A visit with a former Tucsonan
Irving Silverman, 95, hosted the Levy family of Tucson for dinner on Saturday, July 25 at Newbridge on the Charles — Hebrew Senior Life campus in Dedham, Mass., where Silverman has primarily resided since leaving Tucson in 2011 to be closer to his four children. Silverman and Douglas Levy became friends when both joined the Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging board in 2008. Silverman, who has visited Tucson for each of the last three Februaries, living at Handmaker, remains closely connected to the community, supporting Handmaker and recently endowing the Mel Sherman Institute for Mental Health at Jewish Family & Children’s Services. The Levy family trip included sightseeing in Boston and touring universities Rachel Levy might attend.
B’nai B’rith honors the dead
Over the last several years, Ron Cohen, Honey Manson and Alan Ziblat, the last remaining members of B’nai B’rith Sahauro Lodge, have placed gravestones on 21 previously unmarked graves in the B’nai B’rith section of Evergreen Cemetery (see http://azjewishpost.com/?p=35982). On Friday, July 10, they held a service there to honor the dead. Cantor Avraham Alpert of Congregation Bet Shalom led the service, which included reading the 23rd Psalm in Hebrew and English and placing stones on each gravesite. Alpert explained the meaning of the Hebrew inscription on the markers, “May (s)he be bound up in eternal rest” and concluded the service with the recitation of El Malei Rachamim.