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Lifecycle News 2017-08-22T15:27:08+00:00

Mazel Tov: Our congratulations to:

Hedyth Fishman on the birth of a granddaughter, Riva Bella Iankelevich on Aug. 4, 2017. Proud parents are Monica Fishman and David Iankelevich of New York, New York. Riva is welcomed by siblings, Samuel and Mia. Riva is the granddaughter of the late Bob Fishman.

Susan Kurtison on the wedding of her son, David, to Tara Feld, on July 29, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. William & Anita Mancoll on the birth of a grandson, Abraham Lev, on June 2, 2017. Proud parents are Sarah and Peter Mancoll of Takoma Park, Maryland. Abraham is welcomed by siblings, Sammy (4) and Maayan (2).

Edna & David Shamash on the birth of a grandson, Liev Philip on June 1, 2017. Proud parents are Naomi & Dan Krupnick of Washington, D.C.


NehamaWe extend heartfelt condolences and support to:

Wife Goldie Luftglas; daughters Frieda Luftglas and Elaine Levison and her husband Art; son-in-law Stephen Barshay and his wife Janice; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and their entire family on the passing of Roman Luftglas, August 11, 2017/19 Av 5777. Funeral services will be on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 11:00 am in the Main Sanctuary at The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, with interment immediately following at The Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, 1361 Berlin Turnpike, in Wethersfield. Following interment, shiva will be held on Sunday at the Luftglas residence, 5 Hosmer Drive, West Hartford, until 5 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m., and on Monday and Tuesday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:30-9:00 p.m., with minyan at 7:00 p.m. each night. Roman was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Sharon Barshay. Memorial donations may be made to the Sharon Barshay Music Fund at The Emanuel Synagogue.

Mother, Marilyn (Kosoff) Epstine Benson; sisters, Joy Gerber, Terry Wiedman and her husband Ira, and Ruth Brown and her husband Marc; brothers, Peter Epstine and his wife JoAnn, and Michael Benson; several nieces and nephews; and their entire family on the passing of Brad Steven Epstine, June 19, 2017/25 Sivan 5777. Graveside funeral services were held on Sunday, June 25, at the Fairview Cemetery, 200 Whitman Avenue, in West Hartford. Memorial donations may be made to the Emanuel Synagogue, to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 20 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Daughter Sandra Needelman and her husband Marc; son Michael Katzman and his wife Pam; grandchildren; great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Beatrice Harris and Rita M. Tafaro; and their entire family on the passing of Joseph “Zadie” Katzman, June 16, 2017/23 Sivan 5777.  23 Sivan is also the yahrzeit of his beloved wife, Norma. Funeral services will be on Monday, June 19, at 1:00pm, at the Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive in West Hartford. Interment with full military honors will follow at the First Ludmir Benevolent Cemetery, Cleveland Ave. Extension, Hartford, off Tower Avenue.  Memorial donations may be made to the Emanuel Synagogue; Jewish War Veterans, Sgt. John L. Levitow Post 45, c/o Mel Marcus, 52 Republic Drive, Apt. 154, Bloomfield, CT, 06002; or to the Odie’s Orchard Hill Rescue, 542 Hopmeadow Street #243, Simsbury, CT 06070.

Sons Aaron and Micah Tsukroff, daughter Annaliese Tsukroff, mother Judith P. Tsukroff, sisters, Iris Weaver, Eliana Tsukroff and her husband Fred Spaeth, brothers Milo Tsukroff and his wife Karin, Nathan Tsukroff and his wife Susan, Ray Tsukroff and his husband Keith Stone, Brandon Tsukroff, Kevin Tsukroff; 9 nieces, 7 nephews, and 2 great-nieces and their entire family on the passing of their father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle Ian Tsukroff , June 2, 2017/8 Sivan 5777. FDonations in Ian’s memory may be made to Temple Beth El, 118 Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Wife Estelle Freed, sons, Michael Freed and Andrew Freed and his wife Tracy; grandchildren, Emily Freed and her husband Brad Hershbein, Zachary Freed and his wife Karen, Amanda Freed, Alexandra Freed, Jack Freed and Charlotte Freed; great-granddaughter Addison Freed; and their entire family on the passing of Myron Freed, May 30, 2017/6 Sivan 5777. Memorial donations may be made to the Emanuel Synagogue or to the charity of one’s choice.

Daughter Helene and her husband Gary Fisher, son Larry and his wife Julie Cohen; grandchildren, Matthew and Jeremy Fisher, Nicholas and Alexis Cohen; brother-in-law Donald Cohen; and their entire family on the passing of Sylvia Cohen, May 31, 2017/6 Sivan 5777. Sylvia was predeceased by her beloved husband of blessed memory, Norman Cohen. Memorial donations may be made to the Minyonaires’ Club of the Emanuel Synagogue or to J.C.S.O. Acknowledgments may be sent c/o Helene Fisher, 1684 Pembrook Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002.