Weekly Announcements


ברוך דיין האמת

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on the evening of July 16th of our beloved member, Sheva Shtaygrud o''h. 

The levaya took place in Monsey at 9:30 PM on July 16th.

Sheva's family will sit shiva at the home of her son Avraham at
9 Whisper Lane
Suffern, New York
(845) 357-3571
Shiva hours have not been provided.

If you would like to honor the memory of Sheva Shtaygrud with a donation to Washington Heights Congregation, please contribute here:http://www.bridgeshul.com/contribute.html
We will notify the Shtaygrud family of your donation.

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים



To Dvora Hersh on the engagement of her daughter Shanna to Joel Mann

To Moxé Meiri, his mother Helena and his entire family, on his becoming Bar Mitzvah

To Sonya Jacobs on the wedding of a grandson, Dovid Horowitz, to Shaindy Franklin, and to Dovid's parents, Nechama & Tovia Horowitz

To Amitai Saiger and his family on his graduation from Beit Rabban Day School

To Shelley Bulman on the 8th grade graduation from SAR of her granddaughter Ariella Bulman, and to Ariella's parents, Pinny & Melissa Bulman


To Charlie & Marjorie Gregor for their sponsorship of kiddush this past Shabbat

To everyone who helped with the kiddush this past Shabbat

To Monica Spier and her children for their generous sponsorship in memory of Martin Spier o"h of the Yom Yerushalayim Luncheon

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Orthodox Union in supplementing the Maot Chitim funds of our congregation to assist those in need this Pesach

Message from Helena and Moxé Meiri:

We'd like to extend our heartfelt thank you to all of you who davened with us on Shabbat Rosh Chodes Tammuz / Parashat Korach, Moxé's bar mitzvah. It was a truly special day. The Washington Heights Congregation has been such a warm and supportive community and we are blessed and honored to be part of such a wonderful congregation. In helping us pull together important details, special thanks to Ilse Gruenspect, Rabbi Hoffman, Yosef Rabinowitz, and finally the Wolf family extraordinaire!  We look forward many more Bridge Shul simchas, bekarov!

With deep appreciation,
Helena and Moxé Meiri

Message from Dvora Hersh:

I would like to thank Rabbi Hoffman, the Sisterhood and the members of our shul for the visits, phone calls, cards, donations, companionship and delicious food that was sent to me while I was sitting shiva for my beloved mother, Marjorie Lowe a"h.  All these expressions of condolence brought great comfort to me.

Message from Monica Spier and the Family of Martin Spier o''h:

We would like to express our sincere thank you to Rabbi Hoffman, the Sisterhood and all the members of the Washington Heights Congregation for their kindness during Martin's illness and their support throughout the shiva. Monica and Family.



We regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Israel Reiss o''h, the father of Rachel Reiss

We regret to inform you of the passing of Fred Distenfeld o''h, the son-in-law of Ina Sondheim

We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Audrey Nutovich (Chaya Fraida bat Yaakov) o''h, the mother of Melchior Nutovich 

We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Martin Spier o"h, the husband of Monica Spier and the brother of Walter Spier.

We regret to inform you of the passing of Dvorah Hersh's mother,  Mrs. Marjorie Lowe (Peryl bat Nosson) o"h.

We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Alfred Spier o"h, the brother of Martino"h and Walter Spier. 

We regret to inform you of the passing of Yosef Rabinowitz's mother, Shirley Rabinowitz (Sheindl bat Aharon) o"h.

We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Edith Baumann o"h, the sister of Martin o"h, Walter, and Alfred o"h,  Spier.    

We regret to inform you of the passing of Koren Backstrand o"h.

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

May the families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

Please notify the shul of news or yahrzeits you would like posted


We are observing the following Yahrzeits this week:

Ida Federman (Dina bat Raphael) o"h, 22 Tammuz


Adele Schwartz (Aidel bat Uziel) o"h, 22 Tammuz


Salomon Slutsky (Shlomo ben Yaakov) o"h, 22 Tammuz


Alfred Stern (Yitzchak ben Naftali) o"h, 22 Tammuz


Abraham Orkoff (Avraham ben Binyamin) o"h, 23 Tammuz


Ray Cohen (Yuteh Rachel bat Avigdor) o"h, 24 Tammuz


Henry Messinger (Zvi Hirsch ben Shmuel Zeev) o"h, 25 Tammuz


Freada Picheny (Chava Frieda bat Nechemya) o"h, 25 Tammuz


Ruth Strauss (Ruth bat Benzion) o"h, 26 Tammuz




Audrey Nutovich o''h, 17 Tammuz 5777 (June 11, 2017)

    To read Rabbi Hoffman's hesped for Audrey Nutovich o''h, click here

Martin Spier o"h, 27 Adar 5777 (March 25, 2017)

    To read Rabbi Hoffman's hesped for Martin Spier o"h,  click here.  

    To read Rabbi Bloch's hesped for Martin Spier o"h, click here.  

Fri, July 21 2017 27 Tammuz 5777