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.

If you are a member of Temple Beth El who is need of pastoral support, please call our Clergy on Call line 704-576-5073. If it is a medical emergency, please dial 911.

We mourn the passing of:

Ellis Herbert Levinson, Husband of Mary Ann Levinson (z”l), Father of Hal (Holly) Levinson, Lynne (Morey) Sheffer, and Dan (Stacy) Levinson, Grandfather of Adam Levinson, David (Julie) Sheffer, Jacob Levinson, and Samantha Levinson, Great-grandfather of Abe, Miles, and Dean Sheffer, Brother of Gary (Julie) Levinson, on November 20, 2020.

Betty Levin, Mother of Myles Andrew (Loretta) Levin, Jonathan Paul (Kyle) Levin, Amy Jane Levin, and Samuel Alex (Carolyn) Levin, Grandmother of Bess Anne Levin, Peter Charles Levin, Martha Louise Levin, Benjamin Zachary Levin, Matthew Louis Levin, Emma Lilly Levin, and Jaime Lara Levin, on November 10, 2020.

Annette Handelsman, Wife of Irving Handelsman (z”l), Sister of Eleanor Sussman and Allen (Reba) Rothman, Cousin of Evelyn Polay, Mother of Sheryl (Shraga) Solomon, Marcia (Glenn) Winter, Leah (Avram) Safer, and Neil (Sharyn) Handelsman, Grandmother of Aryeh (Aliza), Chaim (Zehava), Meira (Achi), Yeddiya (Yael), and Mordechai Solomon;  Shimmy (Hagit), Daniel (Yael), Tziona (Bezalel), Elana (Netanel), and Benny (Renana) Winter; Haddassa (Chaim), Bracha, Meir, Yerucham (Hodaya), Moshe (Sarah), Nechama Shira (Simcha), Yosef Chaim (Ruchi), Ephraim and Sarale Safer; and Lara and Brian Handelsman, Great-grandmother of 40 great-grandchildren, on November 14, 2020.

Louis “Lou” Nachbauer, Father of Rebecca (Robin) Drechsel and Roberta (Len) Kelinson, Grandfather of Hannah Stutts, Rachael Drechsel (Colleen Michelson), and Rena (Peder) Skoog, Great-grandfather of Cora and Erik Skoog, on November 13, 2020.

David S. Bender, Husband of Barbara Bender, Brother of Sherri Bender and Roger Bender (z”l), Brother-in-law of Sue Radcliffe, Father of Michelle (Andy) Siegel, Eric Bender (Abby Brill), and Jeffrey (Kim) Bender, Grandfather of Shayla and Jocelyn Siegel, Zachary and Bryce Bender, and Catherine (z”l), Colin, and Caitlin Bender, on November 5, 2020.

Earnest Siesel, Husband of Pierrette Siesel, Brother of Sylvia Siesel, Father of Michael Siesel and Jason (Yami) Siesel, Grandfather of Isabella Siesel, Jaclyn Siesel, Jake Siesel, Bridget Siesel, and Brianna Siesel, on November 1, 2020.

Mary Frances McKeel, Wife of Charles “Sandy” Baylor McKeel (z”l), Mother of Deborah (Harry) Palefsky, Mary McKeel, and Elizabeth “Betsy” Gilchrist, Grandmother of Lauren (Robert) Unell, David (Kate) Palefsky, and Greyson Gilchrist, Great-grandmother of Riley and Miller Unell, and Winnifred Palefsky, on October 26, 2020.

Mazal Tov to:

Brenda and Richard Kennell on the birth of their granddaughter, Savannah Paige Kennell, on November 1, 2020. Proud parents are Adam and Nicola Kennell.