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This week's announcements:

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Isabella Ballon Daughter of Sabra and Jonathan Ballon, Saturday, Sept. 24 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Talia Frank Daughter of Eliana and Gregory Frank, Saturday, Sept. 24 at Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto.

Alexander Gamshad Son of Lisa and Mohsen Gamshad, Saturday, Sept. 24 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Joshua Goldstein Son of Miriam and Jon Goldstein, Saturday, Sept. 24 at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon.

Jack Rosenberg Son of Lisa Bernard Rosenberg and Matt Rosenberg, Saturday, Sept. 24 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Holden Rosenfeld Son of Dara and Andrew Rosenfeld, Saturday, Sept. 24 at Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco.

Coby Wagonfeld Son of Alison and David Wagonfeld, Saturday, Sept. 24 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Glifecycles-goldsand_normal_sizeAlexander Brodeur Goldsand, Saturday, Sept. 24 at Chabad of North Peninsula in San Mateo.


Bernard (Bernie) Blutman passed away peacefully with family at his side after a short hospital stay. He is survived by his daughter Lisa Blutman, his son Steven Blutman and wife Ramona, and loving companion of 25 years Pola Burk and family Ron Burk, Melanie Adler Baron and Avi Burk. Bernie was active with the Golden Gate Breakfast Club, the Executive Association and Lake Merced Golf Club. He will be remembered telling his stories and keeping everyone around him entertained.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice. Funeral services were held.

Sinai Memorial Chapel

(415) 921-3636


Gdeaths-greenberg_small_sizeLila Greenberg

September 25, 1929–September 16, 2016

Lila (Friedman) Greenberg, loving wife of Bertram Greenberg, died peacefully in her sleep on September 16 in San Jose after a long battle with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Lila, much-adored daughter of Sol Friedman and Bassya (and Philip) Bibel, was born and raised in San Francisco where she graduated from Washington High School and attended City College. She and Bert married in 1949 and moved to Belmont, and then San Carlos for 37 years until 1998, when they settled in The Villages in San Jose.

Her many roles included stay-at-home mom, bookkeeper, travel agent, teacher’s aide at Hillsdale High School and manufacturer’s representative. She was active in Jewish charities, an avid reader and solver of crossword puzzles, loyal sports fan, lover of music, theater and politics, a fabulous cook and a gracious hostess. In addition to being a loving wife, she was a wonderful mother, proud grandmother, devoted sister and auntie, fun cousin and dear friend to all who knew her.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Bertram Greenberg of San Jose; son and daughter in-law Stephen and Marianna Greenberg of Nevada City; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and James Gioia of Pleasanton; grandsons Kevin Gioia and Alex Gioia, both of San Diego, and Toby Greenberg of Grass Valley; and granddaughter Liana Greenberg and husband Steve Mulkey of Denver. She also leaves behind siblings Bennett (and Carol) Bibel of San Bruno, Herb (and Marianne) Friedman and Jan Bibel of Oakland, Mona (and Mark) Kolko of Rochester, New York, and sister-in-law Zel Bauer of San Rafael.

A celebration of life will be planned for late November. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or Michael J. Fox Foundation (

Beatrice Sylvia Kaplan passed away on September 12, 2016. She was 93 years young, with a vibrant zest for life. She is survived by her family, Wendy (Kaplan) Polonsky, Jeff Polonsky, Brian and Kevin Polonsky and Michael Kaplan. Also, her dear friend Richard Phipps and loving nieces and nephews and friends near and far.

Beatrice was fun, smart, creative, adaptable, hardworking and lived life with “gusto.”  The world was more interesting with her in it!!!

Donations can be made in her honor to the PJCC or the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco.