Sisterhood of Janina
Newsletter - March/April, 2006
Dear Sisterhood Member,
It was wonderful to see so many of our
Sisterhood members at the Pasha Florida reunion on February 15th,
although bittersweet, when Max Nachmias announced the untimely passing
of our beloved Hy Genee, whose funeral was that very day and a moment
of silence was observed. Max, newly re-elected president of the
Pashas, coordinates this annual event and does a terrific job. This
was the seventh year and each year it draws more and more people!
Here’s wishing Max many more years to continue to do what he does so
SYNAGOGUE IN IOANNINA, GREECE
Your response to the Kehila in Ioannina appeal is very
heart-warming. You are the most giving of people. I knew we could
count on you to be as supportive as can be and you’ve quite surpassed
our expectations. Thank you, thank you, and, I’m sure the Jewish
community in Ioannina will be most appreciative of your generosity,
Efcharisto Para Pouli. Please continue to send your donations
[Sisterhood of Janina – Ioannina Synagogue] to me, Rose Eskononts,
2430 Haring Street, Apt. 3J, Brooklyn, NY 11235.
Our heartfelt gratitude to the following people who responded so
promptly to this cause:
Minnie & Manny Battino, Ralph Battino, Rhoda Cohen, Rose Eskononts,
Mildred Froot, Mae & Zino Gabrielides, Rae Gutkin, Mollie Kaplan,
Joseph & Gertrud Levy, Judy & Eli Myones, Evelyn & Nat Negrin, Anne
Oppenheim, Rosalind & Harry Seraita, Eleanor & Burt Weiser, Rae Yamali,
Sheila & Ben Gessula,
Pat & Izz Battino.
KKJ and the entire Romaniote community suffered a tremendous loss
with the passing of Hy Genee. He truly was the backbone of Kehila
Kedosha Janina and in his honor and memory we must continue to
financially support as well as maintain the Kehila by having our men
provide the necessary minyan through these trying times.
We are in the process of seeing the building undergo major interior
restoration and renovations, which, sadly Hy will not see completed.
We reprint below, the very moving notice sent out when Hy passed away
[With permission from Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, President of AFGJ
and KKJ Museum Director.]
“On Monday, February 13th, the President of Kehila Kedosha
Janina, Hy Genee, died. At least his body did. His spirit will live
on with us forever. Those who were privileged to know Hy will truly
miss this exceptional man. Hy had no fancy degrees. His knowledge
was learned from 83 years of experience and an innate perception that
came from the heart. He did not acquire vast amounts of monetary
wealth over the course of his life. His wealth was measured by his
loving family and the extended family of those he personally touched
over the years. Hy truly exemplified in everything he did what a man,
especially a Jewish man, should be. He took the tenets of his faith
seriously, not only lovingly observing the rituals, but living his
Judaism on a daily basis, observing the true essence of his faith in
how he treated his fellow man.”
| Sisterhood lost a great friend and supporter. Hy was
always there for us and was a font of information whenever we had
questions only he could answer. He will be truly missed. We send Lil
and family Lois, Ed, Damon & Melissa Ledner, Marty, Marla, Arielle &
Jordan Genee, our very sincerest condolences. |
| The KKJ Board of Directors met,
Monday evening, March 6th, and elected Marvin Marcus to
succeed Hy Genee as President of the Board. Marvin has been a
long-time, devoted congregant of KKJ, and Hy lovingly tutored Andrew
(Marvin’s son) for his Bar Mitzvah at KKJ last year. Andrew did a
superb job under Hy’s guidance. Although Hy’s shoes are extremely hard
to fill, we’re convinced that Marvin will do an excellent job as
President of the Board having had years of example from Hy. We wish
Marvin Mazal Tov in his new position. Also elected Vice Presidents of
the Board were Lois Ledner (Hy’s daughter) and Martin Genee (Hy’s
son.) We know that they will follow in their father’s footsteps with
sure and steady treads. |
We regret to inform you that Sisterhood will not have its Annual
Spring Chai Luncheon this year. However, we will print a Spring Chai
Donor List that will give you the opportunity to commemorate your
family’s simchas, as well as memorializing loved ones, or honoring
Please send your Chai listing/s to
2430 Haring Street, Apt. 3J, Brooklyn, NY 11235,
with your checks, made out to Sisterhood of Janina.
DONOR CARD PROGRAM
Please continue to support our Donor Card Program. All revenue
goes a long way to enable Sisterhood to continue its philanthropic
efforts. With your ongoing participation, we will be able to
continue donate to worthwhile causes. Please call one of our
Sunshine Secretaries and they will gladly send out the appropriate
card for you, Sympathy, In Honor Of…, or Get Well, signing it for you
as the donor; addressing, stamping and mailing it – they’re waiting
for your call – Let your fingers do the walking…that’s all it takes,
one phone call and a minimum donation of $3.00, of course, we
accept and welcome more!
2940 W. 5th St. #3H, Brooklyn, NY 11224
3530 Henry Hudson Pkwy E #7K, Riverdale, NY 10463
6364 Overland Dr., Delray Beach, Fl 33484
CURRENT DONOR CARD SUPPORTERS
Fran & Dave Albahae, Jackie Andros, Stemma Askinazi,
Minnie & Manny Battino, Ralph Battino, Terry & Abe Battino, Esther &
Murray Benjamin, Annette Binder, Evelyn & Morris Calef, Sheila, Irving
& Mark Calef, Evelyn Cantos, Pearl Cantos, Sarah Cantos, Rochelle &
Irving Chap, Stema Chernin, Rose Citron, Anna (Teddy) Coffino, Rhoda
Cohen, Mollie Cohen, Belle & Martin Davis, Mark, Tara & Adam Eliasoff,
Nina & Alex Eliassof, Rose Eskononts, Mollie Feder, Fani Frizis, Mae &
Zino Gabrielides, Lil Genee, Sheila & Ben Gessula, Paul & Eleanor
Moses-Gilman, Ann Goldstein, Sylvia & Pete Greenebaum, Irene Harris,
Rae & Murray Hause, Gail & Morris Jenny, Shirley & Eli Jenny, Esther &
Murray Jeuda, Koula & Sol Kofinas, Judy Korsun, Terry & Sol Lafazan,
Sharon & Mitchell Laffer, Shirley & Si Lane, Lois & Ed Ledner, Corrine
Levy, Lucille & Dave Levy, Shirley (Sarah) Mandragona, Irene & Sol
Matsil, Mollie Matza, Sarah Matza, Dora Mazza, Eleanor Menahem,
Phyllis & Raymond Modiano, Faye Moses, Stella Moses, Joseph Myones,
Judy & Eli Myones, Stella Myones, Eva & Max Nachmias, Dotty Naphtali,
Evelyn & Nat Negrin, Tica & Max Negrin, Paul Oberman, Anne Oppenheim,
Tina Pardo, Rose & Larry Salberg, Daisy & Ralph Schaeffer, Renee &
Murray Seraita, Audrey Solomon, Edith Solomon, Irene & Dave Solomon,
Rita & Art Taub, Anne & Jack Uffer, Shirley & Howard Unger, Beverly &
Fred Wilson, Rae Yamali, Esther & Morris Yomtov, Raye & Hy Yomtov,
Anita & Jack Zaffos, Bea & Eli Zagha.
Thank you all!
We extend Sincerest Condolences to Rita Elias and family on the
passing of her mother, Sophie Paparo.
Glad to hear that Judy & Eli Myones are doing well with their
physical therapy. Keep up the good work.
Best Wishes to Bobby Koulias for Good Health and a speedy return
Hope Sarah Cantos is feeling better and back to her old self, soon.
Best Wishes for Good Health to Julia & Victor Sabba. Hope each day
brings them closer to full recovery.
Congratulations to Norma & Cal Attas on their grandson, Adam, son
of Dr. Lewis and Nelli Attas, being accepted to John Hopkins
University. Mazal Tov!
Sincerest condolences to Harriet Menachem on the passing of her
Best Wishes for Good Health to Celia Hakim. Hope she’s feeling
better and home for good!
Best Wishes for Good Health to Lillian Cassorla’s son, Eli.
Best Wishes for Good Health to Morris Yomtov and hope he and Esther
dance and enjoy their Grandson Brian’s wedding to the fullest.
Glad to hear Evelyn Klapholtz’ husband, Bert, has returned home.
Best Wishes for his continued Good Health.
Best Wishes for Good Health to Gail Jenny’s husband, Morris.
| If you haven’t already done so,
please be a Koukla and mail your 2006 Dues ($15 check made out to
Sisterhood of Janina) to:
9115 160th Avenue
Howard Beach, NY 11414
Your prompt response enables Sisterhood to close its books
early and continue our philanthropic endeavors.
| Reminder, we are still
in the early planning stages of a multiple celebration for 2007
(United Brotherhood’s 100th, KKJ’s 80t,
Sisterhood’s 75th; Pashas’ 50th, KKJ Museum’s
10th Anniversaries.) We’ll keep you posted as plans progress. |
Please Help a Sisterhood Member
Member, Sherry Ayache, 7758 Preserve Dr., W P B, FL 33412-2450, has
asked if anyone remembers her parents, Eddie & Anne David. Her mother
was a Menachem and her father an original “Broome & Allen” member. If
anyone has any information for Sherry, please contact her at the above
"The Genee and Ledner
families want to thank all of you who expressed your condolences to
us. We are deeply touched by the outpouring of emotion.
Our thanks to those who sent in donations to the Kehila and
Sisterhood. We are extremely grateful for your generosity."
Sisterhood is saddened
to report the untimely passing of our long-time member, Millie Sansolo.
We send our Sincerest Condolences to husband, Sam and daughter Laurie
Saks & Family.
Best Regards, Rose Eskononts