October Yarhzeits

10/2 Jennie H. Cohen

10/2 Mark A. Fleishman

10/2 Harry From

10/2 Philip Weintraub

10/2  William Wimpy

10/3  Linda Rosenberg

10/3  Joel L. Tanenbaum

10/4  Bernard Litoff

10/7 Lewis Collins

10/7  Allen London

10/8  Sigmund Litoff

10/9  Anna Adler

10/9 Jeff Kaplan

10/9 Barry M. List

10/9  Abraham Rabinowitz

10/10  Abraham Katz

10/10 Dora Price

10/12 Dora Steinbrock

10/13 Pearl Bernstein

10/13 Jane Teszler

10/14 Guenther Mortge

10/15 Etta Flaum

10/15 Anne K. Finke

10/16 Bertha Finke

10/16 Ruth Levy

10/16 Matthew Poliakoff

10/16 Harris Rabiner

10/16 Beatrice S. Traub

10/17 Herman J. Mittle

10/18 Robert H. Gilpin

10/18 Samuel Miller 1

0/18 Wm. Pressman

10/18 Sol Weinberger

10/22 Philip Gelman

10/22 William W. Schwartz

10/23 Samuel Morewitz

10/23 Rose Packer

10/24 Richard C. Acanfora

10/25 Louis D. Portnoy

10/26 Sylvia L. Margolis

10/26 D’vorah Price

10/27 ChavaRifka B. Kirshner

10/27 Arthur Lutsky

10/27 Sophie A. Pinsley

10/28 Minnie Hyman

10/29 Kate Shapiro

10/29 Saul Tanenbaum

10/30 Ruth K. Arenson

10/31 Dr. Rosa H. Gantt

10/31 Cecilia Robinson

10/31 Nathan Shimkin

September Yarhzeits

9/1 Jessica August

9/1 Julia M. Mittle

9/1  Goldie Mooney

9/2  Alfred Green

9/2  Ida Katz

9/3  Jack Finkelstein

9/4  Muriel Moss

9/5  Joyce Baccile

9/5 Avrom A. Lustgarten

9/5  Sandra Packer

9/6  Robert Parsons

9/6 Rose W. Tanenbaum

9/8  Sara G. Portnoy

9/9  Miriam Antopolsky

9/9  Selma Steinberg

9/10  Risa Sher

9/11  Shirley D. Kohn

9/11 Rebecca Anderson

9/11 Dora Manilow

9/11 William H. Morstein

9/11 Ceil Nussbaum

9/13 Hannah Greenwald

9/13 Sally Witz

9/14 Irving “Sonny” Price

9/15 Harris Abelkop

9/15 Sophia Robinson

9/15 Max Smith

9/16 Louis Farkas

9/18 Irving Lessner

9/19 Annie C. Kassler

9/20 Robert Essman

9/20 Sonya Packer

9/21 Benjamin Frank

9/21 Joseph Kirshman

9/21 Joseph I. Schwartz

9/21 William Schwartz

9/22 Elaine London

9/22 Moshe Weisz

9/23 Michael P. Lewis

9/25 Pearl Tanenbaum

9/26 Sydelle B. Bronstein

9/27 Edward Gray

9/28 Katie Cohen

9/28 Morton Massey

9/28 Bella Price

9/28 Joe Rex

9/29 Charlotte Himber

9/29 Linda Suarez

9/30 Leonard Lewis

9/30 Minnie Silver

August Yarhzeits

8/2 Luevina M. Powers

8/4 Samuel Feinstein

8/4 Meyer Poliakoff

8/4  William A. Poulson

8/5  Eva Geller

8/5 Leo Gunther

8/5 Mitchell R. Price

8/5  Fannie Simon

8/6  Max Greenwald

8/6 Jennie Novey

8/6  Sara Simmons

8/7  Samuel Fox

8/8  Bea Adelman

8/8  Joseph Geier II

8/9  Ben Barbarash

8/9 Henry B. Barnet, Jr.

8/9 David Sher

8/11  Pauline Shinberg

8/12  Ida Koshak

8/12  Max Lessner

8/13  Fannie Rae Cohen

8/13 Edward Shane

8/14 Hyman Fleishman

8/14 Calvin Fuller, Jr.

8/14 Sam Hyman

8/14 Gert Klein

8/14 Miriam Levine

8/14 Rachel Leah Michel

8/14 Rebecca Schaefer

8/14 Irving Zeiger

8/15 David Adelman

8/15 Harold Bronstein

8/16 Leon Britanisky

8/16 Sylvia Leader

8/16 Ralph Tanenbaum

8/16 Dorothy Wimpy

8/18 Rose Gilpin

8/19 Shirley Freedman

8/20 Rose Levine

8/20 Charlie Schrank

8/22 Deborah Schutz

8/22 Fannie Taffet

8/23 Arthur Lewson

8/23 Conie S. Ferguson

8/24 Sam Segal

8/25 Paul Briller

8/26 Harry Wise, Jr.

8/27 Irving M. Margolis

8/27 Jay Weinberger

8/29 Milton Berger

8/29 Lenore Miller

8/29 Muriel Packer

8/30 Irving Briller

8/30 Mildred Tanenbaum

8/31 Emma Abelkop

8/31 Rose Massey

July Yarhzeits

7/2 Maurice Abelsky

7/2 Eleanor Essman

7/2 Ida Litoff

7/2  Bonnie Peregoff

7/3  Sandor Teszler

7/4  Barry August

7/4 Osher Koser

7/4 Benjamin Levin

7/6  Maurice E. Bromley

7/7  Boris Stein

7/8  Rosa Lessner

7/9  Miriam M. Price

7/11 Frances Briller

7/11  Sarah L. Freedman

7/12  Abe H. Morris

7/12 Kathy H. Steinberg

7/13 Evelyn Fleishman

7/13 Evelyn Z. Small

7/14 Richard August

7/14 Lillian S. Lustgarten

7/14 Reba B. Morewitz

7/14 Irving Soloway

7/15 Miriam Shapiro

7/16 Sherron Weinberger

7/17 Louis Anderson

7/19 Isaac H. Greenwald

7/19 Lev Revich

7/20 Edward Reichel

7/20 Trudy Reimer

7/21 Daisy M. Spigel

7/21 Daisy M. Spigel

7/22 Jack Garrell

7/22 Ralph Neufeld

7/23 Abraham Adler

7/23 Freida Anderson

7/23 Toba Mary Segal

7/23 Linda S. Ungvarksy

7/24 Herb Moglin

7/24 Fannie E. Poliakoff

7/24 Fannie Yoffe

7/25 Maurice H. Freedman

7/26 Sidney Kirshman

7/27 Estelle D. Kaplan

7/29 Mickey Berman

7/30 Mayer J. Price

7/31 Pauline H. Bernanke

7/31 Chayim E. Levovitz

In Memoriam: Dr. Michael Henderson

Dear Friends,

I am most saddened to report the passing of Dr. Michael Henderson, husband of Dr. Nancy Henderson, who were members for many, many years.  Our condolences go out to the entire family at this most difficult time.  Notes of concern and support can be sent to Dr. Nancy Henderson at 443 North Markley Street, Greenville, SC  29601.  Our thoughts and prayers are with their family.
Yossi Liebowitz

Condolences to the Family of Norm Bornstein

Dear Congregants,

I am sorry to inform you of the passing of long-time member Norm Bornstein. Our condolences go out to the entire family, his wife Marilyn, and his two children. Funeral arrangements have been planned for this week in Massachusetts. A local memorial service may take place in the next few days here in Spartanburg. 
Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz

June Yarhzeits

6/1 Barney Gelburd

6/1  Rhoda Koshak

6/2  Marvin Frank

6/3  Marvin Adler

6/4  Barney Shinberg

6/5  Herman Klausner

6/7  Meyer Cohen

6/8  B. Herbert Shapiro

6/8  Beth Weinberger

6/9  Rosa Levy

6/10  Jacob Barash

6/10  Sidney Captain

6/11  Gittel Smith

6/11 John R. Steel

6/13 Shalom Baruch

6/14 Jessica M. Horn

6/15 Louis B. Freedman

6/15 Sarah Robkin

6/17 W. Zolley Lerner

6/19 Sanford Licht

6/19 Myron Parsons

6/20 Diane Ostrower

6/20 I. Harry Tanenbaum

6/21 Ernest Acanfora

6/21 Fay Friedberg

6/21 Bella Cohen Karsh

6/21 Richard Packer

6/22 Sidney Anderson

6/25 Abraham Gelburd

6/25 Lena From Reimer

6/26 Rae Berman

6/26 Betty Freed

6/27 Marvin Singer

6/28 Edith Silverman

6/28 David M. Spigel

6/29 Goldie Shinberg

6/29 Charles Simmons

6/30 Lucy Britanisky

7 Jewish Essays to Help Us Remember Fallen Soldiers

Gravestones with American flags in front of each one

Although Memorial Day – which Americans will observe this Monday – is not a Jewish holiday, the idea of remembering and honoring those who died in service to our nation is certainly a Jewish value. With that idea in mind, we’ve rounded up these stories and prayers to share with you ahead of the long holiday weekend.

1. 5 Jewish Readings for Memorial Day

Including both ancient and contemporary texts, this compilation of prayers and readings offers a selection to enrich your holiday observance.

2. Why I Serve in the Military

Although the two never met, Aaron Rozovsky shares why he thanked Navy SEAL Senior Chief Petty Officer Heath Robinson, z’l, each week before Shabbat in Petoskey, Michigan.

3. Hatred and Bigotry Have No Place in “The Purest Democracy”

Rabbi Dan Bronstein, Ph.D., writes about Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn, who, as a chaplain for the United States Marine Corps, delivered what became an historic eulogy, following Iwo Jima, one of the most devastating battles of World War II.

4. Rethinking Memorial Day

Rabbi Douglas Kohn reconsiders his own patriotism and relationship with the military in today’s America – and helps readers use a Jewish lens to do the same.

5. Yom Kippur in Vietnam

Mike Rankin, z”l, a military physician, shares his remembrances of a Kol Nidre service aboard a destroyer following a battle with the North Vietnamese Army that resulted in many deaths.

6. The Normandy Kaddish Project

Alan Weinschel recounts how a trip to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach reminded him of his responsibility – and ours – to remember these fallen soldiers by saying Kaddish for them annually.

7. From Battle to Metaphor: The Meaning of Waterloo in Modern Jewish History

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. writes about what connects the Battle of Waterloo – which took the lives of 26,000 souls in one day – and Reform Judaism.

May those we remember on this Memorial Day rest in peace and may we, taking to heart the teaching of the Prophet Isaiah, continue the sacred task of beating our swords into plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks.