Weekly Announcements


To Alma Schatten on the Bar and Bat Mitzvah of twin grandchildren, Dylan Ari and Hope Erin Schneider, and to the parents, Rebecca & Scott Schneider

To Gloria Spira on the Bar Mitzvah in Israel of a great grandson, Yechiel Cooper, and to the grandparents, Sari & Ira Cooper, and the parents, Shani & Yaakov Cooper

To Ilse Grunespecht on the Bat Mitzvah of a great granddaughter, Rose Secemski, and to the grandparents, Isaac & Esther Secemski, and the parents, David & Leora Secemski 

To Pinny Bulman on the selection of 4 of his poems for 2016 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards, including publication by Poetica in a special print collection

To Sonya Jacobs on the birth of a great granddaughter, Devorah Leah Assaban, and to the grandparents, Mark & Chani Grunwald, and the parents, Avi & Aviva Assaban 

To Sonya Jacobs on the Bar Mitzvah of her great grandson, Yakov Yosef Halevi, and to the grandparents, Shmuel & Michelle Jacobs and the parents, Nechemia & Ahuva Kraus

To Dr. David Sclar, on the recent publication of his paper "An Exercise in Civic Kabbalah: The Establishment of an Eruv and Its Socio-religious Context in 18th-Century Padua, " in Jewish Studies Quarterly

To Dvora Hersh on the birth of a granddaughter, Eliana Leeba, and to the parents, Yaakov & Shani Hersh

To Ilse Gruenspecht on her special birthday and her 25 years of service to our shul

To Sonya Jacobs on the birth of a great grandson 

To Alexander and Nina Srogovich on the Bat Mitzvah of a great granddaughter

To Dr. David Sclar, on having his paper "Adaptation and Acceptance: Moses Hayim Luzzatto's Sojourn in Amsterdam among Portuguese Jews" featured in the online digest Academia

To Sonya Jacobs on the birth of a great granddaughter

To Shelley Bulman on the Bar Mitzvah of Aharon Eliyahu, son of Meir & Dvora Bulman



To Margot Fein and Dvora Hersh 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 this past Shabbat

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 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 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 bas 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:

Kaethe Bacharach (Gittel bat Menachem) o"h, 3 Sivan


Peppy Frohlick (Pesyah bat Ephraim) o"h, 5 Sivan


Dr. Judah Eisenstein (Yehudah David ben Zeev Volf) o"h, 7 Sivan


Aharon Abecassis (Aharon ben Yitzchak) o"h, 8 Sivan





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.  

Tuesday, May 30 2017 5 Sivan 5777