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Community Lifecycles


Temple Beth El Lifecycle Events

If you are a member of Temple Beth El and have had a recent lifecycle event that you would like us to know about, please contact the Clergy office 704-749-3043 or ClergyOffice@templebethel.org

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We mourn the passing of:

Roy Neal Rosen, Son of Estelle and Murray (z”l) Rosen, Brother of Susan Patterson (z”l) and Carl Rosen (Freda), Uncle of Adriana Rosen Canan (Rob), Grand Uncle of Bobby on Saturday, November 18, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at the Hebrew Cemetery on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11:00 am.

Etta Faith (Fay) Gottlieb Sinkoe on Friday, November 17th. Mother of Louis (Kevin), Beverly (Michael), Brenda, and Marci; Grandmother of Drew, Jessica, Eva, and Lynnsey (Corey). Shiva will be observed at Temple Israel on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30 pm.

Edwina “Eddie” Leighton, Wife of Charles “Charlie” Leighton (z”l), Mother of Michael (z”l), Deborah, Steven (Suzanne), and Richard (Leah) Leighton, Grandmother of Rebecca, Joshua, Derek, Ryan, and Alex on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Susan Renee Klein, Mother of Josh Klein (Renee), Sister of David Rosenberg (Sally) and Jerry Rosenberg (z”l), Aunt of Stacey, Emily, Michael, and Martin on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Amy Lynn Jacobson, Mother of Nicole, Brenden and Megan Pinkley, Daughter of Sharon Jacobson (Gary Schwab) and Ed Jacobson (Ann) on October 22, 2017. Amy is also lovingly remembered by the family nanny, Maria Araujo. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, North Carolina Chapter.

Mary Sinatra Rutman, Wife of Leon Rutman, Mother of Tynan Sinatra (Christine), Michael Sinatra-McCracken (Patricia) and David Sinatra (z”l), Stepmother of Dr. Matthew Rutman (Neeta) and Ruth Giovanni (Martin), Grandmother of Jasper, Annabelle and Tristan, Step Grandmother of Arianna, Jonah, Joseph, Henry and Isabel, Sister of Rosemary Trompeter (Chris), Geraldine Allen (Doug), David Mead (Juli), Michael Mead (z”l) (Kathleen) and Nicholas Mead, Jr (z”l), Aunt of many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Edward “Eddie” Grunberg, Husband of Linda Cowan Grunberg, Father of Temple member Robyn Wolkofsky (Evan) and Marc Grunberg (Lauren), Grandfather of Brooke, Ryan, Jessica and Julian on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Union, New Jersey.

Mazel tov to:

Mazel Tov to Bob & Judy Kufert on the birth of their granddaughter, Kaylee Saphira Kufert-Shuman on November 11, 2017. Proud Parents are Ben Kufert & Caroline Shuman.

Kim & Matt Schultz on the birth of their daughter, Audrey Jacqueline Schultz on September 11, 2017. Proud Brother is Aaron, Proud Grandparents are Lana & Howard Schultz and Beverly Lyall (Arden z”l).

Jessica & Nicolas Dohy on the birth of their son, Easton Alexander Dohy on September 7, 2017. Proud Grandparents are Wayne & Sandra Wolchok, Jerry & Terri Fishman, Christian & Sue Dohy, and Marc & Sharon Bickler.

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:

Evelyn Berger on Friday, November 17th. Mother of Lance (Lesley); Grandmother of Dory, Adam, and Alison; Great-grandmother of Jacob, Emily, and Jack.

Nechama bat Issachar, of blessed memory (mother of Adriana Reifman Kielmanowicz) on the 25th of Cheshvan (November 14, 2017). Shiva will be observed by Adriana in Brazil.