baby girl. Mazal tov also to great aunt and uncle Bea and Jerry Kriger

Kiddush this week is partially sponsored by Rami and Judy Shanani in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Judy's parents, Leo and Vera Honigwachs, visiting from Montreal, Canada, and of the 20th anniversary of Judy and Rami's engagement.

Mazal tov to Bryna and Paul Epstein on the birth of granddaughter Yona Tama, daughter of their children Aharon and Neta Epstein.

February 2009

Kiddush this shabbat will be sponsored by Shelley & Henry Schwarzbaum in honor of the marriage of their son Ari to Hodaya Naveh, daughter of Aviva & Danny Naveh of Tzofim. Mazal Tov to all the family, including our members Flo & Sylvain Sternberg, Ari's grandparents, and Hodaya's grandparents Lea & Kalman Boim. 

Mazal Tov to Audrey & Fred Samuels on the marriage of their daughter Daniella to Yeshayahu Aruas, son of Tikva & Yosef Aruas of Jerusalem

Mazal Tov to Nicole and Lenny Gamss on the birth of a grandchild, a son born to their children Sharon and Yair Geva now living in New York City. 

Mazal Tov to Dr. Fred & Anita Naider on the birth of a granddaughter, Miriam Shira, born to their children Rachel & Shalom Iskowitz of Ramat Bet Shemesh.

The Kiddush this week is sponsored by the Edelman Families (both Sr. and Jr.) in celebration of Irit's bat mitzvah this shabbat. 

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Sylvia Antelman, z"l. 

January 2009

Mazal tov to Avigayil and Stephen Simpson on the birth of their son last Shabbat and to the visiting grandmothers, Irene Simpson and Rachel Robinowitz. The Kiddush this week is sponsored by the Simpson family in celebration of his brit (that will be performed immediately after the service). 

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rivka and Steve Kronengold 

honoring the shabbat chatan of Shalom. Mazal tov to the family and a warm welcome to all the visiting guests. 

Mazal Tov to Leo and Nettie Beer on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Calanit and Alon Eckhaus. A special Mazal Tov to the great-grandparents Sidney Beer and Elsa Orchier. 

Mazal Tov to Adena and Russell Rothstein on the birth of twins, a boy and a girl, born 9th January.  

We are grieved to announce the passing of Tommy (Yehuda) Fried, z"l, one of the original founding members of the Berman shul, and of the entire Berman community in Rehovot. 

Mazal tov to Melodie and Sherman Rosenfeld on their new grandson, born to Eli and Galit Rosenfeld on January 6th, the 10th of Tevet, at 4:30 a.m. in Kaplan Hospital.   HTML clipboard Kiddush this week is being sponsored by Esther & Yakov Steinmetz, celebrating the Shabbat Chatan of their son Yitzhak, who (B"H) is marrying Bareket Solomon, of Petach Tikva. Mazal Tov.  

Mazal Tov to Fred and Audrey Samuels on the engagement of their daughter Daniella to Yeshayahu Aruas, son of Yosef and Tikva Aruas of Jerusalem.  

Mazal Tov to Audrey and Fred Samuels on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Chana and Eyal Engel. Mazal tov also to Eyal's parents, Shmuel and Yaffa Engel of Rehovot  

Mazal Tov to Sarah and Israel Azrieli on the marriage of their granddaughter Tal, daughter of Barak and Edna, to Noam Bloomberg of Ginot Shomron, 11.12.08 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?, ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?. ? ? ?' - ?"? ?  

Mazal tov to Shaindy and Gershon Shain on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to Tali and Dvir Gassner.  

We deeply regret to announce the passing of Barry Ralbag, z"l, the brother of our member Rivka Kronengold.  

Mazal Tov to Elchanan & Aviva Cohen on the marriage of their granddaughter Michal Greenspan of Shaarei Tikva to Maor Hamam of Etz Efraim on the 2nd candle of Hanukah.  

Mazal Tov to Bea and Jerry Kriger on the birth of a granddaughter, Elah Shindler, born to Yael and Hanoch Shindler of Beit Gamliel. Mazal Tov also to great grandmother, Lillian Skolnik.  

November 2008

Mazal tov to Gabrielle & Eyal Ainie on the bar mitzvah of their son Or-Eitan. Mazal tov to the grandparents, Ruth & Oz Ainie and Eve & Philip Bloom and to great-grandmother Claire Goldenberg. To celebrate the event, Kiddush was sponsored by Gabriella & Eyal.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by the simchat torah chatanim: Steve Kronengold, Jeff Lowengrub, Hershel Safer and Ian Taylor.

Mazal tov to Cissie and Eddie Jacobson on the bar mitzva of their grandson Amichai Kletzhandler and to their parents Shlomit and Micha Kletzhandler of Mercaz Shapiro.  

Mazal tov to Yehuda and Honey Berenson on the barmitzvah of their grandson, Noam, son of Nachum and Shlomit Berenson of Nahariya.

Mazal tov to Shelley and Henry Schwarzbaum on the engagement of Ari, to Hodaya Naveh, daughter of Aviva and Danny Naveh, of Tzofim, Shomron Israel. Mazal tov also to Ari's grandparents, shul members Flo and Silvain
Sternberg.

Mazal to Sandra Lampach on the birth of a Grandson to her son and daughter-in-law -- Aaron & Orly Lampach of Rishon. Mazel Tov to Savta Yafa Nuriel of Holon.

Mazal tov to Gita and Arnie Hoffman on the birth of a great-grandaughter to their Grandaughter Racheli and Shlomo Hagbi of Mitzpe Ramon, granddaughter to Mindy and HaRav Moshe Rabinowitz of Bet Hagai.

Mazal Tov to rejoining member David Turgeman and to Debbie Turgeman on the birth of a grandson, born to Daniel and Nechama Turgeman .

Kiddush this week is partially sponsored by Sherman and Melodie Rosenfeld, celebrating Melodie's doctoral degree from the University of Utrecht, Holland.

Mazal tov to Molly Goldstein and Nechama Siegal on the Bat Mitzvah of their grand/great-granddaughter Ayala Emunah Malmud daughter of Fayga and Haim Malmud.

Mazal tov to Jeanette & Ian Taylor on the engagement of their daughter, Noa, to Yuval Lindenberg, son of Tzina & Gabi Lindenberg of Jerusalem.

Mazal tov to Sari and David Colb on the birth of their daughter Roni Tal. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Paula and Sandy Colb and Shulamit and Aryeh Shumer and great-grandparents Eti and Frank Colb.

Mazal tov to Rivka and Steve Kronengold on the engagement of their son, Shalom, to Renana Shachar, daughter of Avraham and Esther Shachar of Jerusalem.  The Kronengolds are sponsoring the Kiddush on Shabbat in honor of the engagement.

We regret to announce the passing of Maxwell Gordon, z"l, the father of our member Peter Gordon.

October 2008

The Kiddush this week is sponsored by Paula and Sandy Colb, in honor of the birth of Maya and Noam Berger, to parents Shira and Itzik Berger, grandparents Bea and Jerry Kriger, and great-grandmother Lillian Skolnik.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Neelie and Oz Gamzu in honor of daughter Shirah's first birthday. 

Mazal tov to Avigayil and Stephen Simpson on the Bat Mitzva of Avigayil's daughter Tehilla Gvili (on 11 Tishrei). Mazal tov also to Tehilla's father, Yossi Gvili. 

Mazal tov to Sarah and Yair Goldberg on the birth of their daughter Roni. 

Mazal tov to Esther and Yakov  Steinmetz on the engagement of their son Yitzhak to Bareket Solomon, daughter of Rachel and Yehudah Solomon of Petach Tikva.Mazal tov to Chana and Nati Faust on the birth of a daughter. Mazal tov also to grandparents Chasya and Abraham Nudelman and to the entire extended Nudelman family as well as grandparents Yael and Yosef Faust from Elkana. 

Kiddush on Shabbat is sponsored by Chasya and Abraham Nudelman in honor of their new granddaughter. 

September 2008

Mazal Tov to Marilyn and Shmuel Safran on the birth of their first grandchild, Shira Rivka, born to their daughter Chana and her husband Zev Frimer, son of Dov and Shelli Frimer of Ma'aleh Adumim and nephew of Aryeh and Esther Frimer.

Mazal tov to Gita and Arnie Hoffman on the bar mitzvah of grandson Chaim Yehudah Hoffman, son of Yakov and Susan Hoffman of Beit Shemesh.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Jeannette and Dunn Rabinowitz in honour of Jeannette's and Dunny's birthdays on Sept.25th and Elul 25th which coincided with Paul McCartney's show. Dunny will be singing 'when I'm 64'. Also welcoming their son Adam shortly after finishing his army service.

Mazal tov to Esther and Aryeh Frimer on the bat mitzvah of their granddaughter Hadar Miriam Jacob and birth of a new granddaughter Hallel Sonya Jacob, both daughters of Michal and Avi Jacob.

Mazal tov to Bea and Jerry Kriger on the birth of twin grandchildren, a boy and a girl, to their children Shira and Itzik Berger, of Beit Gamliel. Mazal Tov to the great-grandmother Lillian Skolnik, and to the other set of grandparents, Rivka and Avraham Berger of Beit Gamliel.

Mazal tov to Martha and Seymour Pomerantz on the birth of twin great grandsons. The parents are their granddaughter Tiferet-Bracha and husband Daniel Kirsch. The grandparents are Michael and Toby Pomerantz and Sally and Dr Joel Kirsch.

We regret to announce the passing of our member Cantor Taube z"l.

Kiddush is sponsored by Gabriela & Sidney Cohen in honor of their new granddaughter Rotem, daughter of Yael and Eitan Weiss, and in honor of the marriage of their daughter Elisheva to Yonatan Goldman, son of Avraham and Ruti (z"l) Goldman of Rehovot. A special welcome to Elisheva's grandmother Helen Sherman Cohen who flew in from Portland, Oregon for the wedding.

Mazal tov to Angie and Mike Ze'evi on the engagement of their daughter Yael to Maayan son of Sara and Shlomo Nachum of Kiryat Ekron.

We regret to announce the passing of Sidney Steinmetz, z”l, the father of our member Pearl Hershkowitz.

Kiddush this week is co-sponsored by:

  • Linda and Gerry Tanny in honor of the marriage of their son Eitan to Ahuva Nissen, daughter of Dr. Neil Nissen and the late Batya Nissen, z"l, of Brooklyn , NY . Mazal tov to them and to grandmother Mrs. Jean Tanny, and Uncle Steve Tanny from Montreal.

  • Etty and Dov Grobgeld, in honor of the bar mitzva of their son Jonathan. Mazal tov to the parents, the sister Noa, and to all their guests, their family (?) and to grandmother Rahel from Hadera, and grandmother Dorit from Sweden. Välkommen till Rehovot!

We regret to announce the passing of Ralph Selig z"l, the father of our member Judy Gaba.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Pennina and Hershel Safer in honor of the congregation that has been their home for the past ten years. 

A belated mazal tov to Rachel Schecter on the birth of grandson Ilay Yosef Ori to her children Yami and Tali Perlman of Rehovot. (The birth actually preceded that of Rachel's granddaughter announced 3 weeks ago)

Berman Shul Announcements

August 2008

 Mazal Tov to Yael and Mishael Mishael on the birth of a son.

Mazal Tov to Carmel and Johnny Wise on the arrival of new granddaughter Leah, born to Ayelet and Yossi Gazi of Sydney, Australia. Mazal Tov also to great-grandmother Claire Goldenberg.

Mazal Tov to Sarah and Yisrael Azrieli on the engagement of their granddaughter Tal, daughter of Barak and Edna Azrieli, to Noam Blumberg of Ginot Shomron

Mazel Tov to Arnie & Gita Hoffman on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to their children Chaya & Shmaryahu Hoffman of Mitzpe Ramon.

Mazal Tov to Rachel Schecter on the birth of a new granddaughter Liya and to the parents Maoz and Marina Perlman.

Mazal tov to Cissie and Eddie Jacobson on the birth of a great grandson to their grandchildren Yael and Ofer Inbar. Mazal tov to their children, Yehudit and Rafi Golan, the grandparents of the new baby.

We regret to announce the passing of Yishai Drazin, z?l, the brother of our member Sara Azrielli.

We regret to announce the passing in the States of Shai Jacobson, z"l, the brother of our member Sylvia Antelman

July 2008

Mazal tov to Jenny and Yehezkel Kartin on the birth of a grandson to Dafna and Moshe Kartin of Talme Menashe.

Mazal tov to Tsivya and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a granddaughter to daughter-in-law and son Nitza and Ariel Hammerman of Givat Shmuel.

Mazal tov to Yitzhak and Sheila Fieldust on the engagement of their son Eyal to Shai Gal-Or, daughter of Vicki and Yitzhak Gal-Or of Mevasseret Zion.

We regret to announce the passing of Esther Isaacson z"l, the mother of our member Joel Isaacson.

The Bellows family has been a Benefactor of the Tiferet Moshe Synagogue and the Kahn Bellows Lecture Series for decades. The mother of Joan Bellows, Betty Horowitz, has passed away.

Mazal Tov to Eve & Philip Bloom on the birth of a grandson to parents Deborah and Michael Isaacs of Ramat Bet Shemesh.

Mazal Tov to Tsivya and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a granddaughter Odehya to Ayelet and Yosi Hammerman of Yevul in the Negev.

Mazal Tov to Judy and Menachem Malkosh on the birth of a grandson, son to Keren and Rami Malkosh of Mitzpe Ramon.

Mazal Tov to Al (Elchanan) and Aviva Cohen on the birth of their 1st Great Grandchild, (Esther). To the new Grandparents, Sefi and Rav Ari Cohen of Maale Adumim and Parents, Chaim and Anat Cohen, Maale Adumim.

Mazal Tov to Art and Lorraine Moses on the birth of great granddaughter Shira Hodiya to grandparents Shimon and Navah Moses and parents Matanya and Sari Moses.

Mazal Tov to Fred and Audrey Samuels on the engagement of their daughter Racheli to Yaron Drori, son of Shimshon and Etti Drori of Beit Dagan.

Mazal Tov to Risa and David Tzohar on the engagement of our daughter Rachel Kayla to Billy Ohayon the sone of Roberto and Lulu Greenberg of Rehovot.

We regret to announce the passing of  Arthur Goldberg, z?l, the father of Donna Goldberg Katcoff.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Amy and Rafi Gelbart, in honor of their son, Ariel's bar mitzvah. Mazal tov to grandparents Elaine and Gene Greenzweig from Miami Beach, and Rachel Gelbart from Even Yehuda. A special welcome and Mazal tov to the Swedish branch of the family, and all the aunts, uncles and cousins.

 Mazal tov to Adele and Tuvia Muskin on the birth of a great grandson, to grandparents Mordechai and Rachel Wilk and parents Shira and Ariel Fund.

 Mazal tov to Edith and Paul Linden on the engagement of their son Chaim to Yamit, daughter of Shulamit and Yisrael Hisdai of Bat Yam.

June 2008

Mazal tov to Gabriela and Sidney Cohen on the engagement of their daughter Elisheva to Yoni Goldman, son of Ruti (z"l) and Avraham Goldman of Rehovot.

Mazal tov to Tsivya and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a granddaughter Ahinoam Tsofia, born to their daughter and son-in-law Tova and Yosef Hadad of Avnei Eytan in the Golan.

Mazal Tov to Hanna and Ari Edelman on the marriage of their daughter Dafna to Chagai Or-Chen. Mazal Tov to Chaggai's parents, Malka & David Or-chen from Petach-Tikva, to grandparents, Sara and Meir Edelman and to all the family.

Mazal Tov to Rhea and Larry Israel on the birth of a grandson, to Nachman and Hilit Israel.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by the parents of Berman's graduating shministim. Mazal tov to one and all. The honorees and their future plans are as follows:

  • Itamar Cohen: Mechina at Eli then army

  • Gilad Dym: S'hnat yeshiva at Otniel and then army service in Tochnit Talpiot

  • Boaz Edelman: Hesder at Yeshivat Birkat Moshe in Ma'ale Adumim

  • Keren Gelbart: Sherut Leumi at Amutat Chaverim.

  • Cherut Goldreich: Sherut Leumi at Shalva in Jerusalem

  • Meirav Jablonka: Mechina Tzahali on Massuot Yitzhak in preparation for joining the army the following year

  • Naftali Kanovsky: Hesder in Shalavim

  • Oriya Meisels: Sherut Leumi in Mevaseret, to work with teenaged girls at risk

  • Yehuda Olami: Hesder in Otniel

  • Noa Yagel Peleg: Sherut Leumi in adult education (chinuch mevugarim).

  • Noa Samuels: Midrasha

  • Yair Schiff: Hesder at Yeshivat Birkat Moshe in Ma'aleh Adumim

  • Batya Schwarzbaum: Sherut Leumi at Shalva in Jerusalem

  • Rafi Smith: Gibbush for "Shayetet 13" and then army
    התקבל לגיבוש שייטת 13 בסוכות לקראת הגיוס לצה"ל

  • Batsheva Svetitsky: Army

  • Chananiya Tannor: Mechina and then army-Talpiyot

  • Avigail Wides: Midrasha, then army next year

Mazal tov and hatzlacha to 9th grade Pelech students Noah Grobgeld, Miri Pomerantz and Tamar Wides and their parents for their selection to and participation in the 2008 Seeds of Peace camp, where they will be joining 350 Afghan, American, Egyptian, Indian, Israeli, Jordanian, Pakistani and Palestinian campers.

Mazal tov to Miki and Neal Hauser on the birth of a grandson, to parents Shlomo and Yonina Kfir.

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Shamai Siegal, z"l, the father of our member Molly Goldstein.

Mazal Tov to Gabriela & Sidney Cohen on the birth of a granddaughter, and to the proud parents Yael and Eitan Weiss. Mazal Tov also to Eitan's parents Sara & Moshe Weiss of Rehovot.

The Kiddush this coming Shabbat is being jointly sponsored by Ilana & Stevie Friedlander and by Yaniv Friedlander's Grandparents, Elchanan & Aviva Cohen, in honor of Yaniv's Bar Mitzvah and the Cohens' 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Mazal Tov to all concerned.

Mazal tov to Sheila and Yitzhak Fieldust on the birth of a grandson to Navit and Yair Solomon. Mazal tov also to grandparents Esther and Peretz Solomon of Rehovot.

Yeshar Koach to Jill and Jeff Shames who treated the Yom Yerushalayim event attendees to Ben & Jerry's ice-cream, to mark the upcoming marriage of their daughter Daniella to Eitan, son of Mark and Nisa Levy of Denver, Colorado.

We are deeply grieved to announce the passing of our member Jay Goldstein, z?l.

May 2008

Mazal tov to Ellen and Mel Lax on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Omer Nachmani, son of Leah and Avi Nachmani, Rehovot.

Carol and Aryeh Asher are delighted to announce the birth of a beautiful new granddaughter.  Mazel Tov also to parents Gila and Ido Levy, sister Roni and grandparents Nitza and David Levy of Mazkeret Batya.

Mazal tov to Victor and Judy Gaba on the bar mtzvah of their son Ariel.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Honey and Yehuda Berenson in honor of their granddaughter, Tsurit Berenson's winning the International Bible Quiz on Yom Haatzmaut. The kalat hatanach is the daughter of Shlomit and Nachum Berenson.

Mazal tov to Jenny and Yechezkel Kartin on the birth of their granddaughter, to their daughter and son-in-law Batya and Assaf Gross.

Kiddush this week is in honor of the 90th birthday of our member Lillian Skolnik, and is sponsored by her children and their families, Rabbi Gerry and Robin Skolnik and family, from Forest Hills NY, and Bea and Jerry Kriger and family.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rivka Schmell-Meister and Nir Meister honoring the birth of their daughter Hadar.

April 2008

Mazal Tov to Nicole and Lenny Gamss on the birth of a grandson, born to Reut and Daniel Gamss.

Mazal tov to Tami and Ron Unger and grandparents Tzvi and Frieda Gold and Tziporah and Ozer Unger on the occassion of the bat mitzvah of Inbal.

A double  Mazal Tov to Renee and Sidney Grunebaum on the birth of twin granddaughters,  Or and Ofek, born to Liat and Alon Grunebaum.

Mazal Tov to Leo and Nettie Beer on the birth of a grandson to their children Yardena and Zev Miller. Mazal Tov to the great grandparents Sidney Beer and Elsa Orchier.

We regret to announce the passing of Olga Novy, z"l, the mother of our member Gabriela Cohen.

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Edna Beer, z?l, the wife of our member Sid Beer and the mother of our member Leo Beer.

Mazal tov to Yael and Benny Zidon and all the Olami family on the birth of a grand-daughter, Talya, to Racheli and Elazar Goldstein.

Mazel Tov to Arnie & Gita Hoffman on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Naftali Hoffman, son of their children Shmaryahu and Chaya Hoffman of Mitzpe Ramon this Shabbat.

Derech Hatzlacha to Ma'ayan Levinson upon her induction into the intelligence corps of the IDF.

March 2008

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Barbara Freedman, z"l, the sister of our member David Freedman.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by David and Stephanie Kable in honor of the birth of their daughter Rinat Malka. Mazal tov to them and also to visiting grandparents Max and Shulamit Assouline of Lyon, France

Mazal Tov to Judy and Menachem Malkosh on the birth of a grandson, the son of Efrat and Asaf Malkosh of Jerusalem.

Mazal Tov to Chana & Issac Yair on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Yeshaya Zeev.

Derech Hatzlacha to Yochanan Linden upon his induction into the kfir brigade of the IDF.

Mazal Tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson, whose granddaughter Tsurit (daughter of Shlomit and Nachum Berenson of Nahariya) just became Kallat Hatanach in the Israel Bible contest.

Mazal Tov to Esther and Yakov Steinmetz on the marriage of Tamar to Barry Uliel, son of Nitza and Tzion Uliel of Rishon Le'tzion

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rhea & Joe Applbaum in honor of their son Rami on his marriage to Nirit Alfasi, daughter of Baruch and Alice Alfasi from Ramat Hasharon

Mazal Tov to Linda and Gerry Tanny on the engagement of their son Eitan to Ahuva Nissen, daughter of Dr. Neil Nisssen and the late Batya Nissen, z"l, of Brookly, NY

Mazal Tov to Rachel Schecter on the birth of a grandson to her children Yami and Tali Perlman.

Yashar Koach to Miri Pomerantz and Sarah Freedman on winning 3rd place for the Pelech school team in the annual Math Olympics that took place in Jerusalem. An additional Yashar Koach to Sarah for placing in the top 10 for individual achievement out of hundreds of participants.

Mazal Tov to Miki and Neal Hauser on the marriage of Avital to Tomer Moshe, son of Azri and Ayala Moshe of Rosh HaAyin

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Moshe ben Oizer HaLevy, z?l, the father of our member Paul Linden.

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Sarah Malka Goldstein, z?l, the mother of our member Jay Goldstein.

Mazal tov to Geraldine and David Leifer on the birth of a granddaughter to their son and daughter-in-law Eitan and Hadas Leifer.

Mazal Tov to to Jill and Jeff Shames on the engagement of their daughter Daniella to Eitan, son of Mark and Nisa Levy of Denver, Colorado.

February 2008

Mazal Tov to Yael Olami on her marriage to Benny Tzidon from Kedumim.

Mazal Tov to Channa and Ari Edelman on the engagement of their daughter Dafna to Chagai Or-Chen son of Malka & David Or-chen from Petach-Tikva.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rhea and Larry Israel in commemoration of their mothers? yahrtzeits. May the n?shamot have aliyot.

Mazal tov to Yoni and Hagit Colb on the birth of a son, and to grandparents Sandy and Paula Colb.

Mazal tov to David and Geraldine Leifer on the birth of a son to their son and daughter-in-law Natan and Sivan Leifer.

Mazal tov to Peter and Diane Gordon on the birth of a baby boy to son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Michal Gordon.

Mazal tov to Rivka Schmell-Meister and Nir Meister on the birth of their daughter Hadar.  Mazal tov also to grandparents Judy and Eli Schmell and great grandparents Edith and Izzy Davidowitz.

 Mazal Tov to Rosalie and Coleman Brosilow on the birth of a grandson, born to Benjamin and Sharon Brosilow, of Ramat Yishai.

We regret to announce the passing of Idelle Weinstock, z"l, the sister of our member Rav Asher Viener.

January 2008

Mazal tov to Esther and Yakov Steinmetz on the engagement of their daughter Tamar to Barry Uliel, son of Nitza and Tzion Uliel of Rishon Le'tzion.

Mazal Tov to Vera and Shalom Bronner on the engagement of their daughter Gila to Nadav Gross, the son of Channa and Yitzchak Gross from Beer-Sheva.

We deeply regret to announce the passing of Vered Tal, z"l, the sister of our member Hana Edelman.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by the simchat torah chatanim: Moishe Rosenberg, David Drory and Abraham Nudelman.

Mazal Tov - to Neelie & Oz Gamzu on the arrival of Shira, born erev simchat torah.    

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Ayala and Eytan Meisels on the occasion of the birth of their granddaughter Maor Rivka, daughter to Adi and Moshe Cohen of Kfar Saba. Mazal tov to the new grandparents and parents.

The shul has been given a very handsome Kisse Eliyahu, a generous donation from Ellen and Charles Hexter. We are looking forward to its frequent use!

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rina and David Peleg in honor of the recent bar mitzvah of Daniel. Mazal tov to them and grandparents Sonia and Lenny Weller and Shlomo Peleg

December 2007

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Judy and David Kessler in celebration of the 15th anniversary of their aliyah and in appreciation of the Berman community.

Mazal Tov to Sarah and Israel Azrieli on the birth of a granddaughter born to Hava and Ilan Azrieli.

Mazal Tov to Dr Fred and Anita Naider upon the birth of a grandson born to their children Elana and Yonatan Kohn

Kiddush this week is sponsored by new grandparents Gerald & Linda Tanny to celebrate the birth of a son to Micha and Sophie Tanny. Mazal Tov to all, also to Benny & Berta Bercovitz, and great grandmother Mrs. Jean Tanny.

David and Susie Dym are pleased to invite everyone to Kiddush this week in honor of Shuli's bat mitzvah.  Mazal tov to the entire extended Dym and Segel families.

Mazal Tov to Risa and David Tzohar on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter of Efi and Ora Tzohar of Mizpe Ramon, sister to Oz Avraham, Reut and Amana

Mazal Tov to Carol and Aryeh Asher on the birth of a grandson, born to Yael and Eran Tenenbaum. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Miriam and Yona Tenenbaum

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a great-granddaughter to Rachel and Oren Moshkovits. Mazal tov also to the proud grandparents are Ilana and Michael Berenson.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Victor and Judy Gaba in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary. Mazal tov

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a greatgranddaughter to Tamar and Shai Adar. The proud grandparents are Ilana and Michael Berenson.

Mazal tov to Ayala and Eytan Meisels on the birth of granddaughter Maor Rivka to Adi and Moshe Cohen.

November 2007

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Abby and Tzvi Sternlicht in appreciation to the Berman community for their warm hospitality and in honor of the visitation of Abby's parents, Judy and Ron Aronson of Delray Beach, Florida.

Mazal tov to Peter and Diane Gordon on the birth of granddaughter Tehila, born to Hannah and Ittai Aharon. Mazal tov also to Ittai's parents, Yigal and Hannah Aharon.

We regret to announce the passing of Shoshana Cohen, z"l, the sister of our member Chana Yair.

Michelle and Stephen Simpson invite the Berman congregants to kiddush rabba after Shabbat tefilla to celebrate the wedding of their daughter Racheli to Lior Zarchi, son of Chemda & Baruch Zarchi of Mevasseret Zion.

Mazal tov to Art and Lorraine Moses on the bar mitzvah of their grandson Amitai Ya'acov, son of Dov and Bracha Moses.

A festive Chazanut Concert in recognition of Rehovot's and Berman's Shul's member Hazan Shmuel Taube was held at the Wix Auditorium

October 2007

Miki and Neal Hauser are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Avital to Tomer Moshe son of Azri and Ayala Moshe of Rosh HaAyin.

Mazal tov to Ruth and David Drory on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Tal, daughter of Yael and Roni Nadler of Beit Gamliel.

Mazal Tov to Jane and Ben Lorren on the birth a baby boy

The hashkama minyan kiddush was sponsored by Adina and Josh Klein in honor of their son Azaria Nachshon becoming a bar mitzvah. Mazal tov and welcome to grandmothers Charlotte Klein and Audrey Marx, uncles Dan and Jonathan Klein, the Nir family, and the Klein and Leichman cousins.

Kiddush after the main minyan was sponsored by Alona and Gil Eliraz in honor of their son Michael Avraham becoming a bar mitzvah. Mazal tov also to grandparents Ruth and Oz Ainie and Rachel and Itzick Eliraz, and to great grandmother Claire Goldenberg and welcome to uncle and aunt Nitzan and Lior Eliraz and aunt Sharon Eliraz.

 Mazal Tov to Risa and David Tzohar on twin granddaughters born on Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan to their children Aharon and Amana Tzohar of Givat Shmuel.

Mazal Tov to Arnie and Gita Hoffman on the Bar-Mitzvah of their grandson Yisachar Rabinowitz, on the first day of Sukkot, son of their children Harav Moshe and Mindy Rabinowitz of Bet Hagai.

Mazal Tov to Paula and Sandy Colb on the marriage of their daughter  Eti to Nisan Uzana, the son of Aviva and David Uzana of Rishon Letzion.

Mazel tov to Sharon and Reuven Muskin on the birth of a son on Chol Hamoed Succot. and to the grandparents Adele and Tuvia Muskin.

Kiddush on Shabbat was sponsored by Judy and Rami Shanani in honor of  the Bar Mitzva of their son Daniel. Mazal Tov and special welcome to grandparents Vera and Leo Honigwachs from Montreal and Rachel and Asher Shanani from Jerusalem, Uncles and Aunts Jack and Sarah Honigwachs from Montreal and Norman and Dina Moskowitz from New York, and cousin Naomi from Montreal

Kiddush on Shabbat was sponsored by Naomi and Jonathan Marder in honour of the Bar Mitzva of their son David Moshe. Mazal Tov and welcome to grandparents Channa & Barouh Berkovits from Boston, Riva & Dan Marder from London, and Uncle&Aunt Nathan and Rosalie Berkovits from Brazil.

September 2007

Mazal Tov to Miriam and Barry Cohen on the birth of a baby girl, Devora B'racha

Mazal tov to Adele and Tuvia Mushkin on the marriage of their grand-daughter Shira to Arie Fund.
Mazal tov to the parents, Rachel and Mordechai Wilk of Efrat and Suzie and Stuart Fund of Ramot, Yerushalayim.

Mazal tov to Suzanne and Bob Naimark on the birth of a grandson, Mazal tov to the parents Ari and Achit Naimark of Efrat.

Mazal Tov! Rhea & Joe Applbaum are proud and happy to announce the engagement of their son Rami to Nirit Alfasi from Ramat Hasharon.

Mazal Tov to Susan Rubin and Eliot Dobin on the birth of their son.  Mazal tov also to grandparents Marcella and Edward Rubin, and to Cecily and Aaron Dobin.Mazal Tov also to the grandparents, Edward and Marcela Rubin and Aaron and Cecily Dobin.

Mazal Tov to Shelley and Henry Schwarzbaum, on the Bar mitzva of their son Yoav on Shabbat Tshuva. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Flo and Sylvain Sternberg.

Mazal Tov to Judy and Menachem Malkosh on the birth of a grandson, a son to their children Nitza and Yair Spitz of Efrat.

August 2007

Mazal tov to Moshe and Shoshana Hazvi on the birth of a grandson, son to their children Meir and Yafit Hazvi.

Mazal tov to Carol and Aryeh Asher on the birth of a grandson, born to David and Michal Asher. Mazal tov also to grandparents Yaffa and Nachum Sussman of Rehovot.

Mazal tov to Heshy Bodner on the engagement of his son Tani to Milka Richter, daughter of Rabbi Yehuda and Leah Richter of Elon Moreh

Mazal tov to Seymour and Martha Pomerantz on the engagement and approaching marriage of their granddaughter, Tiferet Bracha Pomerantz, daughter of Micha'el and Toby Pomerantz of Ma'aleh Adumim, to Daniel Hillel Kirsch, son of Dr. Joel and Sally Kirsch of Ginot Shomron.

Kiddush this week is being sponsored by Melodie and Sherman Rosenfeld, celebrating the Shabbat Chatan of their son Eli,  who (B"H) is marrying Galit Weiss of Gadera.

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Frances Beck, z"l, the mother of our member Sara Svetitsky.  

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Nettie and Leo Beer, celebrating the Shabbat chattan of their son Eyal who is marrying Marina Marina Rosenfeld from Kibbutz Maaleh Gilboa. Mazal Tov to the whole family, and a special Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Edna and Sidney Beer and Elsa Orchier.

Mazal Tov to Greta and Moshe Rosenberg on the marriage of their daughter Sharon to Nir Magen of Holon

Mazal tov to Audrey and Fred Samuels on the marriage of their daughter Chana to Eyal Engel, son of Yaffa and Shmuel Engel of Rehovot.

Mazal tov to Ellen Shankman Wides and Ron Wides on the birth of a grandson, born to Liora and Eitan Ronen. Mazal Tov also to Eran and Aviva Ronen.

Mazal tov to Audrey and Fred Samuels and Molly and Jay Goldstein on the birth of a granddaughter to Batsheva and Mati Goldstein of Har Homa sister to Elnatan and Amichai and great-granddaughter to Nechama and Shamai Siegal.

Mazal Tov to Carmel & Jonny Wise on the birth of as granddaughter to their children Sarit & Ilan Wise of Hoshaya.  And a special Mazal Tov to Super Savta Clara Goldenberg on the birth of her 17th great grandchild

We regret to announce the passing of Jacob Asher z"l, the father of our member Aryeh Asher.

Mazal tov to Ellen and Mel Lax on the birth of a grandson to Noam and Ofra Lax of Lod

Mazal tov to Renee and Sidney Grunebaum on the bar mitzvah of their grandson Avram, son of Dvora and Yakov Metlis of Avney Chefetz.

Mazal tov to Barbara and Jeremy Pfeffer on the marriage of their daughter Tamar to Nadav Gick, son of Rina and Avi Gick of Givatayim.

July 2007

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Shoshi and Nachum Babkoff in honor of the bar-mitzvah of their son Ari.  Mazal tov also to grandparents Miriam and Yehezkiel Babkoff.

Mazal tov to Murray and Naomi Borsekofsky on the birth of their first great grandchild, a son to Shmuel and Ayelet Elyashiv, and grandson to Yerachmiel And Simcha Elyashiv.

Mazal tov to Cantor Taube on the birth of a great grandson to parents Avital and Avshalom Avital and grandparents Ishai and Ruchi Avital.

Mazal tov to Miki and Neal Hauser on the birth of a grandson to their daughter and son-in-law Yael and Josh Levontin.

 Kiddush this past week was sponsored by Aryeh and Esther Frimer honoring the birth of a granddaughter Achinoam to their daughter and son-in-law Nechama and Itai Saffer.

Mazal Tov to Carol and Aryeh Asher on the birth of a granddaughter,  born to Nava and Elyashiv Wiedman in Jerusalem.

Mazal tov to Gita and Arnie Hoffman on the birth of their first great grandchild, granddaughter to Mindy and Rav Moishe Rabinowitz of Beit Hagai and daughter to Racheli and Shlomi Hagbi.

Mazal tov to Heshi Bodner on the birth of a grandson to this daughter Avivah and her husband Moshe.

Mazal tov to Cantor Taube on the birth of a great grandson, Tzvi Hanoch Taub, to grandparents Yonah and Rachel Leah Taub.

Mazal tov to Sandy and Paula Colb on the engagement of their daughter Eti to Nisan Ozana of Rishon Letzion.

Mazal Tov to Fred & Anita Naider on the birth of a grandson to their children Shoshana & Betsalel Steinhart

Kiddush this coming Shabbat is sponsored by the Tannor family in honor of Shlomo's bar mitzvah. Mazal Tov

Congratulations to graduating congregation shministim. The shministim (in no particular order) and their tentative future plans are as follows:

Yochanan Linden-gibushim for army combat units
Nati Kanovsky-yeshivat Har Etzion for a year and then, hopefully, Atuda
Noa Kanner-sherut leumi at Shalva in Jerusalem
Naomi Kessler-midreshet Bruria and then army
Cobi Shames-mechina in Lod
Zwika Jackel-mechina in Lod
Ayelet Hauser-sherut l'eumi, Jerusalem - School for hyperactive boys
Aliza Safer- sherut l'eumi in Nokdim - Communarit for B'nei Akiva
Abigail Levitt- midreshet Nishmat for a year and then go into the army as a morah chayelet
Rachel Lowengrub- sherut l'eumi
Daniel Radinsky-yeshivat hesder Shalavim
Ashi Rosenfeld-mechina and then army
Avigayil Aronhime-army

June 2007

Congratulations to Marvin Hershkowitz on his marriage to Rachel Lipsitz. The couple will divide their time between Jerusalem and Toronto. The Board and community thank Marvin for his years of service and compassion on the shul Tzedaka committee.

Mazal Tov to Lorraine and Art Moses on the engagement of their granddaughter Yehudit daughter of Bracha and Dov Moses to Danny Katz of Montreal Canada.

Mazal Tov to our members Aryeh and Esther Frimer on the birth of a grandaughter Achinoam to their daughter and son-in-law Nechama and Itai Saffer.  Mazal Tov as well to the great grandparents Jonas and Libby Neiman. SheYizku le-gadla leTorah, le-chupa u-le-ma'asim Tovim.

Mazal Tov to Risa and David Tzohar on the engagement of their daughter Esther Deena Tzohar to Eliyahu Harari, the son of Ofra and Rabbi Moshe Harari of Jerusalem.

Mazal Tov to Julia and Heshie Basch on the birth of a grandson, and to Yaffa (Gal) and Hillel Yehuda Basch on the birth of a son.

Mazal tov to Sidney and Renee Gruenbaum on the marriage of their son Alon to Liat Nadav.

Mazal tov to Jenny and Yechezkel Kartin on the birth of granddaughter Yael Tova to their children Irit and Yisrael Kartin.

Mazal tov to Rachel Schecter on the marriage of her son Maoz to Marina Brodetsky.

Thanks to Larry Israel for Kiddush in honor of his wife Rhea's birthday - Mazal Tov.

Mazal tov to Lynn Uram-Kallush on the birth of a grandson to her children Amikam and Orie.

May 2007

Mazal tov to Sharyn and Adam strauss on the birth of a baby boy

Mazal tov to Lorraine and Art Moses on the engagement of their grandson Matanyah to Saree Griener. Matanyah is son of Navah and Shimon.

Mazal Tov to Leo and Nettie Beer on the birth of a grandson to Calanit and Alon Eckhaus .
A special Mazal Tov to the great grandparents Edna and Sidney Beer and Elsa Orchier.

April 2007

Mazal Tov to Audrey and Fred Samuels on the engagement of their daughter Chana to Eyal Engel, son of Yaffa and Shmuel Engel of Rehovot.

Mazal tov to Cissie and Eddie Jacobson on the Bar Mitzva of their grandson Bennie Kletzhandler (son of their children Shlomit and Micha) and on the Bat Mitzva of their granddaughter Neta Bar-Noy (daughter of their children Tzivia and Udi)

Mazal Tov to Sharon Rosenberg and Nir Magen on their engagement. Mazal Tov to parents Greta and Moishe Rosenberg and Manoach and Shoshana Magen from Holon

Mazal Tov to Jerry and Norma Rosenfeld on the birth of a grandson to their children Ephraim and Kinneret.

Mazal tov to Yehuda and Miriam Kronengold on the birth of a baby boy.
Mazal tov to grandparents Steve and Rivka Kronengold and Dunny and Jeannette Rabinowitz.

Mazal tov to Susie and Jeremy Schiff on the birth of a baby girl Miriam Talia, Erev Pesach.

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Philip Taylor, z"l, the father of our member Ian Taylor.

Mazal tov to the whole Kalman tribe:
Kiddush first day Pesach was donated by Barbara Kalman in honour of her two new grandchildren
* Matthew Lawrence, born to Alicia and David Kalman of Toronto, who had his Pideon Ha'Ben earlier today.
* Yael, born to to our members Sigal and Josh Kalman

March 2007

We regret to inform the passing of Sylvia Langfelder (Parness), sister of long time member Tamar Kanovsky

Mazal Tov to Anita & Fred Naider, on the birth of a granddaughter born to their children Rachel & Shalom Iskowitz of Ramat Bet Shemesh

Mazal tov to Iris and Sandy Sampson on the bat mitzvah of their granddaughter, Avital, daughter of Miriam and Haim Levy of Efrat

Mazal tov to Sigal and Josh Kalman on the birth of a baby girl. Mazal tov to Barbara Kalman and to all the family.

Mazal tov to Debbie Fass and Haim Haviv on the birth of twins, a boy and girl.

We regret to announce the passing of Suzanne Nachum z"l, mother of our member Shoshana Hatzvi.  

Mazal Tov to Nettie and Leo Beer on the engagement of their son Ayal to Marina Rosenfeld from Kibbutz Maaleh Gilboa. A special Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Edna and Sidney Beer and Elsa Orchier.

Aryeh and Esther Frimer are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter-in-law Shira Frimer to Lior Mikdash of Moshav Shafir. May the new couple build a bayit ne'eman beYisrael.

We regret to announce the passing of Sarah Svititsky z"l, the mother of our member Ben Svititsky.

 Mazal tov to Sarah and Israel Azrieli on the marriage of their grandson Nir, son of Barak and Edna Azrieli to Meital Karavani of Ginot Shomron.

Mazal tov to Risa and David Tzohar on the birth of a grandson, a son to their children Yeshayahu and Chava Leah Tzohar of Eli.

Mazal tov to Barbara Kalman on the birth of a grandson, son of David and Alicia Kalman of Toronto

February 2007

Mazal tov to Ellen and Charlie Hexter on the occasion of the Bat-Mitzva of their grand-daughter, Talia, daughter of Sara and Uri Kandler.

Mazal tov to Shmuel and Marilyn Safran on the engagement of their daughter Hanna to Ze?ev Frimer, the son of Dov and Shelly Frimer of Ma?aleh Adumim. Mazal tov also to aunt and uncle, Ester and Arye Frimer and all the family.

Yishar Koach and many thanks to the organizers of the Berman?s Film Fest series:
Rosalie and Coleman Brosilow, Chaya and David Tannor, Jeff and Jill Shames, Avigail and Steve Simpson.

Mazal tov to 12th graders Naomi Kessler and Avigail Aronheim and 9th grader Tzilah Tannor (all students at Pelech Kiryat Ekron) for qualifying for the National Girls Mathematic Olympiad finals.

We regret to announce the passing of Rivka Hazvi, z"l, the mother of our member Moshe Hazvi.

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Joseph Herskovitz, z"l, father of our member Marty Herskovitz.

Mazal Tov to Charles and Ellen Hexter on the birth of a grandson, born to Efrat and Avi Hexter

Mazal tov to Tsivia and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a granddaughter to their children Tova and Ydid.

Mazal Tov to Michelle Simpson and Stephen Simpson on the engagement of their daughter Racheli to Lior Zarchi, son of Baruch and Chemda Zarchi of Mevasseret Tziyyon

January 2007

Congratulations to David Tannor on the publication of his acclaimed: "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: A Time-Dependent Perspective> Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: A Time-Dependent Perspective"

Mazal Tov to Idit and Michael Dym on the birth of a daughter, Mai Yardena. Mazal Tov to Grandparents Irene and Harry Dym, Susie and David Dym, Orly Dym and to all the family.

We regret to announce the passing of Pnina Sapir, z"l, the sister of our member Dov Kanon.

Mazal Tov to Diana and Peter Gordon on the marriage of their daughter Hannah to Itai Aharon of Rehovot.

Mazal tov to Tsivia and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a grandson to Nitza and Ariel Hammerman of Givat Shmuel.

Mazal tov to Segen Mishne Ruth Marder on successfully completing officers' training. Ruth is now a "Ktzinat Irgun Refuah" in pikud ha'oref.

We regret to announce the passing of our member Oscar Locker, z"l.  

We regret to announce the passing of Rose Singer, z"l, the sister of our member Edith Davidowitz.  

Mazal tov to Ofra Kriger-Sharabi on her graduation from Hadassah medical school, and certification as an MD. Mazal tov also to parents Jerry and Bea Kriger and grandmother Lillian Skolnik.

December 2006

Multiple Mazal Tovs to Jo & Yisrael Levitt and to Jill & Jeff Shames, who are celebrating the 10th anniverary of their aliya and their 25th wedding anniversary

Mazal tov to Cantor Samuel Taube on the Bar-Mitzvah of his grandson Yitzhak, son of Yona and Rachel Taube of Kiryat Sefer

We regret to announce the passing of Leonard Naider, z"l, the father of our member Fred Naider.  

Mazal Tov to Eve & Philip Bloom, celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary.

Mazal tov to Shaindy and Gershon Shain on the bat mitzva of their granddaughter Tiferet, daughter of Gilah and Menachem Veizberg.

Mazal tov to Judy and Natan Weiss on the marriage of their daughter Shoshana to Mike Tewner, son of Marlene and Andrew Tewner.

Wishing an easy induction and interesting service to Benji Kessler, who recently entered the army intelligence corps.

Mazal tov to Reuben and Ilona Wides on the birth of a grandson, to their son and daughter in law, Jason and Rinat and brother to Maor

Mazal Tov to our members, Ofra Kriger-Sharabi and Nir Sharabi, on the birth of a son, to our members Bea and Jerry Kriger on the birth of a grandson, and to our member Lillian Skolnik on the birth of a great-grandson.

Mazal Tov to Sara and Ben Svetitsky on the marriage of their son Elisha to Zilpa Akselrod, daughter of David and Anat Akselrod of Tapuach. The wedding took place on Monday 11 December.

Mazal Tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Dr. Herbert Uram, the father of our member Lynn Uram.

November 2006

Marriages

Mazal tov Geraldine and David Leifer on the marriage of their son Natan to Sivan Tseva from Netanya

Mazal Tov to Miriam Krausz and Barry Cohen on their marriage

Engagements

Mazal Tov to Sharon and Dov Kanon on the engagement of their grandson, Chovav Glick, the son of Laurie and Yitz Glick, to Moiria Hyman of Efrat.

Mazal Tov to Sara and Ben Svetitsky on the engagement of their son Elisha to Zilpa Axelrod, daughter of David and Anat Axelrod of Tapuah

Anniversaries

Mazal tov to Ilona & Reuben Wides on their 40th wedding anniversary

Mazal tov to Ruth & David Drory.on their 40th wedding anniversary

Births

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a grandson, son of Shlomit and Nachum Berenson of Nahariya.

Mazal Tov to Tsivia and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a grand-daughter to Ayelet and Yossie Hammerman from Yevul.

Mazal tov to Esther and Yakov Steinmetz on the birth of their granddaughter Ma'ayan, daughter of their children Shlomo and Chaya Steinmetz.

Mazal Tov to Rav Motty and Chedva Goldreich on the birth of their son Ori.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Mazal tov to Ari and Hanna Edelman on the occasion of Shauli's bar mitzva. Mazal tov to the proud grandparents Sara and Meir Edelman, and Adina and Moshe Zipor, and to all the family.

Bereavements

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Edythe Friedlander, z"l, the mother of our member Steven Friedlander. The funeral took place on Wednesday, November 1, at the Rehovot cemetery.

We regret to announce the passing of Aryeh Schiff z"l, the father of our member Jeremy Schiff.
The funeral took place on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Bushey cemetery in London.

We regret to announce the passing of David Brothers, z"l, the son of our member Alan Brothers.
The funeral took place on Monday, Nov. 6 at the Rehovot cemetery.

We regret to announce the passing of Chana Barzilai, z"l, the sister of our member Eti Grobgeld.
The funeral tool place on Monday, Nov. 6 at בית עלמין החדש, in Hadera.

We regret to announce the passing of Herta Jackel, z"l, the mother of our member Steve Jackel. The funeral was on Friday, Novermber 24, in Philadelphia.


Comings and goings

Charles Krieger and Alisa Lipson are sponsored a kiddush in gratitude and appreciation to the congregation for its warmth and hospitality during their fall Sabbatical here in Rehovot. We hope to see them back here soon.
 

Miscellaneous

Thanks to the following members for their donations to the Steven Lampach Halakhic Library:

  • Beth & David Shamgar In Memory of Rosalie & Norman Boaz z"l
    Two multi volume sets -- Midrash Hagadol and Gur Aryeh on the Torah.
  • Sandy Lampach In Honor of her Grandson Shmuel Lampach's Bar-Mitzvah
    Two multi-volume sets -- Otsar ha-Midrashim and Sippur le-Shabbat by Yair Veinstock, plus two book on Shemittah.
  • Iris & Sandy Sampson In Memory of their parents - Charlotte & Louis Wall z"l
    Multi-volume set -- Yahel Yisrael on Pirke Avot by Rabbi Lau
  • A friend In Honor of Jerry Kriger's 60th Birthday
    Two books : Sefer HaGabbai by David Spector and Hilkhot Tsavah by Zekharyah Ben Shlomo
  • A belated thank you to Adena & Russell Rothstein for donating many books to the library.

     

October 2006

Mazal tov to Yossi and Michal Oren on the birth of a daughter.

Mazal Tov to Charles & Ellen Hexter on the birth of a grandson born to their children Dr. Erez and Ayelet Tsumi of Sansana.

Mazal tov to Sara and Dan Feigelson on the occasion of the Bat-Mitzva of their daughter Hadas Reut

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Joseph Serle, z"l, the father of our member Anita Naider. The funeral took place onThursday, October 12 in New York.

Mazal tov to Jeanette and Dunny Rabinowitz on the birth of a son (Yitzhak) to their children Karen and Shlomo Nachmani. The Brit took place in shul (parshat Bereshit).

Kiddush Shabbat Parshat Noach was  sponsored by Bea and Jerry Kriger in honor of the double simcha of Jerry's 60th birthday, and son-in-law Itzik's birthday, which falls on the very same day. The Kriger family continues to offer thanks and prayers for Itzik's ongoing recovery, and would like to acknowledge the unflagging support of the membership ever since his injury.

Yesha Koach to David and Chaya Tannor for their work in organizing the communal Succa project.

Chaya sent in the following recipe in honor of Josh Klein's amazing talk on the etrog!

  • Buy in any supermarket 1 bottle alcohol 96% (near the schnapps)

  • peel thin long strips of etrog (or lemon) peel

  • cover in glass jar with alcohol for 3 days (liquid will turn yellow)

  • heat sugar and water in a 2:3 ratio (2 cups of sugar to 3 cups of water, for example) until the sugar melts

  • combine the yellow alcohol with double its amount of the cooked sugar/water

  • close glass bottles/ store and enjoy! (cold is better)

September 2006

Mazal tov to Jenny and Yechezkel Kartin on the marriage of their daughter Batya to Assaf Gross.

Mazel tov to Gita & Arnie Hoffman on the marriage of their granddaughter Racheli to Shlomi Hagbi. Racheli is the daughter of their daughter Mindy and Harav Moshe Rabinowitz of Bet Hagai.

Mazal tov to Tanya and Eli Gottlieb on the occasion of the Bat-Mitzva of their daughter Shalva.

Mazal tov to Herb and Rochel Krantman on the engagement of their daughter Sara to David Orenstein, son of Hershy and Helena Orenstein of Elazar (formerly from Manchester, England)

Kiddush this Shabbat (Ki Tetze) was sponsored by Penina and Hershel Safer, in celeration of their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Mazal tov.

Sincere thanks to all those who contributed items for soldiers and people in the North during the war. Special thanks to Ilana Friedlander and Rav Motti Goldreich for organizing the hosting of the families from the North in the campus of Yeshivat Hadarom. The families Sagron and Bar-Yochai expressed their thanks by the donation of two books to the library.

Mazal tov to Heshie Bodner on the birth of a grandson to his children Menachem and Efrat Bodner

Mazal tov to Marty and Pearl Herskovitz on the mariage of their son Yaakov to Yael Statman of Mizpe Hoshaya

Mazal tov to Diane and Peter Gordon on the marriage of their son Aaron to Daniella Plutchok, daughter of Ziva Plutchok and Jonathan Plutchok, of Ra'anana. The Gordons sponsored kiddush in honour of Shabbat Chatan.

Mazal tov to Melodie and Sherman Rosenfeld on the engagement of their son Eli to Galit Weiss of Gadera.

Mazal tov to Avigail & Yigael Berger on the birth of a daughter.

Mazal tov to grandparents Rachel and Mordechai Berger.

Mazal tov to Barry Cohen on his engagement to Miriam Krausz, daughter of Prof. Koppel (Ernest) and Gillian Krausz, all of Ramat Gan. Miriam is a lecturer in Economics at Bar Ilan University

We regret to announce the passing of Julius Krantman z"l, the father of our member Herb Krantman. The funeral was held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, atthe Segulah cemetery in Petach Tikvah.

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a greatgranddaughter to Penina and Eitan Geffen of Otniel. Penina is the daughter of Michael and Ilana Berenson of Kedumim

Congratulations to Renee Grunebaum for being named Outstanding Employee at Machon Weizmann.

The First Annual "Bein Kesse Le'assor" lecture was held on 4th of Tishrei 5767 (September 26th, 2006). Rabbi David Sperling gave a lecture entitled "Is There Life After Teshuva?". Rabbi Sperling is a noted educator, currently at "Machon Meir" and "Nishmat"

August 2006

The community is asked to pray for refuah shlaima for Yitzchak ben Rivka, the son-in-law of Jerry and Bea Kriger.  He was seriously wounded in the Navy Commando incursion into Tzur (Tyre), Lebanon, a few days ago.

Mazal Tov to the The Frimer Family who sponsored a kiddush in honor of several smahot:

Congratulations to son-in-law Avi Jacob upon receiving his Ph.D. in Biology from Bar Ilan University.

Tseitkhem le-shalom to Avi and Michal and Family who are leaving for a three year post-doc at the Cleveland Clinic.

Mazal Tov to daughter and son-in-law Shoshie and Beni Dekel on the birth of Adiel Yaakov.

Congratulations to Beni on receiving his Law degree from Sha'arei Mishpat.

Happy Bithday to Avi, Shira, Hadar, Amitai, Yaakov, Esther, Michal and Itai.

The first yahrzeit for Jonathan Dym, zichrono livracha, washeld on Monday, 14 Aug (20 Av) at the Rehovot cemetery.

The Evelyn Langermann Library         The Stephen Lampach Halachic Library

An Interim Report

Thank you and Yasher Koach to the following who have made donations to the library in the two years:

The Krausz family for establishing the library in memory of Evelyn Langermann z"l

Sandra Lampach and family for donating the funds to set up the Halacha library in memory of Steve z"l

Family and friends of the Lampachs for their donations to buy books

Steve & Rivka Kronengold in memory of Steve's father z"l -- Hidushe HaRashba, Hidushe HaRan, Hidushe HaRitva

Hilda Krumbein and family in memory of Aaron Krumbein z"l -- Four sets of Responsa -- Shut Tsitz Eliezer, Shut HaRivash, Shut Igrot Moshe, Shut HaRashba.

Shoshana & Nachum Babkoff in memory of Shoshana's father -- Mishneh Torah (Fraenkel Edition)

Elhanah and Aviva Cohen in memory of their parents z"l - Encyclopeadia Judaica

Arnie & Gita Hoffman in memory of their parents z"l -- Mikraot Gedolot HaKeter (Bar-Ilan edition)

Mazal tov to Lenny and Nicole Gamss on the birth of granddaughter Arielle to their children Sharon and Yair.

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the recent marriage of their granddaughter, Rachel to Oren Moshkovitz, son of Shulamit and Avraham Moshkovitz of Rechovot.

Mazal Tov to Gershon and Shaindy Shain, who sponsored Kiddush in honor of their new granddaughter, Ayelet Chava, born to Michal and Yehonatan Leci, and thanks to G-d for Shaindy's recovery.

We regret to announce the passing of Philip Hillel Klein ז"ל, the father of our member Josh Klein. The funeral took place onThursday, August 24, in Maryland, .המקום ינחם אותו עם שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Mazal tov to Jeremy and Barbara Pfeffer on the engagement of their daughter, Tamar to Nadav Gick, son of Rina and Avi Gick of Givatayim.

Mazal tov to Ruth and Oz Ainee on the marriage of their daughter, Meital to Jacky Maman.

Mazal tov to Paula and Sandy Colb on the birth of a grand-daughter, Ela Chaya Dvora, to their children Sari and David Colb.

July 2006

Mazal tov to Cantor Shmuel Taub on the birth of great-granddaughter Eyah to his grandchildren Yizhar and Ela Florsheim.

A kiddush on shabbat was sponsored by Ethan and Matha Haimo in appreciation to the community for the hospitality shown them during their sabbatical stay here.

Thanks to these volunteers who repaired siddurim : Ruth Segel, Honey Berenson, Coleman Brosilow, Rosalie Brosilow

Mazal tov to Bob Naimark on his 60th birthday.

Berman Noar on the move
A group of 10th graders and above travelled to Yerushalayim on Wednesday 12th June for an evening tiyul entitled: In the footsteps of Reb Arye Levin". The tiyul visited the old world Yerushalayim of Reb Arye Levin, and was conducted by his grandson Rav Benji Levin. The tiyul culminated with Ma'ariv at the Kotel, a short shiur and Se'uda Mafseket.

We regret the passing of Joyce Shankman, ז"ל, the mother of our member Ellen Shankman Wides. The funeral took place Tuesday, July 18th, at the Eretz Haim cemetery in Beit Shemesh

We regret the passing of Esther Klatish, ז"ל, the sister of our member Claire Goldenberg. The funeral was held in Melbourne, Australia.

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a greatgranddaughter to Tamar and Shai Adar of Tsfat. Tamar is the daughter of Michael and Ilana Berenson of Kedumim.

Mazal Tov  to Kathy and Jeff Lowengrub on their son Yona's bar-mitzva. Kathy and Jeff marked the occasion by inviting the congregation to a kiddush after Shabbat shacharit.

Mazal tov to our members Aryeh and Esther Frimer on the birth of a baby boy to their Daughter and Son-in-law Shoshana and Beni Dekel. Mazal Tov as well to the Great Grandparents Jonas and Libby Neiman of Jerusalem.

Mazal Tov to Rutti and David Drori on the Bar-Mitzva of their grandson, Achiad, son of Yael and Yoni Nadler of Moshav Bet Gamliel.

Mazal Tov to our new members David and Stephanie Kable on the birth of a son.

Mazal tov Pearl Herskovitz, who sponsored a kiddush in honor of her recent appointment as Director of the CT Unit at Kaplan Hospital. In addition, she celebrated the engagement of Marty's & her son Yaakov to Yael Statman of Mitzpe Hoshaya, as well as Marty's birthday.

Condolences to our member Rav Haniel Nahari,  whose father passed away today after a bout with cancer. The burial took place in Kiryat Ekron

June 2006

Many thanks and Yishar Koach to all those who contributed to the Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Babkoff, Mechael Kanovsky, Chaya and David Tannor, and to the Maggidei Shiurim: Yechezkel Babkoff, Shmuel Safran, Yakar Kanai, Nachum Babkoff, Mechael Kanovsky, Arye Frimer, Steve Kronengold, Sherman Rosenfeld, David Tannor.

Thanks to Jerry for the beautiful flower arrangements that decorated the shul on Shavuot.

Mazal tov to Peter and Diane Gordon on the birth of a daughter to their children Daniel and Michal

A lecture for women, in memory of Chana Lesser, A"H, took place11 June (15>16 Sivan) at the Rehovot Ezer MiZion office. The topic, "Positive Thinking: A Jewish Approach - How to Improve Personal Relationships Within the Family and Among Friends". " was presented by well-known author and parent-group facilitator, Sarah Kisner.

A trip to Jerusalem, organized by Greta Rosenberg, took place on 15th June 2006. The topicwas "In the footsteps of Rav Aryeh Levin" (A tzaddik in our time) known as the "father of the prisoners", a man who always stayed to the end with those whom the British condemned to die, to sustain and give them courage.

In honor of Bunker Hill Day, June 17 (225 years ago), and the occasion of Annice Grinberg's birth, June 17 (? years ago), kiddush is being offered by Annice's constant companion following the first minyan's services this Shabbat, Shabbat Shlach Lecha, June 17. Y'all come.

Congratulations to graduating congregation shministim. Their parents are pleased to invite you to kiddush in their honor on Shabbat. The shministim (in no particular order) and their tentative future plans are as follows:

Lianne Dym - Army

Ariela Klein - Midreshet Bruria

Ma'ayan Levinson - Midreshet Bruria then army

BenjI Marder - Hoping to be accepted as an עתודאי, studying economics and/or statistics

Aviad Meisels - Mechina k'dam tzevait in Eli

Jake Miller - Mechinat Ma'ale Ephraim then army or atuda

Akiva Schiff - Hesder- Yeshivat Kerem Beyavne

Yair Schwarzbaum - Yeshiva Gevoha Beit El

Tamar Steinmetz - "Mechinat Ein Prat" in Kfar Adumim, then onwards to the army

Daniel Tannor - Mechina or army

Shifra Weiss - Midrasha, then army

David Radinsky - Army

Daniel Epstein - Hesder Har B'racha

Netanel Bodner - Yeshiva Yitzhar

The shministim and their parents also lovingly remember their friend and classmate Avital Dym z'l who is sorely missed on this occasion.

Mazal tov to Reuben and Ilona Wides on the birth of a grandson to their children Shaun and Orly Wides.

Mazal tov to Murray and Naomi Borsekofsky on their 50th wedding anniversary.

The Third Lecture in the 22nd Annual Rabbi Moshe Zev Kahn - Samuel G. and Nina Bellows Memorial Lecture Series on "Arts and Judaism" took place on 29th of Sivan 5766 (June 25th, 2006). Noted archeologist Yaakov Billig spoke on "The Great Variety of Design of the Gates of the Herodian Temple Mount"

May 2006

Mazal tov to Shaindy and Gershon Shain on the birth of a grand-daughter, daughter to Michal and Yonatan.

Mazal tov to Lynn Uram-Kallush on the birth of a grand-daughter, daughter to Amikam and Ori.

A lecture in memory of Chana Lesser, A"H, was given on Thursday, 11 May (14 Iyar) at the Rehovot Ezer MiZion office.The lecture was given by Rehovot's medical magician, Meir Tulkoff.

Mazal tov to Daphna and Raphy Nudelman on the occasion of Tamir's Bar-Mitzva. Mazal tov to proud grandparents Chasya and Avraham  Nudelman and to all the family.

Mazal tov to Ellen and Melvin Lax on the birth of a grandson to their children Daniel and Rutti Lax from Modi'in.

The second lecture in the current Bellow-Kahn series: "Judaism and the Arts" took place on Sunday, the 14th of May. The lecture, entitled: "Jewish Music in the Holocaust", was given by Dr. Rachel Kollender from Bar Ilan University Musicology Department, accompanied by audio and video clips.

Mazal tov to Yehezkiel and Jenny Kartin on the engagement of their daughter Batya to Assaf Gross of Petah Tikva

Mazal tov to Marty and Pearl Herskovitz on the engagement of their son Yaakov to Yael Statman of Mizpe Hoshaya

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the engagement of their granddaughter, Racheli Berenson, daughter of Elana and Michael Berenson of Kedumim to Oren Moshkovits, son of Shlomit and Avraham Moshkovits of Rechovot.

Sidney and Gabriela Cohen invite the congregation to Kiddush on this Shabbat, B'har Bhokotei, in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary

Mazal Tov to Rutti and David Drory on the birth of a grand-daughter to their children Avital and Alon Aron from Moshav T'kuma.

Mazal Tov to Geraldine and David Leifer on the engagement of their son Natan to Sivan Tseva from Netanya.

April 2006

Mazal tov to Steve and Rivka Kronengold on the occasion of their son Aharon becoming a bar mitzvah. The Kronengold family invited the congregation to kiddush this following Shabbat tefilla (Parashat Tzav)

BermaNoar again hit the trail, this time to Nachal Mishmar in Midbar Yehuda with Yehonatan Samle. The tiyul tookplace on Thursday, 22nd Nisan, the day after Pesach (Isru Chag).

Mazal tov to Diane and Peter Gordon on the engagement of their son Aaron to Daniella Plutchok of Ra'anana.

We are deeply grieved to announce the passing of Shoshana Feldman, z"l, the sister of our member Miriam Babkoff. The funeral took place on Monday, April 17 at the Eretz Chaim cemetery in Beit Shemesh. Ha'Makom y'nachem o'ta eem sha'ar avlei Zion v'Yerusalayim.

Mazal Tov to Judy and Menachem Malkosh on the engagement of their son Asaf to Efrat Tshopp of Kiryat Motzkin.

Mazal tov and Y'shar Koach to Judy and Natan Weiss on the graduation of their daughter Shoshana from Officer's School in the Ammunitions' Corps of the IDF.

22nd Annual Rabbi Moshe Zev Kahn - Samuel G. and Nina Bellows Memorial Lecture Series on "Arts and Judaism."  The First Lecture in the series was given by Professor Ethan Haimo, Professor of Music at the University of Notre Dame & Visiting Professor at Bar-Ilan University, on Sunday 25th of Nisan 5766 (April 23rd, 2006). Prof. Haimo spoke on "Jewish Composers ? Classical Music" 

Ephraim and Hester Fass invited the congregation to kiddush after Shabbat Tazria-Me'tzora shacharit tfillot in honor of Hester's mother, Mrs. Minny Mock, for getting her Ph.D. in social work at the Hebrew University, on the subject of baalot teshuva in Holland.

March 2006

Mazal tov to parents Leo and Nettie Beer and to grandparents Sidney and Edna Beer on the marriage of Yardena to Zeev Miller.

Mazal tov to Yakov and Esther Steinmetz on the birth of granddaughter Shir Rachel Steinmetz to Avi and Esthi Steinmetz.

We regret to announce the passing of Sara Wolferman z"l, mother of our member Tamar Jablonka.

Mazal tov to Sissy Green and Eddie Jacobson on the birth of their first great-grandchild, Hallel, a girl born to Yael and Ofer Inbar, children of Yehudit and Rafi Golan.

Mazal tov to Sheila and Yitzchak Fieldust on the birth of their first grandchild, a boy, in Hungary, to their children Navit and Yair Solomon. Click here for a picture.

Mazal tov to Reuben and Ilona Wides on the birth of a grandson to their children Cindy and Oded Heller.

Mazal tov to Elisa and Nathan Wirtschafter on the birth of their first daughter.

Congratulations to Rhea and Larry Israel on the birth of a grandson
to their children Nachman and Hilit Israel.

Yishar Koach to the Mishna Chug on completion of Masechet Eduyot. Yishar Koach to Chaya and David Tannor and Marc Berger as well as to all the participants.

Mazal tov and Y'shar Koach to David Tannor and Bea Kriger and Sheila Fieldust for their tutoring and organization of the Purim megillah readings by Berman youth.

A hearty y'shar koach and thank you to Mimi Herskowitz, Jerry Kreiger, Chaya and David Tannor, and all the participants in the Purim Fest for the wonderfully organized production in which everyone had a good time. Thanks and y'shar koach are also due:

Jerry Rosenfeld, skit production

Actors: Honey Berenson, Sissy Green and Eddie Jacobson, Sherman and Melodie Rosenfeld, Rhea and Joe Applbaum, Eliot Dobin, and Nathan Wirtschafter

Stephen Simpson, choir direction

Choir members: Stu Smith, Bob Naimark, Menachem Malkosh, Gerry Tanny, Philip Cutland

Yitzchak Steinmetz, lighting and electronics

Stu Smith, keyboard

Avraham Nudelman for the "can you guess" fest

Yisrael Levitt and Stephen Simpson for the one legged tarzan skit

Eliot Dobin, guitar

The Tannors for their magic tricks

We are deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mimi Hershkowitz, z"l, the wife of our member Marvin Hershkowitz.

Mazal Tov to Gabriella and Sidney Cohen on the occasion of the engagement of their daughter, Yael, to Eitan Weiss of Rehovot, son of Moshe and Sara Weiss.

Mazal tov to Ruth and Oz Ainie on the occasion of the engagement of their daughter Meital to Jacky Maman of Ramle. Mazal tov to "SuperSavta" Claire Goldenberg.

An azkara for Mrs. Judith Taube took place on Friday morning, March 10, at the Rehovot cemetery.

A shiur - for women - in memory of Chana Lesser, took place onThursday, 30 March (2 Nissan) at  the Rehovot Ezer MiZion office. The shiur wasgiven by Rav Natan Veinfeld (a well-known Rehovot halachic authority) on "Seder Night: Laws and Customs".

February 2006

Mazal tov to Judy and Joel Isaacson on the birth of their granddaughter, Arava, born to their children Michal Isaacson & Eran Brand.

Mazal tov to Anita and Fred Naider on the birth of a baby boy in Yerushalayim to their children Elana & Yonatan Kohn.

Mazal tov to Leo and Nettie Beer on the birth of a grandson to their  children Ilan and Avital Beer. Mazal tov to Great Grandparents Sidney and Edna Beer and Great Grandmother Elsa Orchier

Mazal Tov to Carol and Aryeh Asher on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter of Gila and Ido Levy.

Mazal Tov to Shelley and Henry Schwarzbaum on the birth of a daughter, Avital Dina. Mazal tov to Grandparents Sylvain and Flo Sternberg.

Mazal Tov to Debbie Fass and Haim Haviv on the occasion of their marriage.

Mazal tov to Pnina and Mechael Kanovsky on the occasion of Yitzhak's Bar-Mitzva. Mazal tov to proud grandparents Professor Eliahu and Tamar Kanovsky and to the whole family.

Mazal tov to Yael Olami on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to her children Racheli and Elazar Goldstein.

Mois Navon - P'til Tekhelet Association gave a lecture in English entitled: "Tekhelet: Renaissance of a Mitzvah"

We regret to announce the passing of former long-time member Rosalie Boas, z"l, recently of Jerusalem.

Mazal Tov to Shoshana and Moshe Hazvi on the birth of their first grandson. Mazal Tov to the proud first time parents, Meir and Yafit Hazvi.

Yishar Koach to Amichai Elazar who won the local Mibereishit quiz and will continue to the regional round. Yishar Koach to close runner-up El'ad Haim and to the other finalists, Amichai Goldreich, Adi Danino and Or-Eitan Ainie.

Mazal tov to Fred and Audrey Samuels on the occasion of their son Ya'acov becoming a bar mitzvah.

January 2006

Double Mazal Tov to Paul and Bryna Epstein on the birth of 2 grandchildren - a daughter, Shira Chava, to their children Ayelet and Ayton Lefkowitz, and a son, Yitzhak Chaim, to their children Aharon and Neta Epstein.

We regret to announce the passing of Miriam Hasson z"l, who davened  at Berman's with her husband David Sanders during his sabbatical year here and who returned for her son Akiva's bar mitzva at our shul last summer.

We regret to announce the passing of Albert Mazer z"l, father of our member Aliza Weinberg.

Mazal tov to Rhea and Joe Applbaum on the birth of a grandson Yonatan, son to their children Marc and Liat Applbaum.

Mazal Tov to Bea and Jerry Kriger on the birth of their grandson Orr, to their children Yael and Hanoch Shindler. Mazal Tov as well to great grandmother Mrs. Lillian Skolnik.

Mazal tov to Hagit and Yoni Colb on the birth of a daughter, Daniella. Mazal tov also to grandparents Paula and Sandy Colb and to great-grandparents Yitty and Frank Colb.

December 2005

Mazal tov to Suzie and Bob Naimark on the birth of a grandson, son to their children Ari and Achit Naimark.

Mazal tov to Renee and Sydney Grunebaum on their granddaughter Moriah Grunebaum, daughter of Yona and Esti Grunebaum, becoming a bat mitzva.

Mazal tov to Rochelle and Nathan Pomerantz on the occasion of their daughter Miri becoming a bat mitzvah. Mazal tov also to grandparents Martha and Seymour Pomerantz.

We regret to announce the passing of Lothar Oppenheimer z"l, father of our member Vera Bronner.

Mazal tov to Liat and Daniel Kalman on the birth of their son Ariel Mordechai. Mazal tov also to grandmother Barbara Kalman.

November 2005

We regret to announce the passing of Harriet Miller z"l, mother of our member Ed Miller.

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton at Berman's featured Rabbi Natan Slifkin
Author, Lecturer, Developer of the Popular Zoo Torah Program

  • Part I: Friday Night Oneg Shabbat, Lecture (in English) "Jurassic and Jew: Judaism, Dinosaurs and the Development of the Universe"
  • Part II: Shabbat Afternoon Mincha followed by a lecture (in English)
    "Collisions of Cultures: The Dynamics of a Ban"
  • Shiur for Bermanoar (in English) at 11:00 "Zoo Torah: The Animal Kingdom in Judaism"

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Channa Lesser.

Mazal Tov to Leo and Nettie Beer on the engagement of their daughter,
Yardena to Ze"ev Miller from Maaleh Adumim. A special Mazal Tov to the
Grandparents, Edna and Sidney Beer and Elsa Orchier.

On the third Yartzeit of our member Dr. Zeev Olami z"l, a memorial service was held  at the Rehovot cemetery. Mincha at the entrance to the cemetery was followed by an aliya l'kever .

We regret to announce the passing of Pauly Lowenstein z"l, sister of our member Eliyahu Kanovsky.

The unveiling for our member Edythe Kriger z"l, the mother of our
member Jerry Kriger, took place at the Eretz Hachaim Cemetery next to Beit Shemesh.

October 2005

Mazal tov to Etty and Dov Grobgeld on the occasion of their daughter Noa becoming a bat mitzvah.

We regret to announce the passing of Harav Yekutiel Yehuda Jacobs z"l, father of our member Devora Flam.

Mazal tov to Gita and Arnie Hoffman on the birth of twin granddaughters.

Mazal tov to Lillian Skolnick on the engagement of her grandson Hillel Skolnick of Forest Hills, New York to Sharon Barr of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mazal tov to Ayala and Eitan Meisels on the recent marriage of their daughter Adi to Moshe Cohen of Kfar Saba.

Mazal tov to Adele and Tuvia Muskin on their grandson Aner Yaakov Muskin becoming a bar mitzvah.

The tombstone unveiling ceremony for Prof. Lee A. Segel, z"l, was held Sunday, 16 October at the Rehovot cemetery.

Mazal tov to Cissie & Eddie Jacobson on the birth of a grandson, son to their children Shlomit & Micha.

Mazal tov to Jennie & Yechezkel Kartin on the engagement of their daughter Tamar to Elad Gabai of Jerusalem..

September 2005

Mazal tov to Audrey & Fred Samuels and to Molly & Jay Goldstein on
the birth of a grandson, son to their children Batsheva and Moti
Goldstein.

Mazal tov to Gita & Arnie Hoffman on the occasion of their grandson
Yitzhak Rabinowitz becoming a bar mitzvah..

.Mazal Tov to Judy and Menachem Malkosh on the birth of a grandson,
son to Keren and Rami Malkosh of Mitzpe Ramon.

Mazal tov to Micki and Neil Hauser on the birth of a daughter, Nofar Hoshen, to
their children Yonina & Shlomo Kfir. Mazal tov also to in-laws Rena and Harav
Yossi Kfir.

We regret to announce the passing of Kenneth Spetner z"l, brother of
our member Lee Spetner.

August 2005

We are deeply grieved to announce the untimely passing of our member Jonathan Dym z"l, husband of our member Orly Dym, son of our members Irene and Harry Dym and brother of our members David and Michael Dym.

We regret to announce the passing of Gussie Hoffman z"l, mother of our member Arnie Hoffman.

Mazal tov to Carol and Aryeh Asher on the birth of a grandson, son of Yael and Eran Tenenbaum of Eli. Mazal tov also to Eran's parents Miriam and Yona
Tenenbaum and to brothers and sisters Elyasaf, Eitam, Talya and Emuna.


Mazal tov to Gita & Arnie Hoffman on the birth of a grandson, son to Shmayahu & Chaya Hoffman of Mitzpe Ramon, and on the recent Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Rivki, daughter of Yaakov & Susan Hoffman of Bet Shemesh.

July 2005

We regret to announce the passing of Paul Lowengrub z"l, father of our member Jeff Lowengrub.

Mazal tov to Jeanette and Dunn Rabinowitz on the engangement of their daughter Karen to Shlomo Nachmani from Netanya.

Best wishes for a successful giyus and a safe return home to Orly Levinson who is joining Handasa Kravit and to Gidon Leifer who is joining Nahal this week.

Mazal tov to Miriam and Yehuda Kronengold on the birth of their son Michael. Mazal tov also to first-time grandparents Jeanette and Dunn Rabinowitz and Rivka and Steve Kronengold and their families.

Mazal tov to Rhea and Larry Israel on the arrival of a new granddaughter, daughter to their children Esther and Amos.

Mazal tov to Nettie and Leo Beer on the marriage of their daughter Calanit to Alon Eckhaus. Mazal tov also to grandparents Elza Orchier and Edna and Sydney Beer.

Mazal tov to Adena and Russell Rothstein on their marriage.

June 2005

Mazal tov to Judy and Rami Shanani on the occasion of their son Eitan becoming a bar mitzvah.

Mazal Tov to Dr. Jack and Debbie Morgenstern on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to their children Nina and Mike Prashker.

Mazal tov to Ellen & Ron Wides on the engagement of their daughter Leora to Eitan Ronen, son of Aviva and Aran Ronen of Rehovot.

This year's third lecture in memory of R. Moshe Zeev Kahn and Samuel & Nina Bellows, "L'hitpathut hashivato Hahilchatit shel HaRambam:
Bein Sefer Hamitzvot L'Mishne Torah", was given in Hebrew by
Professor David Hanashkeh, Dept. of Talmud, Bar-Ilan University

We regret to announce the passing of Shmuel Glaser, the father of our member Edie Linden in Germany.

Mazal Tov to Renee and Sidney Grunebaum on the occasion of bat mitzvah of their granddaughter Tal-Shahar, daughter of Avi and Henit Auerbach.

Mazal tov to this year's Berman's graduating high school class: Emanuel Aronhime, Dafna Edelman, Aaron Gaba, Benjy Kessler, Chaim Linden, Daniel Lowengrub, Frieda Safran, Rachel Samuels, Meital Schnitzer, Daniella Shames, Naftali Smith, Ayala Taylor, Shlomi Weiss, Aryeh Wides and Emanuel Hazvi. We wish the graduates mazal and hatzlacha.

May 2005

Mazal tov to Norma and Jerry Rosenfeld on the birth of a son to their children Avigail & Avi.

We regret to announce the passing of Rachel Pfeffer z"l, mother of our member Jeremy Pfeffer. The funeral took place in London.

Congratulations to the new shul board, elected at the membership
meeting on May 15: Simon Krausz, president; Jerry Kriger, Ari
Edelman and Eliot Dobin, gabbaim; David Shamgar, treasurer;
Nachum Babkoff, Dan Feigelson, Michael Kanovsky, Rafi Nudelman,
Jill Shames, David Tannor, board; Phil Bloom, Eytan Meisels,
Dunny Rabinowitz, audit committee.
 

Mazal tov to Jill and Jeff Shames on the occasion of their son Eliav becoming a bar mitzvah.

Mazal tov to Nicole and Lenny Gamss on the birth of granddaughter,
Talia, during Pesach.

The Second Lecture in the 21st Annual Rabbi Moshe Zev Kahn - Samuel G. and Nina Bellows Memorial Lecture Series on "The Legacy of the Ramba"m, 800 Years On." was presented by Rav Nachum Rabinovitch
Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivat Hesder Ma'ale Adumim who spoke on "The Ramba"m on Islam and Christianity"

April 2005

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member
Edythe Kriger, z"l, mother of our member Jerry Kriger.

We regret to announce the passing of Yedidah Lahav, z"l,
mother of our member Jeanette Rabinowitz.

Mazal tov to Hedva and Mottie Goldreich on the occasion
of their son Etiel becoming a bar mitzva.

Mazal Tov to Judy and Menachem Malkosh on the birth of a
son to their children Nitza and Yair Spitz, in Memphis,
Tennessee.

Mazal tov to Ilona and Reuben Wides on the birth of a
daughter to their children Shira and Gavin Wides.

Mazal tov to Russell Rothstein on his engagement to Adena Fink.

Mazal tov to Rhea and Larry Israel on the birth of a grandson.

Mazal tov to Tzivia and Ira Hammerman on the birth of grandson,
son to their children Yosi and Ayelet Hammerman.

Mazal tov to Hagit and Paul Rivlin on the birth of a daughter.

Mazal tov to Tamar and Ron Unger on the occasion of their daughter
Hila becoming a bat mitzva.

Mazal to Tamar and Eli Seeman on the birth of a son.

Mazal Tov to Anita and Fred Naider on the birth of a grandson, son to
their daughter Shoshana and her husband Bezalel Steinhart.

Mazal tov to Judy and Natan Weiss on the occasion of their daughter
Aviva becoming a bat-mitzvah.

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the barmitzvah of their
twin grandsons, Chaim and Elnatan Berenson, sons of Ilana and Michael
Berenson of Kedumim.

March 2005

Mazal tov to Rose and Selig Green on the engagement of their
dranddaughter Ziona Rosh to Yonatan Tvul.

Mazal tov to Rochelle and Nathan Pomerantz on the occasion of their
son David becoming a bar-mitzvah. Mazal tov also to grandparents
Martha and Seymour Pomerantz and Clara and Nathan Payzer.

At the First Lecture in the 21st Annual Rabbi Moshe Zev Kahn - Samuel G. and Nina Bellows Memorial Lecture Series on
"The Legacy of the Ramba"m, 800 Years on"
Guest lecturer, Professor Gerald Blidstein, Dept. of Jewish Thought, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, spoke  in English on:
"Maimonides on Governance and Halacha"

Mazal tov and hatzlaha to recent Berman's inductees into Tzahal:
Leora Wides & Ayelet Unger - (both Modiin)
Elik Olami (medic)
David Schwarzbaum (praklitut)
Ari Schwarzbaum (tzanchanim)
Nadav Dym (totchanim)

Mazal tov to grandparents Anita & Fred Naider on the birth of a
daughter, Adina Batya, to their children Elana & Yonatan Kohn in
Yerushalayim.

Mazal tov to Carol and Aryeh Asher on the engagement of their
daughter Nava to Elyashiv Wiedman, son of Yerachmiela and Shmuel
Wiedman of Beit El.

Mazal tov to grandparents Adele and Tuvia Muskin on the birth of a
son to their children Rena and Yair Chamudot.

At the Dedication of the Evelyn Langermann Bet-Midrash and the Halacha Library in Memory of Stephen I. Lampach z"l, Scholar-in-Residence Rav Menachem Leibtag, Yeshivat Har-Etziyon spoke on
"The Hidden Message of Megillat Esther in light of the Prophecies of
Zecharya" and "How the Torah was given vs. how the Torah was written - What makes Sefer Vayikra special"

Mazal tov to great-grandparents Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the
birth of a son to their granddaughter and her husband, Penina and
Eitan Geffen.

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Rabbanit Cyd
(Sylvia) Morgenstern, z"l, the mother of ourmembers Jack Morgenstern
and Marilyn Finkel.

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Sosha Malka
Jacobs, z"l, the mother of our member Dvorah Flam.

Mazal tov to Hani Skutch and David Freedman on the occasion their
daughter Elisheva becoming a bat mitzvah.

Professor Chaim Milikowsky, Professor of Talmud, Faculty of Jewish
Studies, Bar-Ilan University spoke on "Jewish Chronology, the Persian Era and the Missing 150 Years"

Mazal tov to Shoshana and Moshe Hazvi on the marriage of their son Meir to Yafit Heusler.
 

February 2005

Mazal tov to Rhea and Larry Israel on the marriage of their son Nachmi to Hilit Krause.

Mazal Tov to Nettie and Leo Beer on the engagement of their daughter, Calanit, to Alon Ekhaus. Special mazal tov to grandparents Edna and Sidney Beer and Elsa Orchier.

Mazal tov to Melodie and Sherman Rosenfeld on the birth of a
granddaughter, daughter to their children Adi and Moti Lalou.

An azkarah marking the end of shloshim for Lenny Garfinkel z"l
was held at at Bet Knesset Kehillat Yedidyah

Professor Chaim Milikowsky, Professor of Talmud, Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University spoke on "Jewish Chronology, the Persian Era and the Missing 150 Years"

Mazal Tov to grandparents Anita & Fred Naider on the
birth of a daughter to their chidren Avi & Debra Naider.

Mazal tov to Ellen and Ron Wides on the occasion of their daughter Tamar becoming a bat mitzva.

January 2005

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Lee Segel, z"l.

We are deeply grieved to announce the passing of our member Lenny
Garfinkel z"l. in Los Angeles.

An azkarah for Rachel Garfinkel z"l, was held on her yahrzeit, 13 Shvat 5765 (23 January 2005) at 15:30 at the Rehovot cemetery.

A Lecture in English by Professor Ed Greenstein Professor of Biblical Studies, Chair of the Dept. of Bible, Tel-Aviv University entitled: "Wisdom and Anti-Wisdom in the Bible" took placeon Sunday Evening, 13 Sh'vat 5765 (January
23rd, 2005) at the Tiphereth Moshe Synagogue

Mazal tov to grandparents Rosalie and Coleman Brosilow on the birth
of a son to their children Sharon and Benjamin Brosilow.

Mazal tov to Pennina and Hershel Safer on the occasion of their son
Eitan becoming a bar mitzva, Parashat Vaera.

Mazal tov to Shoshana and Moshe Hazvi on the engagement of their son Meir to Yafit Hoyzler from Tel-Aviv.

A lecture in memory of Joanne Bodner Z"L at the Bodner home was presented by Rabbi Aryeh Frimer, who spoke in English on "Revelation: Moshe Rabbenu and the Fax Machine"
 

December 2004

Mazal tov to grandparents Geraldine & David Leifer on the birth of a daughter to their children Eitan & Hadas Leifer.

Mazal tov to grandparents Barbara and Jeremy Pfeffer on the birth of a daughter to their children Estelle and Daniel Pfeffer.

Mazal tov to grandparents Judy and Menachem Malkosh on the birth of a daughter to their children Avigayil and Chemi Krissi.

Mazal tov to grandmother Lynn Uram-Kallush on the birth of a daughter to her children Orie and Amikam Kallush.

Mazal tov to Ariela and Joel Greenberg on the birth of a son.

Mazal tov to grandparents Molly and Jay Goldstein on the birth of a
daughter, Reut Ranana to their children Faige and Haim Malmud. Mazal
tov also to great grandparents Nechama and Shamai Siegel.

Mazal tov to grandparents Judy and Eli Schmell on the birth of a
daughter, Shirel, to their children Rivka and Nir Meister. Mazal tov
also to great grandparents Edith and Issadore Davidowitz.

Mazal tov to Ruth and Oz Ainie on the birth of a grandson, son to their children Keren and Aviad Keret. Mazal tov also to great-grandmother Claire Goldenberg.

Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky, Brain Science Center, Bar Ilan University spoke in English on "The Kashrut of Exotic Creatures" Sunday Evening, 22 Kislev 5765, December 5 2004

November 2004

Mazal tov to Shaindy and Gershon Shain on the birth of a grandson, Noam Dov, son to their children Michal and Jonathan Leci.

Mazal tov to Roslyn and Jay Weiss on the birth of a granddaughter.

October 2004

Mazal tov to Judith and Marc Aronhime on the occasion of their daughter Helene becoming a bat mitzva. .

An aliya lakever and azkarah in memory of Zev Olami z"l at the gate of the Rehovot cemetery was followed by a lecture at Berman's shul (in Hebrew) by Rav Yoel Bin-Nun, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Kibbutz Hadati, on the topic of "Emunah, Torah and Mada".

Mazal tov to Susie and David Dym on the occasion of their daughter Calanit becoming a bat mitzva. Mazal tov also to grandparents Ruth and Lee Segel and Irene and Harry Dym.

Mazal tov to Yael Olami on the occasion of her daughter Shlomit becoming a bat mitzva.

Mazal tov to Cissie and Eddie Jacobson on the marriage of their granddaughter Yael, daughter of Yehudit and Rafi Golan, to Ofer Inbar.

Mazal Tov to Ellen & Charles Hexter on the birth of a grandson, born to Avi & Efrat Hexter of Bet Shemesh.

Rav David Ebner, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi, lectured
in English on the topic, "Models of Prayer: A Survey of Philosophic and Poetic Approaches To the Problem of Prayer".

September 2004

Mazal tov to Ruth and Wally Rechtstaffen on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to their children Avraham and Shiran.

Mazal tov to Sara and Yisrael Azrieli on the occasion of their grandson Guy Azrieli becoming a bar mitzvah.

Mazal Tov to Eli and Judy Schmell upon the birth of a grand-daughter, Kayla Yaffit Feiler, born to their children Ronnit and Adam Feiler

Mazal tov to Rhea and Larry Israel on the engagement of their Son Nachmi to Hilit Krauze of Jerusalem.

Mazal tov to Avigail and Steven Simpson on the birth Of a daughter, Yardena Chaviva, on the first day of Rosh Hashana.

Mazal tov to Ellen and Mel Lax on the birth of a a daughter to their children, Noam and Ofra Lax, on the first day of Rosh Hashana.

Mazal tov to Lorraine and Art Moses on the birth of a son to their children, Tamar and Aryeh Moses.

Mazal tov to Avigail and Yigael Berger on the birth of a daughter,
Hallel Chana. Mazal tov also to grandparents Rachel & Motti Berger.

Mazal tov to Liza and Henry Sussman on the birth of a granddaughter,
daughter to their children Irit and David Sussman.

August 2004

Mazal tov to Chana Nudelman-Faust and Nati Faust on the birth of son Ethan Faust. Mazal tov also to grandparents Abraham & Chasya Nudelman and to entire Nudelman family.

Mazal Tov to Carmel and Johnny Wise on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to Sarit and Ilan Wise. Mazal Tov also to great-grandmother Claire Goldenberg.

We regret to announce the passing of Mordechai Gamss, z"l, father of our member Lenny Gamss.

Mazal tov to Lorraine and Art Moses on the birth of daughter Gil Miriam to their children Mordechai and Maama Moses.

July 2004

Mazal tov to Ilona and Reuven Wides on the birth of their 10th grandchild, a bechor to their children Rinat and Jason Wides.

Mazal tov to Anita and Fred Naider on the birth of a granddaughterm, Yocheved Bracha, daughter to their children Rachel and Shalom Iskowitz. Mazal tov also on the marriage of their daughter Ilana to Yonatan Cohen of Chicago.

We are deeply grieved to announce the passing of our member Joanne Bodner z"l, wife of Heshie Bodner.

Mazal Tov to Daphna and Raphy Nudelman on the birth of a daughter. Mazal Tov also to the grandparents Chasya and Avraham Nudelman and to all the aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mazal Tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a grandson, son to Orianna and Daniel Berenson of Tsofin.

June 2004

Mazal tov to Shelley & Henry Schwarzbaum on the marriage of Reut and David Schwarzbaum.

Mazal tov to Chaya and David Tannor on the occasion of their daughter Tzila becoming a bat mitzva.

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of twin great granddaughters born to Honey and Yehuda's grandchildren, Amichai and Yael Zivan.

Mazal tov to Edith and Paul Linden on the occasion of their son Noam becoming a bar mitzvah.
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The annual shul general membership meeting approved the following candidates for office:

President:
Steve KRONENGOLD

Gabbaim:
Jerry KRIGER, Ari EDELMAN, Elliot DOBIN

Treasurer:
Moish ROSENBERG

Board:
Simon KRAUS, Nachum BABKOFF, Shelley SCHWARZBAUM, Dan FEIGELSON, Joe APPLBAUM, Jeff SHAMES

Va'ad Bikoret:
Phil BLOOM, Dunn RABINOWITZ, Eitan MEISELS*
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Mazal Tov to this year's crop of graduating "Shministim":

Mori Amitai, Yehudit Bodner, Shlomo Bronner, Elisheva Cohen , Elisheva Gordon, Raphael Klein, Gideon Leifer, Orly Levinson, Ruth Marder, Anna Miller, Assaf Olami, Adam Rabinowitz, Ori Shnitzer, Ayelet Unger, and Naftali Weiss

May they all be successful in their chosen paths.

Mazal tov to Cissie & Eddie Jacobson on the occasion of their grandson becoming a bar mitzva.

We regret to announce the passing of Dottie Machleder, sister of our member Sid Beer.

May 2004

The final lecture in this year's Bellows-Kahn Memorial Lecture Series on "Halacha and Science" was given in English by Professor Nathan Aviezer, Professor of Physics, Bar-Ilan University entitled: Misreading the Fossils: The Dark Side of Evolutionary Biology

We regret to announce the passing of Charles Schnitzer z"l, father of our member Aaron Schnitzer.

Mazal tov to Daphna & Raphy Nudelman on the occasion of their son Alon becoming a bar mitzvah.

Mazal Tov to Amy & Rafi Gelbart on the occasion of their daughter Tammie becoming a bat mitzvah.

Mazal tov to Lisa & Pinchas (Paul) Levinson on the occasion of their son Amit becoming a bar mitzva.

Mazal tov to Kathy and Jeff Lowengrub on the occasion of their son Aaron becoming a bar mitzva.

Hatzlacha to Natan Jackel on his induction into the Air Force this week.

The Rabinowitz and Kronengold  families celebrated the Shabbat Hatan, Parashat Bahar Bachukotai.

We regret to announce the passing of Chana Steinmetz z"l, mother of our member Yaakov Steinmetz.

April 2004

Mazal tov to Susan and Eliot Dobin on the birth of their son Gavriel.

The second lecture in this year's Bellows-Kahn Memorial Lecture Series on "Halacha and Science" was given in Hebrew by Rav Dr. Neria Gutel, Head of the Orot Yisrael Academy, Senior Lecturer in Talmud, Bar-Ilan University entitled: The Changing Character of Nature in Halacha

We regret to announce the passing of Maurice Gaba z"l, father of our
member Victor Gaba.

Mazal tov to Chana Lesser on the birth of a great granddaughter.

We regret to announce the passing of Yaakov Weismann z"l, father of our member Dov Kanon.

Mazal tov to Rhea and Joe Applbaum on the engagement of their son Ari to Naama Levitz of Beit Shemesh.

Mazal tov to Sarah and Yisrael Azrieli on the birth of a grandson, son to their children Naama and Shai Ezri.

Mazal Tov to Ira and Tsivya Hammerman on the birth of a granddaughter on Erev Pesach, daughter to their children Ariel and Nitza Hammerman of Givat Shmuel

Mazal tov to Carol and Aryeh Asher on the engagement of their daughter, Gila, to Ido Levy, son of Nitsa and David Levy of Mazkeret Batya.

Mazal tov to Rhea and Larry Israel on the bar-mitzvah of their grandson Dudu, son of their children Esther and Amos.

There will be a memorial service for Norman Boaz at the Rehovot cemetery, on Thursday, April 15 at 4:30 PM.

March 2004

Mazal tov to Sharon and Dov Kanon on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to their children Estherlee and Avi Kanon.

Hani Skutch and David Freedman invite the congregation to join  them this Shabbat, Parashat Vayikra, for kiddush following davening at the 8:15 minyan, in celebration of the their daughter Sarah's becoming a bat mitzvah.

Mazal tov to Ellen and Charles Hexter on the birth of a granddaughter, Tamar to their children Racheli and Noam Hexter.

Mazal tov to Shelley and Henry Schwarzbaum on the engagement of  their son David to Reut Ferencz, daughter of Michal and Dr. Yossi Ferencz of Kfar Saba.

You are Cordially Invited to Attend The First Lecture in the Twentieth Annual Rabbi Moshe Zev Kahn - Samuel G. and Nina Bellows Memorial Lecture Series on "Halakha and Science"
Our guest lecturer Rabbi Prof. Dov Frimer Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law Hebrew University, Jerusalem will speak in English on "Scientific Change and Psak Halakha: Rabbi Isaac Herzog as a Case Study" Sunday Evening, 28 Adar 5764 (March 21, 2004)

Mazal tov to Orly and Jonathan Dym on their daughter Alva's becoming a bat mitzva. Mazal tov also to grandparents Irene and Harry Dym and the extended Dym family.

Mazal tov to Sylvia and Marvin Antelman on the birth of a grandson, son to their children Dennis and Shoshana.

Mazal tov to Bryna and Paul Epstein on the birth of a granddaughter,  Bat-Zion Amalya, to their children Aharon and Neta.

There will be an azkara for Yehudit Taube z"l today, March 4  (11 Adar, Taanit Esther) at 15:30 at the Rehovot Cemetery.

February 2004

Mazal Tov to Greta and Moishe Rosenberg on the birth of a grandson, son to their children Tammy and Yehuda Levene.
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 3 lecture mini-series was given in English by:

Rabbi Nathan Lopez Cardozo, Noted Author, Scholar and Lecturer;
Dean of the David Cardozo School, Machon Ohr Aharon

Jean Paul Sartre, Jewish Identity and the Splitting of the Red Sea

Rescuing G-d and Halacha from the "Observant"

Chewing the Cud, Cloven Hoof and the Future of Judaism
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Mazal tov to Carol and Aryeh Asher on the engagement of  their son David to Michal Sussman, daughter of Yaffa and Nahum Sussman of Rehovot.

Hatzlacha to Ayal Beer on his induction into the Air Force.

There will be an unveiling of a tombstone for David Skolnik z"l, husband and father, respectively, of our members Lillian Skolnik and Bea Kriger, on Sunday, February 15 at 16:00 at the Rehovot Cemetery.
 

January 2004

Mazal tov to Hester and Ephraim Fass on the birth of a son.

Mazal tov to Audrey & Fred Samuels and to Molly & Jay Goldstein on the birth of a grandson, son to their children Batsheva and Mati Goldstein. Mazal tov also to great-grandparents Nechama and Shamai Siegel.

Mazal tov to Tzivia and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a grandson, son to their children Shifra and Chaim Boaron.

We regret to announce the passing of Harav Yisrael Flam, the brother of our
member Shlomo Flam.

Mazal tov to Jeannette and Dunny Rabinowitz and to Rivka and Steve Kronengold on the engagement of their children, Miriam Rabinowitz and Yehuda Kronengold.

Jeanette & Ian Taylor would like to invite the congregation to participate in the Bar Mitzva of their son Itai, Parshat Shemot.
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You are cordially invited to attend a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton:

Professor Aviezer Ravitsky
Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Head of the Department
of Jewish Thought, the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University

Shabbat Parshat Vaera, Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5764, January 23-24, 2004

Part I: Friday Night Oneg Shabbat;  Lecture (in English) at 20:00 entitled:
"The Jewish People Today: Between Necessity and Freedom"

Part II: Shabbat Afternoon Mincha at 16:25 followed by a lecture (in Hebrew) entitled: "The Persona of the Leader in Jewish Thought"

Mazal tov to the Barbara and Jeremy Pfeffer on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to their children Avrom and Segal Pfeffer.

Mazal tov to Carmel and Jonny Wise on the engagement of their son Yoram to Devorah Rosenbaum, daughter of Simone and Alain Rosenbaum of Rehovot. Mazal tov also to grandmother Claire Goldenberg.

Mazal tov to Bryna and Paul Epstein on the birth of a grandson to their children
Ayelet and Ayton Lefkowitz.

Mazal tov to Ira & Tsivia Hammerman on the birth of a grandson to their son Yossi & Ayelette.

Mazal Tov to Molly & Jay Goldstein on the birth of a granddaughter to their children Shirat & Paulie.

Mazal Tov to our members Nechama & Shamai Siegal on the birth of a great-granddaughter to their grandchildren Shirat & Paulie Goldstein.

December 2003

The Yaakov Yehudah Frimer z'l Memorial Lecture, "The Jewish Court System and the Role of Women Therein"  was  given in English by Rabbi Emanuel Quint, Legal Scholar and Author

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to Shlomit and Nachum Berenson.

Mazal tov to Rachel Perlman on the birth of a grandson, son to Tali and Yamai Perlman.

Mazal tov to Hazan Taube on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Yehudit, named after her great-grandmother Yehudit Taube z"l.

November 2003

Mazal tov to Ellen and Charlie Hexter on the birth of a granddaughter.

Hatzlacha to Yehiel Levinson upon his induction into the Maglan unit of the Paratroopers.

Mazal tov to Ellen and Charlie Hexter on the birth of a grandson.

Mazal Tov to Shoshi and Steve Reichman on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to Eve and Josh Reichman. Mazal Tov also to Racheli and Danny Flam, the proud aunt and uncle.

Mazal tov to Norma and Jerry Rosenfeld on the birth of  a granddaughter, daughter to their son and daughter-in-law Yoni and Orly Rosenfeld.

A memorial lecture in memory of Dr. Zeev Olami z"l was held Saturday night, 15 November (motzei Shabat VaYera), at the Berman shul at 8:30. The lecture was delivered in Hebrew by Rabbi Shagar, head of Yeshivat Siach in Efrat, on the topic "Yisurim shel Ahava" (Suffering of Love).
 

October 2003

Mazal tov to Naama and David Barkai on the birth of a daughter.

Mazal tov to Rose and Selig Green on the engagement of their grandaughter.

Mazal tov to Bea and Jerry Kriger on the birth of a grandson, born to their daughter and son-in-law Yael and Chanoch Schindler. Mazal tov also to great-grandmother Lillian Skolnik.

We regret to announce the passing of Murray Hammerman z"l, father of our member Ira Hammerman.

September 2003

Mazal tov to Martha and Seymour Pomerantz on their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mazal tov to Liat and Daniel Kalman on the birth of a girl.
Mazal tov also to grandmother Barbara Kalman.

Mazal to Carmel and Jonny Wise on the marriage of their daughter
Ayelet to Yosi Gazi of Rehovot. Mazal also to grandmother Clare
Goldenberg.

Mazal tov to Ruth and Oz Ainie on their 40th wedding anniversary.

Mazal tov to Norma and Jerry Rosenfeld on the birth of a granddaughter.

We regret to announce the passing of David Skolnik z"l, husband of
our member Lillian Skolnik and father of our member Bea Kriger.

Mazal tov to Barbara and Jeremy Pfeffer on their 40th wedding anniversary.

Mazal tov to Tsivia and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a daughter to their daugter and son-in-law Tova and Yosi Hadad of Kfar Darom.

Mazal tov to Sheila and Yitzhak Fieldust on the engagement of their daughter Navit to Yair Solomon of Rehovot.

Hatzlacha to Nadav Dym and Alik Olami who are starting the Hesder program at the yeshiva in Otniel this week, and to Ari Schwarzbaum who is starting the pre-army mechina program in Atzmona.

August 2003

Hatzlacha to our recent graduates who will be beginning their sherut leumi this week:

Eti Colb; Avital Hauser; Orly Jackel; Tammy Levitt; Adi Meisels; Yael Ze'evi

Hatzlacha also to our graduates who will be going to Midrasha/army program:

Sara Kessler; Leora Wides

We regret to announce the passing of William (Yosef Zev) Stern z"l,
the father of our member Marilyn Safran.

Mazal tov to Nicole and Lenny Gamss on the marriage of their daughter
Sharon to Yair Gever.

Mazal tov to Suzanne and Bob Naimark on the marriage of their
daughter Deena to Tzachi Sela.

Mazal tov to Martha & Seymour Pomerantz on the birth of their 15th
grandchild, a girl Moe and Laura Gans-Pomerantz.

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the recent of their
granddaughter, Penina daughter of Michael and Ilana Berenson to Eitan
Geffen, son of David and Mitzi Geffen of B'eer Sheva.

We regret to announce the passing of Joseph Schuster z"l, the father
of our member Jeanette Taylor.

We regret to announce the passing of Moshe Weizmann z"l, the brother
of our member Rose Green.

Mazal tov to Paula and Sandy Colb on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter to their son and daughter-in-law David and Sari Colb and on the marriage of their daughter Sarah to Yaakov Funkelstein.

Mazal tov to Pnina and Michael Kanovsky on the occasion of their son
Naftali becoming a bar mitzva..

Mazal tov to Susie and David Dym on the birth of a son [Haggai]. Mazal tov
also to grandparents Ruth and Lee Segel and Irene and Harry Dym, and
to the extended Segel and Dym families.

Welcome to Tami and Ronen Wise. Ronen rejoins us after a 12 year
sojourn in Australia; Tami, his wife, joins us as an olah hadasha.

We regret to announce the passing of Herbert Miller, father of our member Ed Miller.

July 2003

Mazal tov to Rachel and Selig Green on the birth of a grand- and
great-grandchild.

Welcome to the Linden family, who have joined Berman's after recently
making aliya from Detroit.

Hatzlacha to Noa Taylor on her induction into Tzahal.

Mazal tov to Beth and David Shamgar on the marriage of their daughter
Ilana to Shmuel Cohen from Eilat.

We regret to announce the passing Susan Brody, sister of our member
Chasya Nudelman.

From the education committee: The Children's Chuggim are on summer
vacation as of this week (Parshat Pinchas). Activities will resume
in Elul with a new and exciting format. Stay tuned for more news...
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the youth who have
run this Chug during the past year: Elisheva Cohen, Orly Levinson,
Yehiel Levinson, Ruth Marder, Jake Miller, Assaf Olami, Meital
Shnitzer and Naftali Weiss

Mazal tov to Suzie and Bob Naimark on the marriage of their son Ari
to Achit Sagi.

Mazal tov to Micki and Neal Hauser on the marriage of their daughter
Yonina to Shlomo Kfir.

Mazal tov to Julia and Heshie Basch on the birth of a grandson, son
to their children Aryeh & Sigal Basch.

We regret to announce the passing of Jack Golten, father of our
member Helen Eisenberg,

We regret to announce the passing of Oz Chaim Berenson, age 11 and a
half, son of Nachum (Jonathan) and Shlomit Berenson of Nahariya and
grandson of our members Yehuda and Honey Berenson, who passed away
this past Tuesday afternoon, and was buried the same night. The
Berensons are grateful to the many friends who said tehillim,
expressed their concern and prayed for Oz Chaim's recovery over the
last four years from the time that he became ill.

Kiddushim: the shul board decided at its meeting on July 1 to revise
the prices for kiddushim as follows: standard kiddush, 1300 NIS,
deluxe kiddush, 1850 NIS. Also, people wishing to sponsor a kiddush
are reminded that they should contact Jerry Kriger to check
availability of a given date and that payment, even if by post-dated
check, must be made at the time the date is reserved for the kiddush.

Mazal tov to Susie and Jeremy Schiff on the ocassion of their son
Yair becoming a bar mitzvah.

June 2003

Mazal tov to Chaya and David Tannor on the occasion of their son
Chananya becoming a bar-mitzva.

If you missed the lecture by Rachel Levmore and would like more
information about pre-nuptual agreements, direct your web browser to
www.orthodoxcaucus.org. For an example of a pre-nuptual agreement
for use in Israel, please see www.kolech.org.

We regret to announce the passing of Hanna Rosenfeld, mother of our
member Jerry Rosenfeld.

Mazal tov to Josie and Stuart Smith on the occasion of their son Rafi
becoming a bar-mitzva. The Smiths invite the congregation to join
them and the Anim Zmirot choir for tfilla this Shabbat, Parashat
Shlah Lecha, at 8:15 to be followed by kiddush sponsored by the
Smiths.

Bruchim habaim and mazal to to Anita and Fred Naider, both on their
return to Rehovot for the summer and on the birth of their first
grandson, Matan Chaim, to parents Shoshana & Betsalel Steinhart.

Mazal tov to Yisrael Kartin and to the Kartin family on Yisrael's
marriage to Nurit Sadan.

Mazal tov to Esther and Aryeh Frimer on the engagement of their
daughter Nechama to Itai Saffer, son of David and Tamar Saffer of
Beit Gamliel.

Mazal tov to Joanne and Heshie Bodner on the birth of a son to their
son and daughter-in-law Menachem and Efrat Bodner.

Belated mazal tovs to Gita and Arnie Hoffman on the birth of a
granddaughter and to Phyllis and Asher Viner on the birth twin
grandchildren, a boy and a girl.

Mazal tov to the Olami family on Yehuda's becoming a bar mitzva. The
Olamis invite the congregation to kiddush this Shabbat following
tfila at the 8:15 minyan.

Mazal tov (or maybe "hatzlacha" is the more apt term) to the new shul
board: President Steve Kronengold, Gabbaim Arie Edelman, Jerry Kriger
and Jeff Lowengrub, treasurer Moishe Rosenberg, and board members
Nachum Babkoff, Jay Goldstein, Racheli Flam, Dan Feigelson, Simon
Krausz and Shelly Schwarzbaum, as well as to audit committee members
Phil Bloom, Dunn Rabinowitz and Jeanette Taylor. Thanks to outgoing
board members Eytan Meisels and Russell Rothstein as well as to
outgoing audit committee member Jenny Kartin for their work this past
year.

The final lecture in this year's Kahn-Bellows lecture series will be
given by Rachel Levmore, a toenet din (rabbinical court pleader) on
Sunday, June 15 at 20:30 following maariv at 20:20. The topic is
the use of pre-nuptial agreements in avoiding the creation of agunot.


May 2003

We regret to announce the passing of Victor Schick, brother of our
member Barbara Shick.

Bracha & hatzlacha to our Berman's graduates, who are completing 12th
grade and bagruyot: Etti Colb, Nadav Dym, Avital Hauser, Orly Jackel, Sara
Kessler, Yehiel Levinson, Tammy Levitt, Adi Meisels, Elik Olami,
Shifi Reif, Nogah Safer, Ari Schwarzbaum, Leora Wides, and Yaeli
Ze'evi.

Mazal tov to Carmel and Jonny Wise on the engagement of their daugter Ayelet
to Yossi Gazi of Rehovot. Mazal tov also to grandmother Claire Goldenberg.

Mazal tov to Shosh and Nachum Babkoff on the occasion of
their daughter Shani becoming a bat mitzva. Mazal tov also
to grandparents Miriam and Yehezkel Babkoff.

Mazal tov to Ilana and Steve Friedlander on the occasion of
their daughter Sivan becoming a bat mitzva. Mazal tov also
to grandparents Aviva and Elchana Cohen and Edythe Friedlander.

Mazal tov to Carol and Aryeh Asher on the the birth of a daughter,
Emuna Leah, to their daughter and son-in-law Yael and Eran Tenenbaum.

Mazal tov to Sara and Israel Azrieli on the occasion of their
grandson Zvi, son of Chava and Eilon Azrieli, becoming a bar mitzva.



April 2003

Mazal tov to Susie and David Dym on the occasion of their son Gilad
becoming a bar mitzva (Parashat Kedoshim). Mazal tov also to
grandparents Ruth and Lee Segel and Irene and Harry Dym and the
entire Segel and Dym families.

You are Cordially Invited to Attend
The Second Lecture in the Nineteenth Annual
Rabbi Moshe Zev Kahn - Samuel G. and Nina Bellows
Memorial Lecture Series on

"The Increasing Role of Women Within Halachic Judaism"

Our guest lecturer

Rabbanit Chana Henkin
Founder and Dean, NISHMAT,
The Jerusalem Center for Advanced Study for Women,

will speak in English on

"Women Halachic Experts:
A Reconfiguring of Authority."

Sunday Evening, 25th Nissan 5763 (April 27th, 2003)
Ma'ariv: 20:00 Lecture 20:10

Mazal tov to Yehuda and Honey Berenson on the engagement of their
granddaughter, Peninah, daughter of Michael and Elana Berenson to
Eitan Geffen, son of Dr. David and Mitzi Geffen of Be'er Sheva.

Mazal tov to Sara and Dan Feigelson on the birth of a girl, Tehilla
Ora Nesyah.

Good luck to Yonatan Epstein and Eitan Tanney on their inductions
into the IDF.

Mazal tov to Rivka and Steve Kronengold on the occasion of their
daughter Nechama becoming a bat mitzva.

Mazal tov to Rosalie and Coleman Brosilow on the birth of a grandson.

Good luck to Shalom Kronengold upon his recent induction into the
IDF.

We regret to announce the passing of Aida Hart, z"l, the mother of
our member Barbara Kalman.

Mazal tov to Jennie and Yehezkel Kartin on the engagement of their
son Yisrael to Nurit Sadan of Jerusalem.

March 2003

There will be an az'kara for Kalman Orcher, z"l, the father of our
member Nettie Beer, this Friday, 28.03.
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The First Lecture in the Nineteenth Annual
Rabbi Moshe Zev Kahn - Samuel G. and Nina Bellows
Memorial Lecture Series on:

"The Increasing Role of Women Within Halachic Judaism"

Our guest lecturer:
Rabbanit Malka Bina, Founder and Educational Director, MaTaN,
Women's Institute for Torah Studies,
will speak in English on "Women and Talmud Tora"
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We regret to announce the passing of Abe Rhine z"l, brother of our
member Edna Beer.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yehudit
Taube, wife of our member Chazan Shmuel Taube.

Mazal tov to Adina and Josh Klein on the occassion of the daughter
Elisheva becoming a bat mitzva.

Mazal tov to Chana Lesser on the birth of a great-grandson.

We regret to announce the passing of Michael Rosenfeld z"l, brother
of our member Sherman Rosenfeld.

February 2003

We regret to announce the passing of Max Radinsky z"l, father of our
member Zev Radinsky.

The lecture (in English) by Rav Yehoshua Hartman entitled "Why do They
Hate Us? The Roots of Anti-Semitism" has been rescheuled for Sunday, March 2.

Mazal tov to Diane and Peter Gordon on the marriage of their son
Daniel to Michal Markovitz, daughter of Sarah and Yaakov Markovitz of
Moshav Gimzo.

Mazal tov to parents Netty and Leo Beer, grandparents Edna and Sidney
Beer and Elsa Orcher, and the rest of the Beer family on the marriage
of Ilan Beer and Avital Fuchs.

Mazal tov and good luck to recent tzah"al inductees Gebriel Smith and
Yitzhak Steinmetz.

We regret to announce the passing of Hanna Cohen z"l, mother of our
member Debbie Morganstern.

Mazal tov to Judy and Menachem Malkosh on the birth of a
granddaughter, Rina Miriam Malkosh, daughter to their son and
daughter-ini-law Rami and Keren Malkosh of Mitzpe Ramon.

Mazal tov to Yehuda and Honey Berenson on the marriage of their
granddaughter, Tamar Berenson, daughter of Michael and Ilana
Berenson, to Shai Adar.

We are saddened to announce the passing of Esther Edelman z"l, sister
of our member Tuvia Muskin.

January 2003

Mazal tov to Rachel and Selig Green on the birth of a great-
granddaughter, daughter to their grandchildren Alana and Philip
Green, granddaughter to Rockie and Avroham Green and June and Terry
Aranoff.

Mazal tov to Yehudit and Chazan Taube on the birth of a great-
grandson, son to their grandchildren Nadav and Shir.

Mazal tov to Sandy Lampach on the occasion of her granddaughter, Adi
Lampach, becoming a bat mitzvah. Sandy invites the entire Berman's
community to share in her simcha at kiddush this Shabbat, Parashat
Mishpatim, following shul.

Mazal tov to the children's Mishna Chug on the completion of Masechet
Pesachim. There will be a siyum in the Berman's beit midrash at
11:00 this Shabbat, Parashat Mishpatim.


We regret to announce the passing of Shalom Flam, z"l, the Stretener
Rebbi from New York, brother of our member Shlomo Flam. The funeral
took place yesterday at Har Ha'zeitim.

Mazal tov to Ellen and Mel Lax on the birth of a grandson, son to
their children Noam and Ofra Lax of Petach Tikva

Refuah shleim to Orly Jackel, who is recuperating from an
appendectomy earlier this week.

There will be an azkara for Rachel Sykes Garfinkel on Friday, January
17 at 10 AM at the Rehovot Cemetary.

Mazal tov to Martha and Seymour Pomerantz on the birth of grandson,
son to Micha'el and Toby Pomerantz.

Mazal tov to Micki and Neil Hauser on the engagement of their
daughter Yonina to Shlomo Kfir, son of Rena and Rav Yosef Kfir o
Mercaz Shapira.

December 2002

Mazal tov to Tamar and Eli Seeman on the birth of a boy this week.

Mazal tov to Jeanette and Ian Taylor on the occasion of Adi's
becoming a bat mitzva. The Taylors invite the shul to kiddush this
Shabbat, Parashat Va'era after services at 8:15.

This weekend will be the Nachum Ben Zvi Scholar in Residence
Shabbaton. Rabbi Berel Wein will speak in English on Friday night at
20:00 and between Mincha and Maariv on Shabbat after, as well as in
Hebrew before Musaf.

There will be an azkara for Rachel Sykes Garfinkel on Friday, January
17 at 10 AM at the Rehovot Cemetary.

Mazal tov to Hanna and Arie Edelman on the occasion of their son Boaz
becoming a Bar Mitzva. Mazal tov also to grandparents Sara and Meir
Edelman and to the rest of the Edelman family. The family invites
the congregation to kiddush this Shabbat following davening at 8:15.

Mazal tov to Ayelet and Noam Nudelman on the birth of a boy this
week. Mazal tov also to grandparents Chasya and Avraham Nudelman and
to the rest of the Nudelman family.

Mazal tov to Yehuda and Honey Berenson on the engagement of their
granddaughter, Tamar Berenson, daughter of Michael and Ilana Berenson
to Shai Adar, son of Aviva and Meir Adar of Ranaana.

There will be a youth minyan this Shabbat, Parashat Vayehi, at 8:30
in one of the classrooms next to the soccer field.

The public is invited to attend a lecture in English by Dr. Baruch
Schwartz, professor and chairman of the Tanach Department at Hebrew
University, entitled "How the Rabbis Triedto Remove a Book From the
Bible", to be given at Berman's shul on Sunday, December 22 at
following maariv at 20:00. Refreshments will follow.

There will be an azkara for Judy Freed z"l on Wednesday, December 18
at 9:00 at the graveside in the Rehovot cemetary.


Mazal tov to Sara and Ben Svetitisky on the occasion of their
daughter Batsheva becoming a Bat Mitzva.

Mazal tov to Judy and Eli Schmell on the engagement of their daughter
Ronit to Adam Feiler of Jerusalem, son of Linda and Abe Feiler of Far
Rockaway.

Mazal tov to Diane and Peter Gordon on the engagement of their son
Daniel to Michal Markovitz, daughter of Sarah and Yaakov Markovitz of
Moshav Gimzo.

Mazal Tov to Ruth and Wally Rechtschaffen on the birth of a son to
their son Avi and wife Shiran.

We regret to announce the passing of Tobey Weinstein, sister of our
member Tuvia Muskin.

29/11/02

We regret to announce the passing of Shmuel Svetitsky, father of our
member Ben Svetitsky, in New York.

We regret to announce the passing of Mr. Herman Tannenbaum, z"l, the
father of our member Chumi Kanner.

Mazal tov to Barbara and Jeremy Pfeffer on the birth of a daughter to
their children Daniel and Estelle Pfeffer.

Mazal tov to the children who participate in the children's Mishna
Chug and to their madrichim, David & Chaya Tannor and Jeff Lowengrub,
on the completion of their study of Masechet Eruvin. There will be
siyum this Shabbat in the Beit Midrash at Berman's shul 11:00.

Mazal tov to Joanne and Heshy Bodner on the birth of a son to
their children Ilana and Yitzhak.

21/11/02

Mazal tov to Shelly and Henry Schwarzbaum on the ocassion of
their daughter Batya becoming a bat mitzva. Shelly and Henry
invite the entire Berman's community to kiddush this Shabbat,
Parashat Vayishlah, after services at the shul.

To mark the end of shloshim for Ze'ev Olami z"l, there will be
an evening of learning in his memory this motzei Shabbat,
November 23, at 20:30 at Berman's shul. Rabbi Beni Kalmanson
and Dr. Avshalom Elitzur will be speaking in Hebrew. There will be
an aliyah lakever on Sunday, November 24 at 16:00 at the Rehovot
Cemetary.

16/11/02

Thanks and yasher koach to Russell Rothstein and Simon Krausz
for organizing last week's Shabbaton in memory of Yaakov Yehuda
Frimer z"l.

Mazal tov to Rhea and Joe Applbaum on the birth of a daughter,
Maya, to their son Avner and his wife Tali in West Hartford CT.

Mazal tov to Suzanne and Bob Naimark on the engagement
of their daughter Deena to Tzahi Sela, son of Shoshana and
Dov Sela of Rehovot.

Mazal tov to Norma and Jerry Rosenfeld on the birth of
a grandson, son to Abby and Avi.

Refuah shleima to Mimi Hershowitz, who we hope to see again
soon in shul.

There will be a blood drive at the shul on Sunday, November 24
from 16:30 to 19:00. In addition to doing a mitzva, donors will be
treated to baked goods courtesy of Geraldine Leifer.

We regret to announce the passing of Miriam Skolnick z"l,
mother of our member Menachem Malkosh.

08/11/02

Mazal tov to Ilona and Reuben Wides on the birth of a
daughter to children Gavin and Shira Wides.

Mazal Tov to Molly & Jay Goldstein on the birth of a son to
their children Fayga & Chaim Malmud, brother to Ayala &
Mordechai.. Also Mazal Tov to the proud great grandparents
Naomi & Shama Siegal .

There will be a Shalom Zachor tonight between 19:00 and 22:30
at the home of Molly & Jay

Rabbi Yosef Viener, rav of Agudas Yisroel of Flatbush
will deliver a memorial lecture entitled "Lo Tachmod"
Jealousy and Chesed within the Community" in Memory
of Esther Devorah Viener, A"H, TONIGHT,
Wednesday evening November 6 at Berman's shul
Maariv at 8PM followed by the Lecture



25/10/02

We regret to announce the passing of Frances Shechter z"l, mother
of our member Rachel Perlman.

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Zeev Olami z"l.

Mazal tov to Jill and Jeff Shames on the ocassion of their son Kobi becoming a bar mitzva. In honor of the bar mitzva a choir will sing during tefila this Shabbat, Parashat Vayera.

We are grieved to announce the passing of our member Dorothy Brothers
z"l, wife of our member Alan Brothers.

Best wishes to Tamar Pfeffer on her induction into Tzahal.

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There will be a youth service at the shul this coming Shabbat
(Parashat Haye Sara, Shabbat Mevarhim Kislev).


17/10/02

Mazal tov to Ellen and Charlie Hexter on the birth of a
daugter, Tehilla, to their son and daughter-in-law Noam
and Rachei Hexter.

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Due to popular demand to see just how many different
ways there are for a shul to say misheberach for sick
persons, following two months of one permutation we are
now implementing another permutation: the gabbaim will
not be keeping lists of names to recite. Anyone attending
shul on a Monday, Thursday or Shabbat morning may at
that time give the gabbai a name to be recited. The gabbaim
ask that if possible, names be written out and presented
to the officiating gabbai beforehand so as to minimize the
hubbub around the bima during the recitation of misheberachs.

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Shabbat /Parshat Toldot, November 8-9, will be the
Yaakov Yehuda Frimer z'l Memorial Scholar in Residence
Shabbaton at our synagogue. The scholar-in-residence will
be James L. Kugel, Professor of Bible at Bar-Ilan University
and Professor of Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew
Literature, Professor of Comparative Literature, and Director
of the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University.
Professor Kugel will speak Friday night at 8 pm as part of an
oneg Shabbat, and again between minha and maariv on
Shabbat afternoon. All are welcome to attend.

6/10/02

Mazal tov to Barbara and Jeremy Pfeffer on the birth of a
son to their son and daughter-in-law Avrom and Sigal Pfeffer.

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Mazal tov to Sara & Meir Edelman on the birth of a daughter
to their daughter and son-in-law Yael and Ariel Furstenberg.

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Ari Schaffer, a former member of Berman's, is sitting shiva
on the death of his mother through Monday, October 7 at
his home at Rechov Hazayit 16, Hashmonaim.

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Mazal Tov to Judy and Menachem Malkosh on the birth of a
grandson, son to their daughter and son-in-law Avigayil and
Nechemia Krissi of Rosh HaAyin

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Mazal tov to Rina and David Peleg on the occasion of their
daughter Noa's becoming a bat mitzva. The Pelegs invite the
congregation to kiddush this Shabbat, Parashat Breishit,
following tefilla.


23/9/02

We are saddened to announce the death of
Eleanor L. Berkowitz, mother our member of David Barkai,
who died on Friday afternoon in New York. The funeral is
scheduled for today, Monday, September 23 at 6:30pm, at the
Eretz-Hachaim cemetery near Bet-Shemesh.

18/9/02

Mazal Tov to Sylvia and Marvin Antelman on the birth of a boy on
Shabbat Shuva to their son and daughter-in-law Perry and Barbara
Antelman in Sharon, Massachusetts.

SIMCHAT TORAH - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Davening on Simchat Torah will include two important changes from
previous years. First, hakafot in the morning will be limited to a total
of 50 minutes (i.e. approximately 7 minutes per hakafa), rather than
extending for an undetermined amount of time. Second, kiddush will
follow, rather than precede musaf. Members who wish to continue
dancing throughout the remainder of the morning and through the
afternoon are invited to do so in the shul after kiddush.

We are saddened to announce the death of Ethel Brosilow, mother
of Berman member Coleman Brosilow, who died early this morning
Israel time. The funeral is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 in
Philadelphia.

10/9/02

Mazal tov to Joanne and Heshy Bodner and to
Rochelle and Herb Krantman on the birth of a son to
their children, Talya and Eli Krantman.

Mazal tov to Judy and Eli Schmell on the engagement of their
daughter Rivka to Nir Meister, son of Sima and Shaul Meister
of Ramat Gan.

2/9/02

Mazal tov to Liza and Henry Sussman on the occassion of their
eldest grandson, Raz Tzafati, becoming a bar mitzvah.

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Mazal tov to long-time shul membes Lilian and Dave Skolnik
on their aliyah this week from the Garden State.

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Mazal tov to Sara and Yisrael Azrieli on the birth of a son to
their son and daughter-in-law Eilon and Hava Azrieli.

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Hatzlacha to new inductees Netanel Gamss, Gabby Smith and Yael Cohen.



30/7/02

There will be a gilui matzevah for Kalman Orchers z"l, father of
Netty Beer, on Sunday, 26 Av (August 4) at 17:45 at the Rehovot
Cemetary.

Change in misheberach policy: beginning Rosh Hodesh Elul,
the gabbaim will no longer announce the names of sick people
out loud. Rather, the gabbaim will be begin and end each
misheberach, and congregants may quietly recite names of
sick persons at the appropriate place during the misheberach

Mazal tov to Steven and Avigayil Simpson on their marriage.

Mazal tov to Anita & Fred Naider on the birth of a daughter to
their children daughter and son-in-law Rachel & Shalom Iskowitz
of Mevasseret Tzion.

Mazal tov to Sharon and Adam Straus on the birth of a daughter

23/07/02

Mazal tov to Gabriela and Sidney Cohen on the occassion of
their son Itamar becoming a bar mitzva. Itamar will be called
to the Torah at Berman's this Shabbat, Parashat Ekev.
Gabriela and Sidney invite the congregation to Kiddush Rabba
following services.

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We wish hatzlacha to the shul's new inductees and their families:
Daniel Gordon, who joined Na"Ha"L Haredi, Ayal Fieldust, who
joined the Atuda program in electrical engineering, and Louie Miller,
who joined the Navy.

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Mazal tov to Avigail & Eyal Chaim on the birth of a son. Mazal
tov also to grandparents Barbara and Jeremy Pfeffer.

Mazal tov to Carmel and Jonny Wise on the birth of a son to their
son and daughter-in-law, Ilan and Sairt Wise (nee Navon).
Mazal tov also to great grandmother Clare Goldenberg.

Mazal tov to Esther & Aryeh Frimer on the birth of a son to their
daughter and son-in-law Michal & Avi Jacob.

Mazal tov to Gita & Arnie Hoffman on the birth of a son to their
daughter and son-in-law Marsha & Aviad Leiserovitz.

Mazal tov to Ruth & Oz Ainie on the birth of a son to their
daughter and son-in-law Keren & Aviad Keret. Mazal tov also
to great-grandmother Claire Goldenberg.

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Mazal tov to Anita & Fred Naider on the marriage of their daughter
Shoshano to Bezalel Steinhart.


02/07/02

Mazal tov to Barbara and Jeremy Pfeffer on the birth of a son
to their daughter and son-in-law, Avigail and Eyal Hayyim.

Mazal tov to Carmel and Jonny Wise on the birth of a son to their
son and daughter-in-law, Ilan and Sairt Wise (nee Navon), this past
Shabbat in Sydney, Australia. Mazal tov also to great grandmother
Clare Goldenberg.


26/06/02

Mazal tov to the children who participate in the Mishna Hug,
who have just completed learning Masechet Shabbat.

Mazal tov to Ayala and Eytan Meisels on the occasion of
their daughter Oriah becoming a bat mitzvah.

Mazal tov to Yehudit and Chazan Taube on the occasions of
the marriage of their granddaughter Noa to Netanel Kaf, the
engagement of their granddaugher Ela to Yitzhar Florsheim,
and the pidyon haben of their grandson Meir.

Mazal tov to Rosalie Boas on the birth of a great grandson.

Mazal tov to Avigail Gvili and Stephen Simpson on their engagement.

If anyone can donate a fan to a needy family, please contact Marvin
Hershkowitz at 947-6025

16/06/02

Mazal tov to Ellen and Mel Lax on the birth of a son to their
son and daughter-in-law Noam and Ofra Lax of Petach Tikva.
Naveh Elazar, brother to Amichai, was born on Sunday,
2 June 2002.

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The community is invited to a talk by Rav Simcha HaKohen Kook,
Chief Rabbi of Rehovot, who will speak (in Hebrew) at Berman's
shul on Sunday, June 16 following maariv at 20:00. The topic will
be "Yaakov v'Yishmael - bayamim hahem u'b'zman hazeh".
Refreshments will be served after the talk.

We regret to announce the passing of Eric Rosner z"l, the father of
our member Irene Dym. The funeral took place on Wednesday,
June 12, in Netanya.

30/05/02

Mazal tov to Geraldine and David Leifer on the birth of a son to
their son and daughter-in-law, Eitan and Hadas Leifer. There
will be a shalom zachar at the Leifer home, this erev Shabbat at 22:00.

Mazal tov to Bryna and Paul Epstein on the marriage of their son
Aharon to Neta Epstein of Jerusalem.

The gilui matzevah (unveiling) for Zlata Gamss z"l, the mother of
Lenny Gamss, will take place be"H Friday morning, May 31, 9:30
at the Eretz HaHaim Cemetery (Shimshon Junction).

The community is invited to a talk by Rav Simcha HaKohen Kook,
Chief Rabbi of Rehovot, who will speak (in Hebrew) at Berman's
shul on Sunday, June 16 following maariv at 20:00. The topic will
be "Yaakov v'Yishmael bayamim hahem u'b'zman hazeh".
Refreshments will be served after the talk.


26/05/02

The gilui matzevah (unveiling) for Zlata Gamss z"l, the mother of
Lenny Gamss, will take place be"H Friday morning, May 31, 9:30
at the Eretz HaHaim Cemetery (Shimshon Junction).

We regret to announce the passing of Miriam Schiff z"l, the mother of
our member Jeremy Schiff. The funeral was scheduled to take place
Tuesday, May 21, in London.

Mazal tov to Melodie and Sherman Rosenfeld on the birth of a girl
to their daughter and son-in-law Adi and Moti Lalu.



15/05/02

Amy and Rafi Gelbart invite the community to kiddush this
coming Shabbat, parashat Naso, on the occasion of their
daughter Karen becoming a bat mitzva.

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the shul board:
Steve Kronengold, President; Gerry Kriger, Jeff Lowengrub and
Hershel Safer, gabbaim; Moishe Rosenberg, Treasurer; JayGoldstein,
Dan Feigelson, Racheli Flam, Simon Krausz, Eitan Meisels and
Russell Rothstein, board members; Jenny Kartin, Jeanette Taylor
and Phil Bloom, vaad bikoret.

A special thanks to Jeremy Pfeffer for his work as president of the
shul for the past two-and-a-half years and thank Jay Goldstein for his
work over the past year on the shul house committee, including the
renovation of the women's restrooms.

The board wishes to thank Rose and Selig Green, who donated a
new clock in memory of granddaughter Esti Kleiman z"l.

Schedule for Shavuot night at Berman's:

Mincha 19:18

Main shul:

23:00-24:00 Miriam Sklarz: Hamisha Humshei Torah: Yihud v'Ichud
(in Hebrew)

0:20-1:20 Shmuel Safran: Kings and Conflicts (In English)

1:40-2:40 R. Shalom Hammer: Sanctity of Sefer Torah and
Talmid Hacham (in English)

2:55-3:55 David Kessler: Long Live the King: Turning Dreams
into Dogma (in English)

4:10-4:45 Gershon Shain: Daf Yomi - Bava Batra 58 (in English)

Beit Midrash:

22:30-23:15: Discussion for all ages moderated by Audrey Samuels
(in Hebrew) on Maamad Har Sinai, Mishkan, and
Beit Knesset

23:15 - onward: hevruta learning

Classroom:

22:30-23:15 Discussion for all ages moderated by David Tannor
(in Hebrew) on Talmidim u'morim b'gemara



30/04/02

Mazal tov to Honey and Yehuda Berenson on the birth of a great-
grandson, son to Yael and Zivan Amichai and grandson Elana and
Michael Berenson.

Mazal tov to Susie and Jeremy Schiff on the birth of boy.
There will a shalom zachar this evening at 21:30 at the
Schiff home, 7 Hapartisanim.

Mazal tov to Steven Jackel and Margie Cohen on their marriage.

Volunteers are sought to pack vegetables for distribution to needy
families.



Mazal tov to Renee and Sydney Grunebaum on the birth of
a daughter to their son and daughter-in-law, Yona and Esti
Grunebaum.


14/04/02

Mazal tov to Rhea and Larry Israel on a new grandchild,
a girl, to their daughter Esther and her husband Amos.

There will be an azkara for Lawrence Kalman z"l on
Tuesday, April 16 (4 Iyar) at 17:00 at the Rehovot cemetary.


Mazal tov to grandparents Adele and Tuvia Muskin and to
their mehutanim, Harriet and Zeev Chamudot of Petach Tikva,
on the birth of a daughter to Rena and Yair Chamudot. .


04/04/02

An azkarah for Norman Boas z"l will be held this evening,
23 Nisan, at 20:00 at the Or Zaruah synagogue on Rafaeli
Street in Jerusalem. An aliyah to the kever will take place
9:00 on 26 Nisan (Sunday, April 6), at the Rehovot Cemetary
(those attending should meet at the cemetary gate).


27/03/02

Mazal tov to Hedva and R. Motti Goldreich on the occasion
of their daughter Herut becoming a bat mitzvah.

Mazal tov to Melodie and Sherman Rosenfeld on the occasion
of their son son Asher becoming a bar mitzvah.

Thanks to Harry Finkelstein for repairing one of the shul's sifrei Torah
and to Mimi Hershowitz for polishing the shul's silver.

24/03/02

We are deeply grieved to announce the tragic and untimely
death of Esti Kleinman, the granddaughter of our member
Rose Green and the daughter of our former members Ruhoma
and Nachman Kleinman. The funeral was held today in Neve Tzuf.
The family is sitting shiva until Wednesday afternoon, March 27, at
the family's home in Neve Tzuf.

May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


20/03/02

Mazal tov to Sharon and Dov Kanon on the birth of a daughter to
their daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Zev Miller of Nof Ayalon.

Mazal tov to Bryna and Paul Epstein on the engagement of their son,
Aharon, to Neta Epstein of Jerusalem.

The inaugural youth minyan will be held this Shabbat at 8:30 in
a classroom in one of the buildings next to the large football
(soccer) field adjoining Rehov Meltzer (next to the room where the
t'filla of the 6-8 year-old children's group takes place).

The shul general membership meeting is scheduled for motzei
Shabbat Behar-Behukotai (Saturday night, May 4, 2002) at
20:30. Among the items of business will be election of a new
president, 3 gabbaim, 6 board members and 3 members of the
vaadat bikoret.


09/03/02


We regret to announce the passing of Kalman Orchers z"l, father
of our member Nettie Beer. The funeral will take place Sunday,
March 10 at 14:00 at the Rehovot cemetary. Nettie will be sitting
shiva at home, 45 Hashomrim St., until Friday afternoon,
March 15th. The phone number there is 08-945-9789. Davening
times will be shaharit 6:15, mincha 17:20 and maariv 18:05.

May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


A belated thank-you to David Tannor for organizing the
group which read Megillat Esther at the second reading at
night and the first reading in the morning.

06/03/02

The Education Committee is pleased to announce the commencement of
a minyan for youngsters of Bar-Mitzva age and above. The youth minyan
will be held in a classroom in one of the buildings next to the large
football
(soccer) field adjoining Rehov Meltzer (next to the room where the t'filla
of
the 6-8 year-old children's group takes place). The inaugural minyan will
meet on Shabbat Parashat Vayikra (16 March) and thereafter every Shabbat
Mevarchim Hachodesh. T'filla will commence at 08:30 and will be run
entirely
by the youth - chazanim, ba'alei kriah, divrei tora etc. If interested,
please contact:

Shimon Krausz -Russell Rothstein - or Steve Kronengold

28/02/02

Mazal tov to Rhea and Larry Israel on the birth of a daughter to
their son and daughter-in-law David and Tal Israel.

Mazal tov to the Nudelman clan on the birth of a son to
Raphy and Daphna Nudelman. There will be a shalom zachar at
the home of grandparents Avraham and Chasya Nudelman,
15 Miller St., 2nd entrance, Apt 13 (4th floor) on Friday night
at 20:00.

This year's Bellows-Kahn Lecture Series will be on the topic of
"Halakha and Reproduction". The first lecture will be given on March
10 by Rav Gideon Weitzman of Machon Puah, and is entitled
"Innovative Fertility Treatments and the Halacha" (in English).

Additional lectures in the series are:

April 21, Rav Yigal Shafran, Chairman of the Merhavim and
Department of Medicine and Halakha - Jerusalem Rabbinate
"The Limits of Procreation and Family Planning" (In Hebrew)

May 26, Rav Professor Abraham Steinberg, Head of The
Department of Medical Ethics Hebrew University Medical School;
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital
"In Vitro Fertilization" (In English)

24/02/02

We regret to announce the passing of Zlata Gamss z"l, mother
of our member Lenny Gamss. The funeral is scheduled to take
place Monday, February 25 at 14:30 at the Eretz Hahaim cemetary
near Beit Shemesh.

Mazal tov to Joanne and Heshi Bodner on the engagement of
their daughter Aviva to Moshe Ohayon of Gush Katif.

Mazal tov to Gita & Arnie Hoffman on occasion of their
grandson, Baruch Lessenstein, becoming a bar mitzvah.

13/02/02

Mazal tov to Esther and Aryeh Frimer on the marriage of their daughter
Shoshana to Benny Dekel.

07/02/02

Rebecca and Simon Krausz take great pleasure in inviting the
community to Kiddush in shul this week in honour of the birth
of their daughter Ayelet Amalya.

Tzietchem l'shalom to Julia and Heshie Basch, who will be leaving
next week for a six-month sabbatical in Chicago.


31/01/02

Mazal tov to Rebecca and Shimon Krausz on the safe arrival of
a baby girl erev Rosh Hashana Le'ilanot.

Mazal tov to Julie & Lee Spetner on the engagement of their
granddaughter Shoshana (daughter of Daniel & Simi Spetner)
to Avraham Fleishman.

Mazal tov to parents Caryn & Zev Radinsky and grandmother
Sandy Lampach on the occassion of the bar mitzvah of Daniel
Radinsky, who will be called to the Torah at Berman's this
Shabbat, Parashat Yitro.


25/01/02

Mazal tov to Ellen and Charlie Hexter on the birth of a boy to their
daughter and son-in-law Ayelet and Erez Tsumi. There will be a
shalom zachar tonight at 8 PM at the Hexter's home at 45 Hashomrim

Mazal tov to Adele and Tuvia Muskin on the birth of a daughter to
their daughter and son-in-law Rachel and Mordechai Wilk.

Mazal tov to Cissie and Eddie Jacobson on the birth of a son to their
daughter and son-in-law Shlomit and Micha Kletzhandler.

Mazal tov to Anita and Fred Naider on the engagement of their
daughter Shoshana to Bezalel Steinhart of Jerusalem.

Tzeitchem l'shalom to Patricia and Dov Dumbroff who will be
leaving this week for Toronto.

You are cordially invited to a series of lectures in conjunction with the
David Cardozo Academy, Machon Ohr Aaron, to be held at Berman's
shul. The lectures will be presented in English by Rabbi Dr. Nathan
Lopez Cordozo on the topic "The Faculty of Faith: An Encounter with
the World of Faith, Freud, Kierkegaard, Moshe Chaim Luzatto and
the Alte of Nevardok". The lectures will be held on the following dates
following ma'ariv at 8 PM:

Part I: Sunday, Eve of 22 Shvat, 5762, February 3, 2002
Part II: Sunday, Eve of 29 Shvat, 5762, February 10, 2002
Part III: Sunday, Eve of 6 Adar, 5762, February 17, 2002

Refreshments will follow each lecture.


19/01/02

There will be an azkarah for Rachel Garfinkel z"l at the kever (in the
Rehovot Cemetary) on Friday 12 Shvat, January 25, 2002 at 10 AM.

Mazal tov to Ziva and Yaakov Amitai on the occassion of their
son Nadav becoming a bar mitzva.

Mazal tov to Renee and Sidney Greenbaum on the occassion of their
granddaughter Tamar, daughter of Dvora and Yaakov Matlis,
becoming a bat mitzva.

Mazal tov to Judith and Chazan Samuel Taube on the engagement of
their granddaughter Noa Avital to Netanal Katz of Ofra.



03/01/02

Mazal tov to Esther and Yaakov Steinmetz on the birth of a
daughter to their son and daughter-in-law, Avi and Esti Steinmetz.

Mazal tov to Ellen and Ron Wides on the occassion of their
daughter Avigail becoming a bat mitzva. The Wides family
invites the community to kiddush following tefilla this Shabbat,
Parashat Shmot.

The community is invited to attend a lecture in memory of
Phyllis Rivka Hackett A"H, sister of Dr. Victor Gaba,
which will be held Sunday Evening, Eve of 29 Tevet,
13 January 2002 at Berman's shul. Maariv at 20:00,
lecture at 20:10. The speaker will be Dr. Aviva Zornberg,
author and renowned lecturer, on the topic:
"They did not know, and I did not know: The Secret of Prayer".
The lecture will be in English. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Gaba will speak on behalf of the family.


28/12/01

Mazal tov to Paula and Sandy Colb on the marriage
of their son Yoni to Hagit Blecher.


26/12/01

Mazal tov to Naomi and Jonathan Marder on the occassion
of their son Benjamin becoming a bar mitzva. The Marders
invite the community to kiddush following tefilla this Shabbat,
Parashat Vayehi.


Gita and Arnie Hoffman invite the community to the annual
Memorial Lecture in Memory of R' Yizhak Hoffman z"l
(Arnie's father), which will be held this coming Motsa'e Shabbat
at 8:00 in the Social Hall of Bet Knesset Ohel Shai.

Guest Speaker: Rabbi Dr. David Mescheloff
Lecturer at Bar-Ilan University
Former Rav of Be'erot Yitzhak

Topic: PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS --
Are they: PERMISSIBLE? NECESSARY? HELPFUL?

The lecture will be in Hebrew. Refreshments will be served.


23/12/01

We regret to announce the passing of David Rosenfeld z"l , father of
our member Sherman Rosenfeld. The funeral was scheduled for
Friday, December 21 in Los Angeles.

18/12/01

Mazal tov to Josh and Segal Kalman on the birth of a daughter Michal.
Mazal tov too to grandmother Barbara Kalman.


6/12/01

Gabriella and Eyal Ainie and Alona and Gil Eliraz invite all members of
the Berman's community to join them for kiddush this Shabbat in
celebration of the recent births of their daughters, Herut Simcha Ainie
and Tamar Dvora Eliraz.


2/12/01

Mazal tov to Sarah and Yisrael Azrieli on the occassion of the bar
mitzva of their grandson Yosef, son of Aylon and Chava Azrielli.

You are cordially invited to attend a yahrzeit lecture in memory of
Yaakov Yehuda Frimer z"l, to be given in English by Rabbi Dr. Haim
Brovender tonight, 18 Kislev (December 2), at Berman's shul
following ma'ariv at 20:00. The topic is "Gog u-Magog - End of
Days: Where are We Today?"

An azkarah for Yaakov Frimer will take place on Thursday, 21 Kislev
5762, December 6, 2001 at 3:30 PM at Eretz HaChaim Cemetery,
Beit Shemesh, Shimshon Junction.



15/11/01

Mazal tov to Irene and Harry Dym on the marriage of their son Michael to
Idit Heiman.

Mazal tov to Audrey and Fred Samuels and to Molly and Jay Goldstein on the
marriage of their children Batsheva Samuels and Motti Goldstein.


Judith and Marc Aronhime invite Berman's community to join them for kiddush
this Shabbat on the occasion of the bat mitzvah of their daughter Avigail.


09/11/01

Mazal Tov to Tsivia and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a grandson
to their son and daughter-in-law Ariel and Nitza Hammerman.
The brit IY"H will be on Shabbat in Givat Shmuel.


07/11/01

MAZAL TOV:
--to Judy & Menachem Malkosh on the birth of a daughter to their son
and daughter-in-law, Rami and Keren Malkosh.

--to Channa Lesser on the engagement of her grandson, Yishai Lesser,
to Racheli Becker, daughter of Rabbi & Mrs. Becker of Jerusalem.


22/10/01

Mazal tov to Yehezkel and Miriam Babkoff on the birth of a daughter to their
son and daughter-in-law, Avraham and Dalit Babkoff.

Mazal tov to Tzivia and Ira Hammerman on the birth of a daughter to their
daughter and son-in-law, Tova and Yosi Hadad of Kfar Darom.

The change from "v'ten bracha" to "v'ten tal matar" in the weekday amidah
takes Tuesday night, 7 Heshvan (the evening of October 23).


Kiddush this Shabbat will be sponsored by the Hammerman family in honor of the
recent marriage of Joseph and Ayelet Hammerman.

19/10/01
Mazal tov to Penina and Hershel Safer on the occassion of their daughter
Alyza becoming a bat mitzva.

Mazal tov to Barbara Kalman on the recent marriage of her son, Daniel, to
Liat Koifmann.

Mazal tov to Esther and Aryeh Frimer on the engagement of their daughter,
Shoshana, to Benny Dekel, son of Yossi and Daliah Dekel of Satariah.

Yashar co'ach to the children's Mishnah chug on completing their study of
Masechet Trumot.



24/09/01
Shoshi and Steve Reichman would like to announce that the unveiling of
Shoshi's father's (Zvi Rosner's) matzevah will be held this Tuesday,
September 25, at 3 PM at the Rehovot cemetery.

21/09/01
R. Zeira says: Even the mundane talk of the inhabitants of Eretz Yisrael is
Tora
(Vayikra Rabba).


16/09/01



Mazal Tov to Judy and Joel Isaacson on the birth of a granddaughter, Nitzan
Shaked, to their daughter and son-in-law Michal and Eran Brand.

Mazal Tov to Gabriella and Eyal Ainie, Eve and Phil Bloom, Ruth and Oz
Ainie, and Claire Goldenberg on the birth of a daughter, granddaughter,
granddaughter and great granddaughter, respectively.


13/09/01
Mazal Tov to Audrey & Fred Samuels and to Molly & Jay Goldstein
on the engagement of their children, Batsheva Samuels and Mati Goldstein.

Mazal Tov to Art and Lorraine Moses on the birth of a grandson to
Aryeh and Tamar Moses.


06/09/01
Honey and Yehuda Berenson report that "We are happy to announce the birth today of a new little daughter to our children Danny and Orianna Berenson.
Orianna and the young lady are fine, and our son is now the father of three
young ladies." Honey and Yehuda will be back in Rehovot for the Yamim
Noraim and look forward to seeing all their friends in Berman's community.


03/09/01
We regret to announce the passing of our member Arthur Samet z"l.


Friday, August 17, 2001 1:49 PM

Mazal Tov to Sheila & Gershon Shain and family on the marriage of their daughter
Michal to Jonathan Leci earlier this week.
Mazal Tov to Paula and Sandy Colb and family on the forthcoming marriage of their
son David to Sari Shumer. Paula and Sandy invite all shul members to join them
for kiddush this Shabbat in honor of David's aufruf.


Thursday, August 02, 2001 12:35 AM

Geraldine and Dave Leifer invite the kehilla to join them this Shabbat on
the occasion of Eitan's Shabbat Hatan. Kiddush Raba will follow the
tefilla.

Friday, July 27, 2001 3:39 PM

Mazal tov to Alona and Gil Eliraz on the birth of a daughter, sister to
Michael and Yonatan. Mazal tov also to grandparents Ruth and Oz Ainie and
Rachel and Itzick Eliraz, and to great grandmother Claire Goldenberg.