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Nicole Rebecca Aqua
Nicole will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on May 5, 2007 at Temple Beth El in Tacoma.
Nicole is the daughter of Dave and Barbara Aqua of Tacoma and the sister of Leah. Her grandparents are Harold and Reta Rome of Las Vegas, Nev., Lucille Aqua of Tacoma and the late Sidney Aqua.
Nicole is a 7th-Grader at Truman Middle School. She enjoys competitive gymnastics, volleyball and music.
Ari Chaim Dahukey
Ari will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on May 5, 2007 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island.
Ari is the son of Ben and Malori Dahukey of Bellevue and the brother of Jacob. His grandparents are Paul and Launa Winegrad of Bellevue, Miriam Dahukey of Jerusalem and the late Moshe Dahukey.
Ari is a 7th-Grader at Issaquah Middle School. He enjoys playing guitar, lacrosse and tennis.
Joseph Forman Rudee
Joseph will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on May 5, 2007 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island.
Joseph is the son of Stacey and Ken Rudee of Mercer Island and the brother of Eliana. His grandparents are Sandy Friedman of Bellevue, Joyce Strobel of Kirkland, the late Samuel “Buddy” Friedman and the late Elliot Rudee.
Joseph is a 7th-Grader at Islander Middle School. His enjoys being a member of the swim team, computers and cooking.
Albert Jaffe died on Thursday, April 5 at the age of 88. He was born in Fall River, Mass. on June 28, 1918 to Samuel and Tillie Jaffe, who had come from Minsk, Russia. He was the youngest of 10 siblings.
After many years as a retail shoe merchant in a family business, Albert retired at the age of 69. His retirement lasted two weeks, upon which he was hired by Target in Bellevue, where he worked for the next 18 years. For the last 38 years, Albert resided in Bellevue.
Albert will be remembered as a loving and devoted father, dedicated husband, wonderful grandfather, a great friend and animal lover. He never complained and never had a bad word for anyone in his almost 89 years.
Albert Jaffe was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Adele (Kezner) Jaffe. He is survived by his brother Irv (Gert) Jaffe; brother-in-law George (Mae) Kezner; children Therese, Lonnie (Trish), Norman and Harvey; grandchildren David, Marcelle, Madison, Alison, Julianne; and two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Huck.
Albert’s funeral was held at Herzl Memorial Park on April 8. Memorials may be sent to the Humane Society.
Sam Albert Mossafer
Sam Albert Mossafer died on February 17, 2007. He was born on November 20, 1919 to David and Serena Mossafer.
Sam attended Leschi School, where his team won the city softball title. He then entered Garfield High School, where he played football for four years.
After graduation, Sam received an athletics scholarship to the University of Oregon. His studies were interrupted in 1942 when he entered the U.S. Army as an interrogator of Italian prisoners of war. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant in November 1945.
Sam returned to the University of Oregon to complete his Bachelor’s of Science degree in 1950. He subsequently earned his Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in 1953. His publications included: “The Effect of Testosterone on Growth Hormones” (1950); his Doctoral dissertation “Pyramidal System in Willed Movements” (1953); and The Golden Twenty, a book about basketball.
Sam was listed in the “Who’s Who in Human Services Professional 1992-1993” and in “Who’s Who in Industry and Finance 1980-1990.” In 1993, he entered the commercial real estate field, in which he worked until mid-2006.
He was involved over the years with many organizations. He made friends wherever he went.
Sam is survived by his sister, Bernice Mossafer Rind; brother Joseph D. Mossafer; and nephews and nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces, and cousins around world including London, Paris, Israel, South Africa, Argentina and Brazil.
Sara Micflik Podolsky Rozenfeld
Sara Micflik Podolsky Rozenfeld died on March 29, 2007 in Toronto, Ont. She was born November 15, 1912 in Chelm, Poland to Rywka Jablon and Szumel Micflik.
Sara was married Feb 19, 1944 to Ruvin Podolsky and the couple moved to Kiev. There, they had three children, Sam, Riva, and Emilia. Sara also helped raise her stepdaughter Raya.
In 1959, Sara and her family left Kiev to move to Canada. Along the way, she lost her husband to illness in Wroclav, Poland in 1960. They arrived in Montreal, Que. in 1961, and in 1975 Sara was remarried to Israel Rozenfeld.
Sara knew six different languages and at one time worked as a bookkeeper in Poland.
Sara was predeceased by her husband, Israel Rozenfeld. She is survived by her sister Ida (Mendel) Silberman of Côte St. Luc, Montreal; children Sam (Joni) Podolsky of Toronto, Riva (Yefim) Kogan of Toronto, and Emilia Mindel of Seattle; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Remembrances can be made to the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, Temple B’nai Torah, the Jewish Day School, the Eastside Torah Center, or Jewish Family Service.
Aviv Michael Caspi
Aviv will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on April 28, 2007 at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue.
Aviv is the son of Inez and Lior Caspi of Bellevue and the brother of Lian. His grandparents are Tzipora and Avraham Caspi of Tel Aviv, Israel, Inga Behr of Calif., and the late Michael Behr.
Aviv is a 7th-Grader at Odle Middle School. He enjoys playing clarinet, soccer, traveling, reading, Monopoly, and playing in chess tournaments. He has an extensive keychain collection from all over the world.
For his special mitzvah project, Aviv collected over 600 English books for kids from his community, then packed and delivered them to several libraries and schools in Israel.
Molly and Samantha Dubow
Molly and Samantha Dubow will celebrate their B’not Mitzvah on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Bellevue.
Molly and Samantha are the daughters of Mark and Tami Rogers and the late Richard Allen Dubow. They are the granddaughters of Leonard Silesky of Minneapolis, Minn., Dr. Irvine and Lillian Dubow of Naples, Fla., Ruth Hynes of Bellevue, and Sydney Rogers of Bellevue.
Molly is a 7th-Grader at Inglewood Junior High. She enjoys ice-skating, cooking, music and volunteering at the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Samantha is a 6th-Grader at Samantha Smith Elementary School. She enjoys music, hip-hop dance, cooking, art and writing.
Ann Meyers Kaplan
Ann Meyers Kaplan turned 100 years old on March 9, 2007. She was born in New York in 1907 to Louis and Rose Meyers, who had emigrated from Russia just one year earlier. In1910, her family moved to Seattle and settled on Capitol Hill. Her father ran a tailoring business in Pioneer Square from 1915 to 1950.
In 1926, Ann graduated from Garfield High School. She married Ben J. Kaplan, and the couple had two children, Maxine Kaplan Schnebele of Mercer Island and Arthur Kaplan of La Conner, Wash. She has one grandson, Henry Honig of Mercer Island.
Ann worked as a bookkeeper for Ben’s roofing business and also worked for 20 years at the Bon Marché in downtown Seattle as a sales clerk. In her long life, she has been involved with many Jewish organizations, including the Golden Age group at the Stroum Jewish Community Center.
Ann’s children threw her a wonderful birthday party at Mercer View Community Center, with 90 people in attendance. Relatives arrived to celebrate from around the country including California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Montana. She also received a congratulations letters from Bill and Hillary Clinton, whom she admires.
Ann has three younger siblings: the late Marion Fingold, the late Sam Meyers, and Jack Meyers, 87, who lives in California. She currently resides at Evergreen Court Retirement home in Bellevue.
Karen Klatzker Tarica
Karen Klatzker Tarica died peacefully in her home on March 30, 2007, surrounded by her husband and entire family. She was born in Seattle on December 8, 1936, and lived in the city her entire life.
Karen was married to David Tarica, the love of her life, for 49 years. They shared their love of family and friends and spent most of their free time together enjoying each other’s company.
In her free time, Karen loved a good game of dice. She enjoyed gambling and was one of the rare players that beat the odds and ended up a winner much of the time. Craps and blackjack were her favorite games, but she also shared her love of horse racing with her husband. Together they raced a small stable of horses at Longacres and Emerald Downs for many years.
Karen was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister and her example taught those around her how to be the same. She was kind to everyone, whether it was her children’s friends, the blackjack dealer, her hair stylist, her physical therapist or her friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick to laugh at her friends’ jokes, their stories, and even at herself. Her grandchildren would say, “Noni, you are a rock star!”
Her Number One job in life was taking care of her family and they were by her side throughout her illness.
Karen is survived by her husband David E. Tarica; sister Gail K. Geiger; sister-in-law Stella Tarica; daughters Alise Tarica and Suzanne (Barry) Goren; and grandchildren Anna, Molly and Jacob Goren. Funeral services were held on April 2 at Evergreen-Washelli. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Allegra Soriano Varon
Allegra Soriano Varon died peacefully with her family by her side on April 2, 2007. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on February 3, 1921 to Sebastian and Victoria Soriano.
During World War II, Allega was an active member and tireless worker for the USO as well as an employee of Lockheed Aircraft. Prior to marrying her husband, Albert Varon, she was employed by the State of California but soon became a successful full-time mother to her five children. She was a devoted and loving wife to Albert for 60 years.
Allegra relished her close-knit family and large circle of friends that included many in the Sephardic community. She and her husband were also longtime volunteers for the Civic Light Opera and the local blood bank.
Her many nieces and nephews, whom she loved affectionately, called her Aunt Legs. She looked forward each day to showering her children with love, enjoying a good cup of hot coffee with a sweet pastry, and working in her beautiful garden.
Allegra was predeceased by her husband, Albert Varon. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Lieberman and Katherine Soriano; brother Victor Soriano; five children, Diane Kalman, Robert Varon, Loraine Wolff, Stephen Varon and Michael Varon; grandchildren Sean and Andrea Varon, Joel and Reed Astley, Alison, Sara and Emily Varon, and Yishai Mizrahi; and great-grandchildren Aeriel and Berit Astley.
Funeral Services were held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue on April 5. Remembrances may be made to the Puget Sound Blood Center.
Norman Aaron Schain
Norman Aaron Schain died on erev Shabbat, March 9, 2007. He was born on April 27, 1924, the oldest son of Moshe Noah and Ada Schain.
Norman graduated from Garfield High School in 1942 and shortly after was drafted into the Army Air Corps. He served in India and China in signal corps message-relay stations.
After his service, he studied watchmaking at the old Broadway High School, then a technical school. He repaired watches for his uncles Max and Nathan Bender at Burt’s Jewelry at 6th Ave. and Pike St. He later moved his repair bench into his father’s store, Mt. Baker Variety, where he worked until the store closed in 1968. He then worked for the jeweler at the Fred Meyer store in Burien. He was still working half-days until his death.
Norman was predeceased by his brother, Stuart Schain. He is survived by his sisters Belle Abrams of Bainbridge Island and Sylvia Goldenberg of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; brothers Gerald Schain of La Habra, Calif. and Sid Schain of Salem, Ore.; sister-in-law Mary Schain of Boulder, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.
Norman was a kind and gentle person who was loved and will be missed by all who came in contact with him.
Yonaton Oz Berman
Josh and Tali Berman announce the arrival of their son Yonaton Oz on December 18, 2006 at Moshav Aderet, Israel. He weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz.
Yonaton is the brother of Anava and R’oi Chen. His grandparents are Claudia and Ed Berman of Seattle and Rabbi Phil and Diane Field of Philadelphia, Penn. His great-grandparents are Frieda Horlick of Seattle and Violet Resnikoff of Jerusalem, Israel.
Yonaton was named for his great uncle Jon Berman.
Megan Ilana Brumer
Megan will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on April 21, 2007 at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue.
Megan is the daughter of Janice and Marshall Brumer of Bellevue, and the sister of Jessica and Kayla. Her grandparents are Shirley and Edmond Goldstein of Bellevue, Dorothy Brumer of Huntington Beach, Calif., and the late Eugene Brumer.
Megan is a 7th-Grader at the Jewish Day School. She enjoys making jewelry, sewing, volleyball, and tennis.
Samantha Louise Brodsky
Samantha will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on April 14, 2007 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island.
Samantha is the daughter of Mark and Sandra Brodsky and the sister of Wendy, Abigail, and Eliza. Her grandparents are Saul and Marilyn Anhouse of Louisville, Ky., Harold and Dorothy Brodsky of Warrington, Pa., and the late Wendy Brodsky.
Samantha is a seventh-grader at Chinook Middle School. She enjoys reading, cooking, sculpting with clay, snorkeling, volleyball and playing on the beach. She volunteers at Herzl-Ner Tamid’s Sunday school and is collecting books for the Books for Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization that donates new books to school-age children.
Halle Jordan Friedland
Halle will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 18, 2007 at Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation in Seattle.
Halle is the daughter of Regina and Noah Friedland, and the sister of Tanya, Joshua and Benjamin. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Sassoon of Seattle and Sara and Paul Friedland of Kochav Yair, Israel. She is the great-granddaughter of Lillian Radinsky and the late Jack Radinsky and the late Florence and Ben Maslan.
Halle is a sixth-grader at the Seattle Hebrew Academy. She enjoys reading, biking, cooking, swimming and playing basketball for her school.
Ashley Rae Bobman
Ashley will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 24, 2007 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai.
Ashley is the daughter of Karen and Bruce Bobman of Mercer Island, and the sister of Jake and Alyssa. Her grandparents are Rae Tacher of Seattle and the late Jack Tacher, Marcia Bobman of Philadelphia and the late Joseph Bobman.
Ashley is a seventh-grader at Islander Middle School. She enjoys playing the clarinet and alto sax, singing, cooking and volunteering at Jewish Family Service’s food bank.
Jonah Samuel Smith
Timna Tanners and Chad Smith of Old Greenwich, Conn. announce the birth of their son Jonah Samuel (Yona Shmuel) on January 26, 2007. He weighed 7 lb., 5 oz.
Jonah is the grandson of Dina Tanners and Howard Cockerham of Seattle, Paul Tanners of Spokane, and Sharon Baudo of Jackson, Tenn. He is the great-grandson of Jeanette R. K. Nelson of Seattle.
Jonah was named for his maternal grandfather, Sidney Nelson.
Victoria Ann Harris
Tony and Stephanie Harris announce the birth of their daughter Victoria Ann (Tori) on February 11, 2007 at Overlake hospital in Bellevue. She weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz.
Victoria is the granddaughter of Bill and Judy Harris of Issaquah and Doug and Marcia Wiviott of Newcastle. She is the great-granddaughter of Erma Rykus, Ben Harris, Joe and Esther Peha, Len and Evelyn Wiviott, the late Ben Rykus and the late Shirley Harris.
Claire Ji Dougherty Covner
Claire will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 10, 2007 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island.
Claire is the daughter of Audrey Covner and Dianne Dougherty, and the older sister of Michaela. Her grandparents are Arnold and Mickey Covner, the late Beatrice Covner and the late Robert Dougherty.
Claire is a 7th-Grader at the Jewish Day School. She enjoys playing tennis and basketball and is a faithful fan of the Seattle Mariners and the University of Washington women’s basketball team. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Claire loves to draw, read, cook and become totally immersed in her computer.
Leba Sylvia Berman
Leba Sylvia Berman died on February 12, 2007. She was born on November 11, 1916 to Miriam and Harry Fierst.
Leba grew up in New York with her two brothers, Herbert and Leonard. After graduating from Smith College, Leba married Alfred Berman of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and they settled in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. In 1953, Leba and Al moved west, driving across country with their four young children to Seattle. Leba then enrolled in the University of Washington, where she received her Master’s degree in Social Work, at the same time caring for her family, which had grown to five children.
Leba was deeply devoted to Judaism and Israel, a passion passed down to her through her parents and her grandfather, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen, the chief rabbi of Montreal from the 1920s until his death in 1950. Her mother, Miriam, had been a National Board Member of Hadassah and her father, Harry, had been an officer in the Zionist Organization of America.
Leba’s adventurous spirit was kindled early in her life. In 1927, at the age of 10, she journeyed with her grandfather, parents, and siblings to Palestine for the Bar Mitzvah of her older brother. He was the first American to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah in eretz Israel.
During their trip the family met with the chief Rabbi of Palestine, Rav Abraham Issak Kook, at his home. Following an extended stay in Palestine the family went to Basel, Switzerland to attend the 15th Zionist Congress. These early experiences helped cement Leba’s lifetime love of Israel and Judaism.
Leba was active in the Jewish community throughout her life. As an active member of Hadassah, Leba served a term as president of the Mt. Scopus Chapter and was honored as “Woman of the Year” in 1994. She often performed readings of the poetry of Bialik at meetings, participated in and led study groups and book clubs, and always added an interesting and stimulating perspective to discussions. Leba was an outspoken activist for causes in which she believed, giving public support for the freeing of the Soviet Jewish refuseniks by demonstrating in Washington, D.C. at rallies for their release.
Leba derived great joy in facilitating adoptions for many families through Jewish Family Service of Greater Seattle. She loved matching children who needed loving homes with couples who needed children to love. Her devotion to children, both her own and the many whom she placed in adoptive homes, was legendary.
Leba’s seemingly limitless energy in all her endeavors remains an inspiration. Leba was the embodiment of her name, Ahuva in Hebrew, meaning “love.” As one of her grandsons noted, Leba’s name is an acronym for “Lovely, Energetic, Beautiful, Adventurous.”
Whether perched upon a donkey heading for Petra or surrounded by her family at the seder table Leba was described by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her as a woman brimming with life, love and laughter. Leba was vibrant, feisty, optimistic, fun and funny, a strong woman full of joy.
Leba was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Berman; brother Herbert Fierst; son Richard Berman; and great-grandson, Tytan Hayes. Leba is survived by her brother Leonard (Caroline) Fierst of Silver Spring, Md.; daughters Linda (John Pilkington) Levy of Berkeley, Calif., Susan Moon, Barbara (Jack) Hayes and Bonnie Levine, all of Seattle; grandchildren Jody and Shannon Moon of Seattle, David Levy of Kona, Hawaii, Oren Levy of Palo Alto, Calif., Dylan (Mandy) Hayes and Amy Hayes of Seattle; and great-grandchildren Ciara Levy of Kona, Hawaii and Isak Moon of Seattle.
Donations in Leba’s memory may be made to Hadassah, 1750 112th Ave. NE, Ste. C225, Bellevue, WA 98004, specifically to the Mother and Child Pavilion in Ein Kerem.
Alan Daniel Goldman
Alan celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on December 21, 2006 at the Muizenberg Shul in Cape Town, South Africa.
Alan is the son of Russel and Lauren Goldman of Newcastle. He is the grandson of Bernie and Salome Barnett, Sylvia Sandler and Percy Goldman, all of Cape Town.
Alan is a 7th-Grader at Pacific Learning Center. He enjoys collecting books, learning about the U.S. presidents, collecting miniature SUVs, traveling and bowling.
Joshua Noah Beder
David and Deborah Beder announce the arrival of their son Joshua Noah on January 10, 2007 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. He weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. and measured 19 1/4 in. long.
Joshua is the brother of Benjamin. He is the grandson of Henry and Ruth Beder of Bellevue, and Robert and Janice Lieberman of Vancouver, Wash. He is the great-grandson of Florence Lieberman of Tamarac, Fla.
Gavin Nathan Koz
Raquel and Simon Koz of Bellevue announce the arrival of their son Gavin Nathan on January 27, 2007.
Gavin is the brother of Sophie and the grandson of Athalia and Harvey Rosen of Tacoma and Beulah and Gordon Koz of San Diego, Calif. Gavin is the great-grandson of Eva Rochlin of Tucson, Ariz.
Ellen Hope Kay
Ellen will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 10, 2007 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island.
Ellen is the daughter of Sharon and Jeffrey Kay of Bellevue. She is the granddaughter of Sylvia and Irving Swartz of Charlotte, N.C. and Jackie and Leonard Kay of Lansdowne, Va.
Ellen is a 7th-Grader at Issaquah Middle School. She enjoys singing, soccer, and hanging out with friends.
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