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Annual Memorial Book




2020 - 2021








Temple Beth Sholom

Smithtown, NY


Annual Memorial Book

2020 - 2021 


    Following the practice observed by most Conservative congregations, our Temple Beth Sholom leadership has approved the preparation in printed form, of the enclosed memorial names to be distributed to our worshippers before the High Holy Days and Festival “Yizkor” services.


     It is with the avowed purpose of enhancing our religious services that we once again offer this brochure, “The Annual Memorial Book” for the year 5781.  We confidently trust that it will be kindly received in that spirit.


   Gary M. Klein D.D.S.







Jonathan Waxman..................................Rabbi


Elliott T. Spar..........................Rabbi Emeritus









Gary M. Klein D.D.S.



Vice President


Richard J. Firestone D.D.S.


Recording Secretary


Paul Taub


Financial Team &

Immediate Past Presidents


Glenda Smith & Steve Wunderlich






“To Love the Lord, That is Our Life And the Length of Our Days”



   In this Memorial Book are the names of our loved ones, whom we remember this day with heartfelt affection and unforgettable devotion.  They have achieved immortality in the lengthened shadows of our House of God.  Through the spiritual strength and creative Jewish influences of Temple Beth Sholom, we are assured of the underlying qualities of the people of Israel and our imperishable heritage -- the faith of Israel.


     Yizkor should be observed on the evening of the anniversary of the death of the deceased and at synagogue worship.


      It is customary on the anniversary to offer a contribution to the Temple in memory of your dearly departed.


Yom Kippur.........Wednesday Oct. 5, 2022

Shemini Atzeret....Monday, Oct. 17,2022

Passover..............Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Shavuot................Friday May 26, 2023




    In this solemn hour we recall this day our dear departed whose names have been permanently affixed on our Memorial Wall.  They shall ever be gratefully honored by us and eternally enshrined in our hearts and minds.  We pray Thee O God for the peace of their souls and for comfort to those who mourn their passing.  Let us now in silence contemplate their memories, both of those whose names are perpetuated on our Memorial Tablets and the names sent “In Memorium” for this Day of Remembrance.



    • Memorial Tablets
    • Tree of Life
    • Dedicated Sanctuary Seats
    • Dedicated Bema Podiums and Doors







Clara & Adolph Ader                Harriet & Jack Ader

Sol & Sylvia Ader

Leo Ader

Elizabeth & Isidore Fishbein

Jennie & Max Fischbein

Natalie & Samuel Fischell

Faye Lambersky

Harold & Miriam Lambersky

Evelyn Danners


Laurance Caplan                                 The Alperin Family

Leslie Alperin                                              


Sheila Berg                                         The Berg Family

Murray & Ida Berg

Irving & Frieda Blumenthal

Ilene Winkler


Ruth and Jerome Berger                      Noreen & Darryl Berger


Paul Kaufman                                   Alan and Jodi Cohn

Edgar Cohn

Elinor Bramson Cohn Froehlich


Anne Cutler                                      Carole & Sheldon Cutler

Rebecca and Joseph Friedman

Esther and Abraham Steinholtz


Martin Drew                                     Michael & Zindelle Drew

Ephraim Dobrin

Anne Dobrin





Norma Firestone                                 Dr. Richard & Bina Firestone

Harry Feinstein

Frima Feinstein

Stanley Dunitz

Dunitz Family

Seidel Family

Dr. Stanley Oldak

Harry & Jeanette Firestone

Clara and Irving Dunitz


Harry and Ida Fischthal                         Marv & Lorraine Fischthal

Ida Buchman Zarisky

Sol Zaritsky

Samuel Buchman

Cora Brazinsky                                

Estelle Dorushkin

Stuart & Libby Buchman

Frida & Murray Rosenthal


Jean Fiterman                                   Dr. Michael & Ellen Fishkin

Murray Fiterman

Barbara Fiterman Chess

Harold Fishkin


Jack Friedman                                  David & Rebecca Friedman

Irving Young

Jacklyn Friedman

Trudy Brown

Evelyn VivienYoung

Brian Young

Morris Friedman

Rose Friedman

Mildred Novikoff

Marcus Young

Ray Young





Nancy Gelbien                                  Mindy & Anthony Giambalvo

Rose Gross

Abe Gross

Anna Gelbien

Joseph Gelbien

Meyer Gelbein


Herbert Goldfarb                               Milly & Glenn Goldfarb  

Eugene Segarnick                             

Sylvia Segarnick


Edith & Sydney Golub                       Dr. Lorne & Bonny Golub

Rae & Lou Moss

Allan Hilford

David Golub

Murray Golub

Earl Simmons


Norman Greenberg                            Susan & Michael Gordon

Sonia Greenberg

Harold Gordon

Joan Gordon


Sidney Hoffman                                Carol Haymes

Tillie Hoffman                                 

Eva Haymes

Samuel Haymes

Carl Haymes


Alice Hersh                                      Stephen Hersh

Laura Hersh

Albert Hersh





Susan Israel                                      Sheila & Mark Israel

Sadye Fink

Morris Fink

Dora Israel

Solomon Israel

Sidney Kleiner


Clare Woloshen                                 Rachel Katz &

Leon Woloshen                                 Bette & Marvin Katz

Dorothy Katz

Murray Katz

Ruth Schack

Ray Schack 


Shirley & Joe Katz                            Naomi & Richard Kessler

Marion & Harold Kessler


Max Kigner                                      The Kigner Family

Frieda Greenberg

Esther Baum

Boris Baum


Norma Firestone                               Fern & Gary Klein

Fannie Klein

Harry Feinstein

Irving Klein

Sidney Klein

Marlene Rimler

Sidney Firestone

Bernard Fleischer

Jeanette Firestone





David Burris                                      Sheila Konfino

Pauline Burris

The Lebowitz Family

Albert Fisher


Eileen Rice                                       Cheryl & Michael Krome

Alan Krome                                     & Family

Loretta Lewis

Ted Rice


Justin Kronrad                                  Robert & Dona Kronrad

Pauline Kronrad

Jacob Kronrad                     

B. Slamet Bowo

Eko Kusdariyanto

M.M. Sudariyah S. Bowo                               


Pamela Langenthal                            Jerome S. Langenthal

Max & Jean Langenthal                    Mindy Langenthal                                                                       

                                                         Sandi Langenthal


Mildred Lederman                             Sy Lederman

Hyman Lederman

Walter Lederman

Mae Lederman

Jayne Gerst


Sandy Platzner                                  Dale & Jack Lee

Norma Platzner

Steven Platzner





Linda Lipp                                       Robert Lipp

Ira Krakower                                   

Elaine & Joseph Krakower

Stella Kanarek

Bruce Winick

Paula Olsen

Debbie Winick

Michael Lipp


Edna Jacobi                                      Madarash Family

Menahem Jacobi

Sidney Wolff

Sadie Greenberg

Frank Greenberg

Barton Needle


Esther Miller                                       Enid and Edward Miller

Arthur William Miller

Howard Adam Miller

Sylvia Miller

Arthur Miller


Bess Nelson                                     Elaine Nelson

Dora Berk

Sidney Berk

Harvey Nelson

Irwin Berk

Leo Nelson

Lanny Berk

Bernie Nelson


Regina (Lima) & Walter Wind             June & Jerry Pashkin

Phyllis & Milton Pashkin

Joseph Frisina

Rebecca (Bea) Neushotz

Syde & Jack Riegelhaupt

Family Members & Victims of the Holocaust





Marvin B. Reynolds                           Cantor Carla Reynolds


Sidney Rothfarb                                Anita Rothfarb

Isidore Rothfarb

Tillie Bleier

Abe Bleier

Rebecca Rothfarb

Iris Greenberg


David Rubinstein                               Cantor Alan Rubinstein

Craig Rubinstein                               & Family

Isidore & Clara Schachter

Israel & Mollie Rubinstein

       Roslyn Rubinstein


Goldie Schaer                                   Sidney & Barbara Schaer

Hyman Schaer


Saul Shenkman                                Barry & Dahlia Shenkman

Edith Shenkman                             

Rose Beren

Bernard Beren

Bertha Shenkman

Louis Shenkman

Jacob & Yocheved Liscovitch

Dr. Saul Zavell

Sarah Zavell


Joy & Charles Graifer                        Elyse & Steven Shuster

Marjorie & Paul Shuster


Arthur & Mollie Hartstein                   Phyllis & Jerry Simon

Sadie “Sally” Suskowitz Simon

Robert Simon





Myra & Theodore Paul                       Glenda Smith

Augusta & Irving Frank                                 

Etta & Herman Paul


Lawrence Malkin                              Marilyn Malkin Speight

Dorothy Malkin

Samuel Malkin

Minnie Edelman


Abraham & Martha Stein                    Michael & Jean Stein  & Family


Gustav Fishman                                Paul & Thelma Taub

Rae Fishman

Nathan Taub

Bella Taub

Hal Taub

Barbara Taub


Rabbi Mordecai & Ruth Waxman         Rabbi Jonathan Waxman

Rabbi Meyer & Sarah Waxman            and Sarrae Crane

Reuben Waxman

Chaim & Bertha Bilgrary                                                       

Ann Ruth Gartzman Crane

Barbara P. Crane

Dr. Norman B. Crane

Naomi Perlman

Mark Perlman

Dr. N. Harry Gartzman

Sarah & Herman Gartzman

Minnie & Herman Cohen

Lillian G. Shatz

Gerald Gartzman

Sophie Borkan

Bess G. Rothbaum

Harold Gantz





Michael J. Weiss                               Steven, Diane, Lauren Weiss


Richard H. Watov                              The Weiss Family,

Sylvia Watov                                    Ron, Denise, Josh & Ariel

Dorris Mines

Jerry Mines

Savta Frieda            


Herbert Shapiro                                 Jodi, Ken, Amanda & Brock

Ruth Shapiro                                                Whitman

Helene Whitman


Dustin Wunderlich                             Debbie & Steve Wunderlich

Jessie Wunderlich

Nat Wunderlich

Magda Gelman

Sam Gelman

Shelli Wunderlich


Oscar Zuckerman                              Dr. Mark Zuckerman & Family

Raymond Zuckerman








  The laws of mourning are observed in the case of the death of certain relatives:  father, mother, husband, wife, son, daughter, brother or sister (including half-brother or half-sister).  The Hebrew term for mourning is Avelut, for mourner is Avel.




   The Hebrew term Keriah, rending the garment worn by the mourner, refers to the rite performed before the funeral.  In the case of a parent, the rent is made on the left side over the heart.  In the case of other blood relatives, the rent is made on the right side.  In some Jewish communities, a black ribbon is worn by the Avelim:  it is cut in the manner described above.  It is the outer symbol of a torn and broken heart.  It is obligatory upon both men and women.  As the Keriah is made, the mourner recites the following blessing:


Bo-ruch Atoh Ado-noy Elo-hey-nu Me-lech

Ha-Olom Da-yan Ha-Emes.

“Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King

Of the Universe, the true Judge.”





Shivah is the Hebrew term meaning seven days of mourning.  It begins immediately after the funeral.  The day of burial is counted as the first day:  it ends on the morning of the seventh day, one hour being regarded as a full day.


    • When vexing questions concerning traditional Jewish practices arise, consult the Rabbi.  Too frequently well -intentioned members of the family or friends will offer advice that may be based on some superstitious practice or on some local custom which has no authoritative basis in the Jewish law.  Only a very few Jewish mourning  practices are brought here, the most general and universal ones.


   Mourners remain in their homes during the weekdays of the SHIVAH, but may attend Synagogue services on Friday evening and Sabbath morning.  They should not transact any business during this period.  Marital relations are forbidden.  Household duties may be done by the mourners for their own use.  Persons compelled to work for others for their maintenance may do so after three days have passed.


   Mourners are supposed to sit on low stools or chairs.  They should wear slippers, traditional symbols of mourning.  They should not take part in any festivity or amusememt during the first thirty days after the death of a relative, during the first twelve months after a parent.

   Covering mirrors in house of mourning is not based on any Jewish law.  Many authorities regard this practice as superstitious.  Others interpret it symbolically saying that it is unseemly to be vain in the presence of death and sorrow.


   Whenever one mentions the name of the deceased, it is a beautiful Jewish custom to add the phrase in Hebrew:

O-lovha-sholom, “Peace be upon him!” for a male; and O-leho-ha-sholom, “Peace be upon her!” for a female.




  Mourners should attend services as part of a Minyan (a religious quorum of ten Jewish adults) to recite the

mourner’s Kaddish three times daily, morning, afternoon, and evenings; the afternoon and evening services follow within a few minutes of each other.


   A mourner is supposed to say the Kaddish for a period of eleven months from the date of burial.


   The Kaddish prayer is of ancient but uncertain origin.  It is foreshadowed in the Bible and is mentioned in the writings of ancient teachers and mystics, but it is not mentioned in its entirety in the Bible, Mishna, Talmud or Midrash.  The Kaddish is apparently a prayer which grew gradually from generation to generation until about 700 or 800 C.E.  It aquired the form which is found in our prayer books.


   The Kaddish has no reference to death in it.  It expresses man’s glorification of God.  It supplicates God for the coming of His Kingdom upon earth.  It prays for peace upon the House of Israel.  It is Israel’s noblest expression of faith in God and His goodness, said by the mourner in the presence of life’s deepest sorrow--the death of a dear and beloved one.  When we stand before the open, dark grave that swallows what was dearest to us here on earth, Judaism bids us proclaim our faith in the God of Life, in the goodness of Life, in the coming of His Kingdom of justice, truth and peace for all His children.  We exclaim:  “Blessed be the Name of the Lord”.







  Yahrzeit, or Year’s Time, is the anniversary of the death of a dear one.  This name first occurs in a book called Minhagim by Isaac of Tyrnau in the 14th or 15th century.


   Yahrzeit is observed solemnly.  A light should be kindled in the home on the eve of the anniversary of death which is usually reckoned by the Hebrew calendar.  It should remain lighted until sunset the next day.  All amusements and festivities should be avoided.  Every effort should be made to say Kaddish in the synagogue at the three services: evening, morning and afternoon.  Jewish tradition encourages the performance of a Mitzvah, a meritorious deed, on that day, such as:  study a portion of the Torah, act as Baal, Reader of Services, and giving a donation in the memory of the departed to a religious, educational, or philanthropic cause.


   Yahrzeit is reckoned according to the day of interment in the first year.  But in following years it is observed on the day of death.





   Yizkor is the first word of the phrase Yizkor Elohim Nishmat...(“May God remember the soul of......”)  It is a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dear one, recited in Synagogue by a son, daughter or other close relative.   It varies according to the sex and relationship of the person mentioned.



   Yizkor is usually said by relatives on four occasions in the year:  Yom Kippur, the eighth day of Passover, the

second day of Shavout and Shemini Atzeret.  A monetary donation offered with it is usually given to the Synagogue.


   The El Mole Rahamim is recited for the mourners at funerals, at Yahrzeit, and at the time of their visit at the graves of their departed.  It may be offered on Mondays and Thursdays after the reading of the Torah.  And on Yom Kippur and the last days of the Festivals, it is the climatic prayer of the memorial service.




  There is no definite rule about visiting the cemetery after the death of a dear one.   The usual practice is not to go to the cemetery for a period of thirty days after burial.




   According to tradition, the Tombstone is erected and dedicated preferably towards the end of the first year of interment.


“May the Almighty comfort you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”

“The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away!  Blessed be the name of the Lord”





   The synagogue is our spiritual home and the treasure house from which we draw the inspiration and guidance of our forefathers.  As we support its sacred work, we give life to those who preceded us.


   Testamentary legacies and endowments can be made to honor the departed by serving the living.




Rebbitzen Sondra Lee Spar




Chauncey Ingram

Dr. Jack Hanover

Dr. Lawrence Karp

Irving Singer

Dr. Kenneth Kronman

Dr. Fred Fischler

Lee W. Phillips

Dr. Marvin Winston

Bernard Kaplan

Donald Berman

Mon, March 27 2023 5 Nisan 5783