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Obituaries October 2023

Condolences to the family of Isabelle Lewis Cohen, who died at home on August 28. She was the daughter of Morris and Molly Lewis from El Dorado, Ark.

Isabelle met the love of her life, Murray Cohen, by chance at a wedding. Not long after, Isabelle and Murray were married. They opened Murray…

B'nai Mitzvah October 2023

Maytal Shoshanna Wiston was called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on September 2, at West End Synagogue. Maytal was joined on the Bima by her parents, Stuart and Debby Wiston, her siblings, Leo, Celia and Zev Wiston, and her grandparents Barbara and Jay Wiston of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Ro…

Obituaries September 2023

We offer our condolences to the family of Louis F. “Louie” Star, MD, brother of WES member Tish (Ben) Doochin.

Louis passed away at home on August 4, 2023. He was born October 11, 1955, to the late Alex Star and Regina Concannon. He graduated from North Central High School, Indiana Univ…

Mitzvahs September 2023

Mazel tov to Lynn P. Barton who was awarded the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediator’s 2023 Grayfred Gray Public Service in Mediation Award for her innovative and lasting public service contributions to mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution processes in Tennessee. Wh…

B'nai Mitzvah September 2023

Lily Reese Salvado will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on September 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM at The Temple. Lily is the child of Chris and Lauren Salvado. Her grandparents are August & Isabel Salvado of Delray Beach, Florida and Barry and Rona Bloom of Millstone Township, New Jersey.

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