Eulogies

Robert Ira Aronson January 23, 2017
(25 Tevet 5777)

Eulogy for Robert Ira Aronson Yisrael ben Shmuel v’Idel DOD 1/23/17 ~ 25 Tevet 5777 Rabbi Eliezer Havivi Kriya Adonai Mah Adam Friends we gather together here to offer tribute to Robert Aronson, and to…

Philip Silber January 22, 2017
(24 Tevet 5777)

Eulogy for Philip Silber Pinchas ben Yona v’Yenta DOD January 22, 2017 ~ 25 Tevet 5777 Rabbi Eliezer Havivi In this week’s Torah portion, the Israelites are enslaved in Egypt. They suffer Pharoah’s decrees, disruption…

Natalia Mirskia-Guinzbourg January 13, 2017
(15 Tevet 5777)

Eulogy for Natalia Mirskia-Guinzbourg DOD January 13, 2017 ~ 15 Tevet 5777 Rabbi Eliezer Havivi   Natalia Mirskaia was born in Leningrad, USSR in a family of Soviet intelligencia. Her mother Maria was a very well-known psychiatrist…

Ruth Brody Young November 6, 2016
(5 Heshvan 5777)

Eulogy for Ruth Brody Young Rivka bat Tzvi v’Shaina Ratza DOD November 6 2016 5 Cheshvan 5777 Rabbi Eliezer Havivi LaKol Zeman – To Everything there is a Season. Ruth Brody was born in 1920…

Lenny Dolin October 10, 2016
(8 Tishri 5777)

Eulogy for Lenny Dolin Aryeh Dov ben Shmuel u’Miriam DOD 10/10/16 ~ 8 Tishrei 5777 Rabbi Eliezer Havivi The Hebrew Poet Laureate, Hayim Nachman Bialik, wrote these words: Acharei Moti, Sifdu kacha li – haya…

Chalmers Vandall (Van) Skaggs September 20, 2016
(17 Elul 5776)

Eulogy for Chalmers Vandall Skaggs Avraham ben Avraham Avinu DOD 9/20/16 17 Elul 5776 Rabbi Eliezer Havivi Adonai, Who will dwell in your tent? – Grandchildren In Mt. Rainier National Park in the State of…

Zelda Bernard September 8, 2016
(5 Elul 5776)

Eulogy for Zelda Bernard Zelda bat Shmu’el v’Chaya DOD September 8, 2016  ~ 5 Elul 5776 Rabbi Eliezer Havivi Lakol Zeman – For everything there is a season As we approach Rosh Hashana, the New…

Daniel Garfinkel September 5, 2016
(2 Elul 5776)

Eulogy for Daniel Garfinkel David ben Aharon v’Esther DOD September 5 2016 ~ 2 Elul 5776 Rabbi Eliezer Havivi As we approach Rosh Hashana, the New Year Festival, we think about the metaphor of Sefer HaChayim…

Bert Arthur Goldman August 2, 2016
(27 Tammuz 5776)

Eulogy for Bert Arthur Goldman Dov ben Yaakov Date of Death August 2, 2016   28 Tammuz, 5776 Rabbi Eliezer Havivi   Adonai Mah Adam Lakol Zeman – For Every Thing There is a Season, A…

Sam Tanenbaum August 1, 2016
(26 Tammuz 5776)

Eulogy for Sam Tanenbaum Simhah ben Yisrael v’Tova In the words of the Psalmist: Fortunate is the one who has not followed the advice of the wicked Or followed along with the unethical Or joined…

Tobee Wynne Kaplan July 19, 2016
(13 Tammuz 5776)

Eulogy for Tobee Wynne Kaplan Tova bat Chayim v’Heintze Perel Rabbi Eliezer Havivi In the Torah portion from last Shabbat, we read a short but stunning verse – Vayeshev ha’am b’Kadesh, vatamot sham Miriam, vatikaver…

Rabbi Bernard Spielman June 19, 2016
(13 Sivan 5776)

Rabbi Bernard Spielman HaRav Yisrael Dov ben Aleksander v’ Hendel Eulogy: Rabbi David Englander After what I hope will be a long and reasonably accomplished career, I hope to retire and to be the same…