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Spring 2017 Tributes

From Nancy and Larry Star in memory of Carrie Cohen.

From Liz and Zach Lipner in honor of Rabbi Noach Shapiro for performing the marriage of Alexandra & Eric.

From Liz and Zach Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Todah Raba to the hosts of the BK Congregational Dinners (Andrea Peyser, Max and Melissa Polaner, Sha and Matt Lepore, Shelley Rappaport, Melissa Comerchero, Debbie Wohl, Jane and Harvey Susswein, Freyda and Alan Lazarus, Mia Schober-King, Mindy Rosenthal, Jill Stein, Debra and Richard Levy, Ellen and Marshal Kolba and Susan Herman).  Thank you an evening full of warmth and community.

From Lauren and Peter Meyer to Donald Spector and Susan Green:Condolences on the loss of Don's mother.

From Barbara Reisman and Eric Scherzer to the Lipners: Mazel Tov on Allie's wedding!

From Barbara Reisman and Eric Scherzer to Donald Spector and Susan Green:Mazel tov on the birth of Sage Bessie, and condolences on the loss of Don's mother.

From Jane and Harvey Susswein to Donald Spector and Susan Green:Mazal Tov on Sage's birth and condolences on Don's mother's passing.

From Lauren and Peter Meyer to Max and Melissa Polaner: Thank you for a wonderful evening! Another Bnai Keshet Success!

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel tov to Barbara Reisman and Eric Scherzer on the birth of their granddaughter, Esther Florence.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to Melissa Schaffer on her recent d’var Torah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to Ruth Lowenkron on her recent d’var Torah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to Ezra Rifkin for his reading on Shabbat morning.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to Suzanne Groisser Keller on her recent d’var Torah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel tov to Ian Harris on his bar mitzvah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to Magda Schaler-Haynes for leading the Kaplan Minyan discussion on Reproductive Rights.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel tov to Ian Mayoff on his bar mitzvah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to the Talmud Study Group (Jordan Sklar, Marty Fellner, Marty Fogel, Mia Schober- King, Martin Infeld and Nadav Lipkin) on completing Sanhedrin Volume One. 

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel tov to Eilat Herman on her bat mitzvah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel tov to Liyam Herman on his bar mitzvah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel tov to Anna Kupferman on her bat mitzvah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Todah raba to Aya Izrealy-Levi for coordinating and providing transportation for the Israel Story Live event crew.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Todah raba to Magda Schaler-Haynes for her sponsorship of the Israel Story Live event.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Todah raba to Stuart Brown for his work in set up and logistics for the Israel Story Live event

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Todah raba to Lisa Brennan for leading the communication and promotion of the Israel Story Live event.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Todah raba to Aaron Back for his help in the planning and promotion of the Israel Story Live event.

Winter 2017 Tributes

From Eric Scherzer in memory of Ray Rothman.

From Jane Susswein to Aya and Micha Levi in honor of Noam's Bar Mitzvah.

From Jane and Harvey Susswein to Naomi Grobstein: Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. 

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah raba to Martin and Marian Golan for being great Roabstees.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah raba to the Marianettes (Melody Kimmel, Betty Murphy, Andrea Peyser, Melissa Schaffer, Jenny Solomon and Sarah Wolman) and Jonathan Grupper, for their wonderful singing at the 11th Annual BK Roabst.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah rabah to the Martineers (Jonathan Grupper, Alan Berman, David Wish, and Craig Levine), the  rockin’  musicians of 11th annual BK Roabst, and to Griffin Kerbel for working the sound board.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner: Todah rabah to the Howard Kerbel for organizing the musical performance at the 11th annual BK Roabst, and to Betty Murphy, Jonathan Grupper, and Howard Kerbel for the great song lyrics.

From Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah rabah to Zach and Liz Lipner for organizing the 11th annual BK Roabst.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Mazel tov to Luis Schuchinski on your 80th birthday.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah raba to Denis Orloff for creating another wonderful Roabst crest.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah raba to Dan Epstein for photographing the 11th Annual BK Roabst.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah raba to Laurie Waite-Fellner , Mia Schober –King, Vicki Herbst, Greg Murphy, Jordan Sklar, Marty Fogel, Alan Berman and Paul Schatz for setting up the stage and room for the 11th Annual BK Roabst.

From Liz and Zach Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah raba to Susan Youdovin for lending your writing and editing skills.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Toda raba to the Roabsters  at the 11th Annual BK Roabst; Peter Herbst, Craig Levine, Jane Susswein, Harvey Susswein, Steve Rodner, Rabbi Elliott, Rabbi Ariann, and Jessica deKoninck.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Mazel tov to Sharon Freedman on the release of your CD, EMBODIMENT.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Mazel tov to Nancy Starr on the publication of your novel Sisters One, Two, Three.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah rabah and Yasher koach to the members of our Yarhzeit committee, Betty Murphy, Larry Drill, Amy Wax-Orloff, Catherine Brown, Cheryl Slutzky. Your dedication to perfection is inspiring.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner: Mazel tov to Griffin Kerbel on the completion of your undergrad studies at Muhlenberg College.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Mazel tov to Arielle Berman on passing the National Physical Therapy Exam.

From Liz and Zach Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua: Todah raba to Maricia Babbitt Gonsalves for joining the Hesed Committee.

 

Winter 2016 Tributes

From Liz and Zachary Lipner in memory of Marshall Lipner.

 From Liz and Zachary Lipner in memory of of Maralyn Lipner.

 

From Jane and Harvey Susswein in memory of Gail Sample's mother.

 

From Merelyn Dolins in memory of her mother Eva Trupin.

 

From Eric Scherzer in memory of Sonia and David Scherzer.

 

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel Tov to William Finkel on his bar mitzvah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel Tov to Amy Itkin and David Weinstein on their 25th Wedding Anniversary.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel Tov to Susan and Jules Titelbaum on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel Tov to Jemma Kushin on her bat mitzvah.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Wishing Judy Levey much happiness in her new home.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel Tov to Amy Wax and Denis Orloff on Elias and Kayla’s marriage.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; To Ellen Kolba, todah raba for your leadership on the Hesed Committee.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; todah rabah to Barbara Reisman and Eric Scherzer for sponsoring the scholar in residence Kiddush.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; todah rabah to Lauren Meyer and Janet Berman for sponsoring the farewell dessert for Judy Levey.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner and Howard Kerbel; todah raba to Beth Fuqua for coordinating the food drive.

From Marty Fogel to Marty Fellner. Many, Many Thanks for all your help in supporting, organizing, and assisting in every way, from start to finish, the Thread of Blue/Djangle Box concert. It was a huge success. Could not have done it without you!

From Jane and Harvey Susswein to Lauren and Peter Meyer. Mazal tov on your moves. Looking forward to seeing your new digs.
Love. Jane and Harvey

From Marty Fogel to Susan Youdovin, Lisa Brennan and Laurie Waite-Fellner. Thank you so much for your extraordinary efforts in creating and designing promotional materials that successfully publicized the Thread of Blue/ Djangle Box concert.

From Marty Fogel to Stuart Brown, Dan Epstein, Beth Fuqua, Jill Jeszeck, Tom Jeszeck, Craig Levine, and Andrea Peyser. Thank you all so much for all your time and effort to help make the Thread of Blue/Djangle Box concert a great success.

From Marty Fogel to Co Presidents Liz Lipner and Howard Kerbel. Thank you so much for your help and support to make the Thread of Blue/Djangle Box concert a successful BK event.

From Barbara Reisman to Roberta Elliott AND to Yael Silverberg-Urian for the Women's Shabbat.

From Barbara Reisman to Jane Susswein to thank her for all of her blanket-finishing help!

From Barbara Reisman to Susan Craig in memory of her husband Phillip Craig.

From Philip and Susan Craig  in memory of Robert Craig, Beatrice and Milton Palmer.

From Melissa Schaffer in memory of Marla Schachtman's mother.

From Liz and Zachary Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to the BK Kitchen Irregulars; Jared Berman, Alan Berman, Marty Infeld, Sam Sheps, Denis Orloff, Eric Schwimmer, Ira Karasick,Ed Davis, Marty Fellner, Steve Sanders, Jeffrey Sanders and Paul Shatz for making Latke Palooza a delicious success.

 

From Liz and Zach Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to Dan Epstein for leading the Latke Palooza team.

 

From Liz and Zach Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to Susan Youdovin, Lisa Brennan, Laurie-Waite Fellner, Jill Jeszeck,Craig Levine, Stuart Brown, Marty Fellner, Janet Berman and Andrea Peyser for coordinating the Creative Jewish Music with Thread of Blue and Djangle Box Project program.

 

From Liz and Zach Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Mazel tov to Max Ferrante on his bar mitzvah.

 

From Liz and Zach Lipner, Howard Kerbel and Beth Fuqua; Yasher koach to Melissa Polaner and Cynthia Green for leading the BK Marchers.

Wed, 29 March 2017 2 Nisan 5777