Hello.  We have recently lost two members who were active in AJL.

  Sylvia Firschein died on May 16.  Fran Wolf posted her obituary on 
Hasafran  several days ago.  Sylvia led the new convention attendees 
meeting at every convention for at least 20 years until her husband 
got sick. She organized a new chapter in West Florida when she moved 
to Sarasota about ten years ago that has grown strong through the 
years. She expanded its membership with members up and down the West Coast.

Dorothy  (Dotty) Ehrich passed away on May 5.  Dotty was the SSC Vice 
President between 15 and 20 years ago and attended convention for 
many years. She had many AJL friends throughout the country.  Below 
is her obituary.

EHRICH, DOROTHY D. (82), mother of Beverly Ehrich of Pawtucket (Carl 
Freedman), and grandmother of Jesse, Adam and Ben Freedman, passed 
away peacefully in Mountainside, NJ on May 5, 2011 surrounded by her 
loving family. Dot's greatest joys were her husband of 62 years, 
Herb, and her four children and twelve grandchildren. Dot was a 
graduate of Hunter College 49, where she was Class President and a 
loyal sister of Phi Sigma Sigma. Prior to moving to Westfield, NJ 
where she raised her family, Dot taught kindergarten in the New York 
City public schools. In Westfield, Dot was active in numerous 
organizations including ORT, Hadassash, PTA, and the Westfield High 
School Library. Dot was the librarian for 33 years at Temple 
Emanu-el, Westfield, NJ. The family requests that donations be made 
to the Temple Emanu-el Library, 756 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 
07090, or the MSK Cancer Center (Ephraim Casper Research Fund), P.O. 
Box 27106, New York, NY 10087.

We are indebted to them for all of their work on behalf of AJL and 
Judaica librarianship.  May the memory of them be a blessing for us.

I want to thank Toby Rossner for assisting me in the preparation of this email.

Jim Rosenbloom

James P. Rosenbloom
Judaica Librarian, Brandeis University
President, Association of Jewish Libraries

James P Rosenbloom
Library and Technology Services
Mailstop 045
Brandeis University
415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02454 9110


Messages and opinions expressed on Hasafran are those of the individual author
and are not necessarily endorsed by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)
Submissions for Ha-Safran, send to: hasaf...@osu.edu
SUBscribing, SIGNOFF commands send to: Listproc @ lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
Questions, problems, complaints, compliments;-) send to: galron.1 @ osu.edu
Ha-Safran Archives:
AJL HomePage http://www.JewishLibraries.org

Reply via email to