Community Lifecycles


Temple Beth El Lifecycle Events

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We mourn the passing of:

Neal Callif, Brother of Marvin Callif (Sera) and Shirley Callif, Father of David (Lynn), Janet and Steve Callif, Grandfather of Rob (Rachael) and Dustin (Lisa) Callif on April 18th, 2017.

Ansel Meyer Morganstein, brother of Mel Morganstein (Judy), uncle of Barrie Morganstein (Matthew Goldstein), on April 17, 2017.

Mike Tunney, Husband of Natalie Tunney, Father of Sean Tunney, Brother of David Tunney and Mark Tunney, Son-in-law of Iris Schnipper, Brother-in-law of Stuart Schnipper and Mitchell Schnipper, on April 9, 2017.

Carol H. Galloway, mother of Wendi Sadinsky (Matthew); grandmother of Jordan, Madison, Carson, and Jackson died on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Diana Saltzman, mother of Linda Wasser (Steven), Grandmother of Maxwell, Sophie, Gracie, on March 28, 2017.

Mazel tov to:

Rachel and Roger Viquez on the birth of their daughter, Tali Rae, on April 17, 2017.

Sharon and Shai Fargian on the birth of their daughter, Maya Miriam, on April 17, 2017.

Jennifer and Ethan Begun on the birth of their son, Dylan Sawyer Begun, on April 7, 2017.

Jess Garfield and Nicholas Weldy on the birth of their son, Charles Isaac Weldy on March 11, 2017.

Howard Ross and Paula Cagan, who were married on January 8, 2017.

Eliza Lieberman, daughter of Katya Lezin and David Lieberman, who was elected as next year’s NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President. Being a NFTY North American Board member is an incredible honor that comes with many responsibilities and duties. The Board works to both maintain and progress the Reform movement from generation to generation.


Other Community Lifecycle Events

Our community mourns the passing of:

Sheila Fisher on Friday, April 14th. Mother of Nicki (Jonathan Gould) Fisher, Jeffrey (Valerie) Fisher, and Neil (Debbie) Fisher. Grandmother of Alyssa Levine, Diana Smith, David Levine, Natalie Fisher, Casey Fisher, Jamie Fisher, Hannah Fisher, and Zachary Fisher. Sister of Sylvia Bloom. Great-grandmother of two great-grandchildren.

Joseph Chase, Yosef ben Moshe, of blessed memory [Father of Ira Chase]. The funeral was in Charleston, SC on Monday, April 10. Ira can be reached at the home of his mother 843-556-1383

Martha Sussman, Masha Bas Avraham Yitzchak, of blessed memory, [mother of Alan Sussman].

Mazel tov to:

Rebecca & Jason Dranove on the birth of baby girl, Eliza Sara, born on Sunday, April 23. Proud big sister is Leah; Proud grandparents include Heidi & Stephen Kramer (NC), and Heide & Paul Dranove (GA).

Myra & Tony Steech on the birth of baby boy, Asher Jean Steech, born on Thursday, April 20. The proud grandparents are Carmen Fragoso and Dan Steech. The proud great-grandfather is Trinidad Fragoso.

Tracy & Daniel Lisk on the birth of baby girl, Sadie Lynn, born on Friday, April 14. Proud grandparents include Linda & Mark Goldsmith, and Carol Lisk; Proud great-grandparents include Barbara & Jerry Levin, and Joan Goldsmith.

Carolyn and Prescott Van Buskirk on the birth of their son, Barrett Marshall on April 14, 2017. Proud grandparents are Craig and Dorothy Madans. Proud great-grandmother is Audrey Madans.