Mazel Tov: Our congratulations to:
Michal Lowenstein on the birth of her grandson, Yossi Shabtai, on Nov. 3, 2018. Proud parents are Shmuel & Chaya Glaspar. Proud great-grandparents are Dovid & Mira Cohen. Yossi Shabtai is welcomed by his sister, Mizrahi. Michal Lowenstein on the birth of her granddaughter, Leah Rahel, on Jan. 1, 2019. Proud parents are Elizabella & Michael Cohen. Leah Rahel is welcomed by her brothers, Indigo, Avigdor, Percival, Yaakov and Vaughn.
Michal Lowenstein on the marriage of her grandson, Vanda Benjamin Quinones of Borough Park, Brooklyn, to Shifra Talia Mendelssohn of Kfar Chabad, Israel, on Dec. 8, 2018, in Jerusalem, Israel. The couple will reside in Jerusalem
Lynn Talit Graham on the birth of her granddaughter, Ella Brauna (Esther Brauna), on Dec. 29, 2018. Proud parents are Ron & Lisa Talit
of West Hartford. Ella is welcomed by her siblings, Lilliana, Benjamin and Joseph. Proud maternal grandmother is Deborah Freedman.
Risa & Alan Davidson on the birth of their grandson, Noah Benjamin, on Nov. 11, 2018. Proud parents are Bre & Gregg Schwartz of Northampton, MA. Noah is welcomed by his brother, Ari Joshua. Proud aunt and uncle are Cassie Seinuk and Mike Davidson and cousin Fiona Jo.
Rabbi David Small and Debbie Chameides on the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Trudi to Eyal Salomon, son of Ruchama and Marcel Salomon. Mazal tov also to grandparents Dr. Leon and Jean Chameides and Sarah Small.
Nehama: We extend heartfelt condolences and support to:
Sister-in-law Beth Goldberg; nephew Gerald (Karen) Goldberg; and their entire family on the passing of Irwin Duftler, Jan. 7, 2018 /1 Shevat 5779. Funeral services and burial took place Jan. 8 on Long Island. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beth and Benjamin Goldberg Endowment Fund at The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117.
Wife Julia Filshtein; four daughters, Inna Sysman and her husband William, Anna Filshtein Alvares and her husband Luis, Laura Filshtein, and Teresa Filshtein Sonmez and her husband Ozan; five grandchildren; and their entire family on the passing of: Eugene L. Filshtein, Dec. 11, 2018 /13 Tevet 5779.
Brother, Dr. John G. Pitegoff and his wife Anne Martha;nephew and niece, Curtis Pitegoff and Molly Pitegoff; and their entire family on the passing of Robert “Bob” H. Pitegoff, Dec. 12, 2018 /4 Tevet 5779. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite C, West Hartford, CT 06117; The Pitegoff Family Fund at The Emanuel Synagogue or to a charity of your choice.
Daughters, [Emanuel members] Betty Weintraub and her husband Alan, Ruth Ann Sugerman, and Claudia Akerstein; son, Richard Sugerman; grandchildren, Ari (Michelle) Akerstein, Ilana (Pablo) Calderon, Eli (Christine Hurley) Akerstein; Justin and Lia Weintraub and Samantha and Nathan Sugerman; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Aaron; and their entire family on the passing of Beverly Sugerman, Dec. 16, 2018 /8 Tevet 5779. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beverly Gomberg Sugerman and Nathaniel Sugerman Memorial Garden at Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Street, Providence, RI 02906.
Daughters, Sheila and her husband Jonathan Mellitz of West Hartford and Paula and her husband Michael Young of Farmington, Maine; grandchildren, Megan Jean Morris, Tyler Morris and Dan & Kate Mellitz; a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Mellitz; and their entire family on the passing of Jean Sanofsky,. November 18, 2018 /10 Tevet 5779. Memorial contributions may be made to Hoffman SummerWood, 160 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117.
Daughters Celia Dondes and her husband Robert Kerzner of Clinton, CT, and Irene Connors and her husband Michael of Minnetonka, MN; two grandsons, Brian Kerzner and his wife Jessica and Ben Kerzner and his wife Tiffany; and their entire family on the passing of Rosalind Dondes, Nov. 21, 2018 / 13 Kislev 5779. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosalind’s memory may be made to: The Emanuel Synagogue,The Kerzner Family Scholarship Fund at CCSU, or The Jewish War Veterans of Hartford, P.O. Box 150, Bloomfield, CT 06002.
Wife, Maxine Marcus; three children, Martin Marcus and his wife Fran, Heidi Shepard and her husband Bruce, and Karen Marcus; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and their entire family on the passing of Melvin Marcus, Nov. 19, 2018/11 Kislev 5779. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish War Veterans of Hartford, Sgt. John Levitow Post 45, P.O. Box 150, Bloomfield CT 06002 or a charity of one’s choice.
Wife, Victoria Danzig; children, Julie (Bob), David, and Bob (Kathy); five grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Emanuel members Tyba and Edwin Geller; and their entire family on the passing of Dr. Alan Mark Nahum, Nov. 10, 2018/2 Kislev 5779. Burial was private in La Jolla, CA.