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Hanukkah shopping

12.26.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg In the past weeks, residents of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home went Hanukkah shopping at Target and Walmart. The group included RBJH residents Vera Bernstein, Rita Biniamow, Annette Fettman, Chickie Gilinsky, Ethel Grossman, Lydia Linde,...

Lepp/Mora

12.26.14 Issue Kelsey Lepp, daughter of Robert and Karen Lepp, and Abraham Mora, son of Lorena Hazelton, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a BA in Child Psychology and Spanish. She is a...

Leon N. Wintroub

12.26.14 Issue Leon N. Wintroub passed away on Dec. 20 at age 86. Services were held on Dec. 22 at Mount Sinai Cemetery. He was preceded in death by parents, William and Anita Wintroub, sisters, Estelle Harris and Lois Bernstien. He is survived by Sally, daughter and...

Partnership2GETHER Visionaries

12.19.14 Issue by Mary Sue Grossman, Center for Jewish Life A picture of the wide diversity found in the Western Galilee was shared by four accomplished women from the Western Galilee  Diana Bletter, Dr. Janan Farraj-Falah, Kineret Hadar and Galit Aviram-Cohen, along...

Polsky family donates Amud

12.19.14 Issue by Nancy Coren, Susan Bass and Alan Polsky When Hyman Polsky was born in 1917, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the now century old Tifereth Israel Synagogue, was only four years old. The new congregation became a very important place for young Hyman. He became a...

Music and Memory

12.19.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Music is a popular recreational activity in long-term care facilities, and with good reason. Residents love performances and sing-alongs. Music uplifts the spirit. New research shows that personalized music playlists, delivered using iPods...

Samuel Ari Novak

12.19.14 Issue Samuel Ari Novak, son of Kim and Larry Novak, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Young Israel of Oak Park in Oak Park, Michigan. Samuel is a seventh-grade student at Yeshivat Akiva in Southfield, Michigan. His interests include reading,...

Cynthia Schneider

12.19.14 Issue by Margaret Kirkeby Cynthia Schneider passed away on Dec. 7 at age 91 from complications due to a fall. Services were held Dec. 11 at Temple Israel, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Schneider; daughter, Margy...

Phyllis E. Angrisane

12.19.14 Issue Phyllis E. Angrisane passed away at age 78. Services were held on Dec. 15 at the West Center Chapel. She is survived by her children, Dr. Michael Goldstein of Omaha and Dr. Beth Bernstein of Scarsdale, NY; grandchildren: Max, Blair, Sydney, Gayle, and...