CCAR Newsletter Nov-Dec 2014 - 2

S H A R I N G OU R L I VES

!‫מזל טוב‬
We extend a joyous Mazal Tov to...
LEE BYCEL (NY '79) and JUDY PAM-BYCEL, on
the birth of their first grandchild, Eva Maayan
Bycel, on April 18, 2014. Eva is the daughter of
Liat and Micah Bycel.
HOLLY LEVIN COHN (C '00), on the occasion
of her son, Jacob Adin Cohn, being called to the
Torah as a bar mitzvah, on August 30, 2014.
ELLEN WEINBERG DREYFUS (NY '79) and
JIM DREYFUS, on the birth of their granddaughter,
Avital Nechama Richman-Dreyfus, born on October
16, 2014. Avital is the daughter of ELISABETH
RICHMAN (JTS '09) and BEN DREYFUS. She is
also the great-granddaughter of our teacher A.
STANLEY DREYFUS (C '46), ‫ ,ז״ל‬the great-niece
of MICHAEL WEINBERG (C '80), first cousinonce-removed of JESSICA LOTT (RRC '12) and
JOSH WEINBERG (J '13), and the great-greatgrandaughter of LEO BAECK (Hochschule für die
Wissenschaft des Judentums 1897), ‫.ז״ל‬
ALINA and THOMAS GARDNER (NY '08), on
the birth of their daughter, Runia Leah Gardner,
on September 10, 2014.
KIM GERINGER (NY '99) and COLIN DUNN,
on the marriage of their son, Adam GeringerDunn, to Erica Izenberg on October 12, 2014.
SHEILA GOLOBOY (C '97) and JUSTIN
BLOCK, on the birth of their son, Cooper
Jonathan, on September 28, 2014.

DEBRA HACHEN (NY '80) and PETER
WEINROBE, on the marriage of their daughter,
Melissa Weinrobe, to Alexander Lippitt III, on
October 11, 2014. Melissa is the granddaughter
of PEARL and DAVID S. HACHEN, ‫,ז״ל‬
(C '52) and the great-great-granddaughter of
SOL KORY, ‫( ,ז״ל‬C 1903).
JEAN and JON HADDON (NY '80), on the
birth of their granddaughter, Lucy Jean Olefson,
on October 4, 2014. Lucy was born to their
daughter, Abby Wellington, and Stephen Olefson.
FRANK HELLNER (NY '64) and VALERIE BOYDHELLNER, on the birth of their 12th grandchild,
Hannah-Sophia Miller, daughter of Rachel
Deborah Hellner and John Miller, on July 9,
2014.
DENA KLEIN (NY '00) and Dr. JONATHAN
HARRIS, on the occasion of their daughter,
Rachel Harris, being called to the Torah as a bat
mitzvah on August 30, 2014. Rachel is also the
granddaughter of ELLEN and RICHARD KLEIN
(NY '74).
ELLEN and RICHARD KLEIN (NY '74), on the
birth of their grandson, JACOB IRA KLEIN, on
October 15, 2014. Jacob is the son of Sarah and
Philip Klein and is the nephew of DENA KLEIN
(NY '00) and Dr. JONATHAN HARRIS.

STEVE and MICHELE MEDWIN (NY '97), on the
birth of their grandson, Theodor Witriol, on Oct.
16, 2014. Theodor is the son of Rachel Medwin
Witriol and Michael Witriol, and nephew of DAN
(LA '10) and LYDIA (LA '10) MEDWIN.
JONATHAN PROSNIT (NY '11) and ERIN
GLEESON, on the birth of their son, Ezra Jules
Gleeson Prosnit, on August 21, 2014. Ezra
is the first grandchild of WENDY and JAMES
PROSNIT (NY '81) and the nephew of ARIELLE
TRAUB and ETHAN PROSNIT (NY '13).
LISA RUBIN (NY '07) and HOWARD
NEUTHALER, on the birth of their son, Jaron
Joseph Neuthaler, on September 23, 2014.
JOSEPH STRAUSS (C '43), on the birth of his
13th great-grandchild, Ora Nechama, who was
born this past July. Ora, the daughter of Ilana
and Matt Bornstein, is the 9th grandchild of
NAOMI and HERSCHEL STRAUSS (C '75).
KARI HOFMAISTER TULING (C '04, '13)
and TOM TULING, on the occasion of her son,
Benjamin Isaiah Field, being called to the Torah
as a bar mitzvah on September 6, 2014. Ben is
also the son of Brian Field.
CHERYL and STEPHEN WYLEN (NY '80),
on the birth of their grandson, Ronen Shaiah
Abrahamian, on September 8, 2014. Ronen is
the son of Goldie and Daniel Abrahamian.

!‫כל הכבוד‬
We rejoice in the achievements and honors accorded to our colleagues...
BARBARA BORTS (LEO BAECK '81), on
receiving her Ph.D. from Durham University for
her research in the field of Jewish music, with her
thesis entitled "Mouths Filled with Song: AngloReform Judaism Through the Lens of Music."
LEE BYCEL (NY '79), who was appointed by
President Obama to serve on the Board of
Trustees of the United States Holocaust Memorial

Council and was subsequently appointed to the
Committee on Conscience.

where he founded the Religious Studies program
with a special attention to Jewish Studies.

DANA EVAN KAPLAN (J '94), on the
publication of The New Reform Judaism by the
Jewish Publication Society in December 2013.

ISRAEL ZOBERMAN (C '74), whose
article concerning his stay in Israel during
Operation Protective Edge was inserted into the
Congressional Record by Congressman Scott
Rigell (R) of Virginia on September 11, 2014.

ALLEN PODET (C '62), on his retirement after
forty years at State University New York at Buffalo,

‫המקום ינחם‬

We send our condolences to...
The family of PNINA BERGMAN, the widow of
our colleague ROBERT BERGMAN (C '55), who
died on September 1, 2014.
NEIL BRIEF (NY '60), on the death of his wife,
ERICA BRIEF on October 6, 2014.
,
RITA and HILLEL COHN (C '63), on the death
of her father, Samuel (Sam) Jarson, on September
26, 2014.
HELAINE and SION DAVID (C '66), on the death
of his brother, Ralph David, on September 18,
2014. Among the mourners is nephew, BRAHAM

DAVID (JTS '03).
LORI and ALLEN FREEHLING (C '67), on the
death of their son, David Matthew Freehling, on
August 24, 2014.
ELYSE GOLDSTEIN (NY '83) and BARUCH
SIENNA, on the death of her mother, Terry
Goldstein, on May 1, 2014. Terry was Director
of NFTY for 21 years and inspired hundreds of
"her kids" to become rabbis, cantors, Jewish
educators, and passionate Reform Jews.
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CAROL and MARK GROSS (C '77, LA '02), on
the death of his mother, Corinne Inez Gross, on
September 9, 2014.
LAURA SCHWARTZ HARARI (LA '08), on
the death of her aunt, Eleanor (Ellie) Schwartz
on September 18, 2014. During her decades of
service to the Reform Movement, Ellie was Associate
Director of NFTY, and later Associate Director, then
Executive Director of the Women of Reform Judaism.
Ellie was also made an honorary member of
NAORRR. Among the mourners is her great-niece,
CARMIT HARARI (C '08).



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